Eyeball Records has done it again. What distinguishes Kiss Kiss, a 5-piece orchestral rock ensemble (Josh Benash: synth, guitar, vocals; Michael Abiuso: guitar, synth; Rebecca Schlappich: electric violin, vocals; Pat Lamothe: bass; Jared Karns: drums, percussion), from its contemporaries is a unique synthesis of influences, resulting in moody music that hangs and dissolves on shrewd, artful songwriting. Blending analog synths, violin, distorted guitar and ambient sounds with tight arrangements and male/female vocals, it’s as though Kiss Kiss channeled the fragments of its musical predecessors, and reassembled them. Known for its unpredictable, high-energy live performances, Kiss Kiss routinely leads audiences into manic, affected states of high emotion.

Coupled with a relentless tour schedule, the band has, in just three years, amassed a fiercely devoted, nationwide fanbase. In just the past year, Kiss Kiss has played with the likes of The Ataris, Mono, 3, New London Fire, Headlights, and many more. Kiss Kiss is a rock-pop outfit, which turns that genre gracefully, but without compromise, on its head. Its aspiration? To breathe a new word into the lexicon of rock.

Be on the look out as their debut LP, Reality vs. The Optimist, hits stores across America in February 2007.