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When you were a kid all of your friend's bands sucked, and if you were in a band, your band sucked too. It isn't an insult really, just the inevitable result of an undeniable fact: kids listen to shitty music. Nobody is to blame here, music just wasn't accessible. Either someone older than you dropped a record in your lap or you somehow beat the odds and accidentally came across something great while watching MTV at 4 a.m. This WAS the case at least, but now my age group seems to be the last of a dying breed. Growing up with a 56k modem in Napster's infancy, I was lucky enough to actually get a hold of some cool shit, but I spent most of my time just aimlessly downloading garbage. Now the floodgates have opened completely. File sharing is easier than it's ever been, and the internet has provided thousands of blogging and website running older brothers to drop records into the laps of impressionable children. So what's the payoff? Enter: Fungi Girls-- a trio of 14 year olds from Texas that write better songs than you and probably have a better record collection than you too. Their debut LP Seafaring Pyramids is a like sugar rush fueled rock rampage, covering everything they love from psychedelic pop freak outs, to shoegaze, to dream pop and back again. This isn't just a well crafted album for a bunch of kids-- this is a genuinely good album. So keep it up boys. There's a lot of good tunes and raunchy sex fueled by hard drugs in your future.