‘Sheila’s Gone,’ but Kissing Is a Crime Are Here to Stay
Creatively speaking, Kissing Is a Crime's Matt Molnar is a man of many hats. The Brooklyn-based musician (the gentleman on the far right in the photo above, with the ball cap) cut his teeth in New Jersey's hardcore circuit as a teen, a raucous prelude to his ensuing stint in numerous Brooklyn indie-pop bands: most notably Friends (the Samantha Urbani-fronted outfit who achieved moderate success during the aughts), as well as Soft Black and Pagan Rituals. In 2012, he donned a fresh thinking cap and started writing the songs that would form the basis of his new band, the jangle-punk foursome Kissing Is a Crime. “Basically, I was trying to do this band during every band that I've been in,” Molnar says in a press release. “This is the band I’ve been trying to do for a long time.”
On the heels of their first release (last September's Your Secrets Are Safe With Me EP) KIAC have announced their eponymous debut LP. The 11-track effort was produced by Molnar and recorded with Woods' Jarvis Taveniere; it's out March 24 via Don Giovanni. Today, CLRVYNT is proud to premiere "Sheila's Gone," the latest single off the forthcoming record. It features guest vocals from Sunflower Bean's Julia Cumming. Listen below.
Kissing Is a Crime will release their eponymous debut LP on March 24 via Don Giovanni Records. Pre-order here.