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Listen to the first single from LA's Grand Canyon - "Lucinda"

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Los Angeles based rockers Grand Canyon just released their first official single for Bodan Kuma Recordings, the Heartbreakers inspired "Lucinda". Mixed by Brendan Benson, it's the first taste from the group off their forthcoming debut album, due in late 2018. You can hear the track in the video above. 

Now available on all DSPs, "Lucinda" will also be released on a limited edition 7" exclusively in the Bodan Kuma store starting on May 15th. The b-side, "Standing In The Shadows" (which also appears off the new album) will be pressed to only 100 copies of cream colored vinyl. You can pre-order your copy now. 

The band will celebrate the release with a show on June 5th at the Bootleg Theatre, with special guests Brian Whelan and Elijah Ocean. All the details and tickets can be found here

Kat Meoz's New Album - Here I Wait - Available Now!

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Stream + Download - Here I Wait

Kat Meoz's highly anticipated EP, Here I Wait, is now available on all DSPs. 

The EP has been garnering heavy airplay by the legendary Rodney Bingenheimeron his nationally syndicated show The Underground Garage on SiriusXM and features the singles, "Here I Wait" and "Conquest".

The video for "Here I Wait" premiered last week via PopMatters who praised the song for its "noisy, angry slab of guitar-driven rock that summons comparisons to PJ Harvey in her earliest, nastiest era". 

Kat will celebrate the release of her EP with a free show on February 12th at the Satellite in Los Angeles. The show will be supported by FuriosaLivingmore, & Checkerneck + Surprise Guests. More details can be found here


PopMatters debuts KAT MEOZ's Richard Brautigan inspired video for "Here I Wait", directed by Kansas Bowling

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LA garage rocker Kat Meoz (f.k.a. GRIT) is prepping her new EP, Here I Wait, and PopMatters has the premiere of the video for the title track, directed by frequent collaborator Kansas Bowling. 

The video, inspired by San Francisco-based writer Richard Brautigan (Trout Fishing in America, The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966), finds Kat searching for an important artifact in the late author's legacy. You can watch the video exclusively on PopMatters here.

As Kat describes it: "Originally I was supposed to play the role of the ingénue searching for Willard, retracing Brautigan's real life hangouts, as well as the locations where his book covers were photographed. However, since Kansas has read every book and poem by the author, it made more sense to me that Kansas play herself and I play the many Brautigan babes who graced the covers."

Actor James Kirkland, whose resemblance to Brautigan is strikingly uncanny, agreed to star in the Nor Cal adventure. We read Brautigan novels aloud in the car, and listened to rare recordings of the author and his friends reciting his poetry. My favorite, “Love Poem", made it into the end of the video, read aloud by Brautigan himself."

Kat's forthcoming release, Here I Wait, will be out on 1/26 and is available for pre-order now. 

WATCH: Kat Meoz's Holiday Hit, "Christmas In Hollywood", Video featuring KROQ's Rodney Bingenheimer

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LA garage rocker Kat Meoz (f.k.a. GRIT) is debuting a video for the song "Christmas In Hollywood," off Rodney Bingenheimer's “Santa’s Got a GTO, Vol. 2” holiday compilation (the first volume released in 20 years!).

Stream the video (which features a cameo from the legendary Bingenheimer himself) exclusively on Buzzbands here. 

Kat tells Buzzbands“I was driving back from Vegas with my friend and director, Kansas Bowling, and she got a call from Rodney, telling her that he was short one song for his Christmas compilation. … The day before, Rodney had played my song ‘LA Don’t Love You’ on his show, so I felt confident interrupting their phone call to announce that I would like a chance to write an original for the compilation. He said it would have to be done, fully mastered, in a week’s time to be considered for the vinyl release. I asked him what specifically he would want the Christmas song to be about and he said something about Hollywood.

“Two days later, I was at Seahorse Sounds Studio recording a Christmas song I had written with some of my closest music friends. Eric Weaver (Iggy Azalea, Camila) and Kyle Biane (Pacific Radio) produced the song, and Eliot Lorango and Salvatore Joseph played bass and drums respectively. My friend Emery Becker came to the studio to film behind the scenes, and I told him that I just kept seeing myself as a giant Christmas tree eating alone in a diner or playing at the beach with some girls. The finished song was approved, and I approached Kansas to help me make a video. I told her my idea and she loved it, taking it one step further, saying that I should be stalking Rodney as the Christmas tree. Rodney was on board to be in the video, offering his bad-ass GTO for production value.”

You can pick up your copy of Rodney's compilation, Santa's Got A GTO Vol. 2 on limited edition vinyl courtesy of GEARHEAD.

Kat will be playing the record release party tomorrow night in Hollywood at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery at the WACKO Soap Plant, as well as headlining her own show on 12/14 at the Hi-Hat in Los Angeles with Jenny Vee.  



The Heroic Enthusiasts Announce Digital Reissues of Acclaimed EPs, 'MEMORY WHEEL' & 'THE SECOND THREE'

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Fresh off the release of their self-titled debut album, The Heroic Enthusiasts have announced their first two EPs will be reissued digitally through the Bodan Kuma Recordings.

The first EP, titled Memory Wheel, will be released on November 17 and features early versions of songs that eventually made their way to the debut album, including “The Object, Jealousy”. The Second Three, will be released on December 10, and also features early songs as well as two unreleased tracks, “Shine!” and the ballad “If A Heart”.

For a limited time, NoiseTrade is offering an exclusive sampler of both EPs – in addition to tracks from The Heroic Enthusiasts – available for free via the Heroic Enthusiasts page. It’s a perfect collection for fans to dig deeper into the back catalogue and introduce new listeners to the New York outfit.
In celebration of the release of their debut album, as well as the reissues, The Heroic Enthusiasts will be playing The Bowery Electric on November 8th, alongside Like Herding CatsHerMajesty, and The Vylits. Tickets are available through the Bowery ticketing site.

The band's full length debut album, The Heroic Enthusiasts is available now through your favorite DSP and on limited edition deluxe vinyl

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The Heroic Enthusiasts Self-Titled Debut LP Available Now!

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The debut album from New York's The Heroic Enthusiasts is available now on all streaming and digital platforms. The album, produced by the band and mixed by Mercury Rev's Anthony Molina, features the singles "New York Made Me", "Better Crazy Than Boring", "When The Deal Is Done", and "Pure Fade". 

The Heroic Enthusiasts is available on all DSPs, as well as a limited-deluxe vinyl pressing. The vinyl edition, available starting 11/08, includes a digital download, lyric booklet, and color insert, all pressed on black vinyl and is available through the Bodan Kuma shop

The Heroic Enthusiasts will be embarking on a short record release tour through New York, culminating in a show at the Bowery Electric on November 8th. Catch them at the dates below:

11/03 - Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo's Mohawk Place
11/04 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
11/08 - New York, NY @ Bowery Electric

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Premiere: MAGNET Magazine - The Heroic Enthusiasts "When The Deal Is Done"

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MAGNET Magazine has exclusively premiered the first single off the self-titled debut album from New York's The Heroic Enthusiasts. 

The band’s self-produced LP was mixed by Mercury Rev’s Anthony Molina and is out via the Bodan Kuma label. Formed in 2014, the quartet is made up of James Tabbi (Eleven Pond), Thomas Ferrara (Bullseye), Mike James (Longwave) and Dexter Redic (Roots Collider). Says James, “We all hit it off with a mutual love of bands like Japan and Cocteau Twins. I think we knew there was immediate chemistry, and I was indeed intrigued by the sound. It wasn’t forced or revivalist to me. It sounded honest.” You can listen to the single via MAGNET here

The Heroic Enthusiasts is out October 20, 2017 and pre-orders are available now. 

WATCH: Kat Meoz "L.A. Don't Love You" Premiere via Troma Entertainment

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The legendary (and infamous) Troma Entertainment has premiered the newest video for Kat Meoz's single "L.A. Don't Love You".

Shot by acclaimed director Kansas Bowling (Troma's B.C. Butcher) and featuring Troma's own Lloyd Kaufman, the video pays homage to Kenneth Anger's infamous novel Hollywood Babylon, showcasing the darkness and exploits of the glamour "Old Hollywood." The song itself is a blistering anthem of self doubt in the City of Angels, which is a fitting soundtrack to the gritty, frenetic video. 

Kat Meoz's latest release, L.A. Don't Love You is out now. 

Bodan Kuma Sign GRAND CANYON, Hear "Lucinda"

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Join us in welcoming Grand Canyon to the Bodan Kuma family.

The six piece band plays "west coast rock", Americana country pop reminiscent of artists like Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac. The band includes Casey Shea (vocals and guitar), Allison Pierce (vocals), Joe Guese (guitar and keys), Adam Popick (bass), Tom Polce (drums), and Matt Pynn (guitar and pedal steel). Formerly all east coasters, the band members migrated to Los Angeles, and created Grand Canyon on the east side of town in 2015. 

The band are finishing up their debut album, tentatively scheduled for early 2018. For now, you can start with their single, "Lucinda", below. 

Detroit Rebellion's 'The Man' Available For First Time on Vinyl

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Detroit Rebellion's thunderous debut, The Man, is now available on vinyl for the first time. The limited edition pressing comes in a standard issue, with full color booklets and on black wax.

Deluxe pre-orders came with a limited edition 7" split single with "The Man" b/w "Fork In The Road" on hand-numbered, gold vinyl. While pre-orders sold out, there are still a limited quantity of 7" still available. Both the deluxe and standard version of The Man are available now in the Bodan Kuma store

"This album belongs in the library of every true audiophile" - Indie Voice