Last Day of February Sale! Ends 3/1
Check out the February Sale Marnie Stern Marnie Stern CD/LP w/ digital download Marnie Stern You’re a Dead Bitch T Quasi American Gong CD/LP w/ digital download Quasi American Gong T ***5 Year Anniversary*** Anna Oxygen This is An Exercise CD They Shoot Horses Don’t They Boo Hoo Hoo Boo CD Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice Gipsy Freedom CD/ 2LP ***10 Year...
Mike Watt in the New York Times!
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Oscar-Winning Audrey at the Awards
Corin Tucker and Colin Meloy on Portlandia!
Another musician won a significant Oscar, but not for anything musical. Audrey...– http://www.billboard.com/news/trent-reznor-randy-newman-win-oscars-for-1005050342.story#/news/trent-reznor-randy-newman-win-oscars-for-1005050342.story
The Thermals Back Catalog is on Sale, Ends 3/1
Last chance to get the Thermals back catalog on sale! The Thermals Back Catalog is on Sale in February
NEW SIGNING ALERT: MILAGRES - TOUR DATES + FREE...
Kill Rock Stars is very excited to announce our latest signing, the fabulous Brooklyn-based Milagres! We will be releasing their second album, Glowing Mouth, in September 2011. In the meantime the band will be self releasing an EP, the appropriately titled Spring Tour EP, and heading out onto the road to SXSW and back. The Fader posted a track from that EP, the radio edit of “Glowing...
The Thermals + Roller Skating = Awesomeness
On February 28th The Thermals will be playing at Portland’s best roller skating rink Oaks Park with Lifesavas! FREE + ALL AGES!!! You can only get a wristband through Google! Here’s all the info you’ll need.
I Stand with Planned Parenthood
dear mail order freaks, The U.S. House of Representatives has just voted to bar Planned Parenthood health centers from all federal funding for birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other lifesaving care. please take a second to sign this open letter! xo tobi vail/krs mail order
Western Hymn: Best Indie Band in Olympia
Western Hymn were voted “Best Indie Band” in Olympia by the readers of The Weekly Volcano Their self-released self-titled LP is back in stock
Marnie Stern Tour Dates
February 2011 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo - w/ Tera Melos 19 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar - w/ Tera Melos 20 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch - w/ Tera Melos 22 - San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven - w/ Tera Melos 23 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk - w/ Tera Melos 24 - Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall - w/ Tera Melos 25 - New Orleans, LA @ Parish @ House of Blues - w/ Tera Melos 26 - Tallahassee, FL @ ...
Boats 03/11 - Winnipeg, MB, Canada @ Lo Pub 03/12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cause Soundbar 03/13 - Lincoln, NE @ The Clawfoot House 03/17 - Austin, TX @ The Marq - SXSW Redeye Party 03/21 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar 03/22 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress 03/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Three Club 03/24 - Fresno, CA @ Bel Tower - all ages 03/25 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Gate - all ages 03/27 - San Francisco, CA @...
Marnie Stern Interview in Foam Magazine
What advice would you give to girls or younger women who are just starting to make music? I think it’s like anything. You have to just keep at it! Persistence is the big thing, I think. Because really, I did not think I was musical in any way, and was just really Rocky Balboa. Dammit, I’m gonna do it!
Recent Restocks: Popular Kill Rock Stars Titles
KRS343 Deerhoof - Holdypaws KRS446 Marnie Stern - In Advance of the Broken Arm KRS514 Kleenex LiLiPUT - Live Recordings, TV-Clips, and Roadmovie CD/DVD KRS4444 Deerhoof - The Man, The King, The Girl KRS429 Deerhoof - The Runners Four KRS373 Kleenex LiLiPUT - LiLiPUT KRS458 Slumber Party - Musik KRS495 Horse Feathers - House With No Home KRS434 The Decemberists - The...
Forbidden Friends Digital Download is Out Now!
The first track from Forbidden Friends has premiered on Pitchfork Forbidden Friends have some shows coming up: February 2011 26 - Portland, OR @ Backspace - w/ Ted Leo - all ages March 2011 8 - Portland, OR @ Valentines - Record Release Show! PRE-ORDER KRS544 Forbidden Friends - Tiny Hands MP3/ 7”w/ download ***THIS IS A PRE-ORDER BUT THE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD IS AVAILABLE NOW***
Forbidden Friends-Tiny Hands
Happy Record Release Day to The Thermals
Dear Mail Order Freaks, Today is the release date for The Thermals-Not Like Any Other Feeling Watch The Thermals perform Not Like Any Other Feeling here The Thermals back catalog is on sale in KRS Mail Order this month Explode Into Colors - Quilts EP is out This digital release is a compilation of all three of their 7”s. You can now Pre-Order the Forbidden Friend-Tiny Hands...
