No Kill's debut e.p. Loose Teeth
is now available! Download the tracks here!
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No Kill is:
Kickin' out jams since 2010.
We live and shred in Brooklyn.
No Kill was born out
of the heat of a Brooklyn Summer, the noisy neighbors behind a jangly garage
pop sound. At the band’s core are the dueling vocals and guitars of Jamie Cogar
and Andrew Trouwborst who have been in collaboration since the early 2000s. After the dust settled behind their
short-lived metal band, Hypercub, Arkansas drummer Daniel Hickman joined the
duo in 2011. The band shows off their pop-chops with catchy hooks that betray a
mutual love of rock n’ roll of every vintage: from early American primitivism
to the punk class of ’76; from heavy psych to the alternative underground of
the eighties & nineties; from the jangle and twang of alt-country to the dark
waves of shoegaze.
During the band’s
first year they played shows across Brooklyn as a four-piece with bass before committing
to the simplicity of a twin-guitar-plus-drums configuration. No Kill set their
sights on creating a new vision of pop music, writing bittersweet songs about
hazy holidays, lovesick debauchery and partying through end of the world. After
a brief respite from live performances to reformulate their sound and to hit
the recording studio, the band returned to the stages of NYC in 2012. They
quickly garnered praise for the raucous energy of their live shows. Onstage, No
Kill cranks up the volume and bends their three-minute pop songs to the
No Kill’s first
release is the five-song E.P. Loose Teeth,
recorded to ½” tape by Andy Plovnick in his Brooklyn studio, The Electric Gypsy
Service. The band sought to capture a raw, lo-fi, live sound that looks back to
the days when acts made studio recordings to capture singular, sonic moment. No
Kill has already made Loose Teeth
available via digital download, and is planning to self-release a hand-printed physical
edition in September 2012. This September, Loose
Teeth’s opening track "Sledding" will be included as a guest
track on Custom Made Music's Fall sampler.