Kinski share video for ‘Guest Girl Vocalist’

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Seattle, WA based riff destroyers Kinski have shared the music video for their single Guest Girl Vocalist. The Will Watts directed video was shot at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR and captures the band in all their face-melting live glory. Check out the clip via YouTube below.

Guest Girl Vocalist appears on the band’s new album, ‘Accustomed to Your Face,’ which will be out October 12th via Kill Rock Stars. Produced and recorded by Phil Manley (Trans Am), ‘Accustomed to Your Face’ finds Kinski continuing their exploration of the outer limits of rock music. Kinski will be touring the West Coast in support of ‘Accustomed to Your Face’ this month including many dates with Feral Ohms (list of dates are below.) 

Click here to pre-order Kinski ‘Accustomed To Your Face’

As they near their 20th year as a band, Kinskishows no signs of slowing down. They continue to push forward, seeking out new ways to blow your mind. Their new record, ‘Accustomed to Your Face,’ sounds as free and daring as their early forays, but with the luster of confidence that comes with two decades of playing together.

Having played arenas and festivals across North America and Europe, Kinski is equally at comfy in a local club where they can test out new material, looking to find that choice spot between pure sound exploration and off the hook riffs. One never knows what to expect when seeing Kinski live (there may be some flute, a bass played with a bow), but no matter where the music ventures it will always come back round to expertly crafted rhythmically solid rock.

‘Accustomed to Your Face’showcases that multi-faceted approach. In the tracks Guest Girl Vocalist and There Goes Hot Stamper, Kinski seems to have harnessed the power of early punk and wed it to their own tight and head-on approach to the genre. But then there is Kinski 101, a celebratory nod to their quintessential style of dynamically structured instrumental pieces. Weaving it all together is Kinski’s consistent command of their craft. The rhythm section is dialed in and the interplay between the guitars continues to be more than the sum of their parts.

With deep roots in krautrock and South American rock of the 60’s and 70’s, Kinski has always been a proponent of like-minded groups from around the world, and have brought many bands to the U.S. including Acid Mothers Temple (Japan) and Träd, Gräs Och Stenar (Sweden). Similarly, their collaborations with artists such as the dance duo robbinschilds and installation artist Jim Hobbs have been fruitful, allowing them to further delve into regions of sound, working from different perspectives while connecting with new audiences that may have otherwise remained unaware of their work.

Over the years, critics have tried to pin Kinski down to certain genres (the Psych-Rock-Post-Rock-Metal patchwork flag has been planted) but Kinski defy easy categorization, fluctuating between fast, driving rock, and sweet, lilting melodies…they will melt your brain with their supersonic shredding, but they will give you a hug before you go home.

Kinski tour dates

10/18 Chico, CA @ Argus Bar + Patio
10/19 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside *
10/20 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Blue Lagoon *
10/25 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark Lounge *
10/26 Seattle, WA @ Blue Moon Tavern *
10/27 Bellingham, WA @ Make.Shift Art Space *

* with Feral Ohms