Wednesday, December 24, 2008

happy holidays everybody

Friday, December 19, 2008

Last Minute Reminder 4 Last Minute Shoppers

ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY GIFTS NOW, THERE’S STILL TIME!

Are you a last minute shopper too? Well good news, if you place your order before Saturday 12/20 and choose priority mail or UPS you will receive your package by 12/24. After Saturday choose UPS to insure safe delivery. Or else you could always give New Years gifts.

We’ll be open late tonight and all day Saturday. UPS will ship next week but regular mail won’t be going out after Saturday, so please order carefully.

holiday sale:

http://www.buyolympia.com/killrockstars/sale

shop:

http://www.buyolympia.com/killrockstars/

check our blog for updates over the holidays:

http://krsmailorderfreaks.tumblr.com/


Thanks for all those last minute orders!

Cheers.

READ TODAY'S NEWSLETTER

It keeps snowing!



So I know most of the country thinks we're crazy but I have lived in the NW my whole life and it's so rare to have a week of weather like this. It's been icy/snowy/windy/slushy/snowy for almost a week now. Craziness! Personally I love it (though if we get an actual ice storm on Sunday after heavy snow on Saturday that tune could change but I predict it will probably just start raining. )

I found some pretty photos online (I keep forgetting to take my own). oh but I DO have some photos from last Saturday's holiday karaoke party. I will put those up later tonight....

Thursday, December 18, 2008

ORDER B4 SAT 12/20 TO GET THERE BY 12/24

http://www.buyolympia.com/killrockstars/

choose priority mail or ups

if you order now it will ship tomorrow, if you order tomorrow after 5 it will ship saturday

if you order after that you have to choose UPS and i will come in on my day off as a favor to you last minute shoppers...

tonightttttttt tonightttttttttt



don't worry, we're not going to play "baby it's cold outside."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Top Sellers in Mail Order for 2008

Oi! Get those orders in by Friday and choose priority mail or ups if you need 'em by Xmas Eve. Today's newsletter has all the dirt, but in case you didn't read it yet, here's a list of this years best sellers in mail order:

Vinyl LPs

KRS485 Deerhoof Offend Maggie LP w/ digital download

KRS486 Marnie Stern This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That LP w/ digital download

KRS495 Horse Feathers House With No Home LP w/ digital download

KRS488 format=LP New Bloods The Secret Life LP

KRS269 Elliott Smith Either/Or LP

CD:

KRS481 Thao We Brave Bee Stings and All CD

KRS485 Deerhoof Offend Maggie CD

KRS468 Colin Meloy Colin Meloy Sings Live CD


KRS484 Xiu Xiu Women As Lovers CD



KRS486 Marnie Stern This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That CD

7”

KRS491 Deerhoof Matchbook Seeks Maniac picture disc 7”



KRS239 Elliott Smith Needle in the Hay 7”


KRS266 Elliott Smith Speed Trials + 2 7”

GER038 Xiu Xiu Split with Devendra Banhart The Body Breaks b/w Support Our Troops Oh! 7”


GER022 Hella Falam Dynasty b/w It’s-Go-In 7”



Merch:

KRS387P Sleater-Kinney One Beat Promo Poster

KRSTOTE3 Kill Rock Stars Sarah Utter Record Player Tote Bag (out of stock) try this one

KRS375P The Decemberists Her Majesty Poster

KRSWB Kill Rock Stars Space Age Water Bottle with Star Logo

Kill Rock Stars Sarah Utter Headphone Bag-Red on Asphalt Bag

T Shirts:

KRS298T Bikini Kill The Singles T

KRS491T size Deerhoof Dayglo Dog T-Shirt


KRS472T Size Deerhoof Friend Opportunity T


KRS279T Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out T

tied with:

KRS360T2 Sleater-Kinney Show Me Your Riffs T


KRS455T Elliott Smith New Moon T Shirt


Best Selling Distro Items of 2008:

RAW-08 New Bloods Debut 7” (out of stock)
http://www.buyolympia.com/krsnew/Item=RAW-08 try this instead

UCP001Don’t Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl DVD Directed by Kerri Koch


CHSW13 Sleater-Kinney Call the Doctor LP

Plain126 Elliott Smith Xo LP

COH001 Deerhoof The Runners Four DBLLP

DHFB Deerhoof Milk Man Ballet DVD

MPK7022 Deerhoof Halfbird CD

FP72 Finally Punk Primary Colors 7” (out of print) try this one

ITR161CD Vivian Girls Vivian Girls LP

MPK7037 Deerhoof Green Cosmos CD


go here for a complete up to date list of all distro items

oh yeah, and our holiday sale is still happening

my favorite distributed items of 2008

don't make your year end list just yet---- here are my favorite 2008 releases distributed by krs mailorder...



