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Kills Birds share new single, announce tour dates with Foo Fighters


Kill Birds sophomore album ‘Married’ out November 12th via
Royal Mountain Records & KRO Records

TORONTO, ON, September 15, 2021 – Today, LA-based (one-third Canadian) incendiary rock band Kills Birds are sharing their all-consuming, intense new single “Glisten,” the second offering from their upcoming, sophomore album Married, out via their new label home Royal Mountain Records and KRO Records on November 12th. The band have also confirmed several tour dates with Foo Fighters for 2021 and 2022 and have also been confirmed to perform as part of The Great Escape’s First Fifty, the first round of the freshest and most exciting talent across the globe. 

The new album was recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 by invitation of the man himself, and produced by Yves Rothman. Their fresh new single, “Glisten” comes complete with a video that pools the emotion and ever-climbing energetic fuzz echoing the insecurity that comes with expectations in a relationship. The confusion of love is embodied here — love for others, and love for oneself. 

Bosnian-born, Windsor, ON-raised lead singer, Nina Ljeti explains “Glisten” saying, “This song is about loving the wrong people. It was written after I experienced a profound betrayal, at the hands of a person who was unable to take accountability for their actions. The lyrics in the chorus (why don’t you love me) are directed at the person in question. In retrospect, they’re also questions I need to ask myself,” says Ljeti.

Glisten was written to kind of feel like water,” adds guitarist Jacob Loeb. “The chorusing, arpeggiating guitar melodies and the rolling, steadily intensifying rhythm section throughout the verse are meant to kind of create a sensation of floating in a river—like being gently lead by a force of nature that lures you somewhere turbulent and dangerous—the chorus with its angular,sharp and aggressive instrumentation,” says Loeb.

Rabbit,” the ferocious first single and opening track on their upcoming album, Married is a storming and immediate declaration of intent from the LA-based band. It’s 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. 

Kill Birds are led by LA-based and Canada-raised Nina Ljeti (who LA Times deemed “L.A.’s most electrifying new rock singer”) and rounded out guitarist Jacob Loeb and bassist Fielder Thomas. This is the first track from Kills Birds since their debut self-titled album won fans at outlets like NPR, NYLON, The FADER, The New York Times, Paste Magazine, Chicago Tribune, as well as musicians like Kim Gordon, Hayley Williams of Paramore and Dave Grohl, the latter of which recently invited the band to join Foo Fighters on the road. The band will also be opening for Sleigh Bells on a nationwide US tour in October. 

by Conor Mackie

Kill Birds full tour dates and tracklists are below.

Kill Birds ‘Married’ Tracklist
1. Rabbit
2. Cough Up Cherries
3. Natalie
4. Glisten
5. Reasoning
6. Offside
7. Woman
8. PTL
9. Good Planning
10. Wallowing
11. Married

Kill Birds tour dates including tours with Foo Fighters and Sleigh Bells

Tour dates with 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

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)

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