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HAPPY RECORD RELEASE DAY TO KURT BRAUNOHLER!

August 20, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Kurt Braunohler's album How Do I Land, the first intentional comedy album on Kill Rock Stars, is in stores today (it's also available from our mail-order store and Bandcamp page in case your town doesn't have a record store)! You can stream selected tracks from the album below.



Kurt was interviewed by Papermag about the new album, skywriting, life in LA and the engraved double dongs that we're selling in mailorder. It's a very funny read.

DON'T FORGET TO CATCH KURT ON TOUR THIS FALL!
08/23 Denver CO High Plains Comedy Festival
08/24 Denver CO HIgh Plains Comedy Festival
08/27 Brooklyn NY Bell House
09/07 Hollywood CA Amoeba Records Monthly Charity Auction - EARLY 4PM SHOW
09/13 Miami FL Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival
09/14 Miami Fl Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival
09/15 Miami FL Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival
09/16 Miami FL Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival
09/28 Brooklyn NY Bell House - Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen (with Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Nick Turner, Leo allen, Bridgett Everett and more!)
10/17 Tacoma WA Tacoma Comedy Club (8pm show)
10/18 Tacoma Wa Tacoma Comedy Club - Early 8pm show
10/18 Tacoma WA Tacoma Comedy Club - Late 10:30 pm show
10/19 Tacoma WA Tacoma Comedy Club - Early 8pm show
10/19 Tacoma WA Tacoma Comedy Club - Late 10:30 pm show

KURT BRAUNOHLER ON CONAN (VIDEO)

August 16, 2013

Here's video footage of Kurt Braunohler's appearance on Conan last night (in case you're like me and missed it because you don't have cable.)

Kurt's debut album How Do I Land? is in stores on TUESDAY and available for pre-order NOW at our online store!

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NEW QUASI TRACK FROM MOLE CITY: "SEE YOU ON MARS"

August 15, 2013

Today Spin premiered "See You On Mars," the second single from Quasi's upcoming double album Mole City (in good record stores everywhere on October 1st!)




Mole City is available for pre-order on cd and lp from our mail order store! All pre-orders come with a bonus cd of cover songs (while supplies last) and we also have some pre-order bundles with options like a t-shirt screened by the band, a 20th anniversary zine, and outgoing voice messages recorded by the band!

Mole City is also available to pre-order in the digital audio format of your choice from the KRS Bandcamp page (digital pre-orders come with an instant download of "See You On Mars" and "You Can Stay But You Got To Go."

October 3 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
October 4 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
October 5 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
October 7 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
October 8 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
October 9 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
October 10 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
October 11 - New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
October 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot And Saddle
October 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
October 14 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
October 16 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
October 17 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
October 18 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
October 19 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
October 20 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
November 3 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
November 4 - Salt Lake City, UT @Kilby Court
November 5 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
November 7 - Denton, TX @ Dan's Silverleaf
November 8-10 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
November 12 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
November 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
November 14 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant and Music Club
November 15 - San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club
November 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
November 21 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Caberet
November 22 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
November 23 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

'KEEP IT DRY' WITH THE KURT BRAUNOHLER RALLY TOWEL!

August 14, 2013


Kurt Braunohler's How Do I Land? is coming out on Tuesday, August 20th and we've made a towel with Kurt's face on it to celebrate! Head on over to the KRS mail order store if you want to 'Keep It Dry!"
How Do I Land? is available to purchase digitally from our Bandcamp page or on cd from our mail order store.

NEW MARNIE STERN: "THIS WAS IT"

Kurt Braunohler shares "Three Fun Things" you can do to improve the world

August 08, 2013


Papermag.com just debuted video footage of Kurt Braunohler's "Three Fun Things" track from the upcoming album How Do I Land? (in stores August 20th, 2013!) Once you watch it you'll understand why we sell shirts that say "Nothin' but net!" in our mail order department.
How Do I Land is available for pre-order on cd from our mail order department or digitally on our Bandcamp page (digital preorders include an instant download of three album tracks!)

NEW QUASI VIDEO FOR "YOU CAN STAY BUT YOU GOTTA GO"

July 23, 2013

Pitchfork premiered the video for Quasi's song "You Can Stay But You Gotta Go" this morning!

"You Can Stay But You Gotta Go" appears on Quasi's new album Mole City, available for pre-order on cd and gatefold double lp now!

