Hailing from Lawrence, KS, Kill Creek has cranked out energetic, impassioned pop/rock with dashes of punk and country for more than a decade. On Colors of Home, their third full-length (excluding numerous demo recordings), they distill their sound into short, hooky compositions with disproportionately great emotional impacts. "Mousetrap" is a head-bopping pop track elevated to greatness by a xylophone introduction and a soaring bridge. "Divorcee" is an acoustic, 5/8 meditation beautified by a trumpet-solo outro. Touches like these (not to mention singer Scott Born's highly literate but unpretentious lyrics) reveal that Kill Creek are very able veterans at their often thankless trade.
AllMusic Review by Henry M. Shteamer