KICKER: Oakland Punk Unit Releases Donation-Based Two-Song EP To Benefit The Floods Of Northern California

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Oakland punk unit KICKER have released the Russian River Relief Fund EP, a donation-based two-song EP created to help victims of the massive flood last week in the Guerneville region of Northern California.

All proceeds of this release will go to the North Bay Donate – Disaster Relief Fund and to any other river related fundraisers once their goal has been met.

Issues the band, “As many of you have probably seen on the news, there was a huge flood last week in the Guerneville region of Northern California. The Russian River rose to its highest level in twenty-four years, fifteen feet over flood stage. Roughly two-thousand homes and business were flooded/damaged, and hundreds of residents have been displaced.

Our singer Roadie and his wife Paula live less than a one-hundred yards from this river in the small town of Monte Rio. Thankfully their home was on higher ground and escaped damage. However, many of our friends and their neighbors have suffered some serious loses and damages from this flood.

We decided to release a benefit, pay-as-you-want downloadable EP with hopes of raising some money to help those affected by the flood. In keeping with the spirit of this region, this EP features a revised version of the track ‘Monte Rio’ from our brand-new LP Pure Drivel. This version is a different mix from the record and for the first time in KICKER history, has curse-free (censored) lyrics that can be played on the radio, prompted by our favorite local DJ Jesse Luscious at the almighty KALX in Berkeley. Included with this EP is an unreleased track from our last session entitled ‘Shit Box’ which obviously is not radio friendly.”

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Russian River Relief Fund EP Track Listing:
1. Monte Rio (radio friendly edit)
2. Shit Box (unreleased, non-radio friendly)

Fronted by UK transplant Pete the Roadie along with current and former members of Neurosis, Dystopia, and Operation Ivy, KICKER plays UK-meets-East Bay punk rock inspired by the output of Crass, Bluurg, Mystic, and early Dischord and SST releases. The band unleashed their long-awaited third full-length Pure Drivel via Tankcrimes last month. Following up 2016’s Rendered Obsolete, Pure Drivel boasts eleven rambunctious tracks in twenty-six minutes recorded at House Of Faith by Bart Thurber (Spazz) and features cover art by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste) as well as inner gatefold art by Skinner (High On Fire, Mastodon). For more info visit THIS LOCATION.

Pete the Roadie – vocals
Dave Ed – bass
Mauz – guitar, keys, samples
Dave Mello – drums