Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Online Since 1997

"Jim Shelley belongs in the lo-fi pantheon." -- ALTERNATIVE PRESS

"Jim was, and is, an essential artist in the cassette underground; beyond question one of the finest songwriters I encountered in my travels through the Demo Universe. One of America's great unknown song smiths." -- Jim Santo, DEMOUNIVERSE

"Jim Shelley's music is full of wide-ranging emotions, solid songwriting, and musical variety and depth that you rarely find coupled with such creative muscle and talent. Any of his releases come highly recommended." - GAJOOB Magazine

"A cult hero." - SPLENDID Magazine

Welcome to Bookofkills.com hosted by CDBaby. If you're new to the music of Jim Shelley in the form, primarily, of Book Of Kills, as well as The Karl Rove, Fear + Whiskey, Angel Toot Boy, and The Plague Dogs, many songs by these bands are available through CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and other music companies, for streaming and download in the form of 192-320 kps MP3s, and non-lossy flac files, all under the name Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills. 

You can always enjoy a number of mp3's to be found on the audio page, most of which are live performances. In addition to free music, you'll also find here lots of photographs (from such talented folks as Deanne Good, Andrew Neckowitz, Mary Lou Nipe, Amy Batman, Mary Strickler, Dawn Burtner, Jana Burtner, Chad Nicol, Grail Ogzewalla, George Nipe III, Gary Bugg, and many others), continuously updated concert and recording news, and a great deal of other archival material. New material is regularly added.

Thanks for checking Bookofkills.com out and, as always, thanks for listening!

(Banner image photo by Deanne Good.)