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Kill Rock Stars Video Podcast

Kill Rock Stars is an independent record label founded in 1991 by Slim Moon and based in Olympia, WA. Originally intended to release spoken word seven inches under the \'wordcore\' moniker, it quickly expanded to become a punk rock rock and roll label thr

Published: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 19:18:28 +0000

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Episode 45: The Shaky Hands

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 19:18:28 +0000

The Shaky Hands play live and answer a few questions in this podcast. Enjoy.

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Episode 44: Horse Feathers

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 19:59:10 +0000

Justin Ringle moved to Portland, Oregon in 2004, and began to play open mics regularly under the moniker Horse Feathers. In 2005 Peter Broderick heard two songs that Justin had recorded in a friend’s basement, and proceeded to track Justin down via the internet. Shortly after that, the two started playing music together. For the [...]

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Episode 43: Jeff Hanson: Live in Japan

Thu, 04 Sep 2008 16:15:49 +0000

Jeff Hanson is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist whose voice was described in a 2005 Paste review as an “angelic falsetto, a cross between Alison Krauss and Art Garfunkel that’s often (understandably) mistaken for a female contralto.”On this podcast- Jeff Hanson with the Shugo Tokumaru Band: Long Overdue- Jeff Hanson: Just Like Me

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Episode 42: From The Archives: Peechees

Sat, 26 Jul 2008 03:14:32 +0000

Here’s a Peechees video from the 1st KRS video fanzine. On this podcast- Peechees: Mad Doctor

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Episode 41: Colin Meloy: Live

Sat, 03 May 2008 19:05:33 +0000

Colin Meloy of The Decemberists plays acoustic. On this podcast- Colin Meloy: A Cautionary Song- Colin Meloy: Billy Liar

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Episode 40: From The Archives: Unwound

Thu, 13 Mar 2008 21:57:53 +0000

Here’s an Unwound video from the 1st KRS video fanzine that came out a long time ago. On this podcast - Unwound: Lifetime Achievement Award

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Episode 39: Thao: Bag of Hammers

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 22:32:35 +0000

Thao rocks. On This Video Podcast:- Thao Interviews Herself- Bag Of Hammers Video

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Episode 38: Xiu Xiu: Women As Lovers

Tue, 15 Jan 2008 21:56:16 +0000

From Wikipedia: “Xiu Xiu (pronounced shoe-shoe) is an experimental indie band originally from and currently based in San Francisco, California, with time often spent in Seattle, Washington. The band is the sonic brainchild of singer-songwriter Jamie Stewart, who has been its only constant member since its inception. His current bandmates are his cousin, Caralee McElroy [...]

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Episode 37: BARR: First

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 20:41:21 +0000

Enjoy the latest installment of BARR videos. This one being the First. On This Video Podcast: - BARR - First video

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Episode 36: From The Archives: Free Kitten

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 10:44:40 +0000

This Free Kitten video appears on the first KRS Video Fanzine. Enjoy! On This Video Podcast: - Free Kitten - Teenie Weenie Boppie

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Episode 35: From The Archives: Madigan

Fri, 26 Oct 2007 23:45:14 +0000

This Madigan video appears on the first KRS Video Fanzine. Enjoy! On This Video Podcast: - Madigan - Snowfell Summer Video

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Episode 34: They Shoot Horses: Speck of Dust

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 18:34:35 +0000

They Shoot Horses are a band, and once upon a time, they made a video. Here is that video. On This Video Podcast: - They Shoot Horses Video - Speck of Dust

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Episode 33: Stereo Total: Live

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 22:54:39 +0000

“The music of the chanson- electro- nonelectro- garage- rock’n'roll- french-pop- rock-à-billy- disco- international- underground- duo Stereo Total can be described as: 40% Yéyétronic, 20% R’n'R, 10% Punkrock, 3% electronic effects, 4% French 60ies beat, 7% genious dilettantism, 1,5% Cosmonaute, 10% really old synthesizers, 10% 8-bit Amiga-sampling, 10% transistor amplifier, 1% really expansive and advanced instruments, a [...]

