New York upstarts Kissing Is A Crime release their debut album 24th March via Don Giovanni Records and we’re delivering a first look at their video for ‘Permanent Damages’.
Lil backstory for you – the band are the brainchild of Soft Black, Friends and Pagan Rituals co-founder singer/guitarist Matt Molnar, who says he was “trying to do this band during every band that I’ve been in.” Molnar, singer/bassist Beatrice Rothbaum, guitarist Larry Sass-Ainsworth and drummer Alex Feldman have teamed up with Jarvis Taveniere (of Woods) to lay down the 11 tracks that make up their debut full-length.
Which leads us nicely onto the don’t-give-a-fuck slacker vibes of single ‘Permanent Damages’. Read some words Molnar sent us about the concept behind the video and check it out below:
We were working out the details for our treatment when the travel ban was announced. It was only days later, that our director, Assal Ghawami — a woman of Iranian descent — and the band met up to finalize the details. The ban left a chilling effect on us all, but particularly Assal. We wanted to have a character who represents the oppressive figures in the current government. The video is meant to mirror the political climate right now in the US, representing our government and its treatment of its citizens as an abusive family dynamic.