All-female garage rock group Kissing Cousins started making music in frontwoman Heather Heywood’s bedroom in 2005. Ten years later, the Los Angeles-based band is celebrating a decade of making music—gritty rock with a Southern gothic flair—with the release of 7″/digital LP In With Them (Velvet Blue Music). The women decided to record the album directly onto eight-track tape—a fitting throwback given the band’s influences, like the lo-fi rock of early Black Sabbath and the doo-wop vocals of the ’50s.
The title track “In With Them” is sultry and tough, complete with haunting reverbs and the kind of catchy riffs that have landed Kissing Cousins’ singles on popular TV shows, most recently American Horror Story. The accompanying video, directed by Amanda Paganini, was shot on location in Temescal Canyon, Silverlake, and Malibu. Wandering through the forest barefooted in their long black dresses, the women appear like a clan of alluring witches, on their way to a Wiccan ritual.