Kickball is a rare gem and perhaps one of my favorite secrets. I think that’s the whole magic of their music - it makes you feel some sense of responsibility for it. It’s as though they just invited you into their house and handed you their heart, all eager and earnest, and not everyone’s going to get it or want it but hey, that’s life, right? Their music creates an intimate environment almost immediately. It’s reminiscent of the panicky feeling of being young and in love during summer vacation.
I don’t know what happened to them — their last album, Everything is a Miracle Nothing is a Miracle Everything is, was released in 2007. I did some digging around on the internet and couldn’t find much information. I’m under the impression that they’re not in business anymore… at least not under the title Kickball.