Busy year!

In March, we rolled into Austin for SXSW, and played a blazing show at Emo’s outside, nearly 1700 people in attendance! Also did this super great outside party at some place called Chickenwire Ranch. It was called Fuck By Fuck You, and this was their fifth. The following year, we played their sixth.

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In May, a Japan tour with Mono!


In June, a quick West Coast tour with …and You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead.

In July, another West Coast tour. This time with Bardo Pond.

In July, we joined forces with Built to Spill in a benefit for the excellent Fantagraphics. Fun night, and the poster art was over the top, with art from Daniel Clowes, R. Crumb, Peter Bagge, Johnny Ryan, Gene Deitch, Jim Woodring, Chris Ware, and George Herriman :
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In October, Kinski were honored to do a short tour (just Seattle & Portland) with heavy, droney Swedish psych legends Träd, Gräs Och Stenar, which began a long and enduring friendship. They started in 1967, but this was their first time in the U.S. The Portland show also included Steve Malkmus, a huge fan who was massively instrumental to their arrival in the US. Do yourself a favor and check them out if you haven’t already!

Heres the two bands together in front of Barrett’s house. Skål!

Träd, Gräs Och Stenar live at Crocodile Cafe in Seattle:

Then a Europe tour from Nov 25-Dec 14!  Some super great shows in Groningen, Stockholm (with Träd Gräs!), Prague and other places. But first, some shots from Prague:

And then.. some shots from Hamburg:

Barrett joins team Zagreb, Croatia, for some 3am basketball

Dreikonigskeller in Frankfurt. I think the name means something like “three kings hanging out in a basement” in German or something…

We played this bar more than once. Every time was unbelievably awesome, the bartender was basically ELVIS PRESLEY and the staff were the best. Incredible people. Great spot:


Leeds, UK:

11-26 Belgium-Leuven, Sojo
11-27 Netherlands-Groningen, Vera
11-29 Sweden-Växjö, Lokal Bar
11-30 Sweden-Stockholm, Debaser Club (w/Träd, Gräs och Stenar)
12-01 Germany-Hamburg, Hafenklang
12-02 Germany-Berlin, Magnet
12-03 Czech Republic-Prag, 007
12-04 Croatia-Zagreb, Kset
12-05 Slovenia-Ljubljana, Orto Klub
12-06 Italy-Bologna, Link
12-07 Germany-Dresden, Star Club
12-08 Germany-Frankfurt, Dreikönigskeller
12-10 UK-Leeds, Josephs Well
12-11 UK-Nottingham, tba (w/ Mono)
12-12 UK-Glasgow, Nice’n’Sleazy (w/ Mono)
12-13 UK-London, Monarch Barfly (w/ The Thermals)

Guess I’m Falling in Love, a 7” single b/w “Hiding Drugs in the Temple,” was released by the (now defunct) label The Great Pop Supplement in November. “Guess I’m Falling in Love” is a Velvets cover, and “Hiding Drugs in the Temple”  is the result of a Tascam 4 track fucking up during a rehearsal recording.  We thought it was cool and the world needed it. Very limited (an edition of 117 copies or something) and handmade covers.

Crickets and Fireflies compilation released by Music Fellowship. Long out of print Triptych (3-Way Split) with Surface of Eceyon & Paik.
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