The Living Kills

The Living Kills – Faceless Angels  – Past Future Records – Fall 2011


1.Angels Without Faces 05:44

2.Nottingham Galley 04:04

3.Long Shadow of the Day 04:42

4.Silver Cord 06:28

5.My Guns a Fist 03:48

6.Dead 04:09

7.Other Lips 04:47

8.Standing Still 04:31

9.The Well 04:45

10.Coda 01:52


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“The Living Kills look, on the surface, like any other New York indie band waiting for its big break into the mainstream, but after one listen to ‘Angels Without Faces,’ it becomes evident that’s not the case. Organs, synthesizers, ticking clocks and smoky male-and-female vocals make the group stand out from its peers. Merrill Sherman moved to NYC and found Jennifer Bassett, Brenden Beu and Yancy Sabenicio to start the Living Kills, and by using only ’60s/’70s equipment, Faceless Angels (Past Futures) possesses new yet surprisingly nostalgic tracks. – Magnet Magazine

“There’s a splendor inside ‘Angels Without Faces’ that makes it distinguishable amongst the bands you just come to know. The intro is profound, determined and vigorous. I remember when I first watched the video for Oasis ‘D’Know What I Mean?’ it left me a similar impression: the flamboyance in noise. It’s as though The Living Kills, within the time of only a debut EP and this, have piled up a portfolio of confidence. – Ghost FM

“Listening to this Brooklyn band feels like an eerie dream, like there’s a ghost lingering in their psychedelic rock. It’s unlikely that any of the members of The Living Kills lived through the 60s, yet their music can be easily confused as something from that era. Many of today’s up-and-coming bands, from Echo Park to Brooklyn, sound like the 60s, but not like this. The Living Kills sounds like The Doors and Jefferson Airplane. Their music is spooky and poetic, like an early Tim Burton movie.” –


For the last three years, The Living Kills have been quietly trying to bridge the gap between Brooklyn’s garage punk and lo-fi scene, pairing the best of 60s psychedelic rock with 90s noisy Brit-rock.

After a self-released single, “You’ll Miss Me Most,” the band’s first full-length album “Faceless Angels,” mixed by Alex Newport (Death Cab for Cutie, Mars Volta, At the Drive-In), was picked up by Austin and Chicago based label Past/Futures Records. The album, which was a surprise CMJ Music Charter, was commended for its amalgamation of new and old.

Two line-ups later and with some touring under their belt, the band, now comprised of Merrill Sherman on lead vocals and guitar, Jennifer Bassett on organ and moog, Erica Keller on bass, and Brian del Guercio on drums, are finally coming into their own.


Live at Brooklyn Bowl – April 3rd 2012 –

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Past Shows

10.27.12 @ O’Brien’s – AS BUILT PResents w/ Sand Reckoner, Lord Jeff

9.8.12 @ Randall’s Island – MEATOPIA – w/ Woods

8.17.12 @ Parkside Lounge – NYC – w/ Cheater Slicks (Columbus Discount Records), The Ethusiasts, The Othermen – FBOOK EVENT

8.23.12 @ Thames Loft w/ Skinny Bones, Paperhaus, Bridges and Powerlines

7.25.12 @ Glasslands Gallery w/ Diedre and The Dark – FBOOK

6.21.12 – Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn – The Fatal Flaw//The Living Kills//Seasick Mama

6.3.12   – Day Show – Street Fair (Williamsburg)

5.19.12 – CAVESTOMP! @ Parkside Lounge – 199 Attorney Street, New York w/ The Above, Skip Jensen, Ponctuation (Quebec)

5.10.12 – Tammany Hall 7PM

5.3.12 – Grand Victory 245 Grand Street, Brooklyn – Bradley Dean & The Terminals//Clinical Trials

3.15.12 – SXSW – Past/Futures Records – The Liberty, 1618 1/2 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 w/ Strange Attractors//The Living Kills//Che Arthur//Tow the Line//Futurebirds//The Darcy’s//Lera Lynn//Betsy Kingston & the Crowns//Thomas Wynn & the Believers

3.14.12 – SXSW – AS BUILT & Valhalla PResents – Agave – Austin TX

3.9.12 – Hank’s Saloon, 46 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY – Party Lights and Dear Hearts