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Episode 32: Jeff Hanson: Live

Mon, 10 Sep 2007 14:45:05 +0000

“Singer-songwriter Jeff Hanson sings with a lilt in his voice, a Celtic soprano that drifts away with the melodies in his songs… He’s at the forefront of indie rock, pushing the envelope with amazingly skilled Beatles-esque pop-folk.” (from The Daily Nexus) On This Video Podcast: - Jeff Hanson - Live in Portland, Oregon

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Episode 31: Numbers: Mindhole

Thu, 23 Aug 2007 12:54:33 +0000

Where once, Numbers were the premier party-rock dance outfit with whom we found our salvation from the curse that was the coming of a new century, now comes Numbers of a new dawning era of self realization and societal enlightenment. Previously three individuals taking turns of yelping, buzzerk-ing, pushing and shoving coming together occasionally to [...]

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Episode 30: From The Archives: Frumpies

Wed, 08 Aug 2007 00:59:14 +0000

Watch The Frumpies from the 1st episode of the original KRS Video Fanzine! On This Video Podcast: - Frumpies: Intertube Tomorrow

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Episode 29: From The Archives: Miranda July

Sat, 21 Jul 2007 05:08:24 +0000

Watch Miranda July from the 1st episode of the original KRS Video Fanzine! On This Video Podcast: - Miranda July

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Episode 28: Marnie Stern: Live!

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 03:36:42 +0000

Marnie Stern live in Minneapolis!! On This Video Podcast: - Marnie Stern - Live!

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Episode 27: Mary Timony: Sharpshooter

Mon, 18 Jun 2007 20:13:09 +0000

Mary Timony defies Rock N Roll convention in such an unusual and unexpected way, sidestepping blues tropes and usualities in a manner that’s not self conscious or contrived but genuinely idiosyncratic; completely natural. On This Video Podcast: - Mary Timony music video - Sharpshooter - Mary Timony Live in Seattle

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Episode 26: Old Haunts: Fuel on Fire

Wed, 30 May 2007 01:48:39 +0000

Olympia rockers The Old Haunts are tearing it up. On This Video Podcast: - Old Haunts music video - Fuel on Fire - Old Haunts Live in Washington D.C.

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Episode 25: Deerhoof live

Sun, 13 May 2007 19:27:26 +0000

Deerhoof tears it up at the Wonder Ballroom on their most recent tour. On This Video podcast: Deerhoof live in Portland, OR

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Episode 24: Xiu Xiu live

Fri, 27 Apr 2007 08:52:47 +0000

The songs drape themselves across their subjects in deformed electro tapestries. They play out like symphonies, but feel compressed into the internal microcosm of an American bedroom… bedroom symphonies, bedroom confessions over chimes and gonging bells and industrial beats and buttery guitar leads that slide through the songs like a straight razor opening up skin. On [...]

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Episode 23: Macromantics: Live!

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 05:00:18 +0000

Australian rapper and word weaving wizard macromantics took the heartbeat she was born with, and turned it into music. From an early age, she was drawn to the world of sine waves. At the age of 15, she was asked to tour with Ben Lee’s teenage pop-punk pack Noise Addict, as a guitarist and it [...]

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Episode 22: The Decemberists: A Practical Handbook

Thu, 29 Mar 2007 18:24:26 +0000

We are pleased to present clips from The Decemberists: A Practical Handbook, the new DVD featuring the documentary film Paris Before the War; a live recording from the Roseland Theatre in Portland, Oregon on November 4, 2005; music videos; illustrations by Carson Ellis, the band’s artist-in-residence; out-takes; and all sorts of other little details worth [...]

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Episode 21: Marnie Stern - Every Single Line Means Something

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 18:49:00 +0000

Her debut record, In Advance of the Broken Arm, is culled from songs written by herself in her bedroom over a two-year period, with production and drum work by Hella’s Zach Hill. Her songs are of the earth, birthed in an organic process where the finished product is much more striking than the individual parts: [...]