Quasi will be touring the US and Europe this fall. Dates below:
10/03 Omaha NE Slowdown
10/04 Kansas City MO Record Bar
10/05 St Louis MO Off Broadway
10/07 Birmingham AL The Bottletree
10/08 Atlanta GA Drunken Unicorn
10/09 Chapel Hill NC Local 506
10/10 Washington DC DC Black Cat Backstage
10/11 New Haven Ct Cafe Nine
10/12 Philadelphia PA Boot & Saddle
10/13 Brooklyn NY Knitting Facotry
10/14 New York NY Mercury Lounge
10/16 Allston Ma Great Scott
10/17 Buffalo NY Tralf Music Hall
10/18 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop
10/19 Chicago IL Schuba's
10/20 Minneapolis MN 7th St. Entry
11/04 Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court
11/05 Denver CO Hi Dive
11/07 Denton Tx Dan's Silverleaf
11/11 Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room
11/12 San Diego CA Casbah
11/13 Los Angeles CA The Echo
11/14 Santa Brbara CA Soho Restaurant and Music
11/15 San Jose CA The Blank Club
11/16 San Francisco CA Bottom of the Hill
11/21 Vancouver BC The Biltmore Cabaret
11/22 Seattle Wa Tractor Tavern
11/23 Portland Or Doug Fir Lounge

QUASI ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF 'MOLE CITY'

July 22, 2013

Quasi have just announced their US tour dates in support of their upcoming album Mole City! Quasi ALWAYS kill it live, check them out in YOUR TOWN

10/03 Omaha NE Slowdown
10/04 Kansas City MO Record Bar
10/05 St Louis MO Off Broadway
10/07 Birmingham AL The Bottletree
10/08 Atlanta GA Drunken Unicorn
10/09 Chapel Hill NC Local 506
10/10 Washington DC DC Black Cat Backstage
10/11 New Haven Ct Cafe Nine
10/12 Philadelphia PA Boot & Saddle
10/13 Brooklyn NY Knitting Facotry
10/14 New York NY Mercury Lounge
10/16 Allston Ma Great Scott
10/17 Buffalo NY Tralf Music Hall
10/18 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop
10/19 Chicago IL Schuba's
10/20 Minneapolis MN 7th St. Entry
11/04 Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court
11/05 Denver CO Hi Dive
11/07 Denton Tx Dan's Silverleaf
11/11 Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room
11/12 San Diego CA Casbah
11/13 Los Angeles CA The Echo
11/14 Santa Brbara CA Soho Restaurant and Music
11/15 San Jose CA The Blank Club
11/16 San Francisco CA Bottom of the Hill
11/21 Vancouver BC The Biltmore Cabaret
11/22 Seattle Wa Tractor Tavern
11/23 Portland Or Doug Fir Lounge


Mole City will be in stores on October 1st, 2013. You can pre-order the cd and lp from our mail order store (all physical pre-orders come with a 4 song cd-r of covers) or pre-order a digital version of the album from our Bandcamp page.

Hands announce September tour dates with On An On

July 19, 2013

Hands are hitting the road in September to play a bunch of shows with On An On!

9/6 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern * Doors @ 9pm
9/7 Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club * Doors @ 8pm
9/8 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo * Doors @ 8pm
9/10 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord * Doors @ 8:30pm
9/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite * Doors @ 8:30pm
9/12 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar * Doors @ 8:30pm
9/13 Tuscon, AZ @ Solar Culture * Doors @ 8pm
9/14 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock * Doors @ 7:30pm
9/16 Austin, TX @ Mohawk * Doors @ 9pm
9/17 Dallas, TX @ Three Links * Doors @ 7pm
9/19 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge * Doors @ 8pm

The band recently recorded a stripped down version of their radio smash, "The Game Is Changing Us" for the folks at Filter Magazine.

Hands' debut album, Synesthesia, is in stores now on cd and lp!

Hari Kondabolu signs to Kill Rock Stars!

July 18, 2013

Kill Rock Stars is proud to announce that they have signed comedian Hari Kondabolu and will be releasing his first full-length comedy album in early 2014. NPR calls Kondabolu “a brainy comedian who cuts through the polite talk around race and gender,” and as such he is a perfect fit with KRS. Much of the music put out in the last 22 years on the label has been made by women, and much of it has a progressive political slant. Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who has been described by Timeout NY as “smart, analytical, and rising.” He has performed on CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011. Hari is currently a writer and recurring on-camera contributor for FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. He made his UK television debut on BBC 3’s Russell Howard’s Good News in April 2011, which preceded a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He then had a regular segment on the first series of BBC3′s “Live at the Electric” starring Russell Kane. He has also appeared on popular podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron and You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes.

When in New York City, he co-hosts the mostly improvised, monthly talk show The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from hip hop group Das Racist). He also wrote the cover story for Spin Magazine about Das Racist in 2011. Hari is also a former video blogger for WORLD COMPASS, a joint initiative between WGBH Boston, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

NPR's Morning Edition posted a great article on Kondabolu earlier today. You can read it here http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/07/18/203034882/comedian-hari-kondabolu-on-diversity-race-and-burger-king

Kondabolu is the road right now as part of the Totally Biased Standup Tour. Dates below:


07/19/13 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
07/20/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Largo
07/21/13 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
07/25/13 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin' Wolf
07/26/13 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
07/27/13 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live

website- www.harikondabolu.com

Kurt Braunohler's debut album "How Do I Land?" out August 20th

July 08, 2013



We're beyond excited to announce that we will be releasing Kurt Braunohler's debut album, How Do I Land? on August 20th.

Kurt was chosen as featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list. He was also featured in Time Out New York's list of 50 Funniest New Yorkers, named as a "Comic to Watch" by Comedy Central, the New York Comedy Festival and TimeOut NY, as well as “Best Male Stand-Up” by the ECNY and “Best Unscripted Host” by the New York Television Festival.

In early 2013, venerable indie label Kill Rock Stars announced Kurt as the first comedy signing for the label. Kurt’s debut album How Do I Land?, recorded live at packed rock clubs in Seattle and Portland, is set for release late summer 2013. The album’s title comes from Kurt’s “Cloud Project” in which he raised $6k on Kickstarter and hired a pilot to write the words “How Do I Land?” across the LA sky. The resulting skywriting images went viral.

Kurt recently launched his amazing new podcast The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler. The K Ohle podcast features some not-so-standard segments featuring Kurt and a great line up of guests including Paul F Tompkins, Matt Braunger, Jon Daly, Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Agee and Nick Thorburn (from Islands/Unicorns who also wrote the theme song.). New episodes are available every Tuesday on the Nerdist Network.

On TV, Kurt can been seen (or heard) on Bob's Burgers, Delocated, Chelsea Lately, John Oliver Stand Up, The Heart She Holler, Comedy Central Presents, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Assy McGee, Human Giant and as host of IFC’s hit comedy game show Bunk!, He can also be heard on the radio on This American Life talking about his 13-year relationship Rumspringa.

Called "a prolific stand-up comedian" by the Los Angeles Times, Kurt has performed his whip-smart comedy on stages across the world as featured act and at festivals including Outside Lands, SXSW, All Tomorrow's Parties, Bonnaroo,Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Chicago, and on IFC’sComedy Bang! Bang! Live. Oh, and he once performed at Radio City Music Hall.

Kurt co-created and co-hosted the continuously sold-out NYC variety show “Hot Tub” for 7 years with his comedy writing partner Kristen Schaal. The duo moved the show to LA and in Jan 2013 it relaunched with a sold out show at The Virgil. Hailed as “the hottest new comedy show” by Los Angeles Magazine, Kurt and Kristen continue to curate, host and peform Hot Tub to a packed house every Monday night.

"Kurt Braunohler is the Andrew WK of Comedy." – Time Out NY

“Do you like wunderkinds? Then you will LOVE KURT!” – BrooklynVegan

"Braunohler's brand of humour is insane, life-affirming, silly and above all hugely enjoyable." - Time Out London

How Do I Land? is available to pre-order now from our mailorder department! We have some pretty insane pre-order bundles for this one including a Nothin' But Net! t-shirt, a Kurt Brauhohler sports towel that says 'Keep It Dry!", and PERSONALIZED ENGRAVED DOUBLE DONGS (it's make sense once you listen to the album.) Yes, the double dongs come with an 'mp3 dongload code.' Check out all the pre-order options at http://www.killrockstars.com/howdoiland Every pre-order from our mail order will come with a greeting card! (Note: All pre-order ship to arrive the week of August 20th, 2013. Any items purchased with this pre-order will not ship until the week of August 20th, 2013 as well.)

Crazed mp3 fans can pre-order How Do I Land from our Bandcamp page at http://killrockstars.bandcamp.com/album/how-do-i-land