Stars Rock Kill (Rock Stars)
We had so much fun last year with the Elliott Smith covers project that we've decided to expand the idea to encompass the entire Kill Rock Stars discography. 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.
• $20 now gets you all the singles for the entire year, and there will be at least 30!
• Confirmed artists thus far include: Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), Xiu Xiu, Nels Cline w/ Yuka & Ches, Eyelids, Fruit Bats, Califone, MAITA, Shutups, TEKE::TEKE, Ryan Sollee (The Builders & the Butchers), Logan Lynn & Bitch, and there are so many more to come!
• You will automatically be notified via the email address you use when you place your order when a new song is added for download.
• The first single could not be more perfect. KRS alumnus Mary Lou Lord along with Mikaela Davis covers Elliott Smith's "Some Song."
• Next up we have Califone covering Family Swan originally by Mecca Normal.
"This song is a classic movie that is beautiful, sad, funny and bleak all at the same time. This song is a really good book that breaks your heart with unwanted truth, but you can’t stop reading it and you can’t help but see the good and horrible sides of yourself and everyone you know and love in the world it creates. There is truth and heart, existential frustration and self-acceptance in this music that made me feel like I wasn’t so alone in the world.
I first saw Mecca Normal with the Go Team and Some Velvet Sidewalk in Chicago many years ago. I had my little mind blown and spent all the money I had on 7inch records at the merch table. That show was one of those experiences that changed the way I looked at music and everything - It was microscopic, personal and massive all at the same time. "
1. Mary Lou Lord & Mikaela Davis - Some Song (Elliott Smith)
2. Mike Watt + The Black Gang - Rebel Girl (Bikini Kill)
3. Little Mazarn w/ special guests Jad Fair, Thor Harris, and Craig Ross - Werewolf (Jad & David Fair)
4. Badlands - Lunatique (Stereo Total)
5. The Hackles - Martian Saints (Mary Lou Lord)
6. Johanna Samuels - Single File (Elliott Smith)
7. Møtrik - Headshrinker (Quasi)
8. Califone - Family Swan (Mecca Normal)
Cat. No. KRS700
Release date: January 1 - December 31, 2021