Maxine Ashley & Pharrell Williams
The long-awaited full-length debut from the Chicago duo will release on July 12, featuring Asher Roth, Ghostface Killah, Travis Barker and Star Trak Signee Maxine Ashley. The Cool Kids have returned to their former label home Green Label Sound to release their long-awaited debut When Fish Ride Bicycles. Now, the Mountain Dew-founded imprint has announced more details about the Chicago duo’s highly anticipated project. In addition, The Cool Kids have been working extensively with Pharrell Williams on finishing up the album. Recording began with Pharrell Williams at Miami’s South Beach Studios in December 2010 and continued over several return sessions, culminating in Williams‘ production of album closer “Summer Jam featuring Maxine Ashley.
“[Green Label Sound] agree with our purpose,” said Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids. “They support our sound and they just want to see it happen – no BS.” The other half of the duo Mikey Rocks also added they’re exicted “[to have] a hip platform [like Green Label Sound] to put our album out while having the creative control that we require to make something crazy.” The Cool Kids also released the first single off their oft-delayed debut earlier today. The track, titled “Bundle Up,” is available for download at Green Label Sound’s website.
The Cool Kids – When Fish Ride Bicycles (2011) (July 12)
01 – Rush Hour Traffic
02 – GMC
03 – Boomin’ feat. Tennille
04 – Sour Apples feat. Travis Barker
05 – Penny Hardaway feat. Ghostface Killah
06 – Bundle Up
07 – Gas Station feat. Bun B.
08 – Get Right
09 – Swimsuits feat. Mayer Hawthorne
10 – Roll Call feat. Asher Roth, Chip Tha Ripper & Boldy James
11 – Summer Jam feat. Maxine Ashley (The Neptunes)
The Cool Kids Enlist Pharrell For Debut