Karmacoda

Fusing elements of electronica, r&b, rock and pop with a danceable groove, San Francisco's
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 while he was between
bands, has turned into seven studio albums, numerous 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 and mixed 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 built 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. 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.

In late 2019 and 2020 the band began writing and recording what would become Slow Down,
Melt and Catch Fire their seventh studio album. The album is a product of 2020 and all that the
band have gone through in California. The COVID pandemic and historic wildfires, where on
some days looking outdoors was like looking at Mars, had a major influence on the writing and
recording of the record.

When lock-down began in mid-March, instead of shutting my down their creative process, it
actually somehow amplified it and during a time of self-reflection and angst, they wrote over 25
song throughout the spring and summer never having been so productive or driven as they were
for this album. They were inspired to create something meaningful to themselves, and the
people who will eventually listen to it.

Each song is emotional, romantic, meaningful, deep or all those things at once. When it came
time to name the album, so influenced by 2020, they thought about the year and how everyone
was impacted. When COVID hit and and they went into lock-down everyone literally slowed
down. Then as the impact of everything began to take hold, people began to melt, mentally and
emotionally. And then of course the world of California actually caught fire. But there will be a
time after COVID and this album, about relationships and people and feelings and how we’ve all
changed will be part of that time too. And then people will be affected by that just as much as
they were by 2020. They will take a deep breath and slow down from their worry of the pandemic
and the world. They will begin to live and love again, and their hearts will melt, and hopefully if
they’re lucky, their hearts will also catch fire with love and hope. We wanted the album’s title to
reflect that coming time as well.

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

Video Awards
2019 Telly and Davey Awards: Music Video for Unglued
2020 Three Davey Awards: Music Video for Blue

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, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, SomaFM, Rhapsody, Groovera, LastFM, Live 365, PressPlay

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

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