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Albums Of The Week: The Kills | Little Bastards

Alison Mosshart & Jamie Hince finally collect the ones that almost got away.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The Kills have compiled an extraordinary, career-spanning B-sides and rarities album titled, appropriately, Little Bastards. The songs date back from the band’s first 7-inch singles in 2002 through to 2009. All of the material has been newly remastered for release on two LPs, CD & Digital and marks the first-ever vinyl pressing for some of these tracks.

The compilation includes the unreleased and never-before-heard demo Raise Me from the 2008-2009 Midnight Boom era. Other highlights include I Call It Art from the Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited covers compilation, the brilliant Midnight Boom digital bonus track Night Train, a blistering performance of Love Is A Deserter from a radio session and a handful of classic American roots songs performed with the kind of bruising delivery they’re famous for: Howlin’ Wolf’s Forty Four, Screamin’ Jay HawkinsI Put A Spell on You and Dock BoggsSugar Baby.”