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Five Kill welcomes Rochester, NY Experimental Rock Band Full Body
September 09, 2019
  Five Kill is stoked to announce the upcoming release of Full Body's Always There. The Rochester, NY quartet play a robust breed of gangly rock music that lurches in the intersection between impatient slowcore, gnarled shoegaze, and noisy post-hardcore. The band introduced their dynamically sensitive appeal on their ambitious 2017 debut, What’s Good?, a record that threaded needly guitar licks through a thick fabric of bashing drums and distinctly scratchy vocals. Their highly anticipated follow…
Pony in the Pancake, Summer Has A Way included on Indie Folk Radio Playlist
August 28, 2019
  Summer has a way. It really does. So check it out. Play the song a lot. You'll help the band.
Albany, NY Indie-Surf Band Pony In The Pancake Announce New Album Summer Sun on Five Kill Records, Out September 20 (Digital only)
July 08, 2019
  About The AlbumA tear fell from The Sun and cousins Robert and Dan witnessed it fall from atop a summer mountain in a moment outside of time. Since then they have been on a quest. Wherever PIP goes, they go there with one purpose, and one purpose only. For over two decades PIP has explored The Earth under the guidance and worship of The Sun. They secluded themselves in the darkest basements of Upstate New York where they went to work channeling Joy, Sadness, and Death on a four track recorder…
The Parlor Announce Single, Video, and Film Premiere
April 25, 2019
  During the recording of last year’s release Kiku, The Parlor wrote a few songs that felt like outliers. Kiku was a tightly wound concept album about the couple’s multiple miscarriages, but “Dream” and “Dive” were both pointing toward the other side of that grief. “Dream” held in it the realization of the couple’s tight bond, a glimpse of a blissful moment in an otherwise dark epoch. “Dive” was the fuck you. The feeling that it’s all too much. It became clear that the band was now free to write…
Five Kill Signs Deadtooth, Announces Release of Still Beats EP
August 27, 2018
  Five Kill Records is please to announce we have signed the bands Dead Tooth and will be releasing the EP Still Beats on Septemeber 26th.Dead Tooth is the ethereal brainchild of Zach Ellis, formerly the mastermind of The Adventures Of The Silver Spaceman and founding drummer/singer of Brooklyn’s Haybaby. Following a series of jams with guitarist Andrew Bailey of DIIV, drummer Dylan DePice of Verite, electric violinist River Allen of Ghost Piss, and bassist Jason Smith, the group found their…
Five Kill Records on Spotify
May 01, 2018
  If you're wondering how to get the newest and hottest sounds from Five Kill Records to your ears as efficiently as possible, look no further: Five Kill Records is on Spotify! Head on over and follow us. We will be posting playlists curated by our staff on the regular, starting with the Latest Releases playlist (below! see how easy!). This is your source for every new single released by Five Kill, so go ahead and follow it. You don't want progress to leave you behind.
Five Kill Records Launches
April 24, 2018
  Five Kill Records is a not-for profit independent record label based out of New York’s Capital Region. Named after the confluence of five kills (rivers) where Albany was first settled as a Dutch colony—Rutten Kill, Vosen Kill, Beaver Kill, Normans Kill and Patroon Creek—the label itself is a confluence of five Albany/Troy-area professional and DIY recording collectives and labels: B3nson Recording Company, Swordpaw Collective, Collar City Records, The Rev Records, and Bee Side Cassettes.Five…