Kisskadee’s debut LP, Black Hole Era, is out today
All Bandcamp Friday sales are being donated to the Yellowhammer Fund
“a slippery chamber-pop gem” – The FADER
“Kisskadee pulls together progressive-rock (the Canterbury school to be precise), astronomy, chamber-pop, computer sound manipulation and faith in resurrection” – The New York Times
Kisskadee’s debut LP is out everywhere today via Anxiety Blanket Records. 100% of all digital sales as well as 10$ from every vinyl purchase are being donated to the Yellowhammer Fund for Bandcamp Friday. The Yellowhammer Fund is a 501(c)3 abortion fund and reproductive justice organization serving Alabama, Mississippi, and the Deep South. Purchase the LP HERE. The release show for the LP is taking place tonight in Los Angeles at Non Plus Ultra.
Kisskadee is the maximalist project of multi-instrumentalist Kasie Shahbaz. Her orchestral arrangements and strange time signatures are a breaking away from traditional songwriting limitations, while also maintaining a lyrical, folk like sensibility. Elements of psychedelia and ambient chaos litter the record, while detailed imagery ground the chaos with vivid detail.
Black Hole Era uses the birth and death of the universe as a chronological allegory for childhood through adulthood. The record tracks our expanding circle of relationships as we age; first with mother, then with siblings, then with lovers. However, like the cosmos, as this circle expands, it is also dying. The record stands witness to the loss of childlike safety and the lonely longing of adulthood.
press photo credit: Marlon Mara-LeNoble (@marlonlenoble)
5/6 – Los Angeles, CA – Non Plus Ultra – Album Release Show
5/7 – Long Beach, CA – Que Sera
6/3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Lovesong Bar
6/4 – Ventura, CA – Mucho Gusto Barber Shop