Explode Into Colors are the best new Portland group (in my opinion) and Kill Rock Stars is going to be doing a 7” with them this summer. They are at SXSW right now so go see them play if you are there and here is a FREE MP3
Explode Into Colors are:
lisa schonberg - drums heather treadway - percussion, keys, melodica, vocals claudia meza - baritone guitar, vocals, samples
heather has a clothing line called paperdoll fashion that makes raddd clothes
lisa has a published intstructional drum book and is a some kind of ant/bee expert
Explode Into Colors have two more 7”s coming out soon. One on M’Lady Records and the other on Just For The Hell of It Records. I will try and carry both of them in Mail Order
It is March 10, which means the Thermals 7” is out! Thanks for all your pre-orders. If you made a pre-order for both the 7” and the CD/LP in the same order I have emailed you and if you haven’t gotten back to me yet, I am waiting for a reply. Please check your email or send me a note with your order number in the subject heading: tobi at kill rock stars dot com. Otherwise, your whole order will be held until the end of the month when the album pre-orders ship.
If you are waiting on a non-pre-order order it will go out this week, probably in the next 24 hours, so don’t worry!
Thanks everybody. xoxoxo
Tobi Vail Kill Rock Stars Mail Order Freaks Internationalé
THERMALS NOW WE CAN SEE 7” COMES OUT TODAY
KRS505 The Thermals - Now We Can See 7” w/ digital download http://www.buyolympia.com/killrockstars/Item=KRS505 "Now We Can See" is the first single from The Thermals’ upcoming CD/LP, Now We Can See, their fourth full-length album, and first for Kill Rock Stars. The "Now We Can See" single also includes the song "My World", plus demo versions of both songs, making side A ("Now We Can See"/"My World") the "hi-fi side", and side B ("Now We Can See (demo)"/"My World (demo)" the "lo-fi (or "no-fi", if yr nasty) side". Thermals fans new and old will appreciate the shiny bombast of side A, while side B should please those who feel The Thermals’ cassette-recorded debut More Parts Per Million is still their best.
This 7” is limited edition AND If you order from Kill Rock Stars directly it will be on the uber limited white vinyl!
we asked the Thermals to pick their favorite kill rock stars singles. a lot of them are out of print, but we put them back up on the website so you can see the covers.
kathy’s top five KRS singles:
Bikini Kill - The Anti-Pleasure Dissertation 7” http://www.buyolympia.com/krsnew/Item=KRS250 (out of print) I fucking LOVE this single. Every song rules, but especially “Anti-Pleasure Dissertation”. That song forces meet to sing along emphatically and dramatically. I can’t not.
Elliott Smith - Speed Trials 7” http://www.buyolympia.com/krsnew/Item=KRS266 (in stock) The b-side, “I Don’t Think I’m Ever Gonna Figure It Out” rules. Its classic Elliott - such a simple, short song but such beautiful song-writing.
Mary Lou Lord - Some Jingle Jangle Morning 7” http://www.buyolympia.com/krsnew/Item=KRS217 (out of print) I was really into this single when it came out. I feel lucky that I was in high school and college when all these rad singles came out! I ate it all up, and was so influenced by it all. I love the combination of pretty pop and lo-fi noisiness on this single. I’m still into that shit!
Cold Cold Hearts - Yer So Sweet 7” http://www.buyolympia.com/krsnew/Item=KRS258 (in stock) I was so into all the riot girl stuff, and again, it came out at such an influential time for me. I will always love that time and this music. I pretty much loved anything Allison and Erin from Bratmobile did.
C Average - Mail Order Freaks Singles Club 7” http://www.buyolympia.com/krsnew/Item=KRS304 (out of print) This is another sound that influenced me growing up, and still does. Northwest heaviness! It rules. I saw these guys live and was super into them. I love heavy riffs and heavy drums and heavy grooves. This music makes you head-band with your whole body! Fuck yeah.
