随着新专辑 “Yes Yes To You” 的登场，人们将目光转向了纽约城的新乐队“The Affair”。“The Affair”成员有Kali Holloway（主唱/词曲）， Nelson Dellamaggiore（贝司），Neel Arant（键盘/吉他）， Josh Leeman（主音吉他），Marc Pattini（鼓手）。自从他们出道以来广泛地得到了当地以及欧洲众多音乐杂志的尊重与赞誉。
The Affair 于2004年7月发行了兼有多种音乐风格的单曲“Honey”而名噪一时。经过几年在纽约酒吧的锻炼，2006年他们又因为另一手单曲“Andy”而重新引起了人们的主意。 在SXSW 音乐节过后，他们正式签约，组建了这个乐队。
不久之后，摇滚音乐因为重量级人物的影响似乎出现了混乱的局面。然而The Affair像火焰一样，冲破纷争，得到了人们的喜爱。或许无数的女孩子追逐与他们车的后面，但是他们总是给人一种手中持刀，眼中带有闪电的感觉。丢掉学生时代的端庄与形象，他们用充满热情的挑衅形象出现在人们面前。“我男朋友的背后会有很多麻烦，”紧紧跟着“因为我要狠狠教训他并且离开。”在“Dead Letters ”这个单曲中Kali 的声音中充满了伤害与愤怒，却透露着一种胜利的喜悦。这首歌曲描述了一个贪玩的，刁蛮的小女孩在聚会中离男朋友而去。她自己创作的歌词中满了少女的灵气与活力。专辑中将她的性格完完全全的展现在听众面前。“完美的结局从来不青睐我，”在“Swallow the Nights”中她悲伤的唱到。如果不是媒体的报道，恐怕我们永远也听不到她的歌声。
用这种狂傲的声音来演唱的恐怕只有纽约的几个乐队了，比如the Shangri-La's, The Ronettes, and Blondie。艺术生涯的坎坷与荆棘，给了她明显的成熟的声音。他们乐队的名字“绯闻”给人一种危险，不道德，放荡的感觉。但是，恐怕只有这种绯闻，你永远不会担心会牵扯到自己身上。(UKOo原创翻译，转载请注明！）
New York City’s The Affair pounces onto the scene with their debut album Yes Yes To You. Since Kali Holloway (vocals, lyrics), Nelson Dellamaggiore (bass), Neel Arant (keyboards/guitar), Josh Leeman (lead guitar) and Marc Pattini (drums) first stepped on a stage together, the band has garnered respect and praise in both local and European music journals.
The Affair caught the attention of Vice Records, which in July 2004 released their first single, Honey, a song which showcased their ability to meld proto-punk and new wave allegiances with keen pop sensibilities. After a couple of years spent trolling through NY nightclubs, the band reappeared earlier in 2006 with a new single, Andy, on UK buzz label Marquis Cha Cha. Absolutely Kosher signed the band after chasing them around Austin at this year’s SXSW.
Lately, the streets of rock and roll seem cluttered with matching mod dresses filled with Swedes and Brits with their hair in bangs and Phil Spector in their lockets. The Affair tear through them like a flame. There might be girl groups in their rearview mirrors, but there are knives in their hands and lightning in their eyes. Faux finishing school poses and demure, wistful cooing have been demolished by soulful defiance. The “my boyfriend’s back and there’s going to be trouble” of yesteryear has been appended with “because I’m going to kick his ass for leaving.” Kali’s voice is bruised and angry but triumphant on Dead Letters, playful and sassy on Jailbait Date and positively flawless on Left At The Party. Her own lyricism is at once coy with a wink, but full of piss and vinegar. There’s not a vocal turn on the record where she doesn’t deliver. “Happy endings never interested me,” she wails on Swallow the Nights. If early press is any indication, the world might not abide her.
With a swagger in their sound that could only come from the five boroughs, the band channels bits of New York acts like the Shangri-La's, The Ronettes, and Blondie. Throw in dashes of the Cars and the Runaways and distill them in gin and thorns, it give them a distinctly modern voice. The Affair personifies their very name, at once dangerous, timeless, immoral and ecstatic, illicit and sultry, conflicted and pure. This is one Affair in which you won't mind getting caught.
01. Unwanted Company
03. Wait For It
04. Dead Letters
05. Swallow The Nights
07. Red And White
08. Anything But Disco
09. The Chase
10. Tim's Song
11. Fashion Victim
12. Jailbate Date
13. Left At The Party