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MILAGRES PREMIERE NEW TRACK "JEWELED CAVE" AT NYLON, ADD TOUR DATES

January 16, 2014

1/16: Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland Tavern
1/17: Madison, WI @ FRZN Fest w/ Sam Fermin
1/18: Indianapolis, IN @ Do317 Lounge
1/19: Chicago, IL @ Tomorrow Never Knows Festival
2/25: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
2/26: New Haven, CT @ BAR
2/27: Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub
3/1: Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy Philly
3/6: Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
3/12-15: SXSW
3/20: Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite

“ …a heart slowing way down, big exhales and even bigger inhales.” – FADER

“The group's dynamic arrangements and instrumentation provide the perfect bed for singer-songwriter Kyle Wilson's shape-shifting voice…” – NPR

Following their critically acclaimed 2011 debut LP, Glowing Mouth, Brooklyn indie rock quartet Milagres have just announced the release of their sophomore full-length album, Violent Light, on February 25t.. Channeling influences as diverse as Al Green, Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush, Violent Light finds the band exploring the connection between ancient humanity & the advanced science of the present day.

Milagres fill Violent Light with richness and delicacy. Combining “a David Bowie-like theatricality with a sprawling prog groove.” (SPIN), “The Letterbomb” is a fuzzy, funked-up track that launches into a flurry of driving guitars, experiments using vocals as percussion. Psych-pop album cut “Jeweled Cave” immediately bursts open with bouncing synths and a driving bassline setting the stage for Kyle Wilson’s irresistible vocals. The “Jeweled Cave” MP3 premiered with NYLON today and is available HERE.

Milagres consists of Kyle Wilson, Fraser McCulloch, Chris Brazee & Paul Payabyab. The follow up to their critically acclaimed 2011 debut album, Milagres latest effort was produced by Fraser McCulloch and applies their unique writing style & self reflection in the modern world. Violent Light introduces a darker, harder sound for the group, ranging across styles from dream pop to funky classic rock. Violent Light is available for pre-order NOW at the Kill Rock Stars online store.

QUASI ADD 'MOLE CITY' JAPANESE TOUR DATES!

January 13, 2014

Quasi are taking their 'Mole City' tour to Japan for four shows in March!
All dates are with Toddle

3/2 (sun ) Tokyo - O-NEST w/Gellers
3/4(tue) Kyoto - UrBANGUILD
3/5(wed) Nagoya - TOKUZO
3/6(thu) Matsumoto - ALECX
Click here for show details and tickets.


Mole City is out now and available on cd, double lp, and

HANDS ARE GOING ON ANOTHER TOUR!

January 06, 2014

Hands are getting ready to hit the road for yet another tour (is it their fourth? their fifth? I've lost count!) in support of their KRS album Synesthesia (available on cd, lp, and digitally.) This time their hitting the road with their homies Wild Cub.

1/23 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
1/25 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
1/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
1/30 La Jolla, CA @ The Loft
2/5 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
2/6 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
2/8 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
2/10 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
2/11 Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
2/13 Albany, NY @ The Hollow
2/14 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
2/15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
2/17 Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
2/18 New York City, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
2/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

ALLISON WOLFE APPEARS ON THE NEW EPISODE OF THE FOGELNEST FILES

December 13, 2013

Allison Wolfe of Kill Rock Stars bands Bratmobile, Cold Cold Hearts, and Deep Lust is the guest on the newest episode of the Fogelnest Files (one of our favorite podcasts at the KRS office.) They talk about the Riot Grrrl movement, the break up of Bratmobile, the formation of Cold Cold Hearts, the REUNION of Bratmobile in the late 90's, and more. It's a great listen. Check it out!

If you are new to the music of Allison Wolfe, here a couple of Bandcamp embeds for your enjoyment...

HANDS RECORD LIVE SESSION FOR AUDIOTREE.TV

December 12, 2013

Hands stopped by the Audiotree.tv studio in Chicago a few weeks ago and recorded a live session! You can check it out on vimeo! Now that's what I call a technological miracle! Yumma Humma!

Hands - Audiotree Live from Audiotree Live on Vimeo.


If you like what you hear, consider downloading their debut album Synesthesia from the Kill Rock Stars Bandcamp page.

Kill Rock Stars Holiday Gift Guide

December 10, 2013

HO HO HO, KRS fans!

The holidays are here! That means it's time for the Kill Rock Stars Winter Holiday Sale!  From now until December 31st you can save 15% on EVERYTHING at our online store when you use the coupon code "HOLIDAZE" at checkout.  That's right, 15% off our wide selection of LPs by artists like Marnie Stern,QuasiElliott SmithSleater-Kinney, and The Raincoats.  15% off of CDs by artists like Kurt BraunohlerDeerhoofThe Decemberists, and Miranda July.  15% off of mp3s by artists likeBratmobileXiu Xiu, and Gossip.  You can even get 15% off of a three cassette box set!  

