What is better than when your favorite band drops a new album? NOTHING. Kisses is releasing their sophomore album Kids In LA on May 14th! The album art is spectacular—drawing on cigarette and liquor advertising of the 1970s and 1980s and Giorgio and Chris as inspiration—and the tracks are all incredible. The dance pop duo made up of Jesse Kivel (an actual LA kid) and Zinzi Edmundson (legitimately from Rhode Island) worked on the album, co-produced by Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne and Tim Larcombe, over the last two years with a thematic focus on the starkness of wintertime in Southern California (check out the album trailer to get an idea). The best part of Kisses is that despite both of their enormous talent quotients, Jesse and Zinzi are some of the funniest, nicest, most down-to-earth people ever. Oh, and Zinzi also pens the ridiculously great blog Treehouse too. Triple threats! Over the next few months, their single The Hardest Part will carry you to the 5/14/13 release date. I've already listened to it 90 times.

February 05, 2013 by Lizzie
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