Kill Rockstars

We love the Music

KRS was started in 1991 by Slim Moon, who ran the company until October 2006, when he left to become Senior Director of A&R at Nonesuch Records. We at KRS want to thank Slim for creating such an amazing record label and putting out albums that were important in all our lives. Slim rules!

KRS's mission is to continue putting out exceptional records by important artists, and our tradition of being queer-positive, feminist, and artist-friendly continues as well. We are now distinguished by being one of the few female-run indie labels in the US, which we are proud of, but all that really means is get out there and start your record labels, ladies! At KRS we believe in doing it yourself, and we see our job as helping bands to realize their visions. In a culture that rewards making mediocre music with a quick buck, we feel lucky that we get to work with artists who challenge mediocrity on a regular basis. Plus we love the music. Enjoy!


KRS does not accept mailed demos. Please do not send a demo CD, not only because we won't listen to it, but because it is a waste of resources (gas, trees, etc.) and your money. Thank you. If you are in a touring band and want to send us a link to your music, you can e-mail us at with your tour dates and a little info about your band. Please do not send attachments to this address. Please do not call or e-mail to follow up on your demo, if we like what we hear we’ll get back to you. If you are not touring through Portland, don't send us anything. If you are in a touring band, or friends with a touring band, or know a great touring band, please send us links and dates for that band. We repeat: if you are not touring, do not send us anything. We do not provide tour support, and we will not put out records for bands that haven't figured out how to tour without it. This is what is known as the HARSH TRUTH. Thank you.