Get to Know the Bands Performing at the Reviler 6.25 Anniversary Party: Kill the Vultures Edition
Reviler is celebrating 6.25 years in the biz by throwing a show at the Triple Rock on 4/29. It will feature Kill the Vultures, Crown Larks, MaLLy, and American Cream. We will spend some time this week highlighting the awesome bands who will be hitting the stage Friday night. Doors at 9pm, tickets are $8 in advance (here) or $10 at the door. Info/RSVP HERE. Hope to see you there!
It feels wrong to pick a “favorite” Kill the Vultures song, as I honestly believe their entire catalog is worthy of praise as one of the best groups working over the last decade in Minnesota, but I can’t help but come back to the amazing “Walk on Water” from their 2009 Ecce Beast EP. The song captures so much of what I love about the duo. Anatomy’s smokey, jazzy, orchestrated beats are diced by Crescent Moon’s poetic diatribes. It is a song of heartbreak and anger, love and loss, a reflection back on our broken society and our shared struggle to try and survive. In short, it is a crystallizing moment that highlights all that is so great about this duo.
There is a simmering intensity in their music, whether their back-in-the-day anthem “Moonshine” or the more orchestrated “Shake Your Bones” from their 2015 return LP Carnelian, that could peel the pain off your walls. Crescent Moon came to Kill the Vultures from Odd Jobs, and along with his Kill the Vultures side projects like Mixed Blood Majority, Crescent Moon is in Big Trouble and a CS with Andrew Broder, have neatly lined him up as the poet laureate of our music scene. (This post is about KtV, but really, do yourself a favor and dive into his stunning catalog.)
At the pinnacle of Crescent Moon’s accomplishments, in my book, is the long and storied arc of Kill the Vultures that pushes him ahead of just about every one of his peers. Dating back to 2005, they haven’t released a ton of material, but everything they have dropped has hit like a bolt of lighting. As good as they are on record, their simmering tension is elevated even more on stage, which is why were are so excited to have them with us on Friday night at the Triple Rock. Soak in the music above and below (and buy their stuff at their bandcamp page) to help you get as excited as we are to have Kill the Vultures as part of the bill at the our 6.25 Anniversary Party. Enough from me…listen to all of this great music and we’ll see you Friday at the Triple Rock!
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