Esper Scout release "Belay" / "Carpet of a Crest" digital single

November 11, 2014

Welcome Esper Scout to the Kill Rock Stars family! Their "Belay" / "Carpet of a Crest" digital single is now available as a pay-what-you-want download on the Kill Rock Stars Bandcamp site!

Esper Scout are an experimental rock band based in Leeds, UK driven by an enthusiasm for harmony, guitar textures and dynamic rhythms which create 'warm dynamic songs with dense textures and vibrant hooks' (Vibrations). A blend of memorable melodies, riffs, breakdowns and progressive builds as well as 'heartfelt, precise and clever lyrics which balance weight and depth with accessibility and charm' (24 Our Music). Their sound is simultaneously reassuring and memorable but also curious, engaging and exciting by equal measure. With songs and performances that drift through moods from lively to somber, you will easily be drawn in, hooked and willingly shook up by the captivating four piece.

Esper Scout tour dates 11/13 Sacramento, CA @ Witch Room
11/18 Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge

Artist: Esper Scout

COMEDIAN IAN KARMEL SINGS TO KILL ROCK STARS

November 07, 2014

We are BEYOND EXCITED to announce that we have signed comedian Ian Karmel to Kill Rock Stars. He will be recording his debut stand-up comedy album on February 7th, 2015 at Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon. Tickets are on sale now.

Ian Karmel is a homegrown Portland comedian whose style zig-zags between the eclectic and the universal. He was a writer and roundtable regular on E!’s Chelsea Lately. Most recently he made his late night premiere on TBS' Conan and was featured on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party Season 2. In 2013, Ian was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was a breakout stand up in the “New Faces” category. Ian’s unique perspective helped him win the 2011 Funniest Person in Portland, 2010 Portland Amateur Comedy Competition and has given him the opportunity to perform at the Moontower Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Portland’s Helium Comedy Club, Philadelphia’s Helium Comedy Club, Minneapolis' Acme Comedy Club, Austin’s Cap City Comedy Club, Seattle’s Comedy Underground and various clubs in Los Angeles. Ian’s other television credits include IFC’s Portlandia and the Travel Channel’s Best Sandwich in America, as well as a post-game analyst and commentator for the Portland Trailblazers. His training includes The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade and he is a regular contributor for the Portland Mercury in which is he currently writes the highly anticipated weekly column “Portland as F*ck.” He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Watch a clip of Ian performing on Conan at Youtube.

Artist: Ian Karmel

BRATMOBILE'S DEBUT ALBUM 'POTTYMOUTH' BACK IN PRINT ON VINYL ON 11/18

October 28, 2014

Bratmobile's 1993 debut Pottymouth is BACK ON VINYL for the first time in over 10 years on 11/18/2014.

Critical praise for Pottymouth :

"Has any band ever done unalloyed, sneering contempt quite as witheringly as Pottymouth -era Bratmobile? " - Stereogum

"We need more bands like Bratmobile, especially in this sexually regressive, overly commercialized MySpace-rock environment. Pottymouth is a definitive riot grrrl record and essential listening for fans of indie rock and punk." - James Elliott, Amoeba Records

"The album is like a slap in the face: it's over before you realize what you're feeling but its sting lasts a good long while." - Trouser Press Record Guide

"...Pottymouth was an album full of jittery agitations, quickly solidifying the group as one of the Pacific Northwest’s garage greats." - The AV Club

The 2014 pressing of Pottymouth is on pink marble vinyl and includes a digital download code. Pre-order your copy at goo.gl/Heu3hl

Artist: Bratmobile

Horse Feathers 'So It Is With Us' out now!

October 21, 2014

Happy album release day to Horse Feathers! The band's new album So It Is With Us is out now on cd, lp and good ol' mp3!

Catch Horse Feathers on tour this Fall!
10/28 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo // Tix: http://goo.gl/1FIzW0
10/29 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret // Tix: http://goo.gl/v9VkHW
10/30 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile // Tix: http://goo.gl/ct6I0P
10/31 Spokane, WA @ The Barlett // Tix: http://goo.gl/dGbOIO
11/01 Missoula, MT @ The Top Hat // Tix: http://goo.gl/GCiJwH
11/02 Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station // Tix: http://goo.gl/SGtVeB
11/04 Jackson, WY @ Town Square Tavern // Tix: http://goo.gl/qv4uGl
11/07 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater // Tix: http://goo.gl/lFxdXS
11/08 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater // Tix: http://goo.gl/0Ql1Bw
11/09 Colorado Springs, CO @ Ivywild School // Tix: http://goo.gl/P570wJ
11/11 Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits // Tix: http://goo.gl/mbefta
11/13 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain // Tix: http://goo.gl/LiFfvn
11/15 Norman, OK @ Opolis Production LLC // Tix:
11/18 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird // Tix: http://goo.gl/rhNefc
11/19 Madison, WI @ Play Circle Theater // Tix: http://goo.gl/0AXXU
11/20 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/oo7Jsk
11/21 La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Theater & Lounge // Tix: http://goo.gl/D2SOcE
11/22 St Paul, MN @ Turf Club // Tix: http://goo.gl/reqEqL
11/23 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium // Tix: http://goo.gl/qY2gBv
11/29 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom // Tix: http://goo.gl/1u7gZv
12/03 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/R0xAKc
12/04 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club // Tix:
12/05 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite // Tix: http://goo.gl/IkueX6
12/06 San Diego, CA @ Casbah San Diego // Tix: http://goo.gl/L1MBgM
12/07 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom // Tix: http://goo.gl/8cq8ww
12/09 Flagstaff, AZ @ Coconino Center for the Arts // Tix: http://goo.gl/M3P7yW
12/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room // Tix:
12/12 Boise, ID @ Neurolux // Tix: http://goo.gl/yEfjww
12/13 Eugene, OR @ The WOW Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/8cq8ww

HORSE FEATHERS' 'SO IT IS WITH US' STREAMING AT NPR

October 13, 2014

Horse Feathers' new album So It Is With Us was just given the First Listen treatment over at NPR Music. Click here to stream the album one week before its October 21st release date.

