Though they formed last year in Brooklyn, The Kiss Off could easily pass as Manchester natives from the early '80s. The band was founded by guitarist Adam De Rosa and bassist Nathan Lithgow, who lay distorted melodies over catchy drumming and synth drones. Sam Tyndall's vocals complete the band, which sounds something like a better-produced Joy Division or a more brooding Franz Ferdinand. The band just finished recording their debut six-song EP, Brace, available streaming on MySpace. If you enjoy Eno-era Bowie or the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, you might just want to pick it up.
The group will perform at Galapagos in Brooklyn on 29 April 2008. Keep up with future shows and listen to tracks from Brace on their Myspace page.