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by Kissies

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cop burial 01:17
*crylaugh* 01:48
angley 00:56


While S isn’t the debut from New Jersey screamo outfit Kissies, it’s the first to solidify their lineup. After adding Alex Angley as a second guitarist, the band—also including guitarist/vocalist Kevin Henson, bassist/vocalist Luke Hendricks, and drummer/vocalist Kim Rubin from their debut Kissies EP—approached their second release as a new unit propelled by raw aggression, rather than their core tenets of anguish, identity, and queer trauma.

In the summer of 2019, S came together in engineer Matt Morano’s Toms River basement. What emerged from that bottom floor? Blistering, blink-and-you’ll-miss it excavations of dysphoria, mental illness, and anti-cop sentiment that bleed through each packed minute. Before listening to The S Tape—originally released by Larry Records, reissued by Quiet Year with the 2020 bonus track “Troubled Minds”—honor Kissies’ code: “respect our pronouns, don’t be a fucking racist, accept identities, all cops are bastards.”


released November 8, 2021

kevin henson - guitar / vocals
kim rubin - drums / vocals
luke henderiks - bass / vocals
alex angley - guitar

engineered and masted by matt morano at blood alter in toms river NJ
album art by daniella heminghaus @dhphoto9
all songs written by kissies

cassettes by larry records (2019)
cassette reissue with "troubled minds" by quiet year (2021)


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