WATCH KINSKI'S VIDEO FOR "DRINK UP AND BE SOMEBODY"

June 04, 2015

Kinski have teamed with director Mike Wurn to create an INSANE music video for their song "Drink Up and Be Somebody" off of their new album 7 (or 8). CHECK IT OUT!

Kinski are playing a few shows on the West Coast this week to celebrate the release of 7 (or 8):
6/4 SEATTLE, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Fungal Abyss, Gold Fronts
6/5 PORTLAND, OR @ The Know w/ Sam Coomes, WL
6/6 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Heron Oblivion, Mall Walk>

7 (or 8) is available now on CD, LP, and MP3 at good record stores everywhere.

Artist: Kinski

KINSKI'S 7 '(OR 8)' PREMIERES AT TUNEIN

May 29, 2015

Kinski's SIIIIIIIIICK new album 7 (or 8) may not be available in stores until June 2nd, but you can stream it NOW at the Kill Rock Stars TuneIn radio station! Check it out!

The band will be playing a few shows on the West Coast next week to celebrate the release of the new album. Kinski are one of the best live bands around right now. NOT TO BE MISSED!

6/4 Seattle WA @ Chop Suey
6/5 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
6/6 San Francisco, WA @ Hemlock Tavern

Click here to order Kinski's 7 (or 8) on your choice of CD, LP, or MP3 and get two exclusive bonus tracks!

Artist: Kinski

KINSKI PREMIERE NEW SONG "BULLETIN OF THE INTERNATIONAL STRING FIGURE ASSOCIATION"

May 26, 2015

Kinski are thrilled to share the second single from their upcoming album 7 (or 8), their latest LP due out on Kill Rock Stars this June 2nd. Where first single “Flight Risk” was a blistering homage to 1969 Detroit, “Bulletin…” marries the riff-centric mentality of latter-era Kinski with the more spacious compositions they’re known for, resulting in 12 minutes of guitar and string-crescendo perfection, and serving as one of the highlights of 7 (or 8). The band has also recently announced a string of Northwest tour dates (see below) and will be hitting the rest of the nation and Europe later this summer. Stay tuned for more!

For a band whose extensive discography has historically been primarily instrumental and prone to modifying adjectives like “post-“ and “space-“, the last couple of years have been a left turn down a twisted alley of fuzz pedals, blown tube amps, and a kind of raw power befitting of the Stooges. 7 (or 8) finds Kinski sounding heavier, faster, and even more self-assured, picking up where Cosy Moments left off but also pushing their sound into even more singular territory. 7 (or 8), the title itself a wry observation echoing the confusion created by their extensive catalog, is in fact their SEVENTH (or eighth depending who you ask) LP and second for new label home Kill Rock Stars, having previously released several LPs on Sub Pop and other discerning independent labels. Recorded and mixed in San Francisco at El Studio with Phil Manley (of Trans Am), 7 (or 8) comes in the midst of a more prolific period for the band. “It always takes us awhile to write a record but this one came quickly. We’ve stopped worrying about it so much and just get on with it, which is easier on the soul,” says guitarist/singer Chris Martin. This mindset, alongside their newfound lyricism, has revealed a band that is slyly self-aware, hinted at through years of tongue-in-cheek song titles but now fully evident. The quicker pace has also instilled a palpable confidence and energy on record. That being said,7 (or 8) hits like a ton of bricks. The double helping of riffs in the form of “Detroit Trickle Down” and “Flight Risk” leave the listener nearly out of breath. Martin, Lucy Atkinson (Bass), Matthew Reid-Schwartz (Guitar), and Barrett Wilke (Drums) stretch out a bit over the course of the record, marrying their more expansive sound with proto-punk fury, but they rarely let up until the last song, album highlight “Bulletin of the International String Figure Association”. One of the last songs written for the record, “Bulletin…” eases into a nearly 12 minute crescendo of rock bliss, gently flirts with a string section at the same time, and then floats back down to Earth in a perfect denouement. Like John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands on the cover, Kinski strive to make art that is uncompromising and on their own terms and 7 (or 8) is a refreshing reminder that rock music in 2015 can still be a unique and cathartic experience.

UPCOMING DATES:
06/04 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
06/05 – Portland, OR @ The Know
06/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
07/24-26 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER 7 (OR 8)

Artist: Kinski

KINSKI ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM '7 (OR 8)'

April 08, 2015

Great news! We will be releasing Kinski’s next album, 7 (or 8), on LP, CD, and good ol’ MP3 on June 2nd, 2015. You can stream the track "Flight Risk" below.

7 (or 8) finds Kinski sounding heavier, faster, and even more self-assured, picking up where 2013’s Cosy Moments left off but also pushing their sound into even more singular territory.