So It Is With Us is available for pre-order on cd, lp and mp3.

Catch Horse Feathers on tour this Fall!
10/28 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo // Tix: http://goo.gl/1FIzW0
10/29 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret // Tix: http://goo.gl/v9VkHW
10/30 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile // Tix: http://goo.gl/ct6I0P
10/31 Spokane, WA @ The Barlett // Tix: http://goo.gl/dGbOIO
11/01 Missoula, MT @ The Top Hat // Tix: http://goo.gl/GCiJwH
11/02 Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station // Tix: http://goo.gl/SGtVeB
11/04 Jackson, WY @ Town Square Tavern // Tix: http://goo.gl/qv4uGl
11/07 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater // Tix:
11/08 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater // Tix: http://goo.gl/0Ql1Bw
11/09 Colorado Springs, CO @ Ivywild School // Tix: http://goo.gl/P570wJ
11/11 Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits // Tix: http://goo.gl/mbefta
11/13 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain // Tix: http://goo.gl/ugPUVC
11/14 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada // Tix:
11/15 Norman, OK @ Opolis Production LLC // Tix:
11/18 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird // Tix: http://goo.gl/rhNefc
11/19 Madison, WI @ Play Circle Theater // Tix: http://goo.gl/0AXXU
11/20 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/oo7Jsk
11/21 La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Theater & Lounge // Tix:
11/22 St Paul, MN @ Turf Club // Tix: http://goo.gl/reqEqL
11/23 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium // Tix: http://goo.gl/qY2gBv
11/29 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom // Tix:
12/03 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/R0xAKc
12/04 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club // Tix: http://goo.gl/OsoX05
12/05 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite // Tix: http://goo.gl/IkueX6
12/06 San Diego, CA @ Casbah San Diego // Tix: http://goo.gl/L1MBgM
12/07 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom // Tix: http://goo.gl/8cq8ww
12/09 Flagstaff, AZ @ Coconino Center for the Arts // Tix: http://goo.gl/M3P7yW
12/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room // Tix:
12/12 Boise, ID @ Neurolux // Tix: http://goo.gl/yEfjww
12/13 Eugene, OR @ The WOW Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/8cq8ww

Cameron Esposito’s new stand-up comedy album Same Sex Symbol in stores now!

October 07, 2014

Cameron Esposito’s new stand-up comedy album Same Sex Symbol in stores now!

We are proud to announce that comedian Cameron Esposito’s Kill Rock Stars debut, Same Sex Symbol, is now in stores on CD and MP3 formats. Called “the future of comedy” by none other than Jay Leno, Cameron is a fast rising LA-based standup comic, actor, writer, and has also been named “Comic to Watch” by LA Weekly, Time Out LA, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. Recorded live at two sold out shows in Portland, Same Sex Symbol captures Cameron’s edgy and straightforward humor touching on her hometown of Chicago, growing up very, very Catholic, visiting a strip club, and gay marriage.

When not on tour, Cameron can be found onstage every Tuesday at UCB LA as host of the hit live stand-up podcast “Put Your Hands Together,” recently named by ROLLING STONE as “one of the Best Comedy Podcasts.” She is also creator/host of “Wham Bam Pow”, a sci-fi/action movie podcast distributed by Maximum Fun. Cameron can been seen or heard on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, Maron, Last Call with Carson Daly, Conan, @Midnight, TakePart Live and Adventure Time. Cameron is a regular guest on top comedy podcasts “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and “How Did This Get Made?” and her biweekly column, “Who In The World Is Cameron Esposito?” can be read at The AV Club.

You can stream Same Sex Symbol tracks, “Woman Who Doesn’t Sleep With Men,” “Threesome Proposition,” and “Guacamole” at the Kill Rock Stars Bandcamp page.

Cameron Esposito will be hitting the road with Rhea Butcher this Fall on the Same Sex Symbol tour, presented by Kill Rock Stars and The AV Club.

10/07 Los Angeles, CA @ UCB LA // Tix: ttp://goo.gl/xmLuuf
10/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall (early show) // Tix: http://goo.gl/WJhAIF
10/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall (late show)// SOLD OUT
10/12 Akron, OH @ Musica // Tix: http://goo.gl/w8o0TH
10/14 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall // SOLD OUT
10/14 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/ZvX4Lf
11/02 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent // Tix: http://goo.gl/SokAew
11/05 Denver, CO @ ComedyWorks // Tix: http://goo.gl/FohbUH
11/14 San Diego, CA @ Legends // Tix: http://goo.gl/C36UXW
11/15 San Diego, CA @ Legends // Tix: http://goo.gl/C36UXW
01/03 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios // Tix: http://goo.gl/HXrMM8