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Kisses, Trails & Ways

MITCH LILLIE
8 pm., Sunday May 12 | $8.
Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
 
[FLASHBACK POP] It’s hard to determine exactly where Kisses departs from ’80s music. The synths and basslines run the gamut from new wave to spacey disco, with Zinzi Edmundson’s head-in-hand, dreamy guitar solos filling in the breaks. Vocalist Jesse Kivel often channels Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, only to suddenly get poppier and sunnier. (I swear there’s a Scandinavian affect in his voice that makes his voice seem all the sweeter.) But “The Hardest Part,” the gem from upcoming sophomore album Kids in L.A., sounds way too of-the-moment to be dismissed as nostalgia. After an ethereal intro and smash that recalls Kate Bush’s “Running up That Hill,” Kisses get into a chilled-out, post-YACHT groove, all with those unbearably cute lyrics. Kivel wails, “At the end of the day/When you go away/And you leave and softly say/That falling in love is the hardest part/Well, I’m not sure.” I’m sure: See Kisses.



Where: Holocene
Phone: 239-7639
Address: 1001 SE Morrison St.
Website: www.holocene.org

 
 

Holocene

1001 SE Morrison St.
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