THE ZACK MERRICK LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION GOES ON SALE EVERYWHERE DECEMBER 4
ALL PHOTOGRAPHS PERSONALLY SHOT AND EDITED BY ZACK MERRICK
December 2, 2009—Kill Brand, the burgeoning lifestyle brand based out of Asbury Park, NJ, is teaming up with All Time Low bassist Zack Merrick for a limited edition collection of clothing featuring the original photography of the musician.
From the bright lights of the stage, to the parking lot after the show, to long hauls to the next city, life is different for a musician on the road. It is with this idea in mind that KIll Brand/Kids Into Living Life is proud to collaborate with Zack Merrick for a special fashion collection to be released with the company’s Winter 2009 line.
See life through the eyes of a true road warrior. The pictures tell the story of a band on the run. The excitement, the tension and the anticipation of young musicians on the rise is visible in each frame.
Jonathan Smith, Kill Brand founder and former member of Tokyo Rose, explains how he teamed up with Merrick: “Zack and I were friends first, and he has always supported Kill Brand. I was looking at his computer one day and I said, ‘This picture is so sick who took it?’ He said, ‘Oh, I just mess around in my spare time and take photos while I’m on tour.’ We thought that collaborating his prints and our clothing would be a great outlet for people to appreciate Zack’s photos, instead of just having them hung on a wall.”
The Zack Merrick Collection by Kill Brand is available December 4th at killbrand.com and in stores across the country and around the world.
About Kill Brand:
Kill Brand seeks to provide a unified creative response to a new generation who infuse their lives with passion and excitement. Kill Brand pushes the limits of expression, unifying the realms of art, music, and beyond. Kill Brand infuses love and enthusiasm to create a clothing line that reflects the style in us all.
In 2001, Kill Brand was created by musician, Jonathan Smith. While on tour in the band Tokyo Rose (SideCho Records), Jonny ran into a problem — no clean t-shirts. With a hot pink T-shirt and black spray paint in hand, Jonny randomly “graffitied” K-I-L-L across the front of the T and took the stage. This fresh trend took punk rock fans by storm. Before long, Jonny was designing, spray-painting, and selling his T’s out of the back of the tour van. As demand grew, Jonny invested in a screen-printing machine to keep up with supply. Jonny personally screen-printed every item by hand with his signature, KILL. Kill Brand’s notoriety grew as Jonny left Tokyo Rose and pursued promoting the apparel at music festivals across the U.S.
Kill Brand designs are requested by stylists from GQ Magazine, featured in Alternative Press, and Wonka Vision Magazine, and worn by celebrities Seth Green, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Steven of Steven’s Untitled Rock Show, Nicole Richie, Ashlee Simpson, and Jessica Simpson. Bands like Second Hand Serenade, Fall Out Boy, The Used, My Chemical Romance, and countless others all are fans of the line. Kill Brand is currently available in Tilly’s, Hot Topic, Zumiez, and over 400 retail stores worldwide.
For more info on Kill Brand please see www.killbrand.com.
All Time Low is currently on tour, for more info see www.myspace.com/alltimelow.