Chicago rap duo the Cool Kids (Myspace) got themselves all wrote up by Sasha Frere-Jones after a show at NYC’s Hiro Ballroom. He’s a fan.

What will likely help them succeed is that—entirely unlike the Beastie Boys in the eighties—the Cool Kids are “nerds who rap about actual nerd stuff,” in the words of one audience member.

The Cool Kids, “Black Mags”: