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Watch previously unreleased live footage of Elliott Smith from 1999

August 08, 2017

Watch some previously unreleased live footage of Elliott Smith performing at The Knitting Factory in New York City and Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ in 1999 courtesy of Little Punk People.

CINDY WILSON OF THE B-52's SIGNS TO KILL ROCK STARS

July 26, 2017

After 40 years as one-third of the creative core of the B-52s, Cindy Wilson steps out with her own solo album, Change. A collaboration between Wilson and friends and Athens musicians Ryan Monahan, Lemuel Hayes, and Suny Lyons, Change marks a significant departure from Wilson’s other band. With echoes of Air, Bjork, Tame Impala, and Gary Numan, the band refers to its infectious brand of new-wave electro-pop as “Turbo Chill”. Rather than shouting in a “rock voice,” on Change Wilson gets to experiment with more emotional, subtle vocalizations, crooning, and whispering over swirls of subtle psychedelia, Quincy Jones-era strings, and pulsing synths.

Change marks an important milestone for Cindy Wilson: her first solo effort during a 40-year career with the legendary B-52s! Wilson feels that this project allowed her to be free to experiment with genre and sound in a new way, and she wanted to include her fans in this process by launching an exclusive campaign with PledgeMusic. Here, Cindy’s many loyal fans will have access to things no one else can get... from exclusive signed colored vinyl LPs to having Cindy cook you dinner, or taking you on a personal tour of Athens, GA, Pledgers will be involved in a unique experience — a journey that the band will take with them!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON CINDY WILSON'S PLEDGE MUSIC CAMPAIGN
Cindy Wilson tour dates:

07/27 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
07/28 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
09/04 - Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
09/05 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe
09/06 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
09/07 - Toronto, ON @ Sonic Boom (CD Signing)
09/08 - Syracuse, NY @ Funk 'N Waffles
09/09 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
09/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
09/11 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory

Taiwan Housing Project tour the USA

July 20, 2017

Taiwan Housing Project are on tour now in support of their fucking FANTASTIC album Veblen Death Mask


SEE THEM IN YOUR TOWN!
07/20 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Thurston Moore Group
07/21 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Thurston Moore Group
07/23 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
07/26 Spokane, WA @ Baby Bar
07/27 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Deep Tissue and Jo Passed
07/28 Tacoma, WA @ Valley Bar w/ SSDD
07/29 Olympia, WA @ Westside Lanes w/ Angel Food
07/30 Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Lithics
07/31 Eugene, WA @ Luckey's Pub
08/01 San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout w/ Violent Change, Rat Columns, Marbled Eye
08/02 Pressuredrop.tv live stream
08/02 Long Beach, CA @ 4th Street Vine
08/03 Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
08/04 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar w/ Wax Castle
08/06 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
08/07 Omaha, NE @ Brothers Lounge w/ David Nance Band
08/08 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
08/09 Louisville, KY @ Kaiju
08/10 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups w/ Unholy Two and Wild Lemons

Filthy Friends announce debut album 'Invitation,' out 8/25

June 20, 2017

Exciting news! Filthy Friends (the supergroup of Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Kurt Bloch, Scott McCaughey, and Bill Rieflin) will be releasing their debut album, Invitation, on August 25th. You can pre-order the album NOW on LP, CD, and MP3 from the Kill Rock Stars website.

Rolling Stone has premiered the band's new single, "The Arrival," and interviewed Corin Tucker and Peter Buck about the formation of the band and their songwriting process. Click here to read the article.



Filthy Friends tour dates

08/25 Eugene, OR @ Hi-Fi Music Hall w/ Wimps
08/26 Portland, OR @ Music Fest NW presents Project Pabst
08/29 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
08/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Terragram Ballroom
09/01 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
09/06 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House w/ Versus

Filthy Friends announce debut album 'Invitation,' out 8/25

June 20, 2017

Exciting news! Filthy Friends (the supergroup of Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Kurt Bloch, Scott McCaughey, and Bill Rieflin) will be releasing their debut album, Invitation, on August 25th. You can pre-order the album NOW on LP, CD, and MP3 from the Kill Rock Stars website

Rolling Stone has premiered the band's new single, "The Arrival," and interviewed Corin Tucker and Peter Buck about the formation of the band and their songwriting process. Click here to read the article.

Filthy Friends tour dates

08/25 Eugene, OR @ Hi-Fi Music Hall w/ Wimps
08/26 Portland, OR @ Music Fest NW presents Projet Pabst
08/29 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
08/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Terragram Ballroom
09/01 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
09/06 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House w/ Versus


Filthy Friends announce debut album 'Invitation,' out 8/25

June 20, 2017

Exciting news! Filthy Friends (the supergroup of Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Kurt Bloch, Scott McCaughey, and Bill Rieflin) will be releasing their debut album, Invitation, on August 25th. You can pre-order the album NOW on LP, CD, and MP3 from the Kill Rock Stars website

Rolling Stone has premiered the band's new single, "The Arrival," and interviewed Corin Tucker and Peter Buck about the formation of the band and their songwriting process. Click here to read the article.

Filthy Friends tour dates

08/25 Eugene, OR @ Hi-Fi Music Hall w/ Wimps
08/26 Portland, OR @ Music Fest NW presents Projet Pabst
08/29 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
08/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Terragram Ballroom
09/01 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
09/06 Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House w/ Versus


WIMPS ANNOUNCE JUNE TOUR DATES AND MP-FREE XRAY.FM LIVE SESSION

May 18, 2017

Photo by Victoria Holt “Seattle trio Wimps channel all of the soul-crushing minutiae of our everyday lives into deceptively sad, yet infectious punk rock.” - Noisey

"Going to see Wimps live is a total no-brainer." - The Stranger

Fantastic news for music aficionados in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida! Seattle's #1 adult-problem punk group, Wimps, is hitting the road in June to play a week of shows. Reside somewhere outside the SE corner of the United States? No problem! Wimps have released an MP-FREE download of three songs recorded live at Walker Studio with Graeme Gibson for Portland's XRAY.FM back in December 2015. If you've ever wanted a free legal download of Wimps playing live versions of Suitcase tracks "Dump" and "Old Guy" as well as the fan favorite song "Super Me" then this will be your favorite .ZIP file of 2017.


