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Perfect Kiss Return To Writing New Material

Posted in Perfect Kiss by Jaime Black on August 27th, 2012

Perfect Kiss

Though the group just released their new Alarms EP last month, Perfect Kiss is already working on new material. Find video from the band’s first day of writing, featuring them showing off their new practice space, followed by the band’s CVU podcasts from earlier this summer. And see Perfect Kiss live this Saturday, September 1st at the Crush In Old Town festival, alongside fellow Chicago acts like Pet Lions, My Gold Mask, Gemini Club, and more.


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CVU Exclusive Premiere & Podcast: Perfect Kiss: ‘Alarms’ EP

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Leo Saucedo, Alfonso Mayen, and Ray Mora of Perfect Kiss! The trio discuss their new EP, Alarms, gaining a newfound network in support of the new effort, and Perfect Kiss’ ubiquitous presence on the Chicago scene. Stream or download that podcast above, followed by streams of Alarms cuts “Sometimes I Wonder” and “Stay Out All Night.” And catch the band live this Friday, July 6th at Metro (tix) for the Alarms EP release show, as well as July 28th at Wicker Park Fest, and July 29th at Fiesta del Sol in Pilsen.

Update: Check out a short film of outtakes from the Perfect Kiss CVU podcast interview, not included in the audio version! That video plays following the two Alarms tracks.



ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black, with video by Chelsey Morin. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.

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Perfect Kiss Return With “One Kiss” In Advance Of Metro Show

Posted in Perfect Kiss by Jaime Black on May 15th, 2012

Perfect Kiss

Chicago new wavers Perfect Kiss have posted their Neo-ready new single, titled “One Kiss.” The track comes in advance of the group’s EP release show, happening Friday, July 6th at Metro. Stream or download that synth-set track below.

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New CVU Podcast: Perfect Kiss!

Posted in ChicagoVerseUniteD,Dynasty Podcasts,Perfect Kiss by Jaime Black on February 3rd, 2012

Perfect Kiss

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Danny Boy and Le Fonz from Perfect Kiss! In interview recorded at Cobra Lounge during the Zombies VS Skeletons party this past Wednesday, the duo discuss Perfect Kiss’ forthcoming EP, upcoming recording plans, and how the band is more organized and ambitious in 2012. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the band’s previously released cuts, “Stay Out All Night” and “Singles.”



And catch Perfect Kiss live, this Saturday, February 4th at Metro, for The GlitterGuts Dance Punk Circus. The event will also feature also live performance from White Mystery, as well as live broadcasting by Dynasty Podcasts. Check out video of White Mystery on The Interview Show below.

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New CVU Podcast Album: North Coast Music Festival 2011!

North Coast Music Festival

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: CVU: The North Coast Music Festival 2011 Album, featuring interviews recorded live on location at this year’s North Coast Music Festival! Host Jaime Black checks in with members of Midnight Conspiracy , The Hood Internet, Perfect Kiss, Gemini Club, California Wives, BBU, Loyal Divide, and Team Bayside High! Find the collection as a Soundcloud album or individual podcasts below, or download the entire collection as an album at the Dynasty Podcasts Bandcamp page!

CVU – The North Coast Music Festival 2011 Album

CVU: The North Coast Music Festival 2011 Album Intro

CVU103 – Midnight Conspiracy @ North Coast Music Festival
Following the completion of the first day of North Coast Music Festival, Mikul Wing and Louis Kha of Midnight Conspiracy discuss their expanding set production, pursuing the festival circuit, and what’s next for the DJ outfit’s stage show. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the At Dawn We Rage Remix remix from the group’s forthcoming Discord EP, set for release on Killpop Records later this month on September 27th.

Midnight Conspiracy – Discord (At Dawn We Rage Remix)

CVU104 – The Hood Internet @ North Coast Music Festival
At the completion of day one of North Coast Music Festival, DJ STV SLV of The Hood Internet reveals why he’s okay with early festival slots, discusses his evolving stage set up, and names some big names set to appear on the forthcoming Hood Internet full length album. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by The Hood Internet’s “All Of The Lights” treatment mixing Ellie Goulding, Portland Cello Project, and Kanye West.

The Hood Internet – All Of The Lights (Ellie Goulding x Portland Cello Project x Kanye West)

CVU105 – Perfect Kiss @ North Coast Music Festival
Just before the group’s Cobra Lounge after-party set, the members of Perfect Kiss, including Alfonso Mayen, Leo “Akira Smith” Saucedo, Ray Mora, and Danny Boy Lucero share details about new Perfect Kiss songs, the group’s upcoming EP, and whether they see Perfect Kiss as a live band or a DJ outfit. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the band’s latest single, “There’s No Time To Waste.”

Perfect Kiss – “There’s No Time To Waste”

CVU106 – Gemini Club @ North Coast Music Festival
Hours after the group’s early afternoon set on day two of North Coast Music Festival, Tom Gavin, Daniel Brunelle, and Gordon Bramli of Gemini Club reveal specifics about the band’s new music set for release in 2012, share how their live set up is like that of a sushi chef, and state why the act is moving away from being a “DJ band.” Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the trio’s most recent single, “Ghost.”

Gemini Club – Ghost (Original Mix)

CVU107 – California Wives @ North Coast Music Festival
In the hours before the group’s performance on the second day of North Coast Music Festival, Jayson Kramer, Dan Zima, Hans Michel, and Joe O’Connor of California Wives share preliminary details about the band’s debut full length, set to drop in 2012. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the group’s most latest offering, “Tokyo.”

