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the kills: album drop

February 23, 2011

the kills are one of my absolute favorite bands.  I saw them play at the Osheaga music festival 2 years ago, an I haven’t been able to get enough of their simple beats, hardcore presence, or anything about Allison Mosshart: her bangs, her penchant for leopard and leather.

as you can imagine, I was pretty excited when I got an email with the following information:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011

NEW ALBUM. NEW ALBUM. NEW ALBUM.

The Kills are very excited to announce that their 4th album ‘Blood Pressures’ will be released around the world (excluding the USA) on April 4th, and in the USA 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.

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. The 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 the street by hurricane force winds, watched lightening 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 a our Michigan friends and Alison found a dog to borrow to have at 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.

yeah, I can’t wait.

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