KISSES

KISSES

Rush Midnight

Fri, July 19, 2013

Doors: 10:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

KISSES - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
KISSES
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 Nightlife 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.

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.

"The sunny but sad dance music from this LA duo suggests Bernard Sumner jamming with Belle and Sebastian. ... Just behind Gorillaz, Foals and RJD2 in a list of the most blogged-about current acts, according to the Hype Machine, are Kisses, a new duo from Los Angeles who specialise in a sort of dreamy, wistful disco with a hint of 70s Guilty Pleasures about it – think Oh Lori by Alessi Brothers worked up into a high gloss by Gino Soccio. The name is revealing – Kisses. It's a reminder that, while funk was about sweat and sex, disco was about yearning and romance, ie ripe for the C86 treatment." --Guardian UK
Rush Midnight - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Rush Midnight
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Russ Manning joined Twin Shadow in early 2010. While on tour across Europe and Australia Russ began to write songs in 3.5 star hotel rooms and began mixing the songs in the van. By 2012 Russ had discovered a clear voice of New York in the evening; an alter ego exploration called Rush Midnight. New York label Cascine released his debut EP +1 with production support from George Lewis Jr. With influences spanning from Minneapolis '80s funk group Change, to The Police and Sade, Rush Midnight currently writes songs in his bedroom with the hope of one day writing in the outdoors.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com