7 posts categorized "the kills"


The Kills - Satellite (new single!)

Here's the new single, Satellite, courtesy of The Kills, from their forthcoming new album, Blood Pressures. I like it, and I'm of the mindset that you will too.


The kills satellite


Tell me [if] I'm right. (also, it sounds kinda Dead Weather-y, no?)





The Kills - Satellite by DominoRecordCo 




The Kills Announce Release Date for 4th Studio Album, Blood Pressures

What an announcement, and specifically on 1/11/11 around 11:11am to boot. It's like the mega madness mondo radness of wishes coming true! In their words: The Kills are very excited to announce that their 4th album Blood Pressures will be released around the world (excluding the U.S.A.) on April 4th, and in the U.S.A. on April 5th. To let you know a little about the new record, we've included the track listing for you... which is a lot like looking at a list of words. Enjoy.


The kills



1. Future Starts Slow
2. Satellite
3. Heart is a Beating Drum
4. Nail in My Coffin
5. Wild Charms
6. DNA
7. Baby Says
8. Last Goodbye
9. Damned if She Do
10. You Don't Own the Road
11. Pots and Pans



We recorded Blood Pressures at Key Club in the state of Michigan, with Bill Skibbe and Jessica Ruffins. Jamie HInce produced the record and Bill Skibbe co-produced. Whilst in Michigan, Alison went through 52 blank cassette tapes in her 4-track recorder. Jamie bought 3 guitars and a mellotron. The studio dogs ate 360 pounds of dog food. We drank all the red wine, watched VHS tapes on Vietnam, got blown down thte street by hurricane force winds, watched lightning storms, rode bicycles / crashed bicycles. We started a game of rummy and never finished it. We tried to BBQ and realized we weren't that way inclined.Soup was better. Soup is better. And so it went, the record was completed... but not in Michigan! We finished the last few songs in London with our Michigan friends and Alison found a dog to borrow to have the studio to make things more "normal". Does this sound confusing? Good. We'll be in touch.



X The Kills
P.S. We've got tour dates for you, we will announce very soon.



The Good The Bad - 030

I had a serious internal struggle in deciding whether or not to post the new video for The Good The Bad's single, 030. I had tweeted about it earlier in the week after it had first been revealed, and while I still can't, in good conscience, find the nerve to post the clip within these pages, you will find the link to watch it below. Call me cowardly, but maybe after you find yourself squirming in your chair whilst viewing, you'll understand my need to keep it kinda PG 'round these parts.





Backing up a bit... The Good The Bad are a trio of Danish rockers, bent on bringing a new breed of surf and flamenco rock to a fresh school of thought. Their all-instrumental tracks pair a lead and baritone guitar with a staunch drummer, and while they rely on the music rather than any vocals, it's definitely solid ground that TGTB are standing on. Think Dale & His Del-Tones' Miserlou, meets all of Link Wray's catalog, with a touch of The Kills' arrangements backing 'em up. In other words, oh hell yes!


Their long-awaited debut album, From 001 to 017, comes out on October 25, and features the bonus track, 030, which immediately turned my ear up and on to their intensely cinematic and characterizing tones. The video, directed by Jeppe Kolstrup, well that's also of the initiative of "turning one out"...


...and here's why. Reminder: this is extremely NSFW. You've been warned.




mp3: The Good The Bad - 030




Beastly Bits #100

It's official...


...I'm a centenarian. Nay. I'm a Beastophile, through and through. Celebrate with these hits of the rad.


Read a cool interview with Two Door Cinema Club. link


Watch someone paint Allison Mosshart of The Kills and The Dead Weather. link


Florrie's got a new jam/drum video. She's going southern rock and oh so rad this time. link


What are the 25 things you "must" do at Glastonbury? Check it out here.


Devlin's mixtape for DazedDigital is ace. Listen at this link.


mp3: Siouxsie And The Banshees - Cities In Dust (HavocNdeeD vs Epidemic RemiX)

mp3: Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisand (Manila Killa Edit)

mp3: The-Dream - Florida University


Levi's Pioneer Sessions: Covers of Iconic Songs (free downloads to be unveiled weekly)

The Levi's brand continues in its tradition of bringing great jeans and great music together with today's launch of Levi's Pioneer Sessions, a new campaign that champions musical artists who embody the pioneering spirit of the Levi's brand. An original series of musical recordings by a diverse roster of talented musicians, the slate features remakes of hits from past decades inspired by renowned artists.



