· By John Frazier
Welcome Philadelphia's Kiska to the Spartan Family! Debut Album Out This Fall
We're excited to announced that we've signed the Philadelphia 4-piece alternative rock outfit Kiska. The band, formerly known as Desoto Jones (Deep Elm), will be releasing their debut self-titled album this fall. The LP was produced by Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, The Wonder Years, Superheaven, Balance and Composure).
Displaying a delicate balance of space, power, grit, and color, the band draws sonic comparisons to bands like Failure, Rival Schools, Jawbox, and Hum — driving, dynamic, and aggressive, but with clean and resounding choruses.
Named after the small, obscure and unpopulated island off the coast of Alaska, Kiska consists of Philly natives Owen and Adam Staszewski (vocals / guitar, respectively), Ean Kyler (bass), and Adam Francois (drums).
"It evoked an image in our heads of an isolated place separated by water from an already cold and isolated place [Alaska],” says Adam Staszewski. "The mood and sound of the album is also a reflection of the name — heavy, majestic, desolate, and ominous," adds his brother Owen.
We're proud to partner with Kiska on their debut release and cannot wait for fans, both loyal and new, to embark on this one-of-a-kind sonic journey. Get more information about the band here and stayed tuned to spartanrecords.com for updates, song premieres, release news, and much more.