Pre-Order Forbidden Friends, Out 3/15
Forbidden Friends Tiny Hands 7” w/ Digital Download Allow us to introduce you (against their wishes) to Forbidden Friends! Forbidden Friends is part secret society, part torrid love affair. The kind of experience you cherish, yet would kill to keep secret. Well as of this moment the secret is OUT. You can wash your dirty sheets as many times as you want, but once the world knows all...
EXCLUSIVE: The Thermals -- Not Like Any Other Band... →
Watch The Thermals perform Not Like Any Other Feeling live
Happy Record Release Day: The Thermals
Today is the record release day for The Thermals Not Like Any Other Feeling 7”/digital single: The Thermals are unstoppable! After an incredibly busy 2010 (6 tours, 4 singles and 1 LP), The Thermals are showing no signs of stopping or even slowing down. Kill Rock Stars is proud to announce the release of The Thermals’ latest single, “Not Like Any Other Feeling”. ...
Record Store Day: Various Artists-Kill Rock Stars...
Twenty years ago, yes T-W-E-N-T-Y, Slim Moon formed the fiercely independent label Kill Rock Stars and relea sed a comp of the same name. It was a silkscreened, limited edition LP and featured bands that had either played the International Pop Underground Convention or who were from Olympia. This included bands that were already successful (Nirvana, The Melvins) mixed in with bands that were...
Quasi and Sebadoh: On Tour Now
February 2011 15 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge 16 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar 17 - Norman, OK @ Opolis 18 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater 19 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s 21 - Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress 22 - Tempe, AZ @ Rhythm Room 23 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex if you haven’t yet gotten a copy of their fabulous album...
Kleenex LiLiPUT 4xLP Boxset Out Now
Kleenex LiLiPUT 4xLP Boxset One of the most unique punk bands of our time hailed from Zurich, Switzerland. From 1978-80 Kleenex gigged around, recorded 2 7“‘s and toured the UK with such acts as Gang Of Four, Subway Sect, The Swell Maps and The Raincoats. In 1980, the group changed their name to Liliput (due to pressures from the Kleenex tissue company) and continued...
5RC Artist of the Week: The Punks
Ah, The Punks! Who were The Punks? Most of them worked at Kill Rock Stars/5RC at some point or at the very least interned for a quarter or two. I (Maggie Vail) was always unsure of who was in the current line up. They ruled live and sometimes fell apart. It was always entertaining. They also made one of my favorite videos ever. And this week only you can buy their albums on the cheap cheap! Do...
New Release: Explode Into Colors Quilts EP
KRS551 Explode Into Colors Quilts Digital Download Only $4.99 Explode Into Colors are one of the most fantastic groups on the planet (RIP), and this compiles their three now singles.Mastered for maximum seismic disturbance by the esteemed Bob Weston. So devastating, so ridiculously good.
Portland Cello Project Covers Kanye West & Rihanna
Earlier this week a little video made quite a splash on some mainstream blogs (MTV and the Huffington Post respectively). It was of our very own Portland Cello Project covering a Kanye West song “All of the Lights”. The video was taped at a sold out show at The Crystal Ballroom 12/17/2010, which was their premiere performance of the song. It was notably just a couple of weeks...
Upcoming Release: Boats Cannonballs, Cannonballs
Kill Rock Stars is pleased to announce that on March 1st we will be digitally releasing a new album from Winnipeg quintet Boats! Boats makes music songs in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Sometimes their songs are about fictional performing duos who have holes in their bodies and/or have a belief that they will one day give birth to a flock of birds. Sometimes they are about winning the Superbowl and...
The Thermals live on Lopez Tonight, 2/1
The Corin Tucker Band 02/17 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox at the Market - w/ Yo La Tengo 02/25 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir - w/ Versus 02/27 - Portland, OR @ Kennedy School - YouWho Kids show The Decemberists 02/02 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater 02/04 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater 02/05 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater 02/06 - Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater 02/07 - Kansas City, MO @...
The Thermals! Do You Believe It?? | Lopez Tonight →
KRS Artist of the Week: GRAVY TRAIN !!!!
I first saw Punx, Chunx, Drunx, and Funx aka Gravy Train!!!! perform in the kitchen of the house I had grown up in (my parents weren’t living there anymore) and I was totally drunk. It was a revelation! They were in their underwear and were equal parts outrageous and hilarious. I was stoked when I found out we were putting out their records. Kill Rock Stars released Hello Doctor in...