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Domino Recording Co. - [10'' EP] (Red Vinyl, limited to 800, indie-retail exclusive)
Black Rooster, the EP that started it all! Originally released on Dim Mak in 2002, Black
Rooster was the start of what's been an incredible career for Alison Mosshart and
Jamie Hince of The Kills. Now in their 15th year as a band, The Kills have been looking
back and celebrating with a string of anniversary shows, retrospective features, and
now this special Black Friday 2017 re-issue of their very first release. Steve Aoki, owner
of Dim Mak and another artist who has proven a career with similar staying power, had
some words to share on the release of Black Rooster:
''Many moons ago, back in 2002, I had to make a decision whether to pursue a Ph.D.
Program or continue with my label Dim Mak & after hearing a demo from The Kills and
becoming the first American label to release their EP Black Rooster, I knew what path
I was going to choose. They took me under their wing and I hit the road with them as
their tour manager, merch guy, driver (we all took turns) and label. I'll never forget that
and love Jamie and Alison forever. Thank you for believing in lil me when not many
people gave two shits about Dim Mak and what we were doing. Ride or Die.''
Back in press in North America for the first time since it's limited 2002 release, get
your hands on The Kills first ever statement to the world, and the beginning of many
wild things to come.
• 15th anniversary re-issue! Back in press for the first time since its limited 2002
release, and available for the first time in North America in its original 10'' format
• Black Friday exclusive version on limited edition red vinyl
• Long-awaited re-issue from a prolific band boasting 400k+ career-spanning
album scans, 200k+ physical sales, 100k+ sales via indie retail!
01. Cat Claw
02. Black Rooster
04. Dropout Boogie