Friday, March 17, 2017
[Video] Kissing Is A Crime - Permanent Damages
Words: Ellie Ward
Rather an intriguing video by New York indie-pop quartet, Kissing Is A Crime for album cut, 'Permanent Damages' - though maybe not if you have an aversion to rats on your table!
The track, a laid back groover of rumbling beats and twangy guitars with something of an Australian feel about it, comes from their self-titled debut full-length which is out on Don Giovanni Records on March 24.
The group was conceived by singer/guitarist Matt Molnar back in 2012, but it's only in the last year or so that they have solidified and put together this first 11 song collection.
Molnar says of the video: "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."