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Horse Feathers touring all over US in Nov/Dec

September 12, 2012

Just keeping everyone posted about Horse Feathers announcement of a grand sweep from Pac NW to upper East Coast in November. Justin and company heads to Colorado and through the Southwest in December. Check out the tour dates!

DEERHOOF on tour and on sale at our bandcamp page

September 04, 2012

Deerhoof are playing shows all over the USA this fall in celebration of their new album, Breakup Song (out today on Polyvinyl.)

09/05 Washington DC Black Cat
09/06 Raleigh NC The Contemporary Art Museum
09/09 Montreal Canada Pop Montreal @ Cabaret Du Mile End
09/17 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/18 Cambridge MA The Middle East
09/21 Lexington KY Boomslang Fest @ Cosmic Charlie's
09/22 Chicago Il Schuba's (they're playing two shows)
09/22 Chicago IL Schuba's
09/23 Minneapolis MN Mill City Nights
09/24 Omaha NE The Waiting Room
09/25 Denver CO Hi-Dive
09/27 Garden City ID Visual Arts Collective
09/28 Seattle Wa The Vera Project
09/29 Portland OR Branx
09/30 Arcata Ca The Depot @ Humboldt State University
10/01 San Francisco Ca Slim's
10/02 Los Angeles Ca Echoplex
11/03 Dalla Tx Prophet Bar
11/04 Austin Tx Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/05 Houston TX Walters [info]
11/06 Baton Rouge LA Spanish Moon
11/07 Mobile Al Alabama Music Box ]
11/08 Tallahassee FL Club Downunder
11/09 Orlando FL Accidental Music Festival @ The Plaza Live
11/10 Athens Ga 40 Watt Club
11/12 Richmod Va The National
11/13 Baltimore MD Ottobar

we also put all their Kill Rock Stars albums on sale for $5 on our Bandcamp page!






New Milagres music video!

August 31, 2012

Milagres just sent us a video for their song Glowing Mouth, off of their album of the same name.

You can check out their album at our online store!

Listen to an unreleased version of Elliott Smith's "Ballad Of Big Nothing"

August 23, 2012

It's Elliott Smith August at Kill Rock Stars and we're releasing a previously unreleased track every Thursday to celebrate. This week it's "Ballad of Big Nothing (Alternate Version.)"

You can download the song for $1 at our Bandcamp page.

Sleater-Kinney's "One Beat" lp turns 10!

August 21, 2012

Sleater-Kinney's classic album, One Beat, turned 10 years old yesterday, so we made the album available to stream (and download as lossless audio, flac files, 320k mp3s, etc.) on our bandcamp page!

Enjoy!

Elliott Smith - Unreleased alternate take of "Angeles" debuts on Pitchfork.

August 16, 2012

It's Elliott Smith August at Kill Rock Stars and we're releasing a previously unreleased track every Thursday to celebrate. This week it's "Angeles (Alternate Version.)" Read all about it at Pitchfork...

Angeles is available as a lossless download on the Kill Rock Stars bandcamp for $1.

Here's last week's track, "Punch and Judy (Alternate Version)," in case you missed it...

Punch and Judy is available as a lossless download on the Kill Rock Stars bandcamp for $1.

New unreleased Elliott Smith track: Punch and Judy (Alternate Version)

August 09, 2012

It's Elliott Smith August at Kill Rock Stars and we're releasing a previously unreleased track every Thursday to celebrate. This week it's "Punch and Judy (Alternate Version.)" Read all about it at Pitchfork...

Punch and Judy is available as a lossless download on the Kill Rock Stars bandcamp for $1.

Here's last week's track, "Alameda (Alternate Version)," in case you missed it...

Elliott Smith's Birthday today - $4.99 for "An Introduction to... Elliott Smith"

Elliott Smith classic LPs: "Either/Or" and "Self Titled" now on 180 gram vinyl!

August 03, 2012

To celebrate Elliott Smith's birthday (August 6),
KRS has reissued these classic albums on slick 180 gram vinyl.

Please place your preorder in our store now, they will ship next week.
Enter the code "ELLIOTT" at checkout for 10% off.
Enjoy!

Elliott Smith - Unreleased alternate take of "Alameda" debuts on Pitchfork.

August 03, 2012

Listen: Alternate Take on Elliott Smith's Alameda
Read the article by Jenn Pelly at Pitchfork.

August 6 would have been Elliott Smith's 43rd birthday, and to mark the occassion, his former label Kill Rock Stars is sharing a series of rare, unreleased tracks. It starts with a version of "Alameda", recorded during the same sessions that yielded the album version featured on Smith's essential 1997 release Either/Or. This version contains alternate lyrics during the chorus. Kill Rock Stars will also reissue Either/Or and Smith's self-titled 1995 album on 180-gram vinyl this month, in honor of Smith's birthday.

On August 6, Kill Rock Stars will sell its 2010 Smith compilation An Introduction to... for $4.99 all day. You'll also receive "a present" from the label if you sign up for their mailing list that day.

Throughout August, Smith's entire Kill Rock Stars output will be available digitally for $49. And for the duration of 2012, any Kill Rock Stars mailorder purchase will be accompanied by a 10% off coupon for their Smith offerings.

Alameda (alternate version) by Elliott Smith

STEREOGUM PREMIERES “NESKOWIN” FROM CORIN TUCKER BAND’S KILL MY BLUES;

July 31, 2012

The track “Neskowin” from the Corin Tucker Band’s highly anticipated sophomore effort Kill My Blues is premiering at Stereogum along with brand new west coast tour dates.
The follow-up to the group’s critically acclaimed 2010 release 1,000 Years—an album hailed as “thoughtful [and] subtle” by Pitchfork and “a determined effort” by the Los Angeles Times— Kill My Blues finds former Sleater-Kinney frontwoman Tucker returning to her riot grrrl sonic roots along with band members Seth Lorinczi (Golden Bears), Sara Lund (Unwound) and Mike Clark (Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks).
Of writing and recording the new album, Tucker notes that Kill My Blues was a group effort. “After the past two years playing together, traveling and making music, I think we’re more comfortable,” she says. “We collaborated on every song on this record and no one was shy about their ideas. I think you can hear that sense of joy and abandon in the songs.”
Best-known for her role in punk rock mainstay Sleater-Kinney, Tucker also played in the influential early-`90s rock group Heavens to Betsy. Recently she has appeared alongside Sleater-Kinney bandmate Carrie Brownstein in the IFC comedy Portlandia. Corin lives with her two children and filmmaker husband Lance Bangs in Portland.
Kill My Blues is available for pre-order at the KRS store. Pre-orders will ship the week of September 18.

Corin Tucker Band's "Kill My Blues" now available for pre-order

July 27, 2012

Corin Tucker Band's Kill My Blues is now up for pre-order on cd, lp, t-shirt with download code, tote bag with download code, and in a variety of bundles at the Kill Rock Stars store. All pre-orders come with a free 1.25" button and poster while supplies last! And we're going to include a free vinyl test press with one random order! All pre-orders ship the week of September 18th, 2012.


See the Corin Tucker Band live when they come to your town this fall...

9.13.12 Minneapolis, MN Seventh Street Entry
9.14.12 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
9.15.12 Chicago, IL Hideout Block Party
9.18.12 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
9.19.12 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
9.21.12 Atlanta, GA The Earl
9.22.12 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree
9.23.12 Pensacola, FL DeLuna Fest
9.25.12 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
9.26.12 Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage
9.27.12 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
9.28.12 Cambridge, MA TT the Bear's
9.29.12 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House