Milagres' Violent Light streaming now at KCRW
February 18, 2014Milagres' sophomore album Violent Light isn't out until Tuesday, February 25th but you can stream the album NOW care of KCRW!
Milagres US Tour Dates
2/25 Great Scott // Allston, MA (Tix: http://goo.gl/VvSKvD)
2/26 BAR // New Haven, CT (Free Show)
2/27 DC9 // Washington DC (Tix: http://goo.gl/LEqmFf)
3/1 Milkboy // Philadelphia, PA (Tix: http://goo.gl/j796LH)
3/8 Savannah Stopover // Savannah, GA (Tix: http://goo.gl/XlmQmd)
3/12 – 3/15 SXSW // Austin, TX
3/18 Western // Phoenix, AZ (Tix: http://goo.gl/1EetkO)
3/20 The Satellite // Los Angeles, CA (Tix: http://goo.gl/rQCge6)
3/21 Brick & Mortar // San Francisco, CA (Tix: http://goo.gl/J6ZGd4)
3/22 Ampersand // Reno, NV
3/23 Treefort Music Festival // Boise, ID (Tix: http://goo.gl/J1ZLHB)
3/25 Sunset Tavern // Seattle, WA (Tix: http://goo.gl/FduzxX)
3/26 Bunk Bar // Portland, OR (Tix: http://goo.gl/iaomOA)
4/2 7th Street Entry // Minneapolis, MN (Tix: http://goo.gl/2ZhQQC)
4/3 Schubas // Chicago, IL (Tix: http://goo.gl/6tndtx)
4/5 Demo // St Louis, MO (Tix: http://goo.gl/Vwq4BF)
Violent Light is available for pre-order NOW on cd (cd pre-orders include a lyrics book and button) and digitally (digital pre-orders include an instant download of "The Letterbomb," "Jeweled Cave," "IDNYL," and "Sunburn").
HARI KONDABOLU ANNOUNCES COMEDY ALBUM ON KILL ROCK STARS
February 04, 2014We're very excited to announce that we'll be releasing Hari Kondabolu's debut comedy album Waiting for 2042 on March 11th. Recorded live in Oakland, CA, Hari entertains and challenges his very excited audience with material about white Jesus, eating the rich, Matthew McConaughey, socially conscious time travel and how 90s alternative rock band Weezer broke his heart. Huffington Post has the exclusive video debut of album track "2042 and the White Minority." See it here. Waiting for 2042 is available for pre-order on cd at the Kill Rock Stars online store and digitally at the Kill Rock Stars Bandcamp page.
Praised by NPR as "a brainy comedian who cuts through the polite talk around race and gender," Hari was discovered in 2006 by the HBO Comedy Festival while working as an immigrant rights organizer in Seattle. Now Brooklyn-based, he was most recently a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on the FX network. He has also made appearances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver's New York Standup Show and has his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special. Hari has also performed at such notable festivals as South by Southwest, Bumbershoot, Sasquatch, The Edinburgh Fringe and Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago.
CATCH HARI KONDABOLU LIVE:
3/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
3/29 - Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
4/4 - Chicago @ Lincoln Hall
*more dates tba
"A national comedy treasure" - The Stranger
"Hari Kondabolu is intelligent, insightful and hilarious - a true comic genius." -Margaret Cho
"Hari Kondabolu is the comedy equivalent of a punk rock concert that breaks out at a human right's rally. He is a truly inspirational performer who is ahead of his time and is grabbing us by the lapels to catch up with him" - W Kamau Bell
"This incorrigibly smart, rising comic exhibits a duality in his act that doesn't seem quite plausible: He's both political and funŠ[and] deals in calmly reasoned polemics." - Time Out New York
"A young man reaching for the hand-scalding torch of confrontational comics like Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor." The Seattle Times
"It is a common fault in Human Nature that the unseen and unknown provoke excessive confidence or excessive fear, and so it happened on this occasion: Track #7, Hari Kondabolu's willfully ignorant assessment of Weezer." Gaius Julius Casesar (with additional commentary by Janeane Garofalo)
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
3/20: 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, 2014Quasi 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.
KRS DIAGNOSED WITH 'TOP 10 FEVER'
January 09, 2014In case you didn't get the memo, top 10 lists are bigger than ever (did you think people visited Buzzfeed for the insightful articles?) We decided it was time to throw our hat into the ring with a top 10 liss of our own. Here are our The TOP 10 SELLING ITEMS IN KRS MAIL ORDER during 2013!
TOP 10 SELLING ITEMS IN KRS MAILORDER
1. Elliott Smith Alternate Versions from Either/Or 7" + download
HANDS ARE GOING ON ANOTHER TOUR!
January 06, 2014Hands 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, 2013Allison 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, 2013Hands 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!
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 15% off our wide selection of LPs by artists like Marnie Stern,Quasi, Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, and The Raincoats. 15% off of CDs by artists like Kurt Braunohler, Deerhoof, The Decemberists, and Miranda July. 15% off of mp3s by artists likeBratmobile, Xiu Xiu, and Gossip. You can even get 15% off of a three cassette box set!you can save 15% on EVERYTHING at our online store when you use the coupon code "HOLIDAZE" at checkout. That's right,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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, ...for their gift by pre-ordering Violent Lighton cd!
Still can't figure out what to get the loved ones in your life? Head to our online mail-order store at http://killrockstars.
Milagres debut new single "The Letterbomb." Sophomore album 'Violent Light' out February 25th
December 10, 2013Following 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.
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, 2013GREAT 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, 2013We 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