Jad Fair & Samuel Locke Ward - Destroy All Monsters - Album Out
Sarah Mary Chadwick - Messages To God - Album Out
Ron Gallo: FOREGROUND MUSIC
“FOREGROUND MUSIC”, the title of Ron Gallo’s 4th LP, and debut for Kill Rock Stars might also be a suitable name for his own genre. In simplest terms it’s the opposite of background music - unavoidable, urgent, in your face - Gallo’s consistent theme is to confront, disrupt and sometimes even confuse people into a sense of awareness. The intention to steer away from apathy and self-empower by focusing on what we can control and make light of in a world designed to take it away.
Big Joanie - Back Home
Big Joanie are back with their sophomore record Back Home. Recorded at Hermitage Works Studiosin North London, the album was produced and mixed by Margo Broom (Goat Girl, Fat White Family). Back Homeis a dramatic leap forward for the band; the band build on their tightly knit, lo-fi punk formula to bring forth a collage of blazing guitars, down tempo dance punk, and melancholic strings that evoke the full depth of the band’s expansive art punk vision.
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)