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Since 2014, Zoe Reynolds has been making music under the Kississippi moniker, but the release of her debut full length, Sunset Blush signals a change for the artist.

Following a series of demo releases and EPs, Reynolds believes she has finally found her voice, calling Sunset Blush an honest recognition of the music she always wanted to make.
The album fully immerses listeners in Kississippi’s sincerely heartfelt world, with Reynolds sharing every strength and struggle that fueled her writing.
The album’s namesake comes from a flavor of boxed wine that’s frequently appeared throughout Reynolds’ adulthood; consumed on rooftops reached by ladders or in between sets at house shows.
The album enlivens these moments saturated in nostalgia for listeners, Sunset Blush is more than just a debut, it’s Reynolds’ reassurance to herself and others that even when things are at their worst, brighter days are ahead, and you have the strength needed to get through it.

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This is a solid new album. Zoe’s voice sounds more confident and quirkily charming than ever. From the get-go the band feels tighter and more agile than on any previous release.

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Kississippi released one of our favorite records last year with We Have No Future, We’re All Doomedan up-close-and-personal collection of songs that don’t just tug at heartstrings, they rip them apart. With anticipation for new material high, singer-songwriter Zoë Allaire Reynolds has now shared a snippet of a new demo over Bandcamp called “who said it first.” The sub-minute track has a simple, looping feeling as layers of guitar and synth float along with Reynold’s hypnotic, almost whispered vocals.

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Philly indie folk act Kississipi have announced the release of their upcoming debut album, ‘Sunset Blush’.

The Philadelphia-based project have announced that their debut full-length will come out in just a little over two weeks. The album’s called Sunset Blush, The opening track starts off pillowy and warm, the synths making space for Zoe Reynolds’ voice the same way she’s trying to be more accommodating for the person she’s singing about. “Up to now I’ve given all I’ve got/ You could always keep it if you want/ I’ll make myself easier to love,” she sings. The song operates in a grey area — its final hook of “I didn’t think it would be you” suggests that maybe all that change was worth it, but some of the verses seem to lean towards the other end of the spectrum, giving up too much of your independence in order to be there for someone else. That’s true of the constant push-and-pull of an adult relationship, though, balancing autonomy with partnership.

It will be released in April next year via SideOneDummy Records

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Performed by Kississippi, Kyle Pulley.
Drums by Michael Tashjian.
Backup vocals on Cut Yr Teeth by Mary Allen.
Backup vocals on Easier to Love and Shamer by Kaylen Alan.
Backup vocals on Lash to Lash by Sofia Verbilla of Harmony Woods.
Guitar Feature on Cut Yr Teeth by Katie Capri of Fern Mayo.
Cello on Shamer by Luke Shefski.

After a promising 2015 EP, Philly’s Kississippi (the project of Zoe Reynolds) signed to SideOneDummy and released the single “Cut Yr Teeth,” which is easily the best thing they’ve done yet. It’s cut from a similar indie/punk cloth as stuff like Waxahatchee, Hop Along, and Modern Baseball, and it proves that Zoe is increasingly gripping as both a singer and songwriter. (It also benefits from the drumming talents of Michael Tashjian of Thin Lips and The Superweaks.) Album info is still TBA, but if the rest of it is like “Cut Yr Teeth,” it’s gonna be a good one.

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Philly’s Kississippi were formed after Zoë Allaire Reynolds and Colin James Kupson who met on Tinder in 2014 (true story), and a few months later they dropped the I Can Feel You In My Hair Still EP. This week they’ll release its followup, We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed, which they recorded with Modern Baseball’s Jake Ewald. It comes out on Soft Speak Records and can be pre-ordered here. It’s indie rock that has folky qualities but certainly would never be called “folk music,” and Zoe’s likable voice is no small part of what makes this good. You can check it out for yourself, the full EP.
Kississippi were in NYC earlier this month for a Bronx show with Diet Cig (anyone catch that?) and their only upcoming dates at the moment

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In August of 2014, Zoë Allaire Reynolds put out a 5-song EP under the moniker Kississippi, and later that month, Colin James Kupson moved to Philadelphia to attend The University of the Arts (for Music Technology). The two began collaborating on music together after meeting on Tinder(!) They honed their output, and went in to the Drexel studios in January 2015 with Jake Ewald from the band Modern Baseball. The record, named after a friend whom scrawled “we have no future, we’re all doomed” across a class picture of Zoë and themselves, is a 6-song exploration into what the duo were capable of. What comes of the creative foray is a magnetic, multi-faceted output that sees the marriage of the two’s musical backgrounds; featuring Beach House-like synth harmonies, syncopated beat manipulation, and Drop C basslines. After playing many months of shows as a 2-piece, they decided to approach friends to help flesh the performances out, creating a weighted and significant live show, which exemplarily demonstrate the duo’s goal to create “amp worshipping pop/popviolence,” or an amalgamation of heavy energy and theatrics with pop hooks and dreamy haze.

Sometimes you’re introduced to a song at such a pointed moment in time that it physically hurts you to hear it. Kississippi’s “Indigo” did that to me when I heard it. There’s a loneliness in Zoë Allaire Reynolds’ voice that curls up next to you when you find yourself in the same emotional space so you can keep each other company. Kississippi’s exquisitely-produced EP,  We Have No Future Were All Doomed, is a moody and open-hearted collection of songs about love overcoming physical and emotional distance, and the fallout that ensues when it doesn’t.

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In August of 2014, Zoë Allaire Reynolds put out a 5-song EP under the moniker Kississippi, and later that month, Colin James Kupson moved to Philadelphia to attend The University of the Arts (for Music Technology). The two began collaborating on music together after meeting on Tinder(!) They honed their output, and went in to the Drexel studios in January 2015 with Jake Ewald. The record, named after a friend whom scrawled “we have no future, we’re all doomed” across a class picture of Zoë and themselves, is a 6-song exploration into what the duo were capable of. What comes of the creative foray is a magnetic, multi-faceted output that sees the marriage of the two’s musical backgrounds; featuring Beach House-like synth harmonies, syncopated beat manipulation, and Drop C basslines. After playing many months of shows as a 2-piece, they decided to approach friends to help flesh the performances out, creating a weighted and significant live show, which exemplarily demonstrate the duo’s goal to create “amp worshipping pop/popviolence,” or an amalgamation of heavy energy and theatrics with pop hooks and dreamy haze.