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The Kris Special

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The Kris Special is a two-piece band from Southern California. If The Kris Special were a car, they’d have chipped wood paneling and probably wouldn’t pass smog check. It has been said they sound like the desert. Influences ranging from Slim Whitman to Queens of the Stone Age to the Misfits, and the band’s devotion to playing straight from their hearts give The Kris Special a classic, unclassifiable color and sound that is completely sincere and ignores trends. Their powerful sound, sweeping melodies, and emotional themes have gained a strong fan-base throughout Los Angeles and its surrounding communitites including the emerging Silver Lake/Echo Park scene. The Kris Special is obsessed with playing their best show ever every night.

The Kris Special’s debut album - Alone Feels Like a Hotel Room - is dirty and gorgeous. It’s a perfectly satisfying meal at a character-drenched old diner. Faded photographs and license plates on the greasy wood wall. Gold booths and chrome detailed tables. Coffee and Camel cigarettes. It’s the kind of album you put on your headphones or your car stereo to make yourself feel better. The flow and the dynamics of the tracks leave you energized and uplifted. Alone Feels Like a Hotel Room was made with The Kris Special’s DIY attitude and a lot of love and attention to detail.

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  • mousieaesthete

    I wish last.fm could count the number of times I've heard your songs live and the times I've looped the youtube playlists, cause your rank would show up so much higher on my page. (Not that I don't love the songs from Alone Feels Like a Hotel Room as well, because I do.)

    5 Mar 2010 Reply
  • strajnic

    Listener number 143!

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • thekrisspecial

    oh my god, you guys are like my favorite band and stuff!!!

    13 Nov 2008 Reply
  • MisterGhost

    Top Listener is right! You guys are more Wilco than Wilco is, these days.

    24 Jun 2008 Reply

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