KILLS BIRDS – SELF-TITLED DEBUT LP OUT NOW

LOS
ANGELES-BASED BAND
 

KILLS
BIRDS 

ANNOUNCE
2020 TOUR DATES

AND ARE OFFICIAL SXSW BAND

SELF-TITLED
DEBUT
LP

OUT NOW VIA KRO RECORDS

LISTEN LP: KILLS BIRDS – KILLS BIRDS

WATCH: KILLS BIRDS – “VOLCANO” 

WATCH: KILLS BIRDS – “WORTHY GIRL

WATCH: KILLS BIRDS “JESUS DID

LA-based
band, Kills Birds are taking their wild live show to more cities in 2020, and
they’re also an official SXSW band this year. LA
Times
says, “Watching Kills Birds onstage, it’s hard not to be
taken in and shaken up.” Kim Gordon has called the
music “hot as f*ck,” and Reggie Watts has been urging his fans
to listen, while Buzzbands
LA
 has pointed people towards the next live show, saying
they are sure to put on “a hell of a show.”  

They
sold out their release show in September at Bootleg Theater to celebrate
their first LP. The band also just played their first festival, and according
to LA Times,
“It almost certainly will not be their last big festival set.” LA Times also noted Nina
Ljeti’s vocal performance, saying, “You could see echoes of iconic
frontpeople like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O or even Joy Division’s Ian Curtis
in the way she writhed and stabbed the air onstage, moving like a wick on a
smoking firecracker.”

The band recently released their self-titled, debut album via KRO Records, with a new video for “Volcano.” Produced by Justin Raisen (Marisa Nadler, Angel Olsen, Yves Tumor), KILLS BIRDS includes the previously released singles, “Worthy Girl,” “Jesus Did” and “Ow,” along with six more incendiary tracks. 

KILLS BIRDS 2020 TOUR DATES

Feb 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gold Diggers

Feb 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop

Feb 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge*

Feb 28 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress*

Feb 29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Triple Bs*

Mar 1 – Long Beach, CA  @ Alex’s Bar*

Mar 3 – Oakland, CA  @ New
Parish*

Mar 5- Seattle, WA  @ Chop Suey*

Mar 6 – Portland, OR  @ Doug
Fir*

Mar 7- Bend, OR @ Volcanic*

Mar 8 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield*

Mar 10 – Santa Cruz, CA  @
Catalyst Atrium*

Mar 11 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers*

Mar 12 – Solana Beach, CA  @
Belly Up*

Mar 13-22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

Mar 22 – Dallas, TX @ Not so Fun Weekend

Mar 25-29 – Boise, ID – @Treefort
Festival

* with Hot Snakes

Photo credit: Michelle Laine

Kills
Birds began as a secret project between vocalist Nina Ljeti – an award-winning
Bosnian-Canadian filmmaker, now living in L.A. – and guitarist Jacob Loeb but
in 2017, evolved into a full-fledged band with the addition of Fielder Thomas
(bass) and Bosh Rothman (drums). They immediately drew attention for their
electrifying live performances, their jagged guitar-driven melodies and
slow-burning dynamics made even more explosive by Ljeti’s urgent lyricism and
raw stage presence. Among the band’s earliest fans was producer – and KRO
Records founder – Justin Raisen, who not only signed Kills Birds to his growing
label roster, but opted to produce their remarkable debut album as well.
Recorded nearly live over an intense eight-hour session, KILLS BIRDS expertly
captures the band’s on-stage energy, its feral, unfettered power fueled
throughout by the extraordinary intensity of Ljeti’s striking songcraft.

The album is very personal,”
Ljeti says. “As a whole,
it has no concept, but each song is reflective of what I struggled with, and
continue to struggle with. Feelings of insecurity, anxiety, inadequacy, and
ultimately love. Love is the main driving force behind everything I
create.”

The instrumentation helps clarify those feelings,” she continues. “When Jacob and I write, Jacob is able to understand what I’m feeling, and he uses the instrumentation to elevate the piece to a whole new level. He honors the words and challenges me to find the best method of expression. His contribution is brave- he works without ego to benefit the emotion of the song. Same goes with Fielder and Bosh. Completing the puzzle. We are all emotional beings. And we struggle with what everyone struggles with. Our ultimate goal is to stay true to that, no matter what. We play together because we crave honesty, and we want to do justice to love in all its forms.

TRACKLISTING 

1. Worthy Girl

2. Jesus Did

3. Ow

4. Volcano

5. New Friend

6. Only Yellow

7. Tear Up

8. High

9. Ok Hurricane

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BIRDS:

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