Seán Barna joins Kill Rock Stars + shares passionate pop anthem
Roanoke share mystic pop/rock single "If You're Gonna Leave"
Bitchcraft was born in a move from New York City, where Bitch had lived for 15 years, to a log cabin in the woods. There was all the time in the world to make art, and it was there, in the cabin, that Bitch began to write some of the songs that would appear on Bitchcraft. “It gave me space to think about the biggest version of myself that I could be,” she says of those early days in the cabin. The songs she wrote were a departure from anything she’d ever written before, and she began to craft huge pop tracks with the help of her trusty violin. Then, she moved to LA and Bitchcraft began to shape-shift again.
Chateau Chateau - Grow Up
Equal parts melancholy and glitter,Chateau Chateau is an evolving community of musicians from Tuscon, Arizona making cathartic indie pop for weirdos, outcasts, queer folks, and anyone else who needs it. Formed in 2018, the band is led by Bleu and Alex, a DIY-minded duo who transform things that are “traditionally ugly, abstract, and leftover” into new shiny and special forms. Although their songs explore dark subjects like mental illness, addiction, and trauma, they channel their anguish into upbeat, danceable tracks packed with grim humor and messages of resilience.
Q: What happens when you combine three women bassist singers from 70s/80s Swiss bands? A: a trio-full of sinuous music which reclaims the minimalist sound of the post-punk that they first created themselves. The equation seems straightforward, yet it's very powerful: Klaudia Schifferle (Kleenex/Liliput) + Madlaina Peer (Noknows) + Sara Schaer (TNT , Souldawn) = ONETWOTHREE. They sport an impressive heritage but they're also creating something that's unique and proudly their own - spooky, danceable, subtle, compelling music for a post-pandemic world.
Kill Rock Stars "Maya" 30th Anniversary T
First up in our series of Limited Edition Kill Rock Stars 30th Anniversary T-Shirt's! This one designed by the amazing Maya Kuroki of TEKE::TEKE! Black ink on Coral or Golden Bella+Canvas T. Check out more of Maya's amazing artwork at her website here.
Xiu Xiu: Dear God, I Hate Myself (Deluxe Reissue)
• KRS 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY REISSUE
• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL AUDIO SOURCE
• INCLUDES BONUS 7” w/ 2 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS
• NEW LINER NOTES FROM THE ARTIST
• DIGITAL DOWNLOAD INCLUDES DRUNK COMMENTARY FOR THE FULL ALBUM
STARS ROCK KILL (ROCK STARS)
30TH ANNIVERSARY DIGITAL COVERS SERIES
In 2020 we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the eponymous Elliott Smith album by inviting artists we admire to record covers of the songs on that album. We had so much fun with that project that we've decided for 2021 to celebrate our 30th anniversary by expanding the idea to encompass the entire Kill Rock Stars release history.
We've got so many amazing artists onboard already, including much of the current KRS roster, along with lots of folks from our extended family and even some new friends! We are so excited to celebrate the music community we've all grown up in, as well as the friends and fans we've made along the way. With that in mind, please welcome Stars Rock Kill (Rock Stars)