We are beyond excited to welcome KILL VARGAS into the TAHRC family, and to announce that their new live cassette, called LIVE FROM WICHITA SESSIONS, is now available to purchase via our ONLINE CATALOG. KILL VARGAS is a straightforward punk outfit with some heavy and psych-y leanings (think about a more pop-focused THEE OH SEES with a sprinkle of PISSED JEANS, but not as cranky/sloppy/old). They’ve been playing together for many years, and have been performing and touring out of Wichita on a regular basis. They’re also part of a large crop of younger DIY kids in Wichita, who are booking their own sold-out shows and drawing out record numbers of folks – and they’ve built their own subculture in Wichita, along with bands like TIDEWAY and THE CAVVES. We had juggled the idea of doing a tape together back and forth for years, so we’re really excited to have found a project to work on together. In addition to this release, we’ve got a split cassette with KILL VARGAS in the works that we’ll be announcing more details when we post our Fall/Winter release schedule this Friday, November 3rd!
LIVE FROM WICHITA SESSIONS is a live recording from KV‘s performance on WICHITA SESSIONS, a live local music show that airs on KPTS-8 here in Wichita, Kansas. You can check out some video of a track from the episode HERE. We made a very limited number of these tapes for a first run, and I’m not exactly sure if there will be more made in the future, so you should head over HERE to order a copy from us, or head out to see KILL VARGAS on December 9th, they’ll be headlining a big show over at the CROWN UPTOWN. As always, you can head to our BANDCAMP to download the release, and either way, you should scroll to the bottom and stream the entire thing. Big thanks to Andrew Stephens and Logan Bush for all of their help in getting this one out into the world. Cassettes will begin shipping on or around November 3rd. Listen below: