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.
From the artists:
“I grew up listening to Kill Rock Stars comps and discovered a bunch of my all-time favorite bands and influences on those earliest KRS recordings. I’ve always felt like this label was part of my DNA as a songwriter and have also always loved Gossip and Bitch, so this whole thing was dreamy. Gino Mari’s interpretation of the instrumental set the tone, and we all just wanted this thing to blow out everyone’s speakers. Also Bitch is amazing. Such an honor to finally get to work with her!” - Logan Lynn
"I've been a fan of Gossip since I saw them play in a sweaty little club in my old hometown New York City. Their raw energy and Beth's voice were kinda life-changing. Logan came to me through the queer network after my friend Jay Brannan told me we should meet. I have admired his work ever since! Doing this track together was a way to acknowledge the community Kill Rock Stars has built and maintained for 30 years. I'm proud to be part of its legacy!" - Bitch
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)
9. MAITA - Bag Of Hammers (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down)
10. Shaylee - Look A Ghost (Unwound)
11. Ryan Sollee (The Builders & The Butchers) - Fire/Sign (Gossip)
12. Xiu Xiu - Killing Distance (Long Hind Legs)
13. Tamar Aphek - Speed Trials (Elliott Smith)
14. Deerhoof - Don't Talk Like (Sleater-Kinney)
15. Nels Cline feat Yuka & Ches - Jagged Fruit (Deerhoof)
16. Shutups - Milk Man (Deerhoof)
17. Shaylee feat. Kynwyn Sterling - The Tears and Music of Love (Deerhoof)
18. Dave Depper - Twin Killers (Deerhoof)
19. Deerhoof - Hitch-hike (Liliput)
Cat. No. KRS700
Release date: January 1 - December 31, 2021