Our friends Mt. Si recently released a beautiful music video for their song “Oh,” featuring singer Sarah Chernoff (of Superhumanoids, the Franks) at the real, picturesque Mt. Si in Israel. Good bud Garret Curtis directed the piece, so we asked him to share some behind-the-scenes shots from their special trip.
A year after Kisses recorded its brilliantly fun album Rest in Paradise, the L.A. duo’s Jesse Kivel chats with producer W. Andrew Raposo of New York disco mainstays Midnight Magic about their collaboration, James Murphy and a few still lingering questions.
As the year winds down, we too are slowing our roll and looking back at everything 2015’s given us. In this spirit, we asked some of our friends and family to tell us what their favorite albums of the year have been — new or old — and why. We got in on the fun too. This isn’t a best-of ranking by any means, just a dabbling of what’s moved us. How Nice.
It was our great pleasure Friday to release Kisses' new album, Rest in Paradise. As the Los Angeles duo's third LP, we feel it's their strongest work to date, crafted around great songs and moving grooves, performed live to record with New York's mighty disco band Midnight Magic.
We are always eager to know and tell a deeper story — below is a letter from Kisses' Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson have penned explaining their work, influences and creative processes in the context of their ever evolving life together.
As Kisses' Jesse Kivel and his wife (and bandmate) Zinzi Edmundson were waiting for their son to be born, the one piece of advice our co-founder Colin Stutz could offer the new dad was this: As much it might feel like the birth is an end to the pregnancy, it is only a beginning — and one none of us can really prepare for at that.