Kinski have grown Accustomed to Your Face, release new album an album on Kill Rock Stars to explain why

Kinski have grown Accustomed to Your Face, release new album an album on Kill Rock Stars to explain why
Photo: Steven Dewall

Some bands like to project an image of relentless menace. Others, like the (mostly) instrumental quartet, Kinski, authenticate the pretenders claims with every scorched-earth saga they release. Seattle’s best will be turning 20 years old soon, and to celebrate the momentous anniversary, they’ll be doing what they’ve done regularly for two decades: releasing a record that ratchets up the riff tension to heights few can ever dream to reach.

Accustomed to Your Face is out October 12 on indie dream Kill Rock Stars (pre-order it on CD, DL, and LP here). Two juggernaut-powered rock fests from the album (listenable down below) have been set free and sum up the wide-eyed approach of Kinski nicely. “Kinski 101” is a propulsive instrumental jam, and “Guest Girl Vocalist” features — you guessed it — a girl vocalist (although she’s not actuallya guest). The latter is a first for the band, with bassist Lucy Atkinson lending her vox to the primitive punk blast.

One of the US underground’s not-so-best kept secrets has scheduled select dates over the next couple of months, most with the savage Feral Ohms. 20 years is a long time but Kinski was there first and still does it best. That’s Kinski 101. And so is this:



Get accustomed to this tracklisting:

01. Fun Couple
02. Guest Girl Vocalist
03. Kinski 101
04. This Is the Weekend We Take the House Apart
05. There Goes Hot Stamper
06. Riff MOM
07. A Nap Is a Slice of the World
08. That’s the Way I See the City

Kinski comes alive:

09.21.18 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett *
09.22.18 - Nelson, BC - Massic Music Festival
10.19.18 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside #
10.20.18 - Santa Cruz, CA - Blue Lagoon $
10.25.18 - Portland, OR - High Water Mark %
10.26.18 - Seattle, CA - Blue Moon ^
10.27.18 - Bellingham, WA - Make.Shift ~

* Peru Resh
# Feral Ohms and Terry Gross
$ Mammatus and Feral Ohms
% Feral Ohms and Máscaras
^ Feral Ohms and Love Devotion Surrender
~ Feral Ohms

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