Beginning today through the first of July, the series features the release of two singles each week. First up is Nas' take on Slick Rick's Hey Young World, while The Swell Season's rendition of the 70s disco hit, Young Hearts Run Free by Candi Staton will be let loose on Thursday May 27. Details regarding the remaining artists, Passion Pit and The Kills, and their song choices will complete the current roster of releases and be announced in the weeks to come.

Here's the tracks to look forward to. I'm most psyched to hear
Bomba Estereo's stance on Technotronic's Pump Up the Jam. Also...whoa The Kills!


Nas - "Hey Young World" by Slick Rick 
The Swell Season - "Young Hearts Run Free" by Candi Staton
She & Him - "Fools Rush In" by Rick Nelson
The Dirty Projectors - "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine" by Bob Dylan
Colbie Caillat - "Maria" by Blondie
The Shins - "Goodbye Girl" by Squeeze
Raphael Saadiq - "It's A Shame" by The Spinners
Bomba Estereo - "Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic
Jason Mraz - "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum
John Legend and the Roots - "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines
Passion Pit - TBD by TBA
The Kills - TBD by TBA


mp3: Nas - Hey Young World (Slick Rick Cover)


Beastly Bits #63

Last night was a late one, but totally for a good cause...but more on that later.


For now...we're rounding up the be[a]st of the be[a]st.


HURTS, Everything Everything and Darwin Deez kicked off their NME Radar Tour in Glasgow last night. link


HURTS also debuted a theatrical trailer for their single, Better Than Love. link


Jokers of the Scene remixed O. Children's Ruins and it is banging. Free below.


The Kills' Alison Mosshart revealed that the duo's new album is "three-quarters finished". Super yay! link


Savoir Adore's Bodies gets a funky disco treatment from French Horn Rebellion. MP3 is yours for free.


mp3: O. Children - Ruins (Jokers Of The Scene Remix)

mp3: Savoir Adore - Bodies (French Horn Rebellion Remix)



Domino Artists Weigh In On BBC 6 Music Future

With talks continuing to focus on the impending demise of the BBC's 6 Music and Asian Network, more artists, labels and fans of the channels are voicing strong opinions. The latest collective to jump in on support of saving the network is one of our favorite labels, Domino Records.



Read on below for statements from a handful of Domino artists.


 Noah Lennox (Animal Collective/Panda Bear) 
“When I was a lot younger radio used to be the place I’d go to find new music and I feel like I would find it everywhere on the dial. Since then it seems like less and less stations are willing to or have the means to play new music. I miss unpredictable radio. Please support these guys…”

Alison Mosshart (The Kills/The Dead Weather) 
“Please don't leave us musicians and music lovers with such a void. We need BBC6. It is the only radio station we all listen too, and seemingly, the only station that plays anything worth listening too. It would be culturally damaging to lose this station. I highly doubt I would ever listen to radio in England again, if it were gone. And that goes for a great many friends and colleagues of mine. BBC6 has been very supportive to the bands that I have been in and supportive of my friends and label mates. We are all greatly appreciative of the fine work they do, and the open minds that they have. It baffles me why art and culture must always suffer and get the boot before sport or the generic music which EVERYONE plays already, anyway. We can get these trashy things anywhere. But we're relying on BBC6 to encourage and inspire. To shut it down would be a real shame and a real mistake. Think of ! it as the Tate Modern of radio. We want it; we need it... because it's unique and culturally significant. Please save BBC 6 Music.”

Hayden Thorpe (Wild Beasts) 
“The closure of BBC6 music would be a huge blow to British arts in general. I don't know any other established vehicle, which allows for inventive and contemporary music to reach such a wide audience. I'm in no doubt the unrelenting support we have had from BBC6 has massively helped our career. This sends out a damning message to creative young people.”

Jack Barnett (These New Puritans) 
“BBC6 was and is incredibly important to bands like us. In the world of 'independent music', where it can be difficult to survive by your ideas, it really is a unique and completely positive force. Its closure would be a massive blow to the possibilities of creative people doing creative things in this country.”

Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion
“The end of 6Music is such a disgrace and catastrophe, I learnt so much from it, and imagine that if I was younger I would have learnt more. A lot of people are going to remember this. This is so upsetting for music fans across the country.”

Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) 
"Please don't close down 6 music and Asian network. It's important to have stations on the radio that don't just play mainstream music."


mp3: These New Puritans - We Want War

mp3: The Kills - Crazy (Patsy Cline Cover)

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