There really is something for everybody at our online store.  Read on for a few gift ideas from the KRS staff...

GIFTS FOR THE KILL ROCK STARS MEGAFAN THAT'S BEEN IN A COMA FOR ALL OF 2013

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We recommend the 'CRAZED KRS FANS' bundle!  Includes Marnie Stern's The Chronicles of Marnia, Kinski's Cosy Moments, Hands' Synesthesia, and Quasi's Mole City on lp, Survival Knife's Divine Mob7", Elliott Smith's Alternate Versions from Either/Or 7", the Kill Rock Stars: The Compilations 3 cassette box set, Boats' A Fairway Full of Miners on cd, Kurt Braunohler's How Do I Land? on cd, Stereo Total's Cactus Versus Brezel on mp3, and our Back To School MP3 Sale t-shirt!  

 

GIFTS FOR THE MESSY PERSON IN YOUR LIFE

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Hey, some of us our messier than others!  I know because I'm one of them (I dropped a hot dog at the airport last week.)  That's why we made a Kurt Braunohler "Keep It Dry!" rally towel!  This 11" x 18" full color towel has been sublimation printed with Kurt's face and is guaranteed to clean up any spill! 

GIFTS FOR PEOPLE WHO KEEP FORGETTING TO BRING THEIR USED BAGS TO THE GROCERY STORE

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Single use bags are OUT and reusable bags are IN!  That's why we have TWO reusable bags in our mailorder department.  There's the Corin Tucker Band tote bag with a variation of the art to their modern classic Kill My Blues, and the KRS "Bearded Dudes + Shark" tote (is it just me or do the guys on this tote look familiar?)  Go green this holiday season!

 

GIFTS FOR PEOPLE THAT LOVE TO STAY HYDRATED

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Did you know that humans are supposed to be around 70% water?  Keep it that way with our Kill Rock Stars star logo water bottle and Kill Rock Stars: 20 Years Coffee Mug (you can put liquids besides coffee in it if you want.)

 

GIFTS FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED A VACATION BUT JUST DON'T HAVE THE TIME OR MONEY

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Sometimes you need a vacation but just don't have the time or money... and that's where Thao and Mirah's: On Tour and In Their Own Words art book comes in handy!  Thao and Mirah write about life on the road and Wendy MacNaughton handles the illustrations.  It's like you're on the road WITH the band (except you don't have to lift anything or get on stage).  These are the last copies of a printed and numbered edition of 100.  Includes a download code for Thao and Mirah's 2011 album on Kill Rock Stars!  

 

GIFTS FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE VERY PATIENT

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Good things come to those who wait, and Milagres' upcoming album Violent Light is a good one!  So make the person on your holiday list wait until February 25th for their gift by pre-ordering Violent Lighton cd!  Pre-orders come with a 1.25" button and a chap book with exquisite corpse style drawings by the band!  What are you waiting for?  Oh yeah, February 25th...

Still can't figure out what to get the loved ones in your life?  Head to our online mail-order store at http://killrockstars.merchtable.com OR our Bandcamp page at http://killrockstars.bandcamp.com for more ideas.  And don't forget to use the "HOLIDAZE" coupon code at checkout to save 15%!  

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Milagres debut new single "The Letterbomb." Sophomore album 'Violent Light' out February 25th

December 10, 2013

Following their critically acclaimed 2011 debut LP, Glowing Mouth, Brooklyn indie rock quartet Milagres have just announced the release of their sophomore full-length album, Violent Light, on February 25th, 2014 via Kill Rock Stars in the US (2/24 via Memphis Industries in the UK). Channeling influences as diverse as David Bowie, Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush, Violent Light finds the band exploring the connection between ancient humanity & the advanced science of the present day.

Milagres fill Violent Light with richness and delicacy. Psych-pop album cut “Jeweled Cave” immediately bursts open with bouncing synths and a driving bassline setting the stage for Kyle Wilson’s irresistible theatric vocals. Whereas “The Letterbomb” is a fuzzy, funked-up track that launches into a flurry of driving guitars, experiments using vocals as percussion and, at times, walks the tightrope between intimacy and violence that is present throughout the album. Check out Violent Light's debut single "The Letterbomb" here.

Milagres consists of Kyle Wilson, Fraser McCulloch, Chris Brazee & Paul Payabyab. The follow up to their critically acclaimed 2011 debut album, Milagres latest effort was produced by Fraser McCulloch and applies their unique writing style & self reflection in the modern world. Violent Lightintroduces a darker, harder sound for the group, ranging across styles from dream pop to funky classic rock.

