The Austin 100: Kills Birds Nina Ljeti's voice sits right at the center of Kills Birds' taut, blustery sound: Raspy and direct, it blurts, chatters and shouts with commanding intensity.
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The Austin 100: Kills Birds

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Kills Birds.

Michelle Laine/Courtesy of the artist

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: Nina Ljeti's voice sits right at the center of Kills Birds' taut, blustery sound: Raspy and direct, it blurts, chatters and shouts with commanding intensity. On Kills Birds' self-titled debut, the band works double-time to conjure huge, booming sounds to match Ljeti's intensity — most notably in the form of Jacob Loeb's massive storm-cloud guitar riffs, which billow menacingly around her.

Listen to Kills Birds' "Volcano"

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