Monday, February 18

THE KILLS

A little context here: I out-and-out hated THE KILLS first two albums. Those would be 2003's KEEP ON YOUR MEAN SIDE and 2005's NO WOW. But the critics ate them up, tripped & stumbled over themselves to compare American girl ALISON "VV" MOSSHART & her Brit boy partner JAMIE "HOTEL" HINCE to THE WHITE STRIPES, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, and PJ HARVEY. Color me dumbfounded. Because all I heard was a loud, tuneless mess -- with none of the energy and excitement that loud, tuneless messes can sometimes be good for.

So now comes record #3. That would be MIDNIGHT BOOM, which will officially see the light of day on March 10. The fact that I like this one (a very little bit) may well signify that the critics are about to turn on this UK-based, garage-blues duo. (After all, receiving even a half-hearted thumbs-up from a blogger willing to dedicate a day to THE CARPENTERS can't possibly be good for an artist's coolness quotient.)

But a half-hearted thumbs-up it is, because it seems that somebody has gone ahead and introduced these folks to the concept of a "hook." Things are still loud and, sometimes, still tuneless. But the bangin' bassline and growly-grrrl vocals on "Cheap and Cheerful" bring to mind THE DETROIT COBRAS and THE GOSSIP. And "Tape Song" has the air of YEAH YEAH YEAHS working their black magic on a certain well-known CURE composition. So... color me content.

THE KILLS on MySPACE.

[
MP3] "Cheap and Cheerful"

[
MP3] "Tape Song" [REMOVED BY REQUEST]

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Blogger WEB SHERIFF said...

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WITHOUT PREJUDICE

Hi Molotov,

On behalf of Domino Records and The Kills, we would kindly ask you NOT to post copies of "MIDNIGHT BOOM" on your site (or any individual / general tracks from The Kills' forthcoming album - release date 10th March 08).

We do appreciate that you are fans of / are promoting The Kills, but the artist and their label would greatly appreciate your co-operation in removing your link to the pirate files in question.

As a goodwill gesture to the band‚s fans and to bloggers generally, both „URA Fever„ and „Cheap And Cheerful„ have now been officially designated as preview / promo tracks, which Domino are happy for you to post / host / share in the run-up to release.

Many thanks for respecting the artist‚s wishes.

As you will appreciate, this e-mail is written on a without prejudice basis and, as such, all of our clients' accumulated, worldwide rights remain strictly reserved : please excuse this required formality.

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5:53 AM  
Anonymous kamagra gel said...

One of the albums of this band changed my life when I was younger , in the year 2003 I was so crazy and I didn't care anything but one friend gave me the CD called "Keep on Your Mean Side" and I do not know why I changed my life in a positive way !2d2d

3:09 PM  

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