2018 wrap up / 2019 Japan tour and West Coast dates

The 20th Anniversary shows were an absolute blast, through and through. Spirits in the band are soaring (we still get along), and we are ready to take on 2019… it will be BUSY (more below)! Big thanks to the all the folks who packed the Sunset Tavern and Clock-Out Lounge, and the bands Pink Parts, Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand, Fall-Outs, Tissue (who sadly needed to cancel but Whiting Tennis was able to step in at the last minute!), and DJ Veins (aka Dave Segal). Also, not forgetting the great crowd for the in-store performance for Record Store Day/Small Business Saturday at Easy Street Records. Thanks everyone.

Here’s some shots from the action. Click to enlarge (credit given to photographers in URLs).

Now, for 2019. We have some great tourdates lined up, including another JAPAN TOUR with ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE. We will post those dates soon. As always, check the right side of our page to view ’em.

Fri 18 JAN – TACOMA WA, at Fawcett Hall at Alma Mater with Low Hums and Diminished Men


Tue 26 MAR – HIGHLAND PARK, CA, Lodge Room with Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. , Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, and Major Stars
Tickets / FB Link

Wed 27 MAR – SAN JOSE, CA at The Ritz, San Jose with Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
Tickets / FB Link

Thu 28 MAR – SAN FRANCISCO, CA: BLACK EDITIONS FESTIVAL at Rickshaw Stop with Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan and The Mountain Movers
Tickets / 2 Night Tickets (Mar 28-29)Event Link /FB Link

“Be Gentle With The Warm Turtle” double LP release this Friday, Nov 23rd!

Be Gentle with the Warm Turtle,” Kinski’s second studio recording has been a favorite for many over the years, and you can get it for the first time on vinyl this Friday! Limited to 900, this double LP will include two bonus tracks that were previously only released on compilations.

Thanks to the great folks at Kill Rock Stars for helping this vinyl pressing see the light of day!

Also, a day after the double LP release of “Be Gentle with the Warm Turtle” on Record Store Day, those in Seattle should come see us Easy Street Records for a 7pm in-store performance for “Small Business Saturday”! We will have some surprises in store for you!

Also! Buy your tix (links below) to see us play side 1 of the album live on Dec 7th at The Sunset Tavern, & side 2 on Dec 8th at Clock Out Lounge.


Kinski’s 2002 breakthrough album, Be Gentle with the Warm Turtle, gets a first time vinyl release in honor of the band’s twentieth anniversary. Remastered from the original tapes by Adam Gonsalves, the reissue also includes two bonus tracks! This reissue is a Record Store Day special and will only be available in participating Record Store Day stores so tell your favorite local record store you want Kinski and they can order copies from Redeye Worldwide.

new video for “Guest Girl Vocalist”

This is also up on the Videos page

Accustomed To Your Face – Oct 12th release!

Hey, Lots of Kinski news today. Mainly, the new record release date and premiere of two songs. One which features Lucy singing! Tour dates too. There is a lot more coming up in Nov & Dec, with a release that some people will be really excited about as well!

Side 1
1) Fun Couple
2) Guest Girl Vocalist
3) Kinski 101
4) This is the Weekend We Take the House Apart

Side 2
5) There Goes Hot Stamper
6) Riff MOM
7) A Nap is a Slice of the World
8) That’s the Way I See the City

Kinski tour dates:

9/1 – Seattle, WA – Northwest Psych Fest, Sunset Tavern
9/21 – Spokane, WAThe Bartlett w/ Peru Resh, Fun Ladies
Facebook event page
9/22 – Nelson, BCMassif Music Festival
10/18 – Chico, CAArgus Bar + Patio w/ XDS
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10/19 – San Francisco, CAThee Parkside w/ Feral Ohms + Terry Gross
Facebook event page  …  Noise Pop event page  …  get tickets
10/20 – Santa Cruz, CABlue Lagoon w/ Mammatus + Feral Ohms
Facebook event page
10/25 – Portland, WAHigh Water Mark w/ Feral Ohms + Máscaras
Facebook event page  …  Sound Control PDX event page  …  get tickets
10/26 – Seattle, WABlue Moon w/ Feral Ohms
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10/27 – Bellingham, WAMake.Shift w/ Feral Ohms
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