Watch The Kills’ New VR/360° Video for “Whirling Eye”

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Watch The Kills’ New VR/360° Video for “Whirling Eye”

Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of The Kills’ first-ever live show, which serves either as a reminder of how long they’ve been around, or just how long ago 2002 was, depending on which one of those suits you best. To celebrate the occasion, the garage-rock duo of Allison Mosshart and Jamie Hince played an intimate show at New York City’s Electric Lady Studios that was recorded for the studio’s live album series, which began last year with Patti Smith performing Horses in its entirety. The set was also live-streamed to fans on Facebook.

In keeping with the idea of embracing growing technology in the music world, today the pair released a new video for “Whirling Eye,” a track off of last year’s Ash & Ice, which sees them putting to use VR and 360° cameras. Watch the video above and see Mosshart and Hince dance and groove along to the song in a variety of settings around L.A., including a street corner, the desert and a roller rink, with Mosshart on roller skates, no less—all overlapping with each other with just enough unpredictability to match The Kills’ brand of taught-but-chaotic.

The full 360° video is only available via smartphone, Google Chrome or a VR headset, and you can check it out above. The Kills will also be continuing their 15th anniversary with a run of shows in California next month, along with numerous international dates on the books, all of which you can see below.

The Kills Tour Dates:

25 – Tokyo, Japan @ Hostess Club Weekender
28 – Yau Tsim Mong, Hong Kong-China @ Macpherson Stadium

17 – Pioneertown, Calif. @ Pappy and Harriet’s
18 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Starry Nites Festival
20 – Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues
21 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ The Catalyst
22 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theatre
25-26 – Tehuixtla, Mexico @ Festival Vaivén

27 – Liverpool, U.K. @ Liverpool Sound City
28 – Margate, U.K. @ Margate Wonderland
30 – London, U.K. @ Shepherds Bush Empire

06 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy
07 – Lepizig, Germany @ Taubchenthal
09 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
10 – Åbyhøj, Denmark @ Northside Festival
19 – Helsinki, Finland @ Rock the Beach (supporting Foo Fighters)
21 – Riga, Latvia @ Lucavsala Island (supporting Foo Fighters)
29 – Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er

02 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
07 – Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive
16 – Gräfenhainichen, Germany @ Melt Festival

15 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival

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