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DANA GOULD ANNOUNCES NEW COMEDY ALBUM 'MR. FUNNY MAN'

September 14, 2017

Dana Gould announces the release of his new comedy album, Mr. Funny Man, out Friday, October 6 on Kill Rock Stars. After beginning his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen, Dana has since become a bonafide comedy legend whose credits include The Simpsons, Seinfeld and Parks and Rec. As a headlining stand-up, Dana has released six solo stand-up comedy specials and has made multiple late night appearances including Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Show with David Letterman. Recorded live in Seattle, Mr. Funny Man finds Dana in top form as he wryly observes life as only Dana Gould can and relays all in his inimitable Dana Gould voice.

In addition to being a heralded stand-up, Dana is a legendary comedy writer, actor, show creator and producer. His credits include The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Parks and Rec, Maron, Super Adventure Team and many more. Dana is also the creator/writer/executive producer of the IFC comedy horror series Stan Against Evil in which he also stars as “Kevin”. The show premiered in October of 2016 to strong reviews and stronger ratings. Stan Against Evil Season 2 premieres November 1st on IFC. He also hosts his monthly podcast The Dana Gould Hour which frequently resides in iTunes' Top Ten Comedy.

Stream album track “My Biggest Fear”


Pre-order 'Mr. Funny Man': http://danagould.bandcamp.com

SEE DANA GOULD LIVE

10/5 – NYC – New York Comic Con, Stan Against Evil panel
10/6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield, Plan 9 From Outer Space live reading
10/12-14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Acme Comedy Company, Dana stand-up shows
10/29 – LA, CA @ Largo, Plan 9 From Outer Space live reading 11/2-4 – Rosemont, IL @ Zanie’s Comedy Club, Dana stand-up shows 11/16-18 – Boston, MA @ Laugh Boston, Dana stand-up shows 12/14-16 – SF, CA @ Punchline, Dana stand-up shows

Filthy Friends' debut album Invitation out now!

August 28, 2017

Filthy Friends have released their debut album Invitation via Kill Rock Stars. To celebrate, Filthy Friends will perform in Los Angeles, Seattle, Brooklyn, Chicago and more. Complete tour dates below. Buy or stream Invitation here.


Filthy Friends is the product of like-minded individuals with nothing to prove getting together and making a heroic racket together that finds space for their many influences and interests. Lead singer Corin Tucker has left an indelible mark on the punk scene through her memberships in Sleater-Kinney and Heavens to Betsy. Guitarist Kurt Bloch has logged a lot of hours as the leader of The Fastbacks, as well as serving as a producer/mentor for up and coming Seattle rock groups. Drummer Bill Rieflin has a fine day job as one of the musicians in King Crimson, he appears on the record but is no longer a touring member. Drummer Linda Pitmon (The Baseball Project, Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3) has joined the band as a permanent member. Bassist Scott McCaughey keeps plenty busy doing studio work and mining the power pop underground with his long-running band the Young Fresh Fellows. As for the other guitarist Peter Buck has abandoned his position of Lord of the dance to play with Filthy Friends.

So far, the world has gotten to know Filthy Friends through a nicely scattershot batch of songs: “Despierta,” their entry into the anti-Trump project 30 Songs For 30 Days and the 2017 Record Store Day release featuring their original “Any Kind of Crowd” and a sinister take on Roxy Music’s “Editions of You.” Now this fierce collective is fanning the flames even hotter with the release of their debut full-length Invitation. Yes, it does slip their already released tracks into the mix, but what surrounds those tunes is oh so much more than you could have ever asked for.

The 12-song collection works through a flurry of different moods and styles, genre exercises and joyous experiments. The intricate guitar knots and blasts of bubblegum pop of Buck’s beloved Television are all over the herky-jerky “Windmill.” A mash-up of ‘60s downer vibes and rootsy rumblings makes up the marvelous “Second Life” whereas “Come Back Shelley” is all swagger and glitz in the style of a lost glam rock 45. There ain’t nothing this band can’t do with the wet clay of rock music and what they sculpt out of it is pure art.

Tour Dates:

8/29 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Dressy Bessy
8/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram Ballroom w/ Dressy Bessy
9/01 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
9/06 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House w/ Versus
9/22 Chicago, IL @ Goose Island Block Party w/ Ted Leo and The Record Company
9/23 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival


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”.