VARIOUS ARTISTS – ” Stars Rock Kill (Rock Stars) “

Posted: July 8, 2021 in MUSIC

In 2020 we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the eponymous Elliott Smith album by inviting artists we admire to record covers of the songs on that album. We had so much fun with that project that we’ve decided for 2021 to celebrate our 30th anniversary by expanding the idea to encompass the entire Kill Rock Stars release history.

We’ve got so many amazing artists onboard already, including much of the current KRS roster, along with lots of folks from our extended family and even some new friends! We are so excited to celebrate the music community we’ve all grown up in, as well as the friends and fans we’ve made along the way. With that in mind, please welcome Stars Rock Kill (Rock Stars)

“The Raincoats ‘Fairytale in the Supermarket’ is like jumping aboard a moving train and landing in a carriage of 70’s post punk mischief that’s giving a huge middle finger to all the things cis hetero white dudes had decided punk was meant to be,” Jen Cloher says of her new cover, the latest installment in Kill Rock Stars 30th Anniversary cover series. “But it’s the depth of the lyrics that blow me away, ‘It makes no difference night or day, no-one teaches you how to live.’ Nihilist or Buddhist? Either way, it’s one of the best opening lines for a song, ever. Myself and Anika Ostendorf aka Hachiku tried to find a way to access this incredible song and make it our own. I think Anika’s experimental spirit found a home in The Raincoats awesome weirdness. We are both on Milk Records a label based in Naarm (Melbourne) on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people in so called Australia. Kill Rock Stars is a label we looked to when we started Milk nearly 10 years ago, so it feels like being home with our people even if we’re on the other side of the world!”

Confirmed artists thus far include Mary Lou Lord & Mikaela Davis, Mike Watt, Eyelids, Fruit Bats, Little Mazarn, Califone, MAITA, Shutups, TEKE::TEKE, Møtrik, Ryan Sollee (The Builders & the Butchers), Badlands, The Hackles and there are so many more to come!.

Releases December 31st, 2021

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