I ran into Greg from Kill Hannah at a club recently. I asked him how the band’s European tour had gone, and as an answer he pulled out his Blackberry and showed me a few photos of their bus engulfed in flames in the Swiss Alps:

At this point, aside from a couple weeks off here and there, the band’s been on tour for almost two years, which means that everyone’s been living out of suitcases for a very long time. The bus fire happened while everyone was sleeping, and it happened so fast that nobody could save anything that wasn’t within arm’s reach. Here is Greg in literally the only shirt he owns, looking surprisingly calm about having just lost all the stuff he’s been lugging around the globe for months and months:

And here is all of Kill Hannah, proving that even in the face of adversity they can summon up a little fierceness for the camera: