Karmacoda

Fusing elements of electronica, rock and pop with a danceable groove, Karmacoda creates music that is modern yet deeply moving and emotional.

Central themes of transformation: love, loss, lust and longing show up as story lines in their songs, pulling instrumental inspiration from a myriad of musical genres and time periods. It's been over a decade since the band was founded as a personal writing and recording project by founder and vocalist B. What started as an experimental music project in between bands, has turned into six studio albums, several remix records and a live album.

Their songs, often cinematic in scope and vibe, have been featured prominently in film and television soundtracks and have won a number of music awards. Bassist, Eric Matsuno joined the band during the release of their 2007 album success, Illuminate and vocalist, Jessica Ford joined adding her amazing vocals following the release of their 2015 album Love and Fate.

From the very beginning, Karmacoda has recorded their albums at The Amsterdam Room, B.'s personal studio. In 2009 the band built The Briefing Room, a combined dedicated, rehearsal space and recording studio on Treasure Island, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay. All their albums since Eternal released in 2011 have been recorded at both studios. While their albums have always featured stellar production, live, the band brings an emotional intensity generated by their dynamic performances, more akin to a rock show than a DJ set.

Their 2018 album Intimate builds upon the organic meets electric sound Karmacoda has been cultivating since their inception, and is filled with lush musical landscapes, hooky choruses, moving vocal performances and melodies that linger. The first single from the album is Mesmerized which features the inimitable vocals of Jessica Ford. Intimate also features guest collaborators Andy Korn (Ronnie Spector, Joey Ramone) on drums and percussion and Mark Pistel (Consolidated, Hercules and Love Affair, Meat Beat Manifesto) on synthesizers and guitar.

Highlights

Eternal
#191 on CMJ Radio 200 Chart
#19 most added at CMJ Radio 200 Adds Chart with 12 official adds it's first week.
Over 1 million downloads on Mevio.com's Chillcast Video featuring live acoustic videos for Feel The Weight and I Am Just Not Listening Any Longer

Songwriting Awards
2008 International Songwriting Competition: Best Dance/Electronica HM for Make Like Mine
2003 Independent Music Awards: Best Independent Song used in Film & Television for Swan

Music Placement
Film
Hank and Asha: Ambient Song, The Last Run: Where You Sleep, Paris: Frail, Voyeur: Film score, Hellbent: Free to Be, Neverland: Swan

Television
From G's To Gents (MTV): Motion Picture, Road Rules (MTV): Awaken, Real World Road Rules Challenge (MTV): Amsterdam Room, Disrespect, Awaken, Master Plan, Deep Sea Frog Fishing (Remix)

Radio
Terrestrial + Satellite
US College Radio promotion for Eternal
Chill With Alice: KLLC 97.3 FM, San Francisco
Below Zero: KNGY 92.7, San Francisco
Live 105 Local Lounge: KITS 105.3 FM, San Francisco
XM

Internet
iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, SomaFM, Rhapsody, Groovera, LastFM, Live 365, PressPlay

In-Flight
Jet Blue, Delta, Frontier, ExpressJet, AirTran

Podcasts
The Chillcast, Tranquility Du Jour, Below Zero, Dave's Lounge, The Mothpod, Properly Chilled, Expand Your Musical Horizons