Snap Sounds: Kisses


"People Can Do the Most Amazing Things"
(This Is Music)

Kisses has become a Snap Sounds stalwart before even releasing a debut album, because the upcoming album's songcraft is terrific.This follow-up single to "Bermuda" starts like a startling homage to Arthur Russell's "The Platform On the Ocean" and improves from there. Jesse Kivel's voice is in fine form and the guitar sound is superb. Lots of groups pay homage to '80s pop romanticism, but to my ears, only Kisses manage to match or trump it.

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