Two Strangers, One Album

Thom Fountain

Kids With Boats is a truly collaborative effort. The new Eau Claire based experimental rock group is made up of John Bowman IV and Eric C. Thompson, who met using a creative classified listing in Volume One. While they came from different worlds of music they locked brains and just released their debut record, Circle. The duo each wrote songs individually, and then brought them in to work on them together. The result is an impressively expansive, synth driven collection of songs that drift between catchy pop numbers and deep, rolling pieces of music. Since the album release, the duo has expanded, adding a new rhythm section and hope to be playing more shows in the Chippewa Valley. You can find Circles at The Local Store, 205 N. Dewey St.

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