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    Sunday, December 02, 2007

    Kissing with braces

    Photo by Mary R. Vogt

    Since I know 95% of the people reading this blog are here for the up-to-the-minute Constantines news I provide, I'm more than happy to oblige. As you probably know by now, the band (once celebrated with an entire week here at Nerd Litter HQ) left Sub Pop and signed with Arts & Crafts. Which is probably a better fit for them, I think, or at the very least more Canadian. Everyone's favorite Torontians are also releasing their first 7" single on January 15th, with a "Hard Feelings" A-side and "Easy Money" on the flipside, and their fourth (still-untitled) full-length in April.

    To foment the excitement, we get a new video to tide us over in the meantime. An instrumental apparently entitled "Kissing With Braces" shows the guys sitting around the studio in, um, various tints for some reason? So it probably won't win any Antville awards, but the song does confirm what I already pretty much deduced. The Cons are continuing their migration from their debut's gruff punk to a more chugging, jammy, riff-driven rock somewhat already seen on Tournament of Hearts. Here's the video:

    And just in case you're still unclear on how to perform the titular action, don't worry, Kissing.com's got your back:

    * "Lots of young people worry about wearing braces. They think it will make them less kissable. But, guess what? It usually won't! In fact, here's some good news for you--braces are actually becoming more in vogue as tongue rings are becoming more popular. Yes, having braces can actually attract people to you!"

    and of course:

    * "Don't think of them as braces. Instead, think of them as if they were a tongue ring or jewelry. By thinking of them differently, you'll subconsciously attract more guys to you!"

    * MP3: "On To You" - The Constantines from Shine A Light [Buy it]

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