Label: Cake Records / EMPIRE
The Cool Kids stay in party mode on this excellent follow-up to 2008's The Bake Sale. The theme of When Fish Ride Bicycles is summertime, and guest Mayer Hawthorne wants to see you "in your swimsuit." But this is Chicago, too, so the duo encourages you to "Bundle Up" and bring a coat in case the weather gets cold. These songs sound deep and guttural like a "GMC" weighed down by woofers, but the Cool Kids don't come off as menacing. They don't want any mean girls, or "Sour Apples," showing up, but this block party is open to anyone that can "Get Right."