Friday, November 26, 2010


The two-person band Kisses had a good deal of buzz leading up to their debut album The Heart of the Nightlife, especially with the song "Bermuda", which is a delightful Air France sounding tropical inspired tune.  It was enough to sprout my curiosity, and finally on November 16th of this year, the full album was released.  Overall, the songs on The Heart of the Nightlife are pretty consistent with "Bermuda"; most possess a catchy Caribbean-pop beat intertwined with some definite New Wave inspirations.  It wouldn't surprise me at all if Kisses listened to a lot of bands like XTCNew Order, or Prefab Sprout, some of the more influential bands of the '80s.  Most tracks use those elements to create laid back and beach sounding atmospheres, which shouldn't be too much of a surprise considering that they're from Los Angeles, the land of cool.  I've posted the songs "Kisses" and "Lovers" for you to have a listen to.  Hope you guys dig it.

 Kisses by Kisses

 Lovers by Kisses

Pick up these and few more tracks here.

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