Kino Kimino is the brainchild of Kim Talon who plugged in with Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth. The ten sweetly serrated, sometimes volatile, post-punk songs on debut album Bait Is for Sissies were released June 3 on Wavves’ label Ghost Ramp and have received accolades from Pitchfork to FADER, and was streamed in full by Noisey. Recently Kino Kimino teamed up with former Ben Harper’s Relentless7 member Jordan Richardson aka Son of Stan to record early 90’s hit “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” (Sophie B. Hawkins Cover).
Fresh from a smashing UK tour, Kino Kimino is hitting the road stateside starting June 23 in Pittsburgh and eventually landing back in their hometown of NYC on July 3. Full list of dates below.
With John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr., Hop Along) at the helm of production, Bait Is for Sissies was recorded at Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon West studio. The songs explore betrayal, violence and the feeling of being an outsider, a dramatized response to the end of a romantic relationship that was founded on deceit. Talon has toured with Sia and played with Deerhoof and Blake Schwarzenbach of ’90s emo standouts Jawbreaker.
6/23: Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Lodge
6/25: Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet
6/26: Lexington, KY @ The Best Friend
6/27: Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
6/28: Chicago, IL @ Live Wire
6/29: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
6/30: Fort Wayne, IN @ The Tiger Room
7/1: Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
7/2: Harrisburg, PA @ HBG Makespace
7/3: Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium