Bait Is for Sissies ft. Members of Sonic Youth,
Out Now on Wavves’ Label Ghost Ramp
US Tour Kicks Off June 23
6/23: Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Lodge
6/25: Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet
6/26: Lexington, KY @ The Best Friend
6/27: Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
6/28: Chicago, IL @ Live Wire
6/29: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
6/30: Fort Wayne, IN @ The Tiger Room
7/1: Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
7/2: Harrisburg, PA @ HBG Makespace
7/3: Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
“The scuzzy distortion on the guitars, the rolling drums, and Kino Kimono’s sharply angled vocals all smack of jittery dissatisfaction and 90s musical tropes.”
– VICE’s Noisey
“[Caste Out] is blistering fun with loosely strummed guitar lines, quick rolling drum transitions and that melts into a slow churning, menacing trip, and ends on a bright guitar line. The switches happen at inopportune moments and keep the ear guessing through delightful abruptness.”
Kino Kimino is the brainchild of Kim Talon who plugged in with Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth. The ten sweetly serrated, sometimes volatile, post-punk songs on debut album Bait Is for Sissies were released June 3 on Wavves’ label Ghost Ramp and have received accolades from Pitchfork to FADER, and was streamed in full by Noisey. Recently Kino Kimino teamed up with former Ben Harper’s Relentless7 member Jordan Richardson aka Son of Stan to record early 90’s hit “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” (Sophie B. Hawkins Cover).
Stream Son Of Stan + Kino Kimino – “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover”:
Fresh from a smashing UK tour, Kino Kimino is hitting the road stateside startingJune 23 in Pittsburgh and eventually landing back in their hometown of NYC on July 3. Full list of dates above or click HERE.
With John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr., Hop Along) at the helm of production, Bait Is for Sissies was recorded at Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon West studio. The songs explore betrayal, violence and the feeling of being an outsider, a dramatized response to the end of a romantic relationship that was founded on deceit. Talon has toured with Sia and played with Deerhoof and Blake Schwarzenbach of ’90s emo standouts Jawbreaker.