July 2009 4 - Rothskilde, Denmark @ Rothskilde Festival 8 - Oslo, Norway @ Mono 9 - Hultsfred, Sweden @ Hultsfred Festival 15 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Studio 80 18 - Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival 20 - Cardiff, UK @ Buffalo Bar 21 - Leeds, UK @ The Brudenell 22 - Bristol, UK @ The Croft 23 - London, UK @ The Luminaire - Upset the Rhythm 24 - Manchester, UK @ Islington Mill 25 - Birmingham, UK @ Supersonic Festival
June 2009 26 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s 27 - Providence, RI @ AS220 28 - Montreal, QUE, Canada @ Il Motore 29 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ The Drake July 2009 1 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar 2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club 3 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle 4 - Dubuque, IA @ The Busted Lift 5 - St Louis, MO @ Firebird 6 - Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge 10 - Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
Sedan is back with a new single to be self-released on vinyl later this summer. “Patron” is the first recorded material in a few years. They started playing and currently reside in Olympia Wa. Here’s a FREE MP3
[PIANO-PERCUSSION PERFECTION] Scott Seckington (Two Ton Boa, The Old Haunts) and Danny Sasaki (Jackie O Motherfucker), otherwise known as Sedan, have just started playing music together again after a three-year hiatus. They’ve filled their time appreciably with other musical projects, but their keyboard and drum instrumentals are a welcome addition to our local musical landscape. It’s dramatic-not melodramatic-music with moments of jaw-dropping beauty and marked with much-needed restraint. Can’t wait to see how it plays out live. ROBERT HAM.
Cheky and Loocila grabbed their instruments to make these folky pop songs, packed with textures, looped elements, harmonizing vocals, lyrics in spanish, handclaps… you get the idea. They’ve only released “Bruno”, a free online EP, home-recorded, ‘cause they don’t really have much money. On the live format, numerous revolving musicians help them reproduce the sound of the recordings, making every show unique. They’ve been lucky enough to share stage with bands like No Age and Los Campesinos!, and have played several gigs in Venezuela and Mexico.
They’re now writing and arranging the songs for their first full-lenght album, experimenting beyond the acoustic sounds, looking for a label and setting up shows in their country.
Greetings everybody, I feel like it’s been awhile… hope you are all doing ok.
If you have been following us on Facebook, Twitter and the KRS Mail Order Freak Blog*, then you know we are talking about doing some OLD SCHOOL kill rock stars vinyl reissues! I know, I know, it’s about time right??!!!
There is a way you can “vote” for your favorite out of print 7”. I switched a handful of them from “out of print” to “out of stock”. This means you can click on the item and signed up to “be notified when it comes back in stock”. If a 7” gets enough interest then it will be considered for a repressing. I put some of these on the front page of the shopping cart here:
The first Bikini Kill 7” is back in print! Well, almost…. I have all the vinyl, covers, stickers and plastic sleeves on my desk and just finished stuffing 200 of them for stores. The official “re-release” date is July 21 but we will be releasing it in KRS Mail Order on July 7 and shipping them in early July!!!
***PRE-ORDER*** Bikini Kill New Radio +2 (Rebel Girl & Demi Rep) on 7” here:
This record was recorded in April 1993 with the help of Joan Jett (Runaways), who also recorded the Germs G.I. LP. It has been out of print since the late 20th century. We are happy to bring it to you 21st century-style, which is to say it includes for a FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD with purchase.**
ALL PRE-ORDERS COME WITH A FREE LIMITED EDITION BIKINI KILL BUTTON.
So I need to get back to 7” stuffing…there’s more news, so read on!
xoxo Tobi Vail Kill Rock Stars Mail Order Freaks Internationalé
Kill Rock Stars is ecstatic to announce that we will be releasing the new album from Portland darlings Quasi on October 27th. It was recorded at Jackpot Studios by Kendra Lynn and will be mixed by Steve Fisk (Unwound, Sleater-Kinney, Shoplifting) This is Quasi’s first studio album since 2006’s When the Going Gets Dark and first for Kill Rock Stars.
We have wanted to work with Quasi for years and welcome Sam, Joanna, and Janet (welcome back Weiss!) into the KRS family.
Out-of-Print Vinyl Reissue: KRS212 Bikini Kill New Radio 7" w/ FREE digital download
we are psyched to bring back the first bikini kill 7” on vinyl, this has been out of print since the late 20th century and we are happy to bring it back, 21st century style with a free digital download coupon.
KRS508 Portland Cello Project - The Thao and Justin Power Session CD PCP’s newest full-length is being released on June 9th, 2009 on their new label, local independent Kill Rock Stars. This CD and indeed the relationship forged with this well-suited record label embodies the group’s belief that collaboration is the cornerstone of independence and artistic freedom. Two of the artists who have collaborated with PCP: Thao Nguyen of Thao With The Get Down Stay Down and local musician Justin Power, contribute four songs each to this CD, the Thao and Justin Power Sessions. And the other four songs on the record are strategically placed examples of cello sublimity and madness: from a Pantera cover, to a solemn religious piece by John Tavener.
Although it’s no longer an anomaly for popular musicians to work with an orchestra, it tends to be on the symphony’s terms, in the symphony’s concert halls, and for the symphony’s exclusive rates. The classically trained cellists of The Portland Cello Project are working to reverse that tradition by making their talents accessible to their guests wildest dreams, while bringing the instrument into venues where you wouldn’t normally see cellos. With this in mind, the group will be touring throughout 2009, bringing their collaborative philosophy to a dirty punk club near you!
ALSO: There are approximately 3 PCP FREE CDR’s leftover from the Pre-Order, so please order today if you’d like one of those and I’ll throw it in for you with a poster.
The Portland Cello Project
June 2009 11 - Seattle, WA @ Triple Door 12 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater - The Portland Cello Project Kill Rock Stars CD Release Extravaganza 13 - Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Pizza July 2009 16 - Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Festival - w/ Andrew Bird 24 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux - w/ Loch Lomand, Blitzen Trapper 25 - Stanley, ID @ Sawtooth Music Festival in Pioneer Park August 2009 14 - Portland, OR @ Washington Park 19 - Sandy, OR @ Meinig Park 23 - Lake Oswego, OR @ Millennium Plaza Park
Today also happens to be the release date for the new Sonic Youth record on Matador. We were able to track down a few copies of the beautifully packaged double LP on 180 gram vinyl for sale in KRS Distro until they run out:
OLE829 Sonic Youth - The Eternal 2LP The Eternal is Sonic Youth’s 2009 celebration of newfound freedom. After many years signed to an ever precarious corporate label, the band has been liberated and is releasing this record with their friends at Matador. Twelve tunes that are a fireworks display of Sonic Youth touchstones. From the primal nowave attack of its earliest days, to the radical chording and song structures of its 90s period, to the more focused and contemporary explorations of the last five years.
White Lung are a punk band from Vanouver BC. Here’s some info about them:
White Lung began in the Fall of 2006 when Mish was bored and needed an outlet. She met Anne-Marie (Riff Randells, Nons, Endurance) when they worked on a one-off cover band project together. Natasha (Animal Bodies, Automatic Fancy) and Grady (Automatic Fancy) were asked to join and play guitar and bass. The four ladies practiced in a fancy DJ’s jam space until they were kicked out for bad behavior and too much free-loading. They soon found a spot in Natasha’s basement and have been playing together for almost two years. White Lung likes to make a mess and borrow your stuff; they are not sorry.
White Lung released their first 7 inch on Hockey Dad Records, second 7 inch ‘Magazines’ on Deranged Records and are currently writing a full length album.