Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Unknown: Kisses

First we had we have Kisses.  And even though it's the plural form of the word, there's actually half the amount of members in the band.  On their sophomore release Kids in L.A., the band has been heavily influenced by Bret Easton Ellis' iconic novel, Less Than Zero.  The whole album plays like a tribute to the Ellis' Bible of teenage malaise.  The lyrics follow the exploits of characters who were seemingly ripped from the parties where Ellis' characters played, while the music feels caked in 80s syrup.  It's a dark peppy ride toward a teenager's rite to immaturity.  Fun but grim.

Check out a remix of their new song The Hardest Part.

Buy Kids in LA by Kisses now!!!

1 comment:

lee allison said...

I really enjoy this post, some i don't know and a lot I know, but what I know is always even good, but heres an eleven I don't think you ever done, best a and b sides combined, think my top 3 would prob be the clash - white man / the prisoner, the beatles (sorry to be obvious) paperback writer / rain & bo diddly bo diddly / im a man, lots of others to choose from and mine weren't really thought about too much, sure yours will be if you decide to share them, keep on keeping on x