the clean - compliation lp

this was released by mississippi record's division little axe. they are based about 10 blocks from my house. nice store. good record. super catchy pop stuff that seems to have a heavy vu influence. good times.




pocahaunted- island diamonds

this is their dub album. it's kind of like stoner new age dub, i guess. duel female vocals that mostly seem to be lots and LOTS of vowels. i think this is an enhanced cd. not sure. i have the vinyl of it.



hornet leg- blood trilogy

this 7" probably got the most spins out of any 2008 release at my house. i think coming out in january had a lot to do with that. really good kind of psychy garage stuff, but this is NOT A BAR BAND. don't worry. good times. the songs are great. one of my best friends, joel, plays on this one too.



us girls - introducing

this kind of fits into the whole vowel-rock genre too. but us girls has it's own thing going on. like vowels over really heavy reel to reel beats. lots of good covers too. highly recommended. also check out the live set on wfmu's blog.



fabulous diamonds

another great siltbreeze release. i think they're tied w/ woodsist for my favorite diy label right now... this is an awesome australian band for fans of dub music, no wave, etc. great use of saxaphone. one of my top 5 records of the year and also live shows. shhiiiiitttttttt


blank dogs - on two sides

i've got like 4 releases by this dude this year, not sure which one is the best, but this one is the easiest to find at least. also it came out in february so it got lots of spins. hit after hit after hit. musically and bongilly if you know what i mean...


vivian girls - tell the world

another 7" that got lots of spins this year. i'd give it more, but ingrid is borrowing my copy. haha... how you liking it, ingrid?
you probably already own this, but if not i'd say get this now and also get their album.

Monday, December 15, 2008

the krs holiday karaoke party

i had to leave after singing "splish splash."
what did i miss?

oh, after we left i came home and some people were watching "i'm not there" on the couch in the living room. have to say it's one of the worst movies i've ever seen in my life. it's a holiday miracle that bob dylan didn't die of embarrassment over that movie.

Friday, December 12, 2008

If you're in Barcelona or Madrid you are stoked:



December 2008
12 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Winter Edition
13 - Madrid, Spain @ Primavera Sound Winter Edition

Getting psyched....

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

xiu xiu in xlr8r's best albums of 2008 list


tried to find the link online, but i think you have to click on the "view pdf of issue" button or something. agh. times are tough...

Monday, December 8, 2008

IRIE NOVEMBER SHOWS..

El Guincho, Atole ( Holocene , PDX )

DJ Beyonda ( Holocene, PDX )

Of Montreal ( Roseland, PDX )

Hotel Cafe Tour w/ Thao, Emily Wells, Meiko, Rachel Yamagata, and Lenka ( Doug Fir , PDX )

Portland Cello Project ( Private Party for Waterfront, PDX )

New Faces, Raggety Ann's ( Backspace, PDX )

Crystal Stilts, Cause Comotion ( Holocene, PDX )

Gang Gang Dance, Marnie Stern, DJ Dog Daze ( Berbati's , PDX )

Anais Mitchell ( Alberta St. Pub, PDX )

Starfucker, Flaspar, Iretsu, Serendipity Musik ( Someday Lounge , PDX )

tune-yards ( Artistery , PDX )

Vivian Girls, Love is All, Nodz , Romancing ( Backspace, PDX )

Deerhunter ( Hawthorne Theater, PDX )

IRIE OCTOBER SHOWS....

Minus 5, Weinland ( Mission Theater , PDX )

Dandy Warhols , Swoon 23 ( Roseland , PDX )

Deerhoof, Experimental Dental School, Coconut ( Wonder Ballroom, PDX )

Blue Giant w/ Sam Coones, Norfolk and Western, ( Backspace, PDX )

Blue Giant w/ Corrina Rep, Portland Cello Project ( Doug Fir , PDX )

Sister Suvi ( Knitting Factory, CMJ )

Marnie Stern, Gang Gang Dance, Pony Tail, Crystal Stilts- ( Webster Hall, NYC )

Marnie Stern, Shugo Tokumaru, Starfucker, Rainbow Arabia, Frontier Ruckus- ( Cake Shop, NYC )

Starfucker, ( Knitting Factory, NYC )

Walter Meego , Sebastien Grangier ( Mercury Lounge , NYC )

Dory Hilton, Laura Gibson ( Chantelle's Wedding , NYC )

Valiant Arms, Blind Pilot, Starfucker, White Rainbow, Helio Sequence ( Knitting Factory , NYC )

Starfucker, Little Boots, Marnie Stern ( Knitting Factory, NYC)

Sister Suvi, Lady Fingers - ( Lucky Chang's, NYC )

Dutchess, and the Duke, sbach ( Pianos, NYC )

IRIE SEPTEMBER SHOWS I SAW ...

