Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to sweet sounds with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of albums, music downloads, and merch from Kill Rock Stars Records. This Groupon is good for any purchase from its extensive mail-order catalog and includes free domestic shipping on all orders except T-shirts and sweatshirts. This Groupon also gets you a free two-song download from Milagres and Thao & Mirah.
Since 1991, Kill Rock Stars Records has earned a dedicated fan following by pioneering DIY distribution and heralding artists such as the Decemberists, Sleater-Kinney, and Elliot Smith into popular consciousness. Its feminist, queer-positive indie ethos contributes to an aural smorgasbord of hundreds of treats from its catalog, including the vinyl LP of Deerhoof’s latest, Deerhoof vs. Evil ($15 with download code). Peddle across Portlandia in a fan-designed Julie Ruin T-shirt ($15) or delve through the back catalogs of KRS’s decades of goodies to restock records stolen by ex-lovers and under-bed gremlins with good taste.
Today’s Groupon gets you a free track from the new album by Thao & Mirah, a duo known for their sweet voices, impeccable song-crafting, and ability to charm pythons out of volcanoes. The entire album is also available for pre-order ($15/LP with digital download, $9.99/CD), and the first 200 people to pre-order get a bonus MP3 and a personal phone-call of thanks from Thao & Mirah.