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  • Forget the girls jeans and make-up check out my tats.

Nailing the sound of Kill Hannah requires some of its members to, by their own admission, act pretty anal.

Three years have come and gone since the band released its major label debut (2003's For Never and Ever). In that time, it's laid hundreds of tracks and spent months mixing and remixing and remixing for this year's follow-up, Until There's Nothing Left of Us.

"It took a month and a half to mix the first six songs," says bassist Greg Corner. "Those mixes didn't even make the record."

Kill Hannah's harmonies rely on bass and drums, while the songs mix rhythms and off-timing to sound fresh. And it's all thrown behind a current of electronica alternative rock.

"When I first got into the band, it was a weird transition," Corner says.

While recording Nothing Left, Kill Hannah hired Johnny K, a producer known for working with bands 3 Doors Down and Disturbed. For weeks, the band members would follow the same pattern: Listen to a mix from their producer, give feedback, wait three hours and repeat.

"We definitely had a lot to say during mixing," Corner says. "Sometimes too much."

Still, the dedication worked. Kill Hannah debuted the album in August and released the single, "Lips Like Morphine." It plans to release at least one more single before starting work on another disc.

"It worked great on this one," Corner adds. "We're not ready to give it up yet."

Kill Hannah with The Pink Spiders, ActionReaction and Love Arcade

Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, Sunday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m.

Tickets: $15, 16-plus; visit ticketweb.com.


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