[audio:http://www.viceland.com/music/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/02-tattoo.mp3] Grass Widow – “Tattoo”

As it turns out, the Thao with The Get Down Stay Down/Thermals show last month actually featured three Kill Rock Stars-signed bands, not two. In addition to the co-headliners, Grass Widow has been signed to release an album on the Olympia/Portland label, also home to Bay Area greats Deerhoof. The label fondly attributes the newest acquisition to an “early hot tip from [their] then intern Aubrey Hornor.” At this moment, the three ladies are finishing up the album at Mississippi Records in Portland with Alex Yusimov, to be released August 24.

Grass Widow has an exciting itinerary once home from Portland, including a Noise Pop show with P.E.E. and True Widow, and a trip to Austin for several SXSW shows. See the full list on their website.