Portland, Oregon, duo Kool Stuff Katie—and no, neither member is named Katie—has been bashing out lo-fi garage rock since 2011, but it’s on their new album, It’s Fine, where all the pieces finally came together. The pair explodes out of the gate like equal parts early White Stripes and early Matt & Kim, unafraid to be punky while still embracing pop. Today, we’re premiering the music video for “It’s All Your Fault,” the first single from It’s Fine. Drummer Saren Oliver explains:
“When people listen to the record, we want them to enjoy themselves. The songs are simple, short, fun and upbeat. Most of the songs are written from a place of frustration, but are tailored—both lyrically and melody-wise—to be very easily accessible. In that regard there is a lot left up to the interpretation of the listener. Essentially, we tried to write a record that returned to straightforward songwriting that could easily be recreated live as a duo, and that made people feel good to listen to.”
Kool Stuff Katie’s It’s Fine will be released March 11.