"The first CD I ever bought was WWF: The Music Vol. 3. It took about 15 years to bridge music and wrestling into something this insane, but our album release party at Thalia Hall on Aug 12 will include matches from Chicago's Freelance Wrestling along with music from some of Chicago's best: Modern Vices. There will be drama, intrigue, and our new album Weddings & Funerals. You can't miss this."
- Billy Yost of The Kickback
THE KICKBACK enters the front ranks of contemporary rock ‘n’ roll with their sophomore album WEDDINGS & FUNERALS (Jullian Records). Produced by Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello, WAVVES) it is a furious, exhilarating, and deeply emotional collection that captures the roller coaster of shared human experiences that bring us together. Comprised of Billy Yost (guitar), Jonny Ifergan (guitar), and Dan Leu (bass), Chicago-based The Kickback tour hard as one of the best live acts out there, lighting it up with a litany of great songs, countless headline shows, festival showcases, and gigs alongside such diverse peers as Here We Go Magic, Manic Street Preachers, Miracle Legion, Tokyo Police Club, and Bush.