– Kim Gordon
Nina on Kills Birds –
“Kills Birds started because Jacob (guitarist) and I wanted an outlet from all the frustrations we were feeling as artists in Los Angeles. It was just something we did together organically — we’d meet up at each other’s apartments and write these funny songs that felt like little secrets. Getting Bosh and Fielder on board came out of a desire to just hear our music our loud. Everything else came after that.” – Nina Ljeti.
Justin Raisen & Kills Birds –
How Justin Raisen & Kills Birds came to meet: “I went to see Lawrence Rothman perform at the Highland Park Masonic temple & Kills Birds was opening the show. 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. Behind her and on either side Jacob (gtr), Fielder (bass), & bosh (drummer) smashed together in a frenetic syncopation of sneering starts & stops. I knew then I wanted to work with this band…I spoke with Nina after the show & 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) & added it was the only way I was interested in doing it. A few months later this took place. Drums, Bass, Gtr, & Vocals bleeding into each other in 1 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.” Justin Raisen https://en.wikipedia.