GALLERY: The Kills and Autolux

The Kills and Autolux joined forces for a one-two indie-rock punch at the Observatory North Park on Sunday, Sept. 4.

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The Kills headlined the Observatory North Park on Sunday, Sept. 4.
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Post-punk/experimental rock band Autolux opened the show.
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The Kills consist of lead singer and guitarist Alison Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince.
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Mosshart is also known for her work in the Dead Weather with Jack White.
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After Mosshart’s previous punk band Discount disbanded in 2000, Hince and her joined forces in London.
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The two opted for the name the Kills as it “sounded like a band that could exist in any decade.”
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Working off their sparse demo ideas, the band began to write minimalist songs with a drum machine.
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They were eventually signed to Domino Records.
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Musically, the Kills are a wonderful lo-fi, garage-rock/blues mix.
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They recorded their debut album, “Keep on Your Mean Side,” at Toe Rag Studios — the same studio where the White Stripes had recorded “Elephant.”
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Their second album, “No Wow,” was released in 2005 and its lead-off single, “The Good Ones,” became their highest charting single to-date.
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The band released “Midnight Boom” in 2008, “Blood Pressures” in 2011 and their most recent, “Ash & Ice” this year.
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The duo was set to tour with the Queens of the Stone Age in December 2013 but Hince suffered an injury on his left hand when a car door closed on it.
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He lost the use of his middle finger and had to have a number of operations. This injury forced him to change the way he approached his guitar playing and his equipment.
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The band's music has been featured in countless films and TV shows including “Children of Men,” “Peaky Blinders,” “Gossip Girl,” “House,” “The Losers,” “Welcome to the Rileys,” “Catch .44,” “Contraband,” “Vampire Diaries,” and “Person of Interest.”
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The Kills played a 16-song set at the Observatory North Park on Sept. 4, which included the following: “Heart of a Dog,” “U.R.A. Fever,” “Kissy Kissy,” “Hard Habit to Break,” “Impossible Tracks,” “Black Balloon” …
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“Doing It to Death,” “Baby Says,” “Tape Song,” “Goodnight Bad Morning,” “Whirling Eye,” “Pots and Pans / Monkey 23” …
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“That Love,” “Siberian Nights,” “Fried My Little Brains,” and “Sour Cherry.”
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Autolux opened the show with their unique brand of post-punk, electro and krautrock.
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The band formed in 2001 in LA. The trio consists of Carla Azar (drums, vocals), Greg Edwards (guitar) and Eugene Goreshter (bass, pictured).
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Edwards is known for his work in his other band, Failure.
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T-Bone Burnett signed Autolux to his small DMZ label early on.
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The band released their first album, “Future Perfect,” in November 2002.
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In March of 2010, Thom Yorke asked Autolux to open for his Atoms of Peace project at the Santa Barbara Bowl.
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Their most recent, and third full-length album, “Pussy’s Dead,” was released on April 1 this year.
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