Thursday, April 21, 2005

The Kills

Just listened to the new album No Wow by The Kills and all I can say is that it is incredibly intense. Reminding me more of the best of PJ Harvey than the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, The Kills are led by female vocalist Allison Mosshart and Jamie Hince and on most songs combine drum machines with fuzzy or very raw guitars. The Kills definitely have a strong blues influence as well and the music is very dark. On the NPR website reviewing SXSW, you can listen to Love is a Deserter (about half way down the page). I will definitely listen to this album quite a bit more but perhaps not all in one sitting.

On their website, they have posted their video for The Good Ones, which starts off in what appears to be a New York style art gallery, proceeding to turn into a pepto bismo clean up site, then a Devo video and ending inexplicably in a scene I cannot possibly describe. Absolutely worth watching. Allison and Jamie are very, very serious people.

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