Rock opera to tell tale created by local band

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Joe Taylor has genre crisis. The songwriter for local band Kid Scientists explained that he likes to dabble in every type of music.

Music lovers of St. Louis will be able to experience this genre crisis at the band’s album release party on April 22 at local venue and restaurant Blueberry Hill. The show will promote the release of their recent E.P. “Arboria”.

Taylor described “Arboria” as a concept album. This concept is based around an imaginary character, Arbor Girl who is created in a city in the clouds, Arboria, and then sent to earth. However, the two tribes that inhabit earth wage war over her and destroy themselves in the process.

“She is a symbol of everything that is beautiful,” Taylor said.

The release party for “Arboria” will take the form of a rock opera, which Taylor explained will chart the downfall of Arbor Girl and the rise of an indie demigod.

“Arboria” is the first self produced recording by the band and Taylor said that he has the music written for two future full-length albums.

Kid Scientist is currently unsigned and according to Taylor there are some benefits to not having a record label. Such benefits include retaining all the freedoms and rights to their work.

“Their not just songs for me, they are a whole collection of media that goes beyond music,” Taylor said. He also explained that this could be daunting for a label to manage.

The band consists of six members, four of which went to high school together. They will be celebrating their three-year anniversary this summer.

The show will be held in the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill and will begin at 9 p.m. The band will be joined by Jumbling Towers, The Noam Chomskys and 18andcounting. Their will be an $8 cover charge.

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