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 Mary Lou Lord & Mikaela Davis, Mike Watt, Eyelids, Fruit Bats, Little Mazarn, Califone, MAITA, Shutups, TEKE::TEKE, Møtrik, Ryan Sollee (The Builders & the Butchers), 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 Badlands covering Lunatique originally by Stereo Total and a tribute to the late Françoise Cactus.
From Badlands, a.k.a Catharina Jaunviksna:
"When I was asked to cover something off the precious KRS catalogue I instantly thought of Lunatique. Not only because it has a great buzz, but my life has been full of French triggers lately and I knew what it would sound like right away. It was fun to make, I spent a weekend alone with my gear and then invited two hooligan friends to sing the boy parts. Then I mixed it Italogaze style. Voilà!
Françoise was an amazing musician, buzzer & paragon for awesomeness. For me, her and Stereo Total has worked as a reminder of why we (really) share music & what DIY (really) is about. And she never ever stopped, just kept going. So much joy that I'll miss, for sure. Merci pour tout."
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)
Cat. No. KRS700
Release date: January 1 - December 31, 2021