The Kills Premiere New Video for “The Last Goodbye”
Winter 2012 Tour Begins on January 20th in Chicago
New York, NY – Thursday, January 12th – UK duo The Kills (Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart) are kicking off the new year with a brand new video for “The Last Goodbye,” premiering today on NOWNESS, watch HERE. This is the first music video directed by the Oscar nominated actress Samantha Morton, acclaimed for her directorial feature debut ‘The Unloved.’” Shot in monochrome on crisp, silvery 35mm, the video reflects the beautiful simplicity of the track, with an old-school photo booth providing an intimate backdrop for Mosshart's intense and heart-warming opening performance followed by a series of touching to-camera poses reflecting the musicians’ longstanding, spirited friendship.
“I love the fact that when you used to go to a photo booth, you used to have wait sometimes a good twenty minutes. It could be 8 minutes, 9 minutes. Sometimes, I remember, if they were really crap, you'd have to wait forever and you'd go off for a cup of tea and you'd come back to get your passport pictures and they were there. Also, it was quite expensive when we were young. It was like a real treat but now, it's still expensive but you just get these crap images of yourself. They're just horrible and they won't last in the same way. So in a way a think the song was incredibly nostalgic and I think made me feel nostalgic.” Samantha Morton
"It was an honor to work with Samantha Morton on this Casablanca-esque, silent-film-esque, Americana photobooth Woolworth's hay day period piece of surrealism/ realism/ story time tell-tale-ism, black and white 35 mm film, washed in strange light, over this love hate tune, heartbreak song, life-goes-on lullaby, The Last Goodbye. It's a doorway into the future of the fatal past-tense. Get it?" Alison Mosshart
“The Last Goodbye” is the fourth single to come from the duo’s critically acclaimed fourth LP Blood Pressures and will be released as a limited edition 7” picture disk and 10” via The Kills webstore – www.thekills.tv on February 21st”and via digital download through Domino on February 14th. The pre-order begins TODAY. All pre-orders come with an exclusive 16pg A5 sized booklet titled '144 Polaroids From The Road' featuring original photography by The Kills. The new release features covers by The Velvet Underground (Pale Blue Eyes), One Silver Dollar (Marilyn Monroe) and Patsy Cline (Crazy). Full track list below!
The Kills will commence their Winter 2012 North American tour on January 20th at Chicago’s Rivera and will culminate in their return to NYC’s Terminal 5 for the band’s 10th anniversary, which they'll celebrate with a special show for the occasion. Jeff the Brotherhood and Hunters will join them on all dates. To purchase tickets, click HERE.
In the past year, the band have performed electrifying sets at Lollapalooza and Bumbershoot and have appeared on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Last Call with Carson Daly in support of their latest offering, Blood Pressures (Domino). Ten years in, the band are at the peak of their powers, with one of the most stunning live shows of any contemporary rock band.
Watch a performance of “The Last Goodbye” live from Coachella HERE.
Watch their performance of “Future Starts Slow” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon HERE
Watch video for “Baby Says” HERE
Watch their short film which premiered on IFC, Blood Pressures HERE.
Praise for The Kills Live Shows:
“Singer Alison Mosshart proved yet again why she's one of rock's best frontwomen, convulsing across the stage with reckless abandon during recent tunes "Satellite" and "Future Starts Slow.” – SPIN
“And the duo's lusty performances eagerly play up the ambiguity of their platonic partnership. It's a quality that defines them as much as Mosshart's feverish moan, Hince's hand-slashing guitar riffs, and the synthetic beats...’” – Pitchfork
“Watching them lock into each other’s groove is a beautiful thing.” – KCRW
Limited Edition Picture disc 7"
A. The Last Goodbye
B. One Silver Dollar
A1. The Last Goodbye
A2. Pale Blue Eyes
B1. One Silver Dollar
The Kills Winter 2012 Tour Dates:
* w/ Jeff The Brotherhood and Hunters
Jan 20 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre *
Jan 21 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre *
Jan 23 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
Jan 24 Houston, TX @ House of Blues *
Jan 25 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre *
Jan 26 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues *
Jan 28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution *
Jan 29 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues *
Jan 30 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Theatre *
Feb 1 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
Feb 2 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
Feb 3 Boston, MA @ Royale Boston *
Feb 5 Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia *
Feb 7 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus *
Feb 11 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
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