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Kiss + Swallow

CD (2008) · $12.98   add to cart

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With the release of IAMX's The Alternative on May 6th, Metropolis is pleased to announce the domestic release of their debut album, Kiss + Swallow, on June 17th. Melding elements from early electronic with trip hop and the sensibilities of Synthpop, IAMX has created an unmistakable, original sound. The North American version of Kiss + Swallow features two bonus tracks and a video not found on the European release. Like an 80s electro glam soundtrack to a Jan Svankmajer film or an almost unfathomable hybrid between the sexy swagger of Prince and the cool and collected respectability of Roxy Music, IAMX mixes the erotically-charged vocals of Chris Corner (of trip hop godfathers Sneaker Pimps) with music that is, at once, frantic yet controlled.

"A blitzkrieg of psycho-trash glamour, Berlin's IAMX are, with their outlandish fashion sense, a sort of Scissor Sisters of underground electro. With all the swagger of T. Rex, the drama of Marc Almond and the forbidding atmosphere of a bombed out city, this is sex music for a decidedly dystopian future." - CLEAR Magazine

"Just in case you're wondering what the hell IAMX sounds like... it's pulverizing hypnotic beats that would turn an altar boy into a porn star in seconds." - Harder Beat Magazine

"Stadium sized rock and seedy Berlin underground at the same time..." - Londonist, UK

"Lest ye think it's all Caligula-with-a-synthesizer and the record is gonna leave fluids and used needles on your record player, don't worry, sweetness - the ratio of Saturday night to Sunday morning is way more even than you'd expect." - Movement Magazine

Track List

01. Kiss and Swallow
02. Sailor
03. Naked But Safe
04. Simple Girl
05. Mercy
06. Your Joy Is My Low
07. I Like Pretending
08. YOu Stick It In Me
09. Skin Vision
10. Missile
11. White Suburb Imressionism
12. Heatwave
13. I-Polaroids
14. Kiss And Swallow (Moonbootica Remix)
15. +Missile Video

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(Tracks from the digital version)

Kiss And Swallow5:30$ 0.89buy mp3
Sailor5:13$ 0.89buy mp3
Naked But Safe5:24$ 0.89buy mp3
Simple Girl4:42$ 0.89buy mp3
Mercy6:02$ 0.89buy mp3
Your Joy Is My Low5:18$ 0.89buy mp3
I Like Pretending5:16$ 0.89buy mp3
You Stick It In Me4:20$ 0.89buy mp3
Skin Vision5:12$ 0.89buy mp3
Missile3:37$ 0.89buy mp3
White Suburb Impressionism5:06$ 0.89buy mp3
Heatwave5:13$ 0.89buy mp3
I-Polaroids3:56$ 0.89buy mp3
Kiss And Swallow (Moonbootica Remix)6:10$ 0.89buy mp3