Karmacoda

Karmacoda

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandEDMPop

Karmacoda's organic form of electronica/trip-hop has a sound that is distinctly their own and features emotional, breath taking vocals that have earned them a following throughout the world.

Biography

It is a simple objective really; create music to reflect the emotion of a specific time and space in the modern world.

After a year-long hiatus working in the studio, San Francisco artists Karmacoda return with their highly-anticipated third album, Illuminate. The album features 12 fresh tracks and represents a major move forward for the group, containing songs with strong hooks, melodies and an engaging evolution of their groove-laden electronic sound.

Launched as a collective effort between songwriters, Brett “B.” Crockett and Heather Pierce in 2001, Karmacoda laces their electronica/trip hop foundation with elements of rock, pop and jazz, creating truly addictive sonic recreation. Outfitting themselves with the turntable magic of DJ Rafael Acevedo, Eric Matsuno’s hypnotic bass, B. on vocals, guitar and keyboards and the soaring lead vocals of Heather, Karmacoda’s vibe is immediately engaging, particularly live.

Illuminate, which was mastered by Andy VanDette (U2, David Bowie, Moby, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins) at Masterdisk, NYC is currently being presented to the music industry for radio, label and licensing opportunities.

History / Discography:

The summer 2001 release of Karmacoda's debut Reco mended garnered an overwhelmingly positive response and a happily surprised Karmacoda began receiving inquiries as to when the new group would perform live. Because Karmacoda began primarily as a studio project, the challenges and limitations of playing the material live were not a primary concern during writing and recording. Following the formation of the full, performing core of the band, Karmacoda's live shows quickly became popular throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, grabbing the attention of local promoters and clubs and a burgeoning fan base. By integrating a live VJ who creates real-time custom video projection, the band's musical vision was not only being heard but literally seen. The music on Reco mended was heavily featured in film and television soundtracks and won several music awards including the 2003 IMG Music Award for best independent song used in film and television for their track Swan.

Karmacoda's second album Evidence was released in August of 2003, receiving critical acclaim, being extensively featured in film and television and winning several independent and international songwriting awards. With the release of Evidence Karmacoda's international exposure and fan base began to grow exponentially leading to hundreds of thousands of visitors per month to their site, with nearly half originating from outside the US.

In 2004, Altered Evidence: Late Night Remixes, featuring remixes of the tracks on Evidence was released to additional critical acclaim and extensive international sales, particularly through downloadable music stores such as iTunes.

In 2006, Karmacoda began exploring the new realm of writing film soundtracks by contributing songs and scoring the entire soundtrack for the full-length feature Voyeur. 2006 also saw the band completing their groundbreaking new album Illuminate.

Lyrics

Something

Written By: Karmacoda

What have you got to say, whose line is it anyway
What have you got to need, don't you say that it's only me
What have you got to try, thought you had it bagged hung and dried
Where have you got to go, lived your nine lives no more to know

There's a little something in my heart, there's a little something I've just got
To take it up with you
There's a little something you don't know, there's a little something I could show
If you would let me get through

What'll we do with now, say that you'll stick by me but how
Somebody clue me in, I can't take the ache you inflict
Turns into overflow, running from you makes sense I know
Here into overtime, you've had your way now I want mine

There's a little something in my heart, there's a little something I've just got
To take it up with you
There's a little something you don't know, there's a little something I could show
If you would let me get through

Let me through to you

There's a little something in my heart, there's a little something I've just got
To take it up with you
There's a little something you don't know, there's a little something I could show
If you would let me get through

There's a little something in my heart, there's a little something
To take it on with you
There's a little something you don't know, there's a little something I could show
If you would let me get through

Skylines

Written By: Karmacoda

My love won't look me in the eye it makes me want to cry
And over senseless times the sense returns unwraps me from my fight
This holding pattern tightening forces me to see
I take it all in stride we are entangled you and me

I'm threaded into, embossed across you
Our skyline's inline, we're getting back to
Back to the point we intersect

I'm meeting memories left and right your stillness is my light
Beam into begin with me I'm craving for an even tide
No walking over water, no hanging out to dry
The detail is so bright, we're still entangled you and I

I'm threaded into, embossed across you
Our skyline's inline, we're getting back to
Back to the point we intersect

I'm threaded into, embossed across you
Our skylines are inline, we're getting back to
Back to the point we intersect
Back to the point we intersect

Make Like Mine

Written By: Karmacoda

All the time I only want to see you
No need to make a Mogadishu
Oh you're too good oh you're too fine you make like mine

Importune, importance break it through we'll make a dent
Yeah, we'll make a dent
Dent, dent, dent

Uhh, uh, uh, uh...

Cop my call I only want to speak through
No need to make yourself so see through
Ah it's not good it makes no sense why make this fence

Your fortune unfortunate, broke it new
Now pay your rent, oh pay your rent
Rent, rent, rent

Uhh, uh, uh, uh..

You're mine you make like mine
So good like mine, mine
You're mine you make like mine
So good, so good like mine.

All the time I only want to see you
No need to make a Mogadishu
Too good, too nice you taste like