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The solo project of Kim Talon, Kino Kimino recorded her debut album Bait Is for Sissies at Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon West studio, with Lee Ranaldo on guitar and Steve Shelley on drums, along with Melinda Holm on bass. Talon met Ranaldo and Shelley through John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile), who produced. The album's lead single “Passion” premiered on Pitchfork, charted in the Top 10 on the FMQB Singles Chart and the debut music video premiered on Stereogum.
Following the album release, Kim formed a live band with Tarra Theissen (Sharkmuffin) and Jordyn Blakely (Stove). Known for their raucous live shows, the Brooklyn based three piece band completed five tours throughout the U.S. and U.K., including a supporting tour with Wavves and a "March to Washington Tour" for Planned Parenthood. They also performed at a Google Talk. Kim is currently working on Kino Kimino's sophomore record due out Fall 2018.
"Kino Kimino, the whimsical quirky brainchild of punk eccentric Kim Talon, is mostly known for sweet-and-sour rock with matching quirky art-student-esque videos." - SPIN Magazine
"Get ready to feel fighty and full of it. Full of life, full of fury, full of wanting to never compromise." - Noisey
"Brooklyn darlings Kino Kimino serve up gutsy, garage-y pop with a serious side of post punk." - The Deli NYC