Originating from Cincinnati, Ohio, The KillTones are an emerging force in rock n' roll. Built from the ground up, the once duo, now four piece, are an evergrowing brute force in the new rock scene. Mixing vintage with modern, grimy delta blues with everything a person could love about true rock n' roll, The KillTones are searing their logo into the brains of anyone who sees a live show or hears their first album. CURRENTLY UP FOR NOMINATION FOR BEST ROCK BAND AT THE CEA's 2012-2013!
Clinton Vearil - Vocals, Songwriter
Josh Pilot - Songwriter, Guitarist
Ray Redmon - Drums
Randy Proctor - Bass
Cut You Down E.P. (2010)
Sinnin' Hands E.P. (2011)
The KillTones L.P. (2012)
Midpoint Cherry Popped
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The final band I saw Friday, were the high-octane, high-energy, in-your-face Rock & Roll band The Ki...The final band I saw Friday, were the high-octane, high-energy, in-your-face Rock & Roll band The KillTones back at The Drinkery. It was the thing I had been waiting for all night; finally, a band with some fucking attitude. This was not only the four-piece Blues-infused band’s first time at MidPoint, but also their album release party. They knocked their really tight set out of the park. No no-hitter here.
The guitarist, Josh Pilot, was like a combination between Tony Iommi and Chuck Berry if they hung around Jack White a lot. The lead singer, Clinton Vearil, was about one of the most enigmatic frontmen you'll find, contorting and gyrating all over the tiny stage at The Drinkery. My favorite part of their set was a slow, bluesy song that really let Vearil’s vocal abilities shine, as he went from a mesmerizing high-pitched scream to a really soulful and sultry sound in the verses.
Although, this was definitely the best festival experience I have ever had, I only have two regrets. The first was that I was too tired to go see F. Stokes at the end of the night at the Blue Wisp. I know, I’m an idiot, but you can blame The KillTones for that; they wore me out. The second is that I didn’t have the money to buy The KillTones CD, which is consequently all I want to listen to at this moment.
Bands at MPMF 2012
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The Killtones have that visceral, 60's garage rock thing down cold, but they have something else eve...The Killtones have that visceral, 60's garage rock thing down cold, but they have something else even MORE important:perseverance. Vocalist Clinton Vearil and guitarist Josh Pilot joined forces for a side project two years ago. Recording and realization that tour was their only chance at the next level. The Killtones' debut full-length is just about ready to be unleashed...and so are The Killtones!!
"A Killtones live show is like if The Standells and Blue Cheer do the Maury Povich's DNA dance ti see which one is Jack Whites Father"
1. Cut You Down
2. Outlaw Blues
3. Been A Skeptic
4. Can't Wait
5. See It Go
7. Russian Roulette Blues
8. Black Moon Heartache