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Call them trip hop, electro-pop, or a hybrid of electronic, rock and jazz, just be careful not to incorrectly pigeonhole San Francisco’s Karmacoda as an ambient, electronic band. “Our mood is quite a bit more mature and subdued. It’s ironic, really; we are blatantly subtle,” says bassist Eric Matsuno. Karmacoda is truly a cut above most indie bands and their musical influences are so diverse that layers of complexity reveal themselves with repeated listens. On their new album Eternal, releasing independently on August 2nd, 2011, the band explores everything from the quintessential Karmacoda sound of heavy bass lines (as heard on the track “If You Give It To Me”) to jazz, 70s funk and 60s soul (“Into Each Life”), to traditional ambient and electronica mixed with hip hop, pop and rock that’s so unexpected it’s as if Dr. Dre hooked up with Fleetwood Mac (“Get Me Through Another Lonely Night”).

As a total DIY band that self-produces all of their music, Karmacoda has created a sound where the production and recording is just as important as the writing and performing. Lead male vocalist, pianist and guitarist B. (Brett Crockett) also acts as the band’s engineer, producer, arranger and mixer. “We all have strong jazz backgrounds and the use of improvisation is key to how we write, record and perform music. In many cases all of the parts that you hear are written but performed in an improvisational manner. Then I take the best parts of those performances and create the final song,” says Crockett.


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  • norcalternative

    New album out today. What the hell happened to Heather Pierce, did she leave the band? B is the only lead singer on the album.

    11 Mar 10:45pm Reply
  • ThirdandMain

    why is the french wiki in english?

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • antiqwar

    Amazing new album! Magic combination romantic and trip-hop!

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
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    22 May 2011 Reply
  • lovespirals

    lovin' the new album! thanks for inviting us to be a part of it. :)

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • karmacoda

    Karmacoda just released the new single Love Will Turn Your Head Around featuring guest vocalist Beth Hirsch (Air - Moon Safari)!

    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • vaughnvhalen

    awesome group !!!!!!

    19 Jan 2011 Reply
  • pndragon

    I'm so happy I walked into Jupiter's in Berkeley that one night they played there about 4 or 5 years ago....what a great chance discovery that was. Thank you Karmacoda.

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
  • nanodoll

    Was the singer in this ever in Blue Foundation? There's this one song with a voice so very similar to this... (the male voice)

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • DaTechChuy

    muy bueno.

    17 Feb 2010 Reply
  • gcassonnet

    Great vocals <3

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Allyxoxo14

    itz awsome =D <3

    16 Nov 2009 Reply
  • mvodak

    absolutely amazing vocals.

    28 Oct 2009 Reply
  • xthcmusic

    Brand new on Last FM, X: THC has been heavily influenced by Trip Hop........ X: THC is the music of the multimedia music and film project, "X: The Human Condition"....... Be First To Discover the music and video trailer on ........ Please comment, tag and share, because we are just starting out and need your support...:) Thanks!

    18 Sep 2009 Reply
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    15 Apr 2009 Reply
  • blueskyfrank

    Good song...

    13 Mar 2009 Reply
  • karmacoda

    Greetings Last.FM listeners! We've uploaded all of the latest Karmacoda videos for you to check out on our music page. We've also updated our default artist songs to include Turn and Make Like Mine from our recent album Illuminate. Enjoy!

    15 Nov 2008 Reply
  • jim_tato

    suenan bastante bien...tranqui

    9 Nov 2008 Reply
  • karmacoda

    Karmacoda has released a new video for Ambient Song on YouTube, MySpace and other sites. Enjoy!

    31 Oct 2008 Reply
  • SirAlecHendrix

    brand new tripStop featuring Karmacoda ➤ n i g h t l o u n g e

    19 Sep 2008 Reply
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