Friday, March 11, 2011

The Kills - Satellite

If you haven’t already heard it yet, check out “Satellite,” the first single from The Kills new album Blood Pressure, which is due out March 28th.

On "Satellite" The Kills stick to what they do best -- raw blues rock. Although this time their sound has expanded to incorporate some interesting theatric grandiosity with a chanting chorus in the background.

Listen below.

The Kills - Satellite by DominoRecordCo

Also, I was recently cruising around the ol Youtubes and came across some pretty spectacular live versions of “Black Balloon” and “Fried My Little Brains” from a nice session they did with KEXP in Seattle.

In particular, the live version of “Black Balloon” sounds quite different from the album version. Allison Mosshart’s voice is much darker and more intimate and sensual than the album version which is unusually bright and crisp compared to her usual menacing vocals. Also, I’m in love with her guitar.

And of course, “Fried My Little Brains” is always a riot to watch them play live.

Finally, if you haven’t heard it yet, I know this came out a while back, but their cover of Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes” is kind of sort of completely fucking amazing.

If you couldn’t tell, I’ve been on a bit of a Kills binge lately.

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