Kil was my band while I was living in NYC.
When I first moved there, my old pal Steve Smith let me stay with him for 3 weeks while I was apartment hunting. Steve is a pal from the old Chicago HC days, where he played with the legendary Chicago noise band END RESULT. We hung around a lot together as teenagers and played a lot of shows together "back in the day".
When I got to NYC, he told me about this guy, Rob Siegner, that he'd been jamming with, but they needed a drummer. It had been a long time since I banged on some drums, and I never was really any good at it, but I just couldn't pass up an opportunity to play in a band with Steve Smith. So, Kil was reborn.
Kil is hard to pigeon hole into one kind of musical style. Some songs are straight up driving punk, some are epic metal anthems, some are just funky psych stuff. Every song is different, but, much like END RESULT, the only genre that we really fit into is punk. Misfits to the end.....
We played a few select shows in NYC, and recorded 7 songs. We did the recording live, the three of us playing live together in the studio, with a bunch of mics around us. We only overdubbed the vocals after. No extra guitar tracks or anything. Bare bones, raw, and live. I don't think we could have recorded it any other way. It took us 4 hours to record the music and vocals, minus an hour and a half for set up. We mixed it in an hour or two. Most of the tracks are first takes, which is awesome.
This band is one of the things I miss most about living in NYC.