Jesse Kivel Of Princeton Debuts Disco Side Project Kisses

    Jesse Kivel, the guitarist and vocalist of the indie pop band Princeton has teamed up with fellow L.os Angeles-based musicians and writer Zinzi Edmundson for a side project called Kisses, which will drop its debut CD Oct. 19.


    Kivel’s disco roots run deep. He’s been a longtime friend to the cult disco producer Alec R. Costandinos, a mainstay of 1970s music. Costandinos passed along his knowledge of 1970s dance music to Kivel via a huge vinyl collection and the idea for Kisses was born. The exotic imagery of the lyrics comes out of Kivel’s stint as a travel writer.


    The band will also be playing a handful of show soon:


    09.02 Los Angeles, CA: La Cita
    09.03 Los Angeles, CA: Echoplex
    09.05 Los Angeles, CA: Echo Curio
    09.07 Hollywood, CA: Cinespace
    10.19 New York, NY:- Santo’s


    Listen to Kisses’ “Bermuda” here: