Left at loose ends after long-running local favorites Troubled Hubble split up in 2005, the sibling rhythm section of drummer Nate and bassist Andrew Lanthrum retreated to their native Western suburbs and eventually regrouped with Nate's wife Nina on piano and vocals and Corey Wills and Jim Hanke on guitars to form a new band with an optimistic moniker and an effervescent sound that amply justifies it on their new D.I.Y. album, "Loomings."
Hanke and Nina Lanthrum share the vocal duties like a less punk-rootsy, more emo-New Wave version of John Doe and Exene Cervenka, while their bandmates keep things moving forward with a propulsive urgency that never neglects the classic Midwestern power-pop melodies. In addition to an ambitious schedule of weekend touring, Kid, You'll Move Mountains is gearing up to play one of the secondary stages at Taste of Chicago at 2:30 p.m. on June 26. Meanwhile, you can sample its energetic jangle at www.myspace.com/kidyoullmovemountains or make a worthwhile investment in "Loomings" via www.kidyoullmovemountains.com.