Try saying any of the following sentences out loud:
“I’m really into Naked Kids.”
“Naked Kids are my favorite.”
“I can’t get enough of Naked Kids.”
“I’m downloading some Naked Kids right now.”
And you thought AIDS Wolf was a problematic band name.
With this moniker—the actual name of an L.A. garage-rock band fronted by gay dude Nik Johnson (far right) and rounded out by friends Siobhan Kelly and Jason Hanakeawe—you’re more or less asking for the FBI to show up at your door and confiscate your laptop.
But it’s not a far-fetched idea that they might become your new favorite band. Naked Kids puts a fuzzy garage/punk spin on sunny pop music: The one-minute-forty-nine-second video for “Thugz,” features the trio half-performing on a color-bleached local beach and is just right for the song—like a post-surf party in an echo chamber. Into Best Coast? Then you’re into these guys too.