Kisses (Princeton’s Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson) last did “Bermuda,” an airy summer single and a nice introduction to the band. “People Can Do The Most Amazing Things” is a late nite version of their sound, as if the day’s beach party later gathered around a bonfire. Saint Etienne push it further into the small hours — the new lead keyboard and drums turn “People Can Do The Most Amazing Things” into something darker and more athletic. I love the title because I use “amazing” to describe things that are genuinely amazing, but also disturbing, terrible, etc. (when you use so many adjective during the day, you keep it simple after hours). The lyrics here (“It’s hard to know what you want…”), make me think Kisses also have different meanings for it as well.
Kisses – “People Can Do The Most Amazing Things (Pete Wiggs of Saint Etienne Remix)”
Kisses – “People Can Do The Most Amazing Things”
The “People Can Do The Most Amazing Things” 7-inch (with the remix on the other side) is out 8/3 via iamsound. Pre-order here.