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Kissing Cousins
Kissing Cousins E.P.2
Velvet Blue Music
www.velvetbluemusic.com


A name like Kissing Cousins suggests childlike innocence. And while this music is girly alright, it's hardly kid's stuff.

This Silver Lake group's self-titled, four song EP leans toward the mysterious side. The track "Phone Call" is characterized by big, echoing drums. On it they sing, "I don't care if you go" applying Bjork-like vocals. "Sleep Little Angel," on the other hand, is - well - angelic. It includes pretty harmonies and flute. Yep, you heard that right. Real flute (I think). This flute (or an incredible synthetic simulation) returns on "White Room" (no, not that Cream song), for a track that is jazzy in a Brazilian kind of way.

Silver Lake is a Los Angeles region east of Hollywood, populated by hipsters, hucksters, actors, and losers. Finding Kissing Cousins there is like discovering a priceless jewel somebody mistakenly dropped and lost in the gutter. You just want to pick it up, clean it off, and let it shine. With this tiny new EP, Kissing Cousins prove to have plenty of natural shine in 'em.

-Dan MacIntosh

Track Listing:
1. Silhouettes
2. Phone Call
3. Sleep Little Angel
4. White Room


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