ūüď¨ Get the Newsletter: Weekly podcasts, 'History of the Band' articles, new music reviews & more

Podcast Episode
Post Date

Kill Rock Stars

442 Kill Rock Stars Roundtable

Record Labels - Roundtable

Release year
Transparent Embed Background

Founder Slim Moon joins us to talk the origins, growth, evolution and more of the legendary independent record label Kill Rock Stars

Author & Special Guests

We're kicking off a new roundtable series with Slim Moon and Kill Rock Stars, who shares with the history of the Olympia, Washington (now Portland, Oregon) independent label that has been home to an amazing roster of musicians and bands, including Sleater-Kinney, Unwound, Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, The Decemberists, Elliott Smith, Huggy Bear, Mary Lou Lord, Gossip, Deerhoof and many more. We discuss how the label got started, leaning on K Records founder Calvin Johnson for advice, the riotgrrl scene and bands in Olympia, how bands were discovered, the impact of success with Elliott Smith and the importance of legacy catalogs, the end of the decade digital music revolution, and so much more.

Does This album bring back some great vibes?

Remember when you first discovered this album? We’re grateful to dig into these hidden gems and bring them the attention they deserve. Your support helps us uncover more albums deserve another moment in the spotlight.

Songs in this episode

  • Intro - New Energy by Unwound
  • 3:45 - Words and Guitar by Sleater-Kinney
  • 1:07:45 - Between The Bars by Elliott Smith
  • Outro - I Could Have Loved You by The Peechees


Follow us to know when this episode is available

We are a weekly podcast with new episodes published every Tuesday morning. Subscribe to the show in iTunes or your favorite podcast app to get new episode delivered to you. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for episode releases, previews and 90's rock news.

View in iTunes
Social media


Spotify playlist for this episode

Record Labels - Roundtable