Black Carl

Black Carl

 Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Black Carl is an indie soul band from Tempe, AZ including a uniquely talented vocalist named Emma Pew. Band members are multi-instrumentalists creating a dynamic sound. Opened for bands like The Budos Band, Generationals, Grace Potter, Little Dragon, Cage the Elephant, Temper Trap and The Heavy


Black Carl is an indie band that effortlessly fuses soul, funk and indie rock. The Tempe, Arizona quintet consists of long time friends Emma Pew (Vocals/Keys), John Krause (Drums), Chad Leonard (Guitar), Ian Woodward (Bass) and Matt Noakes (Guitar).

Black Carl plays a self-described genre of music called Desert Soul. They have finished recording a follow-up album to their well-received debut BORROWED. Currently, Black Carl is priming their second full-length release with a subscription based record club. Fans sign up, pay one price and are shipped 7" vinyl records as they are recorded and pressed. Each pressing is limited to 500 copies. More info can be found at

So...what sets Black Carl apart? Besides being 100% independent, Black Carl puts on a captivating live show.


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7" double-sided singles:

The Chariot (2011)
The Hanged Man (2011)
The Magician (2011)
The Fool (2012)


Borrowed (2009)
The Wheel (TBA 2012)


Black Carl (2008)

Set List

Black Carl plays from a catalog of over 25 originals and numerous covers.