SUMMER CANNIBALS DEBUT NEW SINGLE "SAY MY NAME" AT NOISEY
March 17, 2016WHOA! Portland rocker Summer Cannibals have debuted the song "Say My Name", off the band's upcoming album Full Of It, at Noisey!
Led by guitarist/vocalist Jessica Boudreaux and aided by the rhythm section of drummer Devon Shirley, bassist Jenny Logan, Summer Cannibals have that perfect mix of snotty attitude, unbounded energy, and window rattling volume. The band will bring this energy to stages across North America as they join The Thermals on a national tour. Tickets are currently on sale HERE.
Full Of It will be released on May 27th, 2016. Click here to pre-order your copy!
Wimps share video for COUCHES, get into the ART ZONE, and prepare for East Coast tour!
March 16, 2016It's Wimps video week at KRS hq! Not only have Wimps debut the video for their punk mega-jam Couches, they've also appeared on the latest episode of Art Zone with Nancy Guppy to play KRS office fav "Old Guy" AND the song "Take It As It Comes!" Both songs appear on the band's new album CHECK IT OUT!
CATCH WIMPS ON TOUR THIS SPRING!
03/25 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Stickers, VHS, Casual Hex
03/27 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival w/ Built to Spill
04/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
04/02 New York, NY @ Berlin
04/03 Cambridge, MA @ Out of the Blue Too Gallery
04/04 Philadelphia, PA @ The Nest
04/05 Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space (w/ Ed Shraeder’s Music Beat & Jaill)
04/06 Harrisburg, PA @ The MakeSpace
04/07 Toronto, ONT @ Silver Dollar Room
04/08 Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
04/09 Chicago, IL @ Reed’s Local
04/24 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Pony Time
05/29 George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
SUMMER CANNIBALS SIGN TO KILL ROCK STARS
February 22, 2016
Kill Rock Stars is excited to announce the latest addition to their roster: Portland’s own Summer Cannibals. The brilliant rock band is set to release their third full length album Full of It on May 2016.
Led by guitarist/vocalist Jessica Boudreaux, the Cannibals initially cut their teeth on the local circuit, sharing the stage and receiving encouragement from peers such as The Thermals. Along the way, they released a pair of fantastic fulllengths 2013’s No Makeup and 2015’s Show Us Your Mind — on their own label, New Moss Records. Show Us Your Mind was recorded by legendary NW engineer Larry Crane and was recently named one of the best of 2015 by Sound Opinions co-host Jim DeRogatis. The band has since spent an unhealthy amount of time on the road, earning accolades and adding plenty of fresh converts to their highly charged, no frills attack.
It seems only logical that when the band decided to sign to a label, they chose a label like Kill Rock Stars, which has a long history of putting out fearless, female fronted bands like Bikini Kill and SleaterKinney. “Summer Cannibals take us back to our roots,” says KRS President Portia Sabin. “Jessica is a great songwriter and the band is super exciting live, it’s a perfect fit.”
The new album Full Of It is the band’s defining statement to date. Recorded at the amazing analog recording studio The Dock with producer Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, Wild Flag), the LP is one of those massive leaps forward that every band hopes to achieve at least once in their career. Aided by a new powerhouse rhythm section of drummer Devon Shirley and bassist Jenny Logan and guitarist Marc Swart, the 11 songs spark with that perfect mix of snotty attitude, unbounded energy, and window rattling volume.
For their part, the four musicians keep their collective foot on the gas pedal, roaring through tunes like the jagged, screaming title track and the shouting, fist pumping drive of “Just A Little Bit.” But they’re savvy and talented enough to ease up when it counts. Just listen for those sweet melodies carrying “Say My Name” along or the pair of simmering tunes that close out the album: “Fall In” and “Simple Life.” The whole thing is done and dusted in about 35 minutes. Just enough time to catch your breath and drop the needle on side A again. Click here to pre-order Full of It
COMEDIAN NATHAN BRANNON SIGNS TO KILL ROCK STARS
December 15, 2015
We are excited to announce the addition of comedian Nathan Brannon to the Kill Rock Stars roster. He will be recording his next live stand-up album on Friday, January 22nd at Alberta Street Pub in Portland, OR. Tickets are on sale now.
Nathan won Helium Comedy's 2012 Portland's Funniest Person Competition, the 2012 Seattle International Comedy Competition, and has opened for the likes of Dave Chappelle, Damon Wayans, and Maria Bamford.
Nathan recently launched the Hamster Village podcast on the Funemployment Network. The Hamster Village podcast focuses on the lives and experiences of interracial couples.
