Kill The Vultures

Crescent Moon and Anatomy spent years touring with De La Soul, DJ Shadow, Talib Kweli, Atmosphere, Lyrics Born, Brother Ali, as well as headlining several tours in their antecedent groups Oddjobs and Third Earth Crew, whose fellow members included Jean Grae, Mr. Len of Company Flow, Juggaknots, Masterminds, and Pumpkinhead. Artistically unsatisfied, Crescent Moon and Anatomy formed Kill The Vultures and immediately began to explore new sounds, blending their love of grit, jazz, punk and tribal beats with beat poet/rap vocals.

This sensibility connected with experimental hip-hop fans and critics domestically, as well as in Europe, where Kill The Vultures appeared on the cover of the respected Italian magazine, Blow Up, and received accolades from press outlets including Rolling Stone France, Les Inrocks, and La Blogotheque. Their debut release also received high praise from U.S. outlets, including salon.com who dubbed it "the best underground rap album I've heard this year."

After completing three records and five European tours, the duo decided to take a break from Kill The Vultures until they had inspiring new material. Crescent Moon used the hiatus to release projects with Roma Di Luna, which featured his ex-wife Channy Leaneagh of Poliça on vocals, as well as releasing an album with Mixed Blood Majority, produced by Lazerbeak of Doomtree, in which he raps alongside Joe Horton. Anatomy decided to veer away from recording and immerse himself in the craft of car restoration. He also stayed connected to music by studying classical guitar.

In 2013, Crescent Moon and Anatomy began working together again, leading to the launch of F I X, an artist-driven hip-hop collective based in Minneapolis. Their passion for Kill The Vultures was quickly reignited as they wrote songs that would eventually become Carnelian. The album is the most creative and exciting work they have produced to date. Carnelian was produced in part by a grant from The Jerome Foundation.

Past Shows


Dec
2
nd
2017
Turf Club
Dec
2
nd
2017
Turf Club

Kill The Vultures

with RADIO AHLEE, Joe Horton and Ghostband
Jan
4
th
2017
Turf Club
Jan
4
th
2017
Turf Club

Andrew Broder

with Kill The Vultures, CRESCENT MOON and ANDREW BRODER, Big Cats and more!
Mar
11
th
2016
Mainroom
Mar
4
th
2016
Mainroom
Mar
4
th
2016
Mainroom

POLIÇA

with Fog and Kill The Vultures
Jan
21
st
2016
Turf Club
Jan
21
st
2016
Turf Club

Kill The Vultures

with THE HAND and Andrew Broder
Dec
31
st
2015
7th St Entry
Dec
31
st
2015
7th St Entry

Kill The Vultures, the Cloak Ox, Greg Grease and more!

New Year's Eve in the 7th St Entry
Feb
23
rd
2012
Clyde Iron Works
Feb
23
rd
2012
Clyde Iron Works

Atmosphere

with Big Quarters, Kill The Vultures, MaLLy and more!
Feb
22
nd
2012
Mainroom
Feb
22
nd
2012
Mainroom

Atmosphere

with Kill The Vultures, Big Quarters, MaLLy and more!
Feb
3
rd
2012
7th St Entry
Feb
3
rd
2012
7th St Entry

Zion I

with Kill The Vultures and Mike Dreams
Dec
5
th
2011
7th St Entry
Dec
5
th
2011
7th St Entry

Mike Mictlan

with Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck, Kill The Vultures, 2% muck and more!
May
21
st
2010
Turf Club
May
21
st
2010
Turf Club

PETER WOLF CRIER

with Kill The Vultures

More Shows

Jan
27
th
7th St Entry

The Schizophonics

Jun
14
th
Fine Line

Joywave

Mar
4
th
7th St Entry

Ratboys

with Ellis and Double Grave
Mar
20
th
Turf Club
canceled

HOLY FUCK

with Moon King