Kisses EP, the upcoming release from Nashville resident Daniel "Puj" Pujol, is a basement recording, but it shakes off some of the lo-fi reputation associated with his musical project PUJOL. With the help of bassist Zach Prosser and engineer Ian MacDonald, there's Beach Boys-esque love of pop melodies layered over the just a hint of noisy guitar. There's as much XTC here as any garage influence.
The new EP, due out Nov. 27 on Bartertown Co-Op, has three of Pujol's poems to go with five new songs, and a 12" vinyl version will be pressed for Record Store Day's Black Friday event. Listen to the premiere of "Only Like" in the player above.