Wimps tour dates:
06/18 Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies
06/19 Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown
06/20 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
06/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
06/22 Savannah, GA @ El-Rocko Lounge
06/23 Orlando, FL @ Will's
06/24 Tampa, FL @ Transitions

TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT "VEBLEN DEATH MASK" OUT NOW

May 05, 2017

Taiwan Housing Project photo by Donald Bruno "This is the kind of record that grows in legend with years to come – a miss it now and kick yourself kind of noise gem that winds up collector’s fodder and fan lore. This is the real thing." - Raven Sings the Blues

"32 minutes of garage-rock scuzz scraped out of a demented sock-hop." - NPR

"The band takes up the great tradition of fellow Kill Rock Stars artists, totally pushing the boundaries of what can be done with sound." - CLRVNT

KRS is proud to announce that Veblen Death Mask, the debut album from Taiwan Housing Project, is now available on LP, CS, and MP3. CLICK HERE TO BUY THE ALBUM.

To celebrate the release of Veblen Death Mask, the band have debuted their first ever music video at CLRVYNT. The video, for the title track "Veblen Death Mask," was shot by THP singer/guitarist Kilynn Lunsford and edited by THP drummer Donald Bruno.




COMEDY LEGEND DANA GOULD SIGNS TO KILL ROCK STARS!

April 25, 2017

Dana Gould Kill Rock Stars is proud to announce that we have signed legendary comedian and "Father of Alternative Comedy" Dana Gould. He will be taping his next stand-up comedy album on Wednesday, May 3rd at Columbia City Theater in Seattle, WA. Tickets are on sale now.



Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. Between Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit, (and is currently preparing to film his seventh). He has appeared on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, CONAN, MARON and REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER.

As an actor, Dana has had memorable turns on SEINFELD, PARKS AND REC and was a cast member of Frank Darabont’s 1940’s crime drama MOB CITY, as well as numerous roles in films, such as last year’s cult horror anthology SOUTHBOUND.

Dana was a writer/performer on the original BEN STILLER SHOW and maintains an equally active career as a writer. After creating the pilot WORLD ON A STRING (with Jay Kogen), he co-created MTV's late, lamented SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM with his old Ben Stiller office-mate Rob Cohen. Dana then joined the staff of THE SIMPSONS, where he was a Co-Executive Producer and performed several voices for the show. He was also a producer on NBC's PARKS AND REC. In 2016, Dana created the show STAN AGAINST EVIL, which he is currently writing and executive producing for IFC. In addition, he is currently developing a hour-long series based on the comic book series THE OCTOBER FACTION with that series’ creator, Steve Niles, as well as well as adapting Rod Serling’s early, original, draft of the PLANET OF THE APES screenplay as a graphic novel for Boom! Comics.

Despite all this, stand-up remains a focal point of Dana’s career, and he continues to perform regularly across the country. His monthly podcast, THE DANA GOULD HOUR, frequently resides in iTunes' top ten comedy downloads.

Dana Gould tour dates
05/03 Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater (Early Show) // tickets
05/03 Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater (Late Show) // tickets

FILTHY FRIENDS DEBUT 7" AVAILABLE THIS RECORD STORE DAY!

April 21, 2017


Kill Rock Stars is proud to share the debut 7" from Filthy Friends. Filthy Friends is a David Bowie cover band, OR they are Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows), Kurt Bloch (The Fastbacks), Bill Rieflin (King Crimson, Ministry) and occasionally Krist Novoselic OR they are unemployed rodeo clowns from Ringling Bros. circus. Choose whatever “alternative facts” you like, and spin their new 7-inch this Record Store Day - Saturday, April 22, 2017. The rollicking tunes echoing from their party tent include the original “Any Kind of Crowd”, backed with the enthusiastic cover of the Roxy Music standard, “Editions of You”.

NPR Premieres new music from Taiwan Housing Project

April 20, 2017

"Ideal Body Alignment," the latest track from Philadelphia, PA avant-punk outfit TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT, premiered at NPR on Tuesday. < a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/04/18/524373778/taiwan-housing-projects-ideal-body-alignment-will-re-align-your-brains">NPR's Lars Gotrich says the track is ""A frenetic swirl of punk and sax-sputtering free jazz, like a Garbage Pail Kids version of The Stooges' freak-grooved Fun House." "Ideal Body Alignment" appears on TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT's debut album, Veblen Death Mask, out May 5th on LP, CS, and digital and available for pre-order now.

TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT PREMIERE NEW SONG "MULTIDIMENSIONAL SPECTRUM" AT BOSTON HASSLE

April 07, 2017

"Multidimensional Spectrum," the INSTANT CLASSIC single from Philadelphia, PA's TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT, premiered at Boston Hassle today. Boston Hassle says the track "blend(s) seemingly disparate sonic elements into a corrupt cocktail of erratic regularity that coerces you to the dance floor." "Multidimensional Spectrum" appears on TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT's debut album, Veblen Death Mask, out May 5th on LP, CS, and digital and ">available for pre-order now.


The first 75 LP pre-orders of Veblen Death Mask will be on marbled lavender vinyl and include a FREE copy of the band's 2015 7" so CLICK HERE and order your copy today!