credit: Thomas Ignatius
"If you’ve ever wondered what the members of Sonic Youth are up to these days, look no further than Kino Kimino’s debut album Bait Is For Sissies. The Brooklyn-based grunge pop project, fronted by guitarist and performance artist Kim Talon (Eagle and Talon, Jan), combines a quirky-cute Bratmobile vocal style with post-punk backing. The album features none other than drummer Steve Shelley and guitarist Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. Their signature dark, chugging rhythms add a sly twist to her offbeat-on-purpose melodies—an interesting play on the usual indie rock outfit, think Fugazi meets Sleater-Kinney. Kino Kimino is a mismatch of genres paying homage to female rock bands of the 90s and 00s and the result is a completely original sound."
-The Music Bloggers Guide to SXSW 2018 (Kellie MacDougall, MXDWN)
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