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March 26, 2013

Stereo Total made a video for "We Don't Wanna Dance" from their upcoming albumCactus Versus Brazel.

We'll be releasing Cactus Versus Brazel digitally on April 2nd! You can pre-ordrer the album now on our Bandcamp page!

The band will be playing shows all over USA and Canada this Spring... 04/11 Washington DC DC9
04/12 Brooklyn NY Knitting Factory
04/13 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall
04/16 Montreal QC Il Motore
04/17 Quebec QC Le Cercle
04/18 Toronto ON The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
04/20 Pontiac MI The Pike Room @ Crofoot Ballroom
04/21 Chicago IL Empty Bottle
04/23 Austin TX Red 7
04/27 Los Angeles CA The Troubadour
05/01 San Francisco CA The Rickshaw Stop
05/03 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge
05/04 Seattle WA Barboza


March 26, 2013

Yesterday The Guardian UK named Hands "New band of the day" and premiered the song "Brave Motion." Read all about it on The Guardian website...

Hands have also announced their upcoming Monday Residency at The Echo in Los Angeles. All 4 shows are presented by 98.7

April 1 @ The Echo
9pm The Chances
10pm Mayan Jefferson
11pm Hands
12pm DJ Set by Aaron Castle
April 8 @ The Echoplex

DJ Sets by Paul Tao/IAMSound
9pm LA Font
10pm Cuckoo Chaos
11pm Hands
12pm Touche'

April 15 @ The Echo
9pm Hott MT
10pm Casual Knowledge
11pm Hands
12pm DJ Set by 98.7's JJ Corsini

April 22 co-presented by BUZZBANDSLA @ The Echo
DJ Sets by Buzzbands LA
9pm Body Parts
10pm Caught a Ghost
11pm Hands
12pm KCRW DJ Valida

We'll be releasing Hands' debut album Synesthesia on April 30th. Pre-order it on our Bandcamp page!


March 19, 2013

Marnie Stern's The Chronicles Of Marnia is available today in good record stores EVERYWHERE!!!! If you can't make it to a record store, consider ordering the cd or lp from our mailorder department! Or if you're more info mp3s, flac files, and that stuff head over to our bandcamp page where the album is ON SALE all week long (it's currently at $3.50 and we're going to be raising the price 50 cents every day this week.)


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!)

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.


Kill Rock Stars SXSW Showcase!

February 28, 2013

Looks like it's that time of the year again... if you're going to be in Austin for SXSW, consider joining us at Maggie Mae's on March 14th for our official showcase!

KRS bands Marnie Stern, Kinski, Boats, and Hands are all going to be there... PLUS our friends Weatherbox and Hott Mt. It's going to be a party (music and alcohol!)
If you don't have a wrist band or badge, don't worry, our bands are going to be playing all over the place. Stay tuned for more info...


February 25, 2013

Great news for all your Marnie Stern fans in the UK, she's flying over to play some shows in Late May/Early June!

05/30 Birmingham UK Hare & Hounds
05/31 Sheffield UK Queen's Social Club
06/01 Manchester UK Ruby Lounge
06/02 Glasgow UK Broadcast
06/03 Leeds UK Brudenell Social Club
06/04 Bristol UK Louisiana
06/05 London UK The Garage

In other exciting Marnie Stern news, the vinyl copies of her new album The Chronicles of Marnia showed up at the office today!

They won't be in stores until March 19th but you can pre-order your copy now at our online shop.
All cd and lp pre-orders placed before the March 19th release date get a free 4 song bonus cd-r of previously unreleased home recordings!

You can also pre-order the album digitally on our bandcamp page and instantly get 3 songs from the album!


February 25, 2013 just premiered Boats' new music video for "Getting Worst.jpeg" off of their new album A Fairway Full of Miners.

Boats are on a big US/Canadian tour right now! Chances are they're headed to your town...
02/26 Spokane WA Mootsy's
02/28 Vancouver BC The Cobalt
03/01 Seattle Wa The Comet
03/02 Olympia WA The Northern
03/03 Portland OR Holocene
03/06 San Francisco CA Elbo Room
03/07 San Diego CA Tin Can
03/08 Los Angeles CA The Satellite
03/10 Las Vegas NV Bunkhouse
03/11 Albuquerque NM Iron Haus
03/12 Oklahoma City OK Conservatory
03/14 Austin TX Friends (SXSW Day Show)
03/14 Austin TX Maggie Mae's Gibson Room (KRS Showcase)
03/17 New Orleans LA Circle Bar
03/18 Memphis TN The Court House
03/19 Louisville KY Zanzabar
03/20 Cincinnati OH MOTR
03/21 Windsor Ontario Phog Lounge
03/27 Guelph Ontario Albion
03/28 Ottawa Ontario Pressed
03/29 Montreal Quebec La Cagibi
03/30 Brooklyn NY The Legion Bar
03/31 Pittsburgh PA Howlers
04/02 Chicago IL Double Door
04/05 Winnipeg MB The Windsor


February 15, 2013

Yesterday Pitchfork premiered "Nothing Is Easy," the third single from Marnie Stern's upcoming album The Chronicles of Marnia.
Listen to the track below...

