Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

FILLING IN HOLES Now Available Around the World!

FILLING IN HOLES, the "new" E.P. featuring eight tracks from the now Single of the Month series (2015-2016), is now available world-wide on Spotify, Apple Music, Slacker and other online music stores. It should be available through all online sites soon. Subscribers to the Singles series should be receiving their bonus CDs very soon. I hope you enjoy the free disc! Thanks for your support.

I also give my sincerest and most humble thanks to everyone who continues to listen to and turn others on to Book of Kills music. Certain songs continue to be the most popular month after month (Jesco White, Ah Ahh Ahhh!, The Shape of Your Eyes Goes 'Round My Heart, Never Be Like You, The Pleasures of Saying Goodbye, Painted Bird, and She's the Kinda Girl have been particularly popular this autumn), but as the weeks go on it seems that listeners are starting to discover a wider variety of BOK songs, particularly (and gratifyingly) the material I've written and recorded from 2002's ALL ABOUT YOU to 2014's RIDING THE ECHO DOWN.

I haven't given much thought to the next online release. I am thinking right now that it'll either be a second Singles compilation (perhaps an expanded and remixed HUMAN AGAIN) or that live compilation I worked on for a day or two not long ago. I suppose I'll have to make a decision by the end of December.

On this day in 1965, The Velvet Underground made their live debut at Summit High School in Summit, New Jersey. They received $75 (which translates to $575 in today's dollars...not bad, actually!)

Also on this day in 1977, the Sex Pistols's debut record NEVER MIND THE BULLOCKS hit number one in England. Needless to say, the album was met with a storm of controversy upon its release.

Neil Young was born on this day in 1945. Do the math.

"That's what my life is....writing songs."

"I like what the future holds. I don't care about the past."

"I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn't been done yet. That's kind of my constant obsession."

-- John Cale