KISSES / YELLOW MINUTE / FACTORIES / SEAN WATSON

Kisses is a Los Angeles-based pop project featuring Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson.

The band's sophomore release, Kids In LA, is a departure from the luminosity of their first album, focusing instead on the starker wintertime in Southern California. While The Heart of the Nightlight took listeners on a neon-hued journey through Palm Springs at peak vacation season, Kids In LA inverts that thematic motif, opting to explore the empty and slightly-haunted off-season of the vacation world. The glimmering parties and easy social experiences of the first album make way for the disquieting stillness and vacuous silences of abandoned beach chairs, covered pools, and peeling wallpaper.

Kids In LA was recorded over a year and a half and produced by Saint Etienne's Pete Wiggs and Tim Laracombe. Driven by crisp and thudding drum machines, the record is riddled with the evocative rhythms of late 80s freestyle (Debbie Deb, Lisa Lisa). Paired with lightly-effected guitars and warm analog keyboards, the mood is distinct: cold and anxious, yet rich, inviting, and melodic.

Lyrically, the album's theme has not departed from the playful and frothy frivolity of the first record. Kids in LA consists of a loose narrative, which follows teenage friends and classmates in Bel Air, exploring the overblown emotions and distinct chasmic boredom of privileged high schoolers. Their lavish parties and a general disregard for others ultimately leaves our cast of misanthropes in a wash of insular social interactions and hazy banality.

Kids in LA is due out May 14 on Cascine and Kisses will be touring this spring and summer in support of the new LP.

YELLOW MINUTE

Free download link www.yellowminute.bandcamp.com

Band Interests
Music, Whiskey, Optimism, Whistling, Skipping, Baseball cards in spokes, Smiling, High Fives, Sex, Tea, watching coffee and cream marry, silver macs, the smell of fire, Longboarding, the ocean, yoga, vantage point views, Squash, Amsterdam, Animals, Catcher in the Rye, Curly hair, Balsamic, Coozies, Neighbors, Guitar, flowers, clapping hands, green.

FACTORIES

SEAN WATSON

“…the Valley's most sought-after DJs.” – AZ Central

DJ Sean Watson is considered to be one of the most high energy live performance DJs in Arizona, by both fans and peers. Fans voted him “Favorite DJ making his mark right now” in 2010, beating out all other DJ’s in; 944’s readers’ picks.

Most Friday & Saturday nights you can find DJ Sean Watson at his new residency at The Vig, in the upscale Arcadia district. Entitled, Mid Week Mix, He has entertained guests there with his up beat performances and surprise guests including Gin Blossoms, What Laura Says, and Courtney Marie Andrews. “They are more than DJs," general manager Pam Vincent said. "They are local personalities. Honestly, they're cool…” – AZ Central

In addition to his residency DJ Sean Watson hosts a couple of the hottest dance parties in the valley of the sun. Entitled, Cheap Thrills and Adult Swim, He has won two “Best of Phoenix” awards by The Phoenix New Times and has had the privilege to perform alongside both great DJ’s and bands alike. Including: Z-Trip, Adam Freeland, Soulwax (OMP), The Juan Maclean, Neon Indian & !!! to name a few.

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Tickets Available at the Door

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Crescent Ballroom

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KISSES / YELLOW MINUTE / FACTORIES / SEAN WATSON with YELLOW MINUTE, FACTORIES, SEAN WATSON

Sunday, May 19 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM at Crescent Ballroom

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