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Episode 20: Mika Miko - Business Cats

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 01:35:14 +0000

Imagine a high school dance where Red Cross, Black Flag, X-Ray Spex, The Slits and The Germs are all playing at with an updated flare of excitement and anxiousness. On This Video Podcast: - Mika Miko music video - Business Cats - Mika Miko on Vim Crony’s The Gaze

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Episode 19: From the Archives: GRAVY TRAIN!!! & No-Neck Blues Band

Fri, 02 Mar 2007 05:13:57 +0000

Gravy Train!!! “Are You Wigglin?” CD “Are You Wigglin?” is the follow up to 2003’s cult classic “Hello Doctor”, a record entirely about food and sex. For this album, they ditched their former “chipmunk rap” sound and moved on to a sound that is a mix of bubblegum, punk, rock n roll, comedy, new wave and pure [...]

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Episode 18: BARR - The Song Is The Single

Thu, 01 Feb 2007 20:00:12 +0000

BARR is Brendan Fowler and a number of friends. On This Video Podcast: - BARR introduction + some live footage - BARR music video - The Song Is The Single

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Episode 17: From The Archives: Stereo Total & The Makers

Fri, 19 Jan 2007 15:08:55 +0000

Stereo Total is a Berlin-based French-German duo. Members are Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring. Their music can be described as a humorous mix of Synth-Pop, New Wave, Electronica, Punk, and pop music. Some of their tracks are playful, low-fi versions of pop/rock/soul songs. As legendary figures in the underground music scene, The Makers continue to push [...]

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Episode 16: From The Archives: Sleater-Kinney & The Gossip

Fri, 05 Jan 2007 07:32:07 +0000

Welcome to 2007, where we’ll be featuring new videos by KRS artists as well as videos from the archives of KRS bands. On this episode you get to see Sleater-Kinney’s “Get Up” video from The Hot Rock, and a live Gossip video from CMJ music festival. Sleater-Kinney was an indie rock trio originally from Olympia, Washington [...]

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Episode 15: Slumber Party: Bag of Spiders

Thu, 07 Dec 2006 08:28:07 +0000

Slumber Party continues to evolve. And now more than ever they are equipped and committed to exploring a more diverse and experimentally unhinged sound. Still laid-back and still dream-pop, the band plays with a new line-up featuring a Korg synth and an MC 303. Like the best stuff by Lou Reed, Kevin Ayers, Tom Rapp [...]

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Station Break

Sun, 26 Nov 2006 05:31:16 +0000

See you on December 8th!

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Episode 14: Hella: Biblical Violence

Fri, 10 Nov 2006 04:15:16 +0000

Hella is a musical duo from Sacramento, California. They play a technical, Nintendo-influenced blend of math rock, noise rock and avant-garde. The primary members of the band are Spencer Seim on electric guitar and Zach Hill on drums (although both are multi-instrumentalists). On This Video Podcast: - Hella: Biblical Violence Video - Hella Live @ the Capitol Theatre [...]

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Episode 13: Bitch: Two Girls Strong

Fri, 27 Oct 2006 20:24:02 +0000

Armed with an electric violin, a ukulele and a bass guitar, Bitch (formerly of Bitch and Animal), is on the road and rampage again with a fistful of new songs from her debut solo release, Make this/Break this. She is an entertainer and songwriter who has pulled audiences to their feet worldwide with her politically [...]

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Episode 12: The Punks: Air it Out

Thu, 12 Oct 2006 22:54:25 +0000

THE PUNKS ARE VIBRATIONAL JAMMERS. Vastly different from one milisecond to the next all on the spot freaky noise jam band. Phish heard the word on the street and broke up. HOWEVER don’t be mistaken, only Benny P is a hippie. Way (multiplied by a thousand times) better then any other noise bands ever. They like [...]

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Bonus Podcast: More Xiu Xiu Videos

Fri, 29 Sep 2006 03:41:35 +0000

Xiu Xiu is an experimental San Diego-based rock band led by vocalist Jamie Stewart and framed by Cory McCulloch’s bass and Yvonne Chen’s and Lauren Andrews’ keyboards (plus trumpets, saxophones, bells, gongs, etc) that debuted with the five-song EP Chapel Of The Chimes (Absolutely Kosher, 2002). On This Video Podcast: - Xiu Xiu music video - The [...]

