Kids in L.A.

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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Los Angeles duo of Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson was produced by Pete Wiggs and Tim Larcombe.
  • Record Label: Cascine
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Alternative Dance, Neo-Disco
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  1. May 15, 2013
    80
    Taking a step away from their homespun beginnings into something more real could have gone all wrong, but Kids in L.A. proves that Kisses have what it takes to bring their songs and sound out of the bedroom and into the real world.
  2. May 17, 2013
    78
    Zinzi Edmundson and Jesse Kivel’s follow-up, Kids in L.A., really jump-starts the DeLorean ride.
  3. May 13, 2013
    70
    It doesn't try too hard to be cool or rock climb your intellect but makes you smile, dance and sing away to yourself in places you shouldn't.
  4. Under The Radar
    May 13, 2013
    70
    Kids In LA sound less sugary than their debut, and this extra air of seriousness really works in their favor. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.93]
  5. Fair play to them for expanding out on Kids in L.A. and finding appropriate inspiration, but I dare say that the emotion that brought the couple together seem to be their deepest well of inspiration.
  6. May 13, 2013
    60
    Kids In LA lays its cards on the table and, whilst at times too polished for its own good, it boasts enough songs to justify a few spins at least.
  7. 60
    The strength of this record is that, even without sunshine to bolster it, these songs remain enjoyable and nuanced.

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