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Sahara Hotnights
Kiss and Tell

Begin IM Conversation
Donna A:dude, we’re fucked.
Donna F:: the hell are you talking about?
Donna A:those Sahara Hotnight bitches cut another record.
Donna F:: ... So?
Donna A:You’re not exactly too keen on current affairs, are you?
Donna F:: who the hell do you think I am, Wolf Blitzen?
Donna A:Blitzer
Donna F:: I KNOW MY CNN BITCH JUST TELL ME WHAT THIS IS ABOUT OK?
Donna A:"Sahara Hotnights return with Kiss and Tell, the follow-up to their much-lauded 2002 effort Jeannie Bomb. On their latest effort the girls have cushioned their sound in an 80’s blanket, scaling back their relentless Punk Rock formula and instead employing simpler Indie Rock dynamics. Though I certainly bemoan the absence of the Punk wails and thick solos, Kiss and Tell is still filled with the same confidence, talent, and performance."
Donna A:“Even though songs like ‘Hot Night Crash’ and ‘Walk on The Wire’ sound thinner than their previous works, they aren’t anemic replicas. The girls still remain poised and diligent about their craft instead of veering callously into a new direction. Furthermore the 80’s orientation benefits the band in some parts (‘Nerves,’ ‘Stay/Stay Away’) because they rely less on just abrupt stop-and-go Punk and throw in some admittedly atavistic but still charming layers like synth."
Donna F:: STOP TYPING SO FAST I’M NOT A COPY MACHINE
Donna A:... ready?
Donna F:: No.
Donna A:... ready?
Donna F:: one second ...
Donna A:ready?
Donna F:No.
Donna A:;akldbn;fajklsdkfb;asd;sdfjl;ayuse
Donna F:: k, I’m ready.
Donna A:"And for those who still pine for the glory of straightforward Indie/Punk that the Hotnights so wonderfully delivered, there are more than enough spots to slake your thirst (‘Mind Over Matter,’ ‘Who Do You Dance For’). Kiss and Tell only offers a glimpse into an immensely talented band in the Punk/Indie-Rock arena, firmly quashing those who only play with Punk leitmotifs but don’t really deliver the goods."
Donna A:you see?
Donna F:: see what?
Donna A:"firmly quashing those who only play with Punk leitmotifs but don’t really deliver the goods."
Donna F:: dude, you need to calm your ass down.
Donna A:you idiot, he’s talking about US. WE don’t deliver the goods. WE aren’t genuinely punk/indie. HE’S TALKING ABOUT US.
Donna F:: that fucking douchebag.
Donna A:I know!!!!
Donna F:: Besides, quash is a goddamn fruit not a verb. Ugh! I hate people who don’t use words right.
Donna A:... nevermind. Look, we need to get the others in a recording session right now. We can’t let this shit pass, man.
Donna F:: yeah, I totally agree dude. We’re gonna make liek the bomb-ass record and it’ll be off the heezy.
Donna A:did you just say ‘heezy?’
Donna F:: yeah, why?
Donna A:Nevermind. Tell the others to get their ass in the studio in 10 minutes.
Donna F:: ok, but bring punch and pie.
Donna A:Why the hell do we need punch and pie?
Donna F:: Because they aren’t gonna come unless you bring punch and pie dumbass!
Donna A:Don’t call me a dumbass, you fatass!
Donna F:: JUST BRING PUNCH AND PIE FOR THE PRACTICE!!!1
Donna A:… Fine, I’ll bring punch and pie.
Donna F:: Sweet!

Release date: June 8, 2004
Label: Bmg
Rating: 8.5 / 10

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