We signed post-punk angels, Kills Birds!
Today Kills Birds have shared their electric single, Rabbit, taken from upcoming sophomore album, 'Married' out November 12th 2021.
On the track, vocalist Nina Ljeti explains, "Lyrically, "Rabbit" is about the experience of being in an abusive relationship with a powerful person. To be with someone who was praised by the public, but hurt you (and others) in private really eviscerates your self-worth. There's nowhere to turn for help. Like many people who share this experience, this particular relationship defined the majority of my young adulthood, and I’m still dealing with the emotional consequences of it."
Guitarist Jacob Loeb continues, "'Rabbit" was the first song written for the new album. Despite being one of the harder-hitting songs on the record, it was originally written on an acoustic guitar at Nina’s house. The goal was for the chorus to have an almost disorienting quiet/loud dynamic which really came to life when we plugged in and all practiced it for the first time. We tried to make the chorus start so quietly that the listener feels like something went wrong with their speaker and has to kind of lean in to hear Nina singing before the repetition of “how could I?” abruptly and violently re-enters, startling them and making the emotion visceral."
This fall sees Kills Birds on the road with Sleigh Bells throughout October, as well as opening for Foo Fighters in Mexico City in November. The band also have a handful of headline dates in December.
w/ Sleigh Bells:
10/05 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater
10/06 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
10/08 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
10/09 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground
10/10 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
10/12 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
10/13 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
10/15 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
10/17 - Denver, CO - Gothic
10/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
10/20 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
10/21 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
10/23 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
10/26 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10/27 - Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub
10/28 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
11/10 - Mexico City, MX - Foro Sol * supporting Foo Fighters
12/02 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar*
12/03 - Joshua Tree, CA - Pappy and Harriet’s*
12/07 - Chicago, IL - Schuba’s**
12/09 - Toronto, ON - Garrison
12/10 - Ottawa, ON - Dominion Tavern**
12/11 - Montreal, QC - Ritz **
12/14 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere**
* With Gustaf
** With Bad Waitress