Hey, remember mailorder records?
In an interview conducted in 2009, Kill Rock Stars founder Slim Moon described the labelâ€™s roster as being comprised of â€œoutsiders,â€ saying, â€œ[They were] doing things differently. I worked with a lot of bands who broke the rules of what was supposed to be a â€˜rock band.â€™â€
A simple glance at the labelâ€™s roster supports his point. Whether theyâ€™re epoch-making albums by artists like Sleater-Kinney, Elliott Smith and The Decemberists or defiant boundary-pushers by Deerhoof and OOIOO, the constant through every Kill Rock Stars release has been a rebellious spirit.