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Episode 11: Xiu Xiu: “Boy Soprano”

Thu, 28 Sep 2006 23:25:57 +0000

Xiu Xiu is an experimental San Diego-based rock band led by vocalist Jamie Stewart and framed by Cory McCulloch’s bass and Yvonne Chen’s and Lauren Andrews’ keyboards (plus trumpets, saxophones, bells, gongs, etc) that debuted with the five-song EP Chapel Of The Chimes (Absolutely Kosher, 2002). On This Video Podcast: - Xiu Xiu music video - Boy [...]

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Episode 10: Two Ton Boa: “Cash Machine”

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 22:09:29 +0000

The melodic pound of Two Ton Boa’s grinding, dual-bass sound is the invention of Sherry Fraser. Classically trained on Oboe, English Horn, and assorted baroque recorders, vocalist Fraser fell in love with the bass and composed over 50+ tapes of material on a four track. Overcoming a dread of exposure that kept her music hidden [...]

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Episode 9: The Gossip: “Listen Up”

Thu, 31 Aug 2006 23:45:08 +0000

Gossip is young + full of blood. We have existed for 5 years. We are a punk band consisting of 3. We are interested in art, change, the underground, dancing, fashion, punk history, crime and movements. We will nvr die. We are artists, poets, cooks, writers, feminisits, designers, musicians & djs. This is life dedication [...]

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Episode 8: Erase Errata: “Tax Dollar”

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 16:06:02 +0000

Erase Errata is a band from San Francisco, California. Their music draws inspiration from experimentalists such as Captain Beefheart and The Fall, as well as bands like The Minutemen. The possess improvisational tendencies, claiming that they could improvise a whole set if they wanted to. Since forming in 1999, the band has released three albums [...]

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Episode 7: Bangs: “Sweet Revenge” Live

Thu, 03 Aug 2006 16:56:40 +0000

Bangs is one of those rare bands that is classic without sounding retro, current without sounding trendy. Their popularity, especially with teenagers, has been increasing by leaps and bounds quickly through their three year existence, largely due to their excellent live show, consistent touring, strong rocking songs with catchy hooks, and powerful presence as strong [...]

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Episode 6: Excepter: “Lypse” & “If I were you”

Fri, 21 Jul 2006 07:39:17 +0000

EXCEPTER is a synthetic protest band engineered to erase cultural distinctions through polarized confusion.

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Episode 5: The Paper Chase: “Said The Spider To The Fly”

Sat, 08 Jul 2006 01:14:36 +0000

The Paper Chase: A music video podcast from

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Episode 4: They Shoot Horses Don’t They?: Sunlight

Thu, 29 Jun 2006 05:18:22 +0000

They Shoot Horses They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? is an 8 piece band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Their debut album Boo Hoo Hoo Boo was released on the Kill Rock Stars label February 21, 2006. Their startling energetic live shows have won them listeners and even dancers throughout Canada where they have shared the stage [...]

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Episode 3: Starter Set, “In Can Can Descent”

Fri, 09 Jun 2006 09:08:32 +0000

“I shivered when (they) told me they were doing modern dance in punk clubs; suddenly everything else seemed so last year.” -Miranda July Starter Set is not a collection of music videos, but a sampling of new dance and music created for the camera. Instead of the dancing being an accessory to the music, the choreography [...]

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Episode 2: Mecca Normal, “Attraction is Ephemeral”

Fri, 26 May 2006 01:47:05 +0000

The Observer stares out from the cover of the CD — not a mere subject. The photo on the cover is a continuation of the watercolour self-portrait series I began as teenager. The self-portraits continue thirty years later in photos — most of which appear on Internet dating websites with my nickname Sexullectual, whose profile [...]

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Episode 1: The Gossip, “Standing in the Way of Control”

Fri, 12 May 2006 06:09:46 +0000

The first thing that strikes you is the rhythm. The Gossip have been making punks dance since they debuted 5 years ago, long before dance punk existed. Soulful and jagged, you can hear everything from Dischord to Motown in Brace’s playing. Now, with the addition of new drummer Hannah Blilie (Shoplifting, ex-Chromatics) they have a [...]

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