7 (or 8), the title itself a wry observation echoing the confusion created by their extensive catalog, is in fact their SEVENTH (or eighth depending who you ask) LP and second for new label home Kill Rock Stars, having previously released several LPs on Sub Pop and other discerning independent labels. Recorded and mixed in San Francisco at El Studio with Phil Manley (of Trans Am), 7 (or 8) comes in the midst of a more prolific period for the band. “It always takes us awhile to write a record but this one came quickly. We’ve stopped worrying about it so much and just get on with it, which is easier on the soul,” says guitarist/singer Chris Martin. This mindset, alongside their newfound lyricism, has revealed a band that is slyly self-aware, hinted at through years of tongue-in-cheek song titles but now fully evident. The quicker pace has also instilled a palpable confidence and energy on record.

That being said, 7 (or 8) hits like a ton of bricks. The double helping of riffs in the form of “Detroit Trickle Down” and “Flight Risk” leave the listener nearly out of breath. Martin, Lucy Atkinson (Bass), Matthew Reid-Schwartz (Guitar), and Barrett Wilke (Drums) stretch out a bit over the course of the record, marrying their more expansive sound with proto-punk fury, but they rarely let up until the last song, album highlight “Bulletin of the International String Figure Association”. One of the last songs written for the record, “Bulletin…” eases into a nearly 11 minute crescendo of rock bliss, gently flirts with a string section at the same time, and then floats back down to Earth in a perfect denouement. Like John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands on the cover, Kinski strive to make art that is uncompromising and on their own terms and 7 (or 8) is a refreshing reminder that rock music in 2015 can still be a unique and cathartic experience.

Click here to pre-order 7 (or 8) on CD, clear/purple swirled LP, or good ol’ MP3. There’s even an option to order 7 (or 8) with a Kinski shot glass! All pre-orders of Kinski’s 7 (or 8) will receive a download of the bonus songs “Old Gold” (originally written and performed by Love as Laughter) and “Loved By You” (originally written and performed by Stephen) on June 2nd!

Artist: Kinski

KINSKI SHARE CALIFORNIA TOUR DATES AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR "LET ME TAKE YOU THROUGH MY THOUGHT PROCESS"

May 13, 2013

Kinksi will be touring California next week in support of their new album Cosy Moments!

05/23 Eureka CA The Ink Annex
05/24 San Francisco Ca Hemlock
05/25 Chico Ca Cafe Coda

They also premiered the video for "Let Me Take You Through My Thought Process" over at Spin last week. The video was directed and animated by Owen Cook and is pretty amazing...

Artist: Kinski

"WHISKEY WITH KINSKI" CONTEST + SPRING TOUR DATES + NEW SINGLE

March 06, 2013

Life is hard, you know that, Kinski knows that, hell, it’s practically the reason why whiskey and face-melting rock were invented in the first place! So with that in mind, and in celebration of their upcoming Spring Tour and forthcoming album Cosy Moments, Kinski wants to treat one lucky fan to a free show and a few rounds of their favorite vice! To enter the “Whiskey with Kinski” contest, all you have to do is “like” the Kill Rock Stars Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and guess the band’s favorite whiskey. There's a flier to comment on at with your answer or you can tweet at the label with the #cosymoments tag respectively. Obviously, to win this you have to be of legal age. Hey, like we said, life is hard sometimes. Here are the tour dates...

SXSW Shows
03/14 Austin TX Austin Psych Fest Presents Levitation in Austin at Hotel Vegas/Volstead Compound
03/14 Austin TX Magge's Mae's Gibson Room/Kill Rock Stars showcase
03/15 Austin TX Solid Gold Booking Showcase
03/15 Austin TX Rebels Honky Tonk (with Nik Turner of Hawkwind performing Space Ritual!)

US TOUR DATES
04/05 Seattle WA Sunset Tavern (with Mark McGuire)
04/06 Portland OR Bunk Bar (with Mark McGuire)
04/11 New York NY Cake Shop (with Man Forever!)
04/12 Baltimore Md Metro Gallery
04/13 Cleveland OH Happy Dog
04/14 Chicago Il Subterranean
04/15 Detroit Mi Garden Bowl
04/16 Buffalo NY TBA
04/17 Northampton MA Elevens
04/18 Cambridge Ma Middle East Upstairs
04/19 Brooklyn NY Death By Audio
04/20 Pawtucket RI TBA

Kinski also premiered their new single "Last Day On Earth" over at Self Titled.

You can pre-order Cosy Moments from our mailorder department (we still have a few copies of the amber colored vinyl left!) or at our Bandcamp page.
Artist: Kinski