Team Dresch Hand Grenade 7” http://www.buyolympia.com/krsnew/Item=KRS227 (out of print) Yeah, I got this single when I saw Bikini Kill, Team Dresch, Tourettes, Moist and Kitty Cat Spy Club (from San Jo!) at 924 Gilman St in 1994. It’s called the GLORY DAYS, people. Look into it.
The Thermals Now We Can See CD/LP with digital download http://www.buyolympia.com/killrockstars/Item=KRS504 Thermal mainstays Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster recorded Now We Can See as a duo, as they did on 2006’s The Body, The Blood, The Machine. Foster performed all drums and bass (and sang for the first time on a Thermals record), while Harris sang lead and played guitar. They returned to Oregon City’s Supernatural Sound (where TBTBTM was tracked), with John Congleton (Explosions In The Sky, Polyphonic Spree) producing. The result is the widest, loudest piece of alternative/indie/punk rock The Thermals have yet unleashed.
Lyrically, The Thermals have managed to move past religion and politics (having just about over-done them on TBTBTM), yet remain joyously obsessed with love and death. Though the subject matter may be dark at times, the lyrics, as well as the melodies, remain as catchy and uplifting as ever.
Here’s the deal with the FREE STUFF:
-If you pre-order the LP w/ digital download, you get a an autographed promo poster* for (offer limited to the first 200 pre-orders)
-If you pre-order the CD, you get an autographed promo postcard (offer limited to the first 200 pre-orders)
All pre-orders come with a FREE sticker and button.
*promo poster comes folded, not rolled.
Your whole order will be held until pre-orders at the end of the month. If you’d like to get the 7” before that, please make two separate orders, thanks!
THERMALS AT SXSW
The Thermals just added two more shows to their SXSW schedule:
Wed 3/18 2:30pm @ Red 7 - Terrorbird Party 5:15pm @ Club Deville - KRS party
Thur 3/19 5pm @ French Legion - Other Music Party 10pm @ Red Eyed Fly - PDX showcase
Fri 3/20 1pm @ Radio Room - The Onion party TBA @ Club Deville - Insound Party
Sat 3/21 12pm @ Maggie Mae’s - Rachael Ray Party
TBA @ Waterlook Park - Mess With Texas
THERMALS TOUR DATES
March 2009 18 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 - Terrorbird SXSW day party 18 - Austin, TX @ Club Deville - Kill Rock Stars day party 19 - Austin, TX @ Red Eyed Fly - PDX Showcase w/ The Shaky Hands, Horse Feathers, Laura Gibson, etc 20 - Austin, TX @ Radio Room - The Onion SXSW party, 1pm set 20 - Austin, TX @ Club Deville - Insound SXSW party 21 - Austin, TX @ Maggie Mae’s - Rachael Ray’s SXSW party April 2009 9 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom - w/ Parenthetical Girls, Explode Into Colors 10 - Salem, OR @ Grand Theater - Cherry City Music Fest w/ Panther, Explode Into Colors 11 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s - w/ Panther 22 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 24 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 25 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 28 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 29 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 30 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA May 2009 1 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 2 - Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit’s Soundlab - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 3 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Horseshoe Tavern - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 5 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 7 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 8 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (18+) - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 9 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (16+) - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 13 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 14 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 15 - Charleston, SC @ The Pourhouse - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 16 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade - w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA 18 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree - w/ Shaky Hands 19 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe - w/ Shaky Hands 20 - Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music - w/ Shaky Hands 21 - Dallas, TX @ The Loft - w/ Shaky Hands 22 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk - w/ Shaky Hands 23 - San Antonio, TX @ The Warhol - w/ Shaky Hands 26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room - w/ Shaky Hands 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour - w/ Shaky Hands 30 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill - w/ Shaky Hands 31 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill - w/ Shaky Hands
We’ll be back soon with more news on KRS at SXSW. In the meantime, please go here for the latest: http://killrockstars.com/news/ and check our tour dates here:http://killrockstars.com/dates/