We're only days away from releasing Alive!'s fifth Local Music Compilation - the city's best showcase of new music. The free CD includes 15 new tracks from the hottest bands in town.

You can get yours at our Comfest booth or at the free release party this Friday, June 15, at Little Brother's. Until then, we'll be whetting your appetite by revealing one song from it each day this week.

Friday's Secret Track: Hugs & Kisses

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We're only days away from releasing Alive!'s fifth Local Music Compilation - the city's best showcase of new music. The free CD includes 15 new tracks from the hottest bands in town.

You can get yours at our Comfest booth or at the free release party this Friday, June 15, at Little Brother's. Until then, we'll be whetting your appetite by revealing one song from it each day this week.

Friday's Secret Track: Hugs & Kisses

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Artist: Hugs & Kisses Track: "Too Much" Album: The Casualties of Happiness

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The other day I talked with Donny Monaco about putting "Too Much" on the comp, and he was worried that this track made his trio sound too much like an ordinary band.

Ha!

Other songs on their debut are weirder and less structured, but this one has everything that makes the band so entertaining, innovative and likeable: catchy hooks, quirky vocals and the whirlwind energy of youth.

Even this captures the peculiarities of the band's live show, which is a mix of performance art, dancing and a hip-hop/punk-rock afterparty.

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