JudyJams weekly picks #4: Kill Rock Stars

April 16, 2010 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

This week the focus is on the eternal purveyor of excellent music: Kill Rock Stars. Let’s start out with a free sampler that the Seattle-based label put out last week, that you can download here.

Sampler cover via Kill Rock Stars

The cover art is certainly the Best EVER, but then again, I’m partial to the kitty cats. The sampler has songs from Unwound, The Thermals, Panther, The Paper Chase, and many more. Check it out!

The label recently announced some exciting news: Corin Tucker from Sleater-Kinney will be putting out her first solo album! She will be joined by Sara Lund (Unwound) and Seth Lorinczi (Golden Bears). That’s all the news that I have now, but you can read an interview she did with the Portland Mercury to find out more info here. I will keep everyone posted when songs arrive!

Lastly, I’m excited about the release of the new album by Horse Feathers.

Photo of Horse Feathers via Kill Rock Stars

Horse Feathers play indie-folk in the vein of Iron & Wine, and have a new album coming out next week called Thistled Spring. You can check out a song from the album, called “Belly of June” here. US and Canadian tour dates below.

April 2010:

17 – Spokane, WA @ The Empyrean
20 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center
21 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
22 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
23 – South Bend, IN @ Subkirke
24 – St Louis, MO @ Billiken Club

26 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
27 – Buffalo, NY @ The Ninth Ward @ Babeville
28 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Drake Hotel
29 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Divan Orange
30 – Boston, MA @ The Red Room @ Cafe 939

May 2010
1 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
4 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
6 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
7 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern

10 – Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley
11 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
12 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
14 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
17 – Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
18 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fold In Bottleg Theater
20 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
21 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
22 – Davis, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

July 2010
23 – Guelph, ON, Canada @ Hillside Festival
24 – Guelph, ON, Canada @ Hillside Festival
25 – Guelph, ON, Canada @ Hillside Festival

31 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival

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