Tiny Masters of Today – Skeletons (8/10)


Extraordinarily, Ivan and Ada of the Brooklyn-based Tiny Masters of Today released their debut album (featuring guest spots from members of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Moldy Peaches, and B52s) at the ages of 11 and 13. Two years later they follow it up with more immaculately executed back-to-basics garage punk, very much like the YYY’s early stuff.

Beyond the obvious New York hipster novelty factor, these kids have got a great ear for a tune and for loud fast rock dynamics. All of which begs the question: should we be concerned about hot-housing by indie rock parents?