I know, I've been slacking on posting my shows the last 3 months, not because I haven't kept track, I have just been busy with moving to Portland and everything...so hear goes....
Harper Simon, Human Highway ( Joe's Pub , NYC )

Human Highway , Harper Simon ( Cake Shop , NYC )

Ra Ra Riot , Walter Meego, Pep Assembly ( Doug Fir , PDX )

Starfucker, DJ Girlfriends (Le Baron Paris ,Tokyo, Japan )

Starfucker, Guidance Counselor, Southerne Belle ( Doug Fir, PDX )

Starfucker, Dykeritz, DJ Beyonda ( Doug Fir, PDX )

Xiu Xiu ( Backspace, PDX )

Deerhunter, Starfucker ( Holocene, PDX )

Blitzten Trapper, Fleet Foxes, Mimicking birds (Crystal Ballroom, PDX )

No Age,Britt Daniels, Built to Spill " Perfect From Now on " ( Crystal Ballroom, PDX )

Thao,The Shaky Hands ( Holocene, PDX )

Mogwai ( Roseland, PDX )

Norfolk and Western ( Berbati's, PDX )

Festivus

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Grimm, Gira, Prurient, Stewart AIDS and Homelessness benefit

darling, you are needed-

Wednesday December 10 2008


Benefit for: Housing Works: "Housing Works is committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness. We believe that all people have the right to a rich and empowering life. Since 1990, we have provided the highest quality services for homeless men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS in New York City and beyond."



Larkin Grimm: 7:45 - 8:15

Michael Gira: 8:30-9:30

Dominick/Prurient: (video projection) 9:40-9:50

Jamie Stewart from Xiu Xiu: 10:00-11:00

Name of Venue: Housing Works Bookstore Café
Doors open: 7PM

SHOWTIME- 7:45 PM


126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012
ph: 212-334-3324
Tickets are $15

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

R.I.P. ODETTA

this sucks... it seems like all we ever post on this blog is r.i.p.s, and i hate r.i.p.

here's odetta in february...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

looks like we're going to have to move the location of the krs holiday party this year...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Jackson!!


Happy 11th birthday buddy!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Maggie was watching the slinky cat on Youtube and Jackson just violently leaped up on her desk to try and find the kitty out the window.  Maybe you had to be here but it was pretty exciting.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

OOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPSSSSSSS!!!!!

haha, looks like justice forgot to plug in all the equipment that they don't actually play on stage...

SUBTERRANEAN HEARTS DEERHOOF + PANTHER

Election time isn't over yet - now we need your votes!!

For the third year in a row Panther is up for Subterranean's video of the year. This time it's for 14kt God's Violence, Diamonds directed by E*Rock.



Also up this year is Deerhoof's fantastic Fresh Born video directed by Mitch.



Vote here! Vote many times!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

this cat is awesome

Monday, November 17, 2008

As promised...photos of Jackson & the Pizza Troll

I came in one day last week to find the pizza troll who normally lives on top of the filing cabinet here...



In Jackson's clutches. This photo was taken in mid chomp! The little buddy was saved.

krs hijinx blog contest

win a bunch of the crap on my desk... various promotional compilation cds from magazines, a pack of gum, some faxes from my buddy joel at k, etc etc. also some photo copies and a 5 minute vhs tape. ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS...
to enter e-mail me your favorite pics of dogs in costumes... ben@killrockstars.com let's do this... winner will be announced eventually.

Friday, November 14, 2008

So, yeah, we signed The Thermals!


We had the best November 4th ever! Not only was it Obama day but it was also Thermals day here at the PDX office! Hutch and Kathy came by and broke the news that we'll get to put out their next record!! We are super psyched and have been hard at work over here ever since. The new record will be called "Now We Can See" and it's coming out April 7th! We can hardly wait for 2009!

