"The all-female Kissing Cousins play a dark, reverb-heavy rock that the band describes as Southern gothic from a preacher's daughter (frontwoman Heather Heywood) in the tradition of Flannery O'connor and William Faulkner. Well, yeah, if Metallica was covering Faulkner." Kathryn Pinto - Radio Free Silver Lake
"Don't Look Back," from the album Pillar of Salt, featured on American Horror Story on FX; Episode 7 "Open House" air date: November 16, 2011.
"First in the Fire," from the album Pillar of Salt, featured on Homeland on Showtime; Episode 3 "Clean Skin" air date: October 16, 2011.
""First In The Fire" is pure evil. Off the 2009 album Pillar of Salt by Silverlake natives, Kissing Cousins, “First In Fire” is the type of record your mother would throw out, claiming ‘This is the devil’s music!” The track seems to beat it’s way into you with it’s steady minimal drum beat, only to kick you in the face with it’s feedback heavy guitar drones. The vocals drip with raw sexuality, you know, the dangerous kind, the kind that never lets you get too comfortable." Ben Schwartz (Bear) - Quit Mumbling
"Ex-OC resident Richard Swift makes a humble home studio sing and Silverlake’s Kissing Cousins sing songs that find the heartache in every dream home—and together they made KC’s debut full-length Pillar Of Salt into a precise and striking album. There’s a little Holly Golightly, a little Dirty Three, PJ Harvey, maybe a little Morphine—except flute and not sax—and a lot of space between notes that makes you think of those nights when the starless sky perfectly matches the lightless ground. This one’s a slow-burner in every way you’d hope for." Chris Ziegler - OC Weekly
"Kissing Cousins: For some reason, this band really turns me on. Picture simple but HUGE power-chords and low end rumble, like early Black Sabbath on a slow song. Add some sensuality and few, but good lyrics. The tempo drifts to fit the mood in several of the songs, which I think is an under-appreciated option in current music. Oh, and did I mention, it's a group of women. I used to say this in the radio show; this band could easily be the soundtrack for a cult or a cult movie. It's oftentimes mantra-like in the constant thud of drums and low end rumble. Favorites were, as in the radio show, In Too Deep and Over Now. I'll reiterate, this music would work well in a soundtrack where appropriate. I believe it's the 3rd time I've seen them." Ronny Murphy - Murphy's Log
"They are channeling psychobilly riffs, punk attitude, Sabbath-sized crush, soft-focus dream balladry, and 80’s soundtrack drama, sometimes all at once" Greg Argo - Adequacy
"Fuzzy riffs smoldering under girl group vocals and reverb heavy tambourines, while lithe flutes drift overhead, recalling the dark psychedelic approach of Black Mountain" Kevin - So Much Silence
"Pillar of Salt is a foreboding yet sexy record. Mixing smoldering sensuality, wantonness, reckless abandon and righteous ennui, these 10 tracks run the gambit from the desperation and sorrow inherent to a loss of faith to hopeful exploration, reflection and redemption that one gets when they dive deep down into their own soul" David Greening - Radio Free Silver Lake
"Now, with the combination of 3 solid EPs, a single, an epochal album, a song on a hit TV show and an evolving sexy and captivating live act, Kissing Cousins are well on their way to becoming an un-ignorable blip on the rock radar." Julie Z - F Bomb