September 25, 2014

The Kickback Sets Up Fall Tour


“[the band] conjures the very best parts of the Veils and the Walkmen and the Killers, writing lean,
nervy songs that snarl and snap.”
– Rolling Stone

“It’s easy to see why the band is getting serious attention — they’re tight, the songwriting is excellent, the live energy is contagious, and bandleader Billy Yost has that x-factor the separates up-and-comers from never-will-be bands.”
– NYC Taper

The Kickback is heading out on the road in October for a tour that will take them to both coasts, and a stop at CMJ in NYC and ending with a show Dec 6 at the famed Metro in their hometown of Chicago. This run follows a summer of festival plays at Warmfest, Mile of Music, NXNE, AudtioTree and more.

While preparing for the release of their debut full-length, produced by Spoon drummer and engineer Jim Eno, the Chicago quartet released the hypnotic death denial, “When I Die” and Death + Taxes debuted their new video for “Sting’s Teacher Years” with singer Billy Yost acting as his own lyric-pad. The Kickback has received praise from Rolling Stone, Chicago Sun-Times, Paste, Consequence of Sound, You Ain’t No Picasso and more and may be the only band in the country to have their own Podcast.

DISASTOUR w/ The Kickback was created as a means for the group to kill some time during their 2010 tour and is nearing its 100th episode. Segments have included: “Most depressing moment of the day”, “How did the show go?”, “The Yost brothers read each other’s mind” and “If Michael Keaton were here right now”, along with interviews of house hosts and the occasional live performance. You can check out the podcast at iTunes HERE.

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“Sting’s Teacher Years” Video
“When I Die” Stream
“Rob Our House” live at CRC
“White Lodge” live at AudioTree

The Kickback Tour Dates
10/10 – Libertyville, IL – Mickey Finn’s
10/11 – Lincoln, NE – Lincoln Calling
10/17 – Washington, DC – Paperhaus
10/18 – Raleigh, NC – Deep South
10/19 – Wilmington, DE – Jupiter Records w/ Scantron
10/21 – New York, NY – CMJ – TBA
10/22 – New York, NY – CMJ – Tijuana Gift Shop Showcase
10/23 – New York, NY – CMJ – NYC Taper Unofficial Day Party
10/24 – Bloomington, IN – The Bat Cave w/ Plateau Below
10/25 – Urbana, IL – House Show w/ The 92’s
10/26 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis
10/27 – Ames, IA – DG’s Tap House*+
10/28 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown*+
10/29 – Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar * w/ Rev Gusto
10/30 – Denver, CO – TBA*
10/31 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room* w/ The Prowling Kind
11/02 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar* w/ Naive Thieves
11/04 – Portland, OR – Rotture* w/ The Hague
11/05 – Seattle, WA – Rendezvous*
11/06 – Boise, ID – The Crux w/ From Indian Lakes
11/08 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge* w/ Roman Ships
11/09 – Minneapolis, MN – Icehouse*
11/26 – Indianapolis, IN – Melody Inn / Mustache Bash
12/06 – Chicago, IL – Metro^

* w/ The Hudson Branch
+ w/ Christopher the Conquered
^ Mutts Record Release w/ Archie Powell & The Exports

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