Violent Light is available to pre-order NOW at the Kill Rock Stars mail order department.

Stay tuned for more news from Milagres coming soon!

Bratmobile's Pottymouth and Heavens to Betsy's Calculated now available as part of Gone Home Record Collection!

November 13, 2013

GREAT NEWS FOR FANS OF THE EXCELLENT VIDEO GAME GONE HOME AND KRS BANDS BRATMOBILE AND HEAVENS TO BETSY: Starting today on www.gonehomegame.com you can get the Gone Home plus four FULL albums of music from the game, all for $25. So, for $5 more than the normal price of the game, you get Gone Home plus full album downloads of Calculated by Heavens to Betsy, Pottymouth by Bratmobile, Gone Home’s original score (Chris Remo’s GH:OST), and The Youngins are Hardcore by Portland garage band The Youngins!
We're big fans of the game Gone Home at KRS (and also fans of the people at The Fullbright Company who made the game), so working together on this package seemed like a no brainer. CHECK IT OUT:

SURVIVAL KNIFE "DIVINE MOB" / "SNAKEBIT" 7" IN STORES NOW!

October 15, 2013

We are very excited to be releasing Survival Knife's second 7" today, "Divine Mob" / "Snakebit."

Survival Knife is a newish band consisting of Justin Trosper (Unwound, Replikants, Worst Case Scenario) on guitar and vocals, Brandt Sandeno (also of Unwound, Replikants, and Worst Case Scenario) on guitar, Meg Cunningham (Blues Druid) on bass and vocals, and Kris Cunningham (Western Hymn) on drums.

"Divine Mob"/"Snakebit" is now available at fine record stores everywhere. If there isn't a record store in your town, you can mail-order the 7" NOW at our online store! And if you haven't bought their first 7" (released in March by our friends at Sub Pop) we have a value pack of both Survival Knife's 7"s for the low price of $9!
If "archaic media" isnt your bag, you can purchase the two songs in the digital audio format of your choice from the KRS Bandcamp page.

Survival Knife have a few shows coming up in the Pacific Northwest...
11/08 Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater with Julie Ruin tickets
11/14 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret with Obits tickets
11/15 Seattle, WA @ Neumos with Obits tickets
11/17 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios with Obits tickets
11/17 Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall with Obits tickets

HANDS HITTING THE ROAD WITH A SILENT FILM IN NOVEMBER

October 09, 2013

Hands are getting ready to hit the road for their third tour in support of Synesthesia (still available digitally as well as on Tickets

11/3/13 Kessler Theater - Dallas, TX - Tickets

11/4/13 Lowbrow Palace - El Paso TX - Tickets

11/6/13 Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA - Tickets

11/9/13 State Room - Salt Lake City, UT - Tickets

11/10/13 Fox Theater - Boulder, CO - Tickets

11/11/13 The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO - Tickets

11/13/13 SPACE - Evanston, IL - Tickets

11/14/13 Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA - Tickets

11/15/13 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - Tickets

11/20/13 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY - Tickets

11/21/13 Jammin' Java - Vienna, VA - Tickets

11/22/13 Warehouse Theater - Lynchburg, VA - Tickets

11/23/13 Neighbourhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC - Tickets

If that wasn't enough Hands news for you, check out this live video of the band playing "The Game Is Changing Us" live on Sirius XM's AltNation.

QUASI "MOLE CITY" CD/DIGITAL OUT TODAY

October 01, 2013

HAPPY ALBUM RELEASE DATE TO QUASI! Their new double album Mole City is in stores today in the cd and mp3 formats! You can stream the album NOW on our Bandcamp page!

Due to a manufacturing delay, the vinyl version of Mole City won't be in stores for another few weeks, but it WILL be available at every date of Quasi's upcoming US tour! 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
11/03 Boise ID Neurolux (with Blues Control)
11/04 Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court (with Blues Control)
11/05 Denver CO Hi Dive (with Blues Control)
11/07 Denton Tx Dan's Silverleaf (with Blues Control)
11/11 Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room (with Blues Control)
11/12 San Diego CA Casbah (with Blues Control)
11/13 Los Angeles CA The Echo
11/14 Santa Barbara CA Soho Restaurant and Music
11/15 San Jose CA The Blank Club (with Blues Control)
11/16 San Francisco CA Bottom of the Hill
11/21 Vancouver BC The Biltmore Cabaret (with Blues Control)
11/22 Seattle Wa Tractor Tavern
11/23 Portland Or Doug Fir Lounge