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from WFMU’s Beware of the Blog;
Nashville’s Finest: Natural Child
Nashville band Natural Child first came onto my radar during the most recent CMJ Music Marathon when they crashed an Impose Magazine showcase (featuring The Beets, The Girls At Dawn, and Smith Westerns, among others) and basically stormed the stage, with an entourage of Nashville boys and proceeded to play one of the most exciting, eneregetic, and ridiculous punk sets I’d seen in a long time. I instantly fell in love.
Natural Child have a 7 inch and a cassette out on Infinity Cat Records, a label they share with Nashville superstars JEFF The Brotherhood, and girly punk band Heavy Cream, both of whom they play with frequently in Nashville, often at a DIY venue called Glenn Danzig’s House.
Natural Child’s songs are all loud and driving, kind of reminiscent of The Replacements, but in a charming, Southern way. From songs about being forced to sleep with someone, to one about smoking crack with friends, the lyrics are constantly entertaining.