The Kills I Put A Spell On You

"I Put A Spell On You" by The Kills (Scremin Jay Hawkins) is Northern Transmissions Song Of The Day
"I Put A Spell On You" by The Kills (Scremin Jay Hawkins cover)

The Kills have revealed plans for a compilation of B-sides and rarities entitled Little Bastards. The release is due out on December 11th via Domino Records. Today, the band share the second track from the collection, just in time for Halloween: A 2009 cover of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You.”

The tracks on Little Bastards 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 2 x LP, CD & Digital and marks the first ever vinyl pressing for some of these tracks. The compilation includes the previously unreleased demo “Raise Me” which was rolled out earlier this month alongside the compilation announcement.

The Kills came together via trans-Atlantic mixtapes shared between two kindred spirits at the turn of the Millennium, the past two decades have seen The Kills master a savage balance, unleashing artful detonation and subtle vocal and guitar violence. That’s five albums and four EPs where Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince reimagined the possibilities of modern duality – alchemizing garage rock, punk, and blues into smoke clouds, psychic carnage, and a smoldering nocturnal slink into a northwest passage between Outkast and Suicide.

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