28 January 2008

The Kills are so punk rock.

At least, that's what they want you to perceive 'em as. Hey, go for the gold, I always say.

I didn't know who the hell The Kills were until 2005 when my dear friend Leigh gave me a mix of their songs from Keep On Your Mean Side and No Wow. I want to give her a big ole kiss for introducing me to them because I would've missed out on something fantastic.

I love Alison Mosshart's gritty vocals, which are reminiscent of Pylon's Vanessa Briscoe Hay's vocal style. I could seriously listen to both of them all night long without ever getting bored. It's like listening to an audio version of Magic Eye because there are so many emotions embedded in their singing. Don't worry, it'll make sense eventually.

Midnight Boom will be released in March 10 in the UK and March 18 in the U.S. on Domino Records. They also will play at The Earl May 28. This is gonna be a great year.

The Kills - U.R.A. Fever

1 comment:

Leigh said...

who loves ya, baby?

they are so good it hurts sometimes.