Marnie and her band will be hitting the road shortly after The Chronicles Of Marnia's March 19th release date...
03-10 Denton, TX - 35 Denton
03-11 McAllen, TX - Galax-Z Fair
03-12-17 Austin, TX - SXSW
04-09 Oberlin, OH - Oberlin College
04-11 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
04-12 Hanover, NH - Dartmouth College
04-14 Boston, MA - Great Scott *
04-15 Montreal, Quebec - Casa Del Popolo *
04-16 Toronto, Ontario - Parts and Labour *
04-17 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
04-18 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick *
04-19 Milwaukee, WI - Lawrence College *
04-20 Omaha, NE - Barley Street Tavern *
04-21 Denver, CO - Moe's *
04-23 Boise, ID - Neurolux
04-24 Seattle, WA - Barboza
04-25 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Media Room
04-26 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
04-28 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
04-29 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
04-30 Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite
05-01 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
05-03 Austin, TX - Holy Mountain
05-05 Atlanta, GA - 529
05-06 Nashville, TN - Stone Fox
05-08 Dayton, OH - Canal Street Tavern #
05-09 Washington DC - Black Cat ^
05-10 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas ^

* with Roomrunner
# with Motel Beds
^ with Barren Girls

In other EXCITING Marnie Stern news, we're going to be including a 4 song cd-r of previously unreleased home recordings with all pre-orders from our mailorder department! This cd-r will only be available from our mailorder so get your order in before March 19th or regret it later...


February 01, 2013

After YEARS of pressure from "CRAZED MP3 FANS™" we've decided to launch a digital subscription service. That's right, we've started a KILL ROCK STARS Drip.FM account!
For the low price of $9.99 a month you'll receive:
*every New Kill Rock Stars release the moment it's released as 320 k mp3s (or wav or flac files if that's your thing!)
* highlights from the Kill Rock Stars back catalog
*access to singles from upcoming releases
*outtakes, remixes, AND MORE!
ALSO new subscribers will receive an instant download of Corin Tucker Band's "Kill My Blues", Elliott Smith's "Either/Or," and our "Here's To Another 21 Years!" compilation (a fun overview of the KRS catalog) We're also sending a mystery pack to the first 30 subscribers (USA only, have you seen the new postage rates? sheesh...) AND every new subscription will include a 15% off coupon for the Kill Rock Stars online store! I know this all sounds too good to be true, but we are DEAD SERIOUS. WE WON'T BE UNDERSOLD!
CLICK HERE for more details.


January 23, 2013

Hipster guys, are you tired of seeing Marnie Stern have relationships with an endless array of losers and bores? Don’t you think a guitarist as great as Marnie should have someone special to watch Law and Order SVU with? Do you enjoy petting dogs while eating chicken wings? And honestly, don’t you think a nice, positively cute, 30-something Jewish girl should meet the man of her dreams? We sure do!

If you live in the New York City area (no long-distance beaus please) and are not a total creep/stalker (we will KNOW if you are), please send an email with your answers to the application questions below, your favorite Marnie song, and a recent photo of yourself. We will pay for this date, but you’re paying for the next one!

Age, religion, and race are not a factor, but a sense of humor is critical. Marnie’s ideal man is a homebody who doesn’t mind that his girlfriend is out of town on tour a lot, and is not a drug addict, a slacker, or a vegan.

One more thing: Marnie doesn’t get to pick the winner, Marnie’s record label and publicist do, so go ahead and charm the metaphorical pants off us. We just want the best for her… and maybe you are it!!

Please email all applications to
Are you gainfully employed? Elaborate.
When/ how long was your last relationship?
What are your hobbies/interests?
What qualities do you most enjoy in a woman?
List any anti-depressants you currently take:
What do you know about Marnie and why do you want to date her?
What would your most recent ex-girlfriend say about you? Can we get her email?
Where would you take Marnie on a first date and why?

The Chronicles of Marnia" is in stores March 19th and available for pre-order from our mailorder dept.