Kills Birds - Worthy Girl
New Los Angeles-based alt rock band Kills Birds have torn it up on their debut single "Worthy Girl" ahead of their upcoming album release, recorded in its entirety in only 8 hours to capture the real spark and edge of their live performances. The lyrics may not make a lot of sense straight up, but you can sure as heck feel them as frontwoman Nina Ljeti lets them loose. The track has a passionate, punky, rebellious energy reminiscent of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Rage Against The Machine that makes you wanna grit your teeth and yell f*** yeah!
As producer Justin Raisen explains: "The moment I heard their music I was like a magnet to the stage's front. I looked up at Nina mesmerized by her absence. She wasn't with me. She had gone somewhere else outside of herself. I rarely see that anymore – artist's truly losing themselves. It was refreshing... I knew then I wanted to work with this band."
"I spoke with Nina after the show and we exchanged phone numbers. It felt like I just traded numbers with Kurt Cobain or something. After some thought, I proposed to the band recording a whole LP live in my studio behind my house (one room, no isolation) and added it was the only way I was interested in doing it. A few months later this took place. Drums, bass, guitar and vocals bleeding into each other in one room all together was the only way I felt I could try to recapture what I experienced while seeing them live. For me, it was the only way."
We need more rock with strong frontwomen like this! We can't wait to hear more from them!