The Kills Are Bringing Blood Pressures to Showbox at the Market in May. Squee!

Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince have spent much of the past few years being Jack White's sidekick and Kate Moss' boyfriend, respectively, but the duo is finally getting back to business and releasing a new Kills album. Blood Pressures, their first since 2008's excellent Midnight Boom, is completed and will be released on April 4. No new songs have been leaked yet, but the pair recently detailed the recording process on their website:

We recorded Blood Pressures at Key Club in the state of Michigan, with Bill Skibbe and Jessica Ruffins. Jamie Hince produced the record and Bill Skibbe co-produced. Whilst in Michigan, Alison went through 52 blank cassette tapes in her 4-track recorder. Jamie bought 3 guitars and a mellotron. The studio dogs ate 360 pounds of dog food. We drank all the red wine, watched VHS tapes on Vietnam, got blown down the street by hurricane force winds, watched lightening storms, rode bicycles/ crashed bicycles. We started a game of rummy and never finished it. We tried to bbq and realized we weren't that way inclined. Soup was better. Soup is better. And so it went, the record was completed . . . but not in Michigan! We finished the last few songs in London with a our Michigan friends and Alison found a dog to borrow to have at the studio to make things more 'normal'. Does this sound confusing? Good. We'll be in touch.

The Kills will be touring internationally in support of Blood Pressures, including a May 9 stop at Showbox at the Market. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, January 22, and they're $18. Get a pair! It's sure to be one of Seattle's sexiest, most rocking shows of 2011.

March 29, Antwerp Trix

March 30, Holland Melkweg

March 31, London Heaven

April 2, Milan Tunnel

April 6, Paris Le Bataclan

April 8, Berlin Huxley's

April 15, San Diego House of Blues

April 19, Dallas Granada Theatre

April 20, Austin La Zona Rosa

April 22, Nashville Cannery Ballroom

April 23, Atlanta Masquerade

April 24, Washington, DC 9.30 Club

April 26, Boston Royale

April 27, Philadelphia Theatre of the Living Arts

April 29, New York Terminal 5

April 30, Montreal L'Olympia

May 01, Toronto Sound Academy

May 03, Detroit Majestic Theatre

May 04, Chicago Vic Theatre

May 05, Minneapolis First Avenue

May 08, Vancouver Commodore Ballroom

May 09, Seattle Showbox at the Market

May 10, Portland Wonder Ballroom

May 11, San Francisco The Fillmore

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