Nathan Brannon tour dates
01/22/16 Portland, OR @ Alberta Street Pub ALBUM RECORDING Click here for tickets
02/11/16 Boise, ID @ Liquid Laughs Comedy Club
02/12/16 Boise, ID @ Liquid Laughs Comedy Club
02/13/16 Boise, ID @ Liquid Laughs Comedy Club
02/14/16 Boise, ID @ Liquid Laughs Comedy Club
R.I.P. Delta 5's Kelvin Knight
December 10, 2015Delta 5 drummer and long time friend of Kill Rock Stars Kelvin Knight passed away last week. Kelvin was one of our favorite people to work with and his passion for music was off the charts. We love him and miss him.
Comedian Rhea Butcher signs to Kill Rock Stars
December 07, 2015
We are excited to announce that comedian Rhea Butcher has joined the Kill Rock Stars roster. She will be recording her debut comedy album on Sunday, January 17th at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR. Tickets are on sale now.
Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer who has appeared on NBC' s Last Comic Standing, Buzzfeed and Funny Or Die Presents. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Her James Dean like cool has endeared her to audiences nationwide, both in her live appearances opening for comics like Pete Holmes, Anthony Jeselnik, Maria Bamford and Cameron Esposito in large theatre venues, or her podcast appearances on shows like You Made It Weird, How Did This Get Made? and Sklarboro Country. In 2016, Rhea will debut her first television series, "Take My Wife" for NBCUniversal's new Seeso platform, launch a web series on Legendary/Amy Poelher's Smart Girls Network, host recurring segments as the first correspondent on Paul F. Tompkins' "No You Shut Up" on Fusion, appear at SF Sketchfest for the 3rd year running and release her first standup album with Kill Rock Stars Records.
Emily Heller shares trailer for new album 'Good For Her'
December 06, 2015Comedian Emily Heller has debuted this new commercial for her excellent comedy album Good For Her and it features cameos from folks like Will Forte, Ron Funches, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, Kumail Nanjiani, and wayyy more! Check it out!
Good For Her is available now on CD and good ol' MP3. Preview some tracks at Bandcamp!
IAN KARMEL PERFORMS ON CONAN!
November 20, 2015Ian Karmel did stand up on last night's episode of Conan to promote his new comedy album 9.2 on Pitchfork. Check it out!
Preview Emily Heller and Ian Karmel's comedy albums at TuneIn!!
November 10, 2015The debut albums from comedians Emily Heller and Ian Karmel are not in stores until Friday, November 13th but you can listen to previews of the album TODAY at our TuneIn radio station! What a crazy world we're living in! Check it out!
DOWNLOAD OUR NEW COMEDY SAMPLER
October 22, 2015Good news, MP3 fans! We made a new digital sampler of stand-up comedy from Ian Karmel, Emily Heller, Cameron Espsoito, Hari Kondabolu, and Kurt Braunohler that you can download for FREE at our Bandcamp page! Click here to download Crazed MP3 Fans Vol. 2!
WIMPS LIVE ON KEXP!
October 15, 2015Wimps stopped by KEXP's hit show Audioasis to play some songs from their upcoming album Suitcase and chat with DJ Sharlese! Check it out...
Click here to pre-order Suitcase on LP, CS, CD, or MP3! Suitcase will be available in stores on November 13th, 2015.
Wimps to release 'Suitcase' on November 13th!
October 05, 2015We are excited to finally be releasing Suitcase, the sophomore album from Wimps, on November 13th, 2015 on LP, CS, CD, and MP3! Listen to a stream of album tracks "Suitcase" and "Take It As It Comes"...
Seattle's punk rock slackers-in-chief Wimps are a Seattle-based three-piece comprised of scene veterans Rachel Ratner (Butts) on guitar and lead vocals, Matt Nyce (Meth Teeth) on bass and backing vocals, and Dave Ramm (The Intelligence) on drums. Wimps serve their own brand of rapid-fire punk with a smattering of lo-fi post punk guitar work to create an angular, slightly off-kilter blast. Ratner lyrically twists otherwise common day-to-day woes into relatable tales of struggle shout-sung call and response stabs that champion boredom, laziness and social anxieties with wiry riffs and punchy bass lines, propelled by the measured rhythms of drummer David Ramm.
Wimps tour dates
11/13 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse w/ Stickers
11/14 Portland, OR @ The Know
12/11 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
12/12 Portland, OR @ The Spare Room w/ Kinski, Deep Fried Boogie Band
Wimps have come up with a ton of INSANE pre-order ideas for this album including a knit beanie starring their soon-to-be-iconic skateboarding hotdog and an iron transfer so that you can make your own Wimps t-shirt at home! Click here for more info!