Kiss Yr Frenemies

illuminati hotties - Kiss Yr Frenemies
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 91 ratings
2018 Ratings: #86
May 11, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Tiny Engines / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Unburdened by expectations, Tudzin pieced together a fun, emotionally satisfying record that should become the sound of this and many summers to come.

The 405

Self-described "tenderpunks," Illuminati Hotties cherry pick from a variety of influences from 90s indie, garage and punk, to lo-fi and straight up pop, but Kiss Yr Frenemies never once sounds like a cluttered mess.


Amid these timely observations, it’s the indie-pop songwriting conventions she lovingly and expertly invokes that make Illuminati Hotties’ confident debut feel timeless.

May 10, 2018
can already tell I’m going to come back to this so much over summer
i also would like a friend called cheez
May 13, 2018
summer vibes
May 12, 2018
There's an exuberance about 'Kiss Yr Frenemies' that is maintained all the way through. Even in its quieter moments, like the excellent track "The Rules" and closer "Declutter," it is full of passion.

Favourite tracks: (You're Better) Than Ever, The Rules
May 12, 2018
Lyrically "Kiss Yr Frenemies" breaks down the troubles of youth and young love that would sound relatable to almost any person in their 20's. Instrumentally this is definitely one of the better and more fun indie rock albums of 2018.
Oct 12, 2018
Unfortunately lost in the shuffle of never ending streams of singer/songwriters, even narrower on specifically female artists, this album is full of fun and whimsy. At the same time, a number of emotionally charged tracks fill in the gaps to create an album with something different to experience from track to track. It's hard to state which side is the more enjoyable end of this album; but does it matter when it's all good?
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Track List

  1. Kiss Yr Frenemies
  2. (You're Better) Than Ever
  3. Shape of My Hands
  4. Cuff
  5. For Cheez (My Friend, Not the Food)
  6. Paying Off the Happiness
  7. Patience
  8. The Rules
  9. Boi
  10. Pressed 2 Death
  11. Declutter
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Added on: March 11, 2018