Kills Birds has already pulled off the rare feat of making a confrontational rock record with the kind of buzz reserved for emerging pop acts.

Much of that comes from the live-wire stage presence of Ljeti. A Bosnian immigrant to Canada, some of Ljeti's earliest memories were of her parents watching news footage of the war that tore their country apart. Her father was a Bosnian Muslim and knew the persecution that would come if they'd stayed. Ljeti said he got them paperwork to get out of the country at gunpoint. "My parents risked everything to save me," Ljeti said. "It made me want to be a harder worker."

- Los Angeles Times

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