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December 5, 2016

happy holidays!

Thank you for supporting us, it's been a great year with a new member Mark Pistel joining the band as DJ and keyboardist. As an expression of our gratitude, and as a gift to you, we've recorded a cover of a unique winter song and created something truly different from the original, Song for a Winter's Night by Gordon Lightfoot. When we heard it we fell in love with the lyrics of longing and worked up an arrangement in our style.

Our version features the beautiful and powerful vocals of our new vocalist Jessica Ford who joins B. on this beautiful and vocally moving rendition of the song. Karmacoda's Eric Matsuno is featured on bass and new member Mark Pistel on beat box and synth. Guest musician John Loose is also featured playing percussion, drums and synth as well.

Please download the free song to add to your music collection as an MP3, MP4 or lossless audio track.
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Cover artwork by the amazing John-Michael Ekeblad



Enjoy!

Thank you for your support, we're looking forward to bringing you a lot of new music this coming year,
KARMACODA



May 22, 2016

live show!



Announcing our next show, Thursday June 2nd at Harlot in San Francisco. We will be featuring songs from our new release Love and Fate as well as Karmacoda classics. Come join us for a special early evening show of great electronic/triphop/chillout music!

See you there!

Thank you for your support,
KARMACODA


December 11, 2015

happy holidays!

Thank you for supporting us this year, it's been a great year with a new album and a new member joining the band. As an expression of our gratitude, and as a gift to you, we've recorded a cover of one of our favorite winter themed songs, Winter Song by Sara Bareilles.

Our version features the beautiful vocals of our new vocalist Jessica Ford who joins B. on this beautiful and vocally lush rendition of the song. Karmacoda's Eric Matsuno and guest musician John Loose are featured playing acoustic bass and keys, respectively.

Check out the new accompanying video below and please download the free song to add to your music collection as an MP3, MP4 or lossless audio track.
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Enjoy!

Thank you for your support, we're looking forward to bringing you a lot of new music this coming year,
KARMACODA



Nov 3, 2015

Karmacoda Press Release

JESSICA FORD JOINS KARMACODA

(San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2015) – The San Francisco based Electronica group KARMACODA, featuring vocalist/guitarist Brett (B.) Crockett, bassist Eric Matsuno, and keyboardist Isaac Ho just found the missing piece their lineup has needed. Jessica Ford, a multi-award winning singer/songwriter and powerhouse vocalist is stepping in to fill the recently vacated lead female vocalist role. The band got together with Jessica at their SF Treasure Island studio and after only a single jam session, knew they had found the newest member of KARMACODA. Jessica will be making her on-stage debut with KARMACODA in early 2016 at the bands record release event in San Francisco.

“I am so excited to join an established electronica band after a long career in Nashville and a history of singing and writing electronica music. It is completely in my wheelhouse and will completely fulfill me creatively and vocally. Jamming with these guys was an undeniable fit. I am super excited about joining "the family" and I can't wait to play live as well as start writing and creating the next album!”, shares new vocalist Jessica Ford.

Band vocalist and KARMACODA founder B. also added, “Jessica has the vocal power and breadth that we have been looking for. She’s a perfect fit for us and our sound. We are absolutely thrilled that we found each other and she has joined the band.”

KARMACODA released their 5th full length album, the 10 track, Volume 1 of Love And Fate in March 2015 on the Sola Musa Music label. KARMACODA (whose name is an homage to Karmacoma, a song by the British trip-hop collective Massive Attack, and a nod to their impromptu formation (karma) and a description of their loop-based musical style (coda)) will begin writing Volume 2 in early 2016.

KARMACODA's discography includes Reco mended (2001), Evidence (2003), Illuminate (2007), Eternal (2011) and Volume 1 of Love And Fate (2015).

For more info visit: www.karmacoda.com


March 8, 2015

announcing the all new album - love and fate!


Love and Fate

These two themes kept reemerging throughout the three and a half years Karmacoda took to write and record their new album aptly titled, Volume 1 of Love and Fate. “This is our most personal record to date” says B. “It was as if we had no choice in the matter, it felt like we were channeling something, it was focusing us.”

Love and Fate follows Karmacoda’s successful 2011 album Eternal and marks the band’s fifth studio release. In addition to band members B., Eric Matsuno (bass, guitar, synth), and Isaac Ho (piano, keyboards) Love and Fate features appearances by the amazing vocalists Beth Hirsch, Artemis, Shannon Hurley, Anji Bee and Tyler Stone each of which sing duets with B. (L to R below)



In addition to being able to leverage the incredible talent each of these artists brought to our music, it was unprecedented to have a wider palette of tones and attitudes working with the different vocalists,” reflects bassist Eric Matsuno. “Each one of them brought forth unique feelings creating an artistic feedback that enhanced our writing and performances helping us to discover deeper emotional intentions in each song.”

Amor Fati*

When writing Love and Fate it quickly became clear to the band that the songs were falling into two distinct categories: those focusing on love and those addressing deeper topics such as suffering and loss. “We had written over two dozen songs and the two directions of theme and mood became obvious to us” says B. “That was when the concept of two records, related and released separately, focusing on the themes of love and fate came to us.” Thus was born Volume 1 of Love and Fate.

Guest vocalist Beth Hirsch, who sings on three of the albums tracks, has this to say about working with the band: "When I listen to B's voice, I see ice carved swans at a champagne brunch with lovers overlooking a pristine California beach & the Pacific Ocean. His voice is one of the richest and most transcending I have ever heard."

Vocalist Anji Bee adds this: "B. has firmly asserted himself as the driving creative force behind the band's classic trip hop inspired sound. His smooth, calming vocals grace all 10 tracks on Love and Fate.

Love and Fate drops March 10th.

* Amor Fati: Love of Fate. Used to describe an attitude in which one sees everything that happens in one's life, including suffering and loss, as good or, at the very least, necessary. - Wikipedia



December 24, 2014

happy holidays and happy new year!

Thank you for supporting us this year. As an expression of our gratitude, and as a gift to you, we've recorded a cover of one of our favorite Roxy Music songs, Avalon.

Our version of Avalon features the beautiful vocals of Shannon Hurley who joins B. on this beautiful acoustic rendition of the song. Karmacoda's Eric Matsuno and Isaac Ho are featured playing acoustic bass and piano, respectively.

Check out the new accompanying lyric video below and please download the free song to add to your music collection as an MP3 or MP4 audio track.
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Enjoy!

Thank you for your support, we're looking forward to bringing you a lot of new music this coming year,
KARMACODA



October 3, 2014

new single - we don't have a lot of time (feat. beth hirsch)



We are thrilled to announced the release of our new single: We Don't Have a Lot of Time (feat. Beth Hirsch)

We Don't Have a Lot of Time is the first single from our forthcoming album to be released later this year and features the inimitable vocals of Beth Hirsch who joins B. on this beautiful duet.

The single will be available starting October 7th on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and many other music outlets.

Please visit our MUSIC page to get a preview of the new single!



You can also hear the full-length version of We Don't Have a Lot of Time on Anji Bee's Chillcast on Machine.FM on Oct. 3rd. The Chillcast will be reposted Monday Oct. 6th on Mixcloud and is available for free download via iTunes, as well. Enjoy!

Thank you for your support, we're looking forward to bringing you a lot of new music,
KARMACODA



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