Married LP By Kills Birds Is Out Now

Today, LA-based incendiary rock band Kills Birds are sharing their sophomore album Married, out via their new label home KRO Records / Royal Mountain Records. The new album was recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 by invitation of the man himself, and produced by Yves Rothman. The band are fresh off tour dates with Sleigh Bells and have recently confirmed several tour dates with Foo Fighters for 2021 and 2022. Kills Birds are also set to perform as part of The Great Escape’s First Fifty on November 18, the first round of the freshest and most exciting talent across the globe. Just this week, the band announced a headlining show at LA’s Lodge Room to celebrate Married.

On the album release, the band says, “Married, our second LP, is an expansion and deepening of the instrumentation and themes of heartbreak we explored on our self-titled debut. But above all, it has become a document of our shared experience through the COVID-19 pandemic. Written and recorded at the apex of the uncertainty and unrest of that time, creating Married became our compass as we struggled to pick up the pieces. Its release doesn’t offer complete closure, as we are still collectively navigating the unchartered waters of a post-pandemic world, but it does bring us peace to know that we have something to give, and we are overwhelmed with gratitude to have this document to offer. Married is, at its core, about devotion. And its release cements our devotion to our music and to each other.”

Kills Birds recently released their introspective and impassioned new single “Cough Up Cherries,” leading up to today’s album release. “Cough Up Cherries” arrived with an official video, directed by Brandon Somerhalder, that speaks directly to the new album, Married, with vocalist Nina Ljeti clothed in wedding dress and veil. We see home movies being filmed – a domestic, isolated life literally being put in a box (a TV screen), juxtaposed with ferocious live performance scenes.

“Glisten,” the intense second single, was recently released, complete with a visualizer that pools the emotion and ever-climbing energetic fuzz that echos the insecurity that comes with expectations in a relationship. The confusion of love is embodied here — love for others, and love for oneself. 

“Rabbit,” the ferocious first single and opening track on Married is a storming and immediate declaration of intent from the LA-based band, a brutal and intense account of an abusive relationship struggling with power dynamics, oscillating between quiet and loud dynamics – both beautiful and aggressive, devastating and cathartic. 

Led by LA-based and Canada-raised Nina Ljeti (who The LA Times deemed “L.A.’s most electrifying new rock singer”) and rounded out guitarist Jacob Loeb and bassist Fielder Thomas, Kills Birds have quickly been gaining momentum ever since. Dave Grohl, the latter of which recently invited the band to join Foo Fighters in Mexico City the day after the album’s release. Full dates are below.

Kills Birds’ Married is out now via Royal Mountain Records and KRO Records. Stream it here and stay tuned for more from Kills Birds.

Kills Birds 2021 + 2022 Tour Dates 

Tour Dates with Foo Fighters:
11/13 – Hidalgo, MX – Tecate Pal Norte
12/02 – Las Vegas, NV – Park Theater
12/04 – Las Vegas, NV – Park Theater
12/07 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
12/09 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
03/15/22 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol (new date)

Headlining and festival performances:
11/18 – The Great Escape (stream)
02/05/22 – Los Angeles – Lodge Room (headling show)

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