California Wives – Tokyo

CVU108 – BBU @ North Coast Music Festival
On day three of North Coast Music Festival, BBU’s Epic, Illekt, Jasson Perez, and DJ Esquire share details on the group’s forthcoming mixtape Bell Hooks, set for release next month in October, tease an upcoming full length album, and discuss…other topics they didn’t see coming. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by video of the group shot and produced by Colleen Mares of The Axis World.

CVU109 – Loyal Divide @ North Coast Music Festival
Immediately following the group’s performance on day three of North Coast Music Festival, Loyal Divide’s Jon Notowidigdo and Andrew McCarthy talk about the long-awaited release of their debut full length, Bodice Ripper, set to surface next month on October 4th, teaming with Kilo Records for the album, and working on new music while waiting for the record to drop. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by video with the band shot and produced by Colleen Mares of The Axis World.

CVU110 – Team Bayside High @ North Coast Music Festival
On day of three of North Coast Music Festival, Derek Berry and Rick Carrico of Team Bayside High reflect on their festival closing DJ set the evening before, tease upcoming developments within the group, and share their thoughts on the ever-increasing DJ talent pool and event culture in Chicago. Stream or download that podcast below, followed by the DJ duo’s recent cut, “Spaghetti Western.”

Team Bayside High – Spaghetti Western

CVU: The North Coast Music Festival 2011 Album Outro

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black, with video by Colleen Mares of The Axis World. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.

Perfect Kiss Post New Single Just In Time For North Coast Festival Slot

Posted in North Coast Music Festival,North Coast Music Festival 2011,Perfect Kiss by Jaime Black on September 2nd, 2011

Perfect Kiss

Following a premature release earlier this week at this site, Perfect Kiss has officially posted its new single. Titled “There’s No Time To Waste,” the synth-driven and romance-minded track coincides with the act’s North Coast Music Festival set later today, Friday, September 2nd at 6:15PM on the Magic Hat Local Stage. Stream or download “No Time To Waste” below, and tell the group you heard it at CVU!

North Coast Music Festival 2011 Announces Local Talent Line Up, Including BBU, Team Bayside High, Perfect Kiss, & More

North Coast Music Festival

Chicago electronic music and hip hop destination – and Lollapalooza alternative – North Coast Music Festival has announced a slew of hometown talent performing at this year’s edition of the event, happening September 2nd through the 4th in Union Park. Chicago acts include friends of CVU Perfect Kiss, Midnight Conspiracy, BBU, Team Bayside High, and others such as GHOSTHOUSE, Zebo, The Ill & The Restless, and more, plus the previously announced Common. Find a full local line up at the North Coast Facebook page, and watch for more from North Coast Music Festival this summer at ChicagoVerseUniteD.com!

Perfect Kiss – “Stay Out All Night”

Moneypenny – “Destroy (Midnight Conspiracy Remix)”

Team Bayside High – Fade to Green Mixtape

Perfect Kiss Kick Off The Weekend With Second Batch Of New Song Premieres

Posted in Perfect Kiss by Jaime Black on February 4th, 2011

Perfect Kiss

Last Friday, Chicago new wave revivalists Perfect Kiss premiered three new songs here at CVU, marking the group’s first official downloadable release set. Now, the act is following up with three more new tracks today, this time finding the material enthused with an electronic current throughout, with “Stay Out All Night” holding an especially prevalent Cure mood. Find all three new cuts as free downloads below, and catch Perfect Kiss live this Monday, February 7th, at Debonair for the The 2nd Annual REHABBIES [Awards Ceremony + Red Carpet Rager].

Perfect Kiss – “New Age”
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Perfect Kiss – “Eyes Still Real”
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Perfect Kiss – “Stay Out All Night”
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And for last week’s batch of songs, find streams and downloads below.

Perfect Kiss – “Try”
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Perfect Kiss – “Singles”
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Perfect Kiss – “Where Have You Gone”
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Perfect Kiss Provide CVU With Exclusive Premiere Of First Released Songs

Posted in Perfect Kiss by Jaime Black on January 28th, 2011

Perfect Kiss

Perfect Kiss has been a mainstay on the Chicago circuit for some time now. Between their new wave-infused live incarnation and the DJ unit operations, the pretty lads of Pilsen are a bona fide Chicago scene staple. The group even guested on the third ever CVU podcast. Yet for all of the act’s nightlife presence, there hasn’t actually been any Perfect Kiss music made available.

Until now.

Below are three rough cuts the band has sent to CVU for exclusive premiere. Download the urgently immediate “Singles” and raw but poppy “Try,” both featuring vocals from Akira Smith, and the comparably more post-punk “Where Have You Gone,” fronted by Ray Mora, below. Catch Perfect Kiss live at The 2nd Annual REHABBIES, happening Monday, February 7th at Debonair, and watch for more from Perfect Kiss here at CVU!

Perfect Kiss – “Singles”
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Perfect Kiss – “Try”
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Perfect Kiss – “Where Have You Gone”
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Black Light Saints Offer Late Holiday Gift In The Form Of A Free EP

Posted in Black Light Saints,Perfect Kiss by Jaime Black on December 26th, 2010

Black Light Saints

CVU 2011 Act To Watch and recent podcast guests Black Light Saints, which includes members of Perfect Kiss as well as Britton “British Knights” Wetherald of K.D.M., have made their debut EP Impossible Picks available as a free download. The seven-song effort finds the new unit combining synths, new wave stylings, and a strong organic full band sound into something distinctive and both retro and futuristic. Find that effort as a download below, followed by Wetherald’s recent call in to the CVU podcast.

Black Light Saints – Impossible Picks

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And for a preview of the effort, stream cuts from Impossible Picks below.

“Could Care Less”

“Baby Girl”

“Shake You Off”