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June 17, 2005



**Seattle’s own Kinski gives us ALPINE STATIC, out July 12th on Sub Pop Records**

"Kinski is fucking massive." -

Over-driven and raw, countered with moments of eerie tension, Alpine Static hits you in the stomach, ties you up in flowing ‘70s scarves and throws you in the trunk with Catherine Deneuve and Steve McQueen. In other words: in here (points to head) or out there (points to rest of world), this thing will move you. Matt Olsen, a former Sub Pop employee and long time hombre about town, has this to say about the new record, “Alpine Static is easily Kinski’s most immediate and (though it pains me to employ the adjective) ‘rockin’’ record yet. If classic boogie riffs swerving beyond the purple veil sounds like your thing, by all means, BUY THIS RECORD. But what do I know? My life is a mess.”

This album is rock, and as purveyors of rock we would like to offer up 20 copies of SpaceLaunch for Frenchie, Kinski’s recently re-released, but formerly pretty obscure debut. Originally self-released by the band in 1999 as a limited-edition pressing, Kinski’s SpaceLaunch for Frenchie has been out of print for years. The new reissue adds 5 extra songs: the band’s previously unreleased 4-song demo tape (which includes two never-before heard songs as well as an early version of a track re-recorded for their second full-length, Be Gentle with the Warm Turtle and an alternate version of “Floundering & Fluctuating” from SpaceLaunch…) and the early outtake “She Always Made Us Work Like Dogs.” As per always, we will also generously throw in some buttons and stickers!

Alpine Static will be released on CD and double LP and is available now for pre-order on

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