Panther Cover Project AKA PCP



Panther are deep in the midst of writing their follow up to this year's 14kt God and have announced that in the meantime they will be giving away a free cover every month via their blog: http://rhinestoneneckbrace.blogspot.com/
Panther will be playing a few local shows next month and will finally be heading over to Europe in March. More dates to follow:

December 2008
5 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir - w/ The Thermals
14 - Portland, OR @ Rotture - w/ Explode Into Colors, Hawnay Troof
March 2009
4 - Koln, Germany @ King Georg
5 - Offenbach, Germany @ Hafen 2
6 - Metz, France @ L'Emile Vache
7 - Antwerpen, Belgium @ Scheld'apen
8 - Bruxelles, Belgium @ La Filature
12 - Nantes, France @ TBA
13 - Bordeaux, France @ Heretic
14 - Nancy, France @ L'Autre Canal
17 - Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn
24 - Geneve, Switzerland @ L'Usine
25 - Luzern, Switzerland @ Treibhaus
27 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Klub 007
coming soon:
hot pics of the office pizza troll!!!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

oops i did it again

i forgot to do a blog post about the new marnie stern and deerhoof videos..............
it's been busy...

deerhoof basket ball get your groove back


marnie stern ruler

okay. time to head to the marnie stern, gang gang dance show..

Demo of the Week: Sea Sick

Brooklyn, NY's Sea Sick are Demo of the Week

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

marnie stern show in portland tomorrow

good times. i'll play some of the new records i've been getting

list your band resume

i think it would be fun if everybody would list the bands they have been in, you can post it in the comments or whatever

here's mine:

eights and aces
nisqually delta podunk nightmare
wacky dentist pals
slim and grim
earth
lush
rockin rod and the strychnines
witchypoo
slimmoonSolo
the punks
the ex-punks
slim moon and what army
smawa
the smawa orchestra
the original punks
parrish moon

Sunday, November 9, 2008

dj magic beans (video version)









fun game...how many of these people are on speed?

Friday, November 7, 2008

XIU XIU NYC 11 19 08

New York by New York's Bad Art Auction Hosted
by Judah Friedlander of"30 Rock"
With full set performance by Xiu Xiu
Proceeds benefit our charitable partner
New York Cares
Wednesday November 19th at Le Poisson Rouge - 158 Bleecker St, NY, NY8pm / 21+ /
$25tickets on sale: nymag.com/nyxny
Open bar courtesy of Cape North Vodka from 8-9pm
Tickets include a 46-issue subscription to
New York magazine

Monday, November 3, 2008

i've got a fever

ELECTION FEVER

OOOOOHHHH SHHHHHHIIIIIITTTTTTT
i got my fingers crossed

New Distro Page!!!!

so i've been working on this all weekend and it's almost done (some cover art is still missing) but check out our new distro page

we sell all this stuff on other labels but you have never been able to access it this way before, hope you like it!
oh, there's a lot of old stuff on here that we will be discontinuing if it doesn't sell, so now is your chance to pick it up...
xo
tobi

Deerhoof live on Fuel TV

The Tears and Music of Love

Fresh Born

Saturday, November 1, 2008

halloween pics!!

Dan Wilson from Joggers and Jaclyn as ghosts

Kathy from Thermals as Billie Holiday. The creepy thing was she was followed by this ghost all night...

Speaking of creepy here's Joe Kelly from Panther as a Douchebag. It was terrifying. Also there is Jay from 31 Knots as Phyllis Diller. Note this is pre-ghost Jaclyn. She must have been killed right after that.

Douchebag and GG Allin aka Panther

I cut my hair so I went as a mod. I think people mostly thought I wasn't dressed up. Next year, Snoopy!

best halloween photo i received this year

Dogs Part 2

Friday, October 31, 2008

KRS OFFICE BLOG IS GOING TO THE DOGS


time to post a picture of my cat!

hey puppies, get jobs how bout.

When I walked into Portia and Maggie's office, they both had this up on their respective computers:

http://cdn1.ustream.tv/swf/4/viewer.45.swf?cid=317016

If yer too busy to follow the link, I'll tell you right now, it's a puppy cam. Mostly they don't move, so much as sleep, but listen, I've only been looking at it for a solid twenty. I'm not yet an expert on these guys.

also floating around the office via ichat:

Images of the day

Look closely at this image - what on earth is going on?!? This was on my receipt from a restaurant in Tokyo:


From Michelle Obama:

it's just wrong

i guess i'll have to leave early today

because we only have laffy taffy to give to the kids, and those are really only good for the jokes, right? RIGHT?!??

Happy Halloween Jackson!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Oh yeah and this one comes next



"Your dog keeps licking my nose and chewing up all those letters saying you better"

My favorite song

so someone, and I think I know who, stole this 7" from me. it breaks my heart and I always get so bummed every time I am getting ready to dj that it's gone:

you can hide your love forever - comet gain

What should Jackson be for Halloween?



He likes wearing t-shirts but I don't think I could put a hat on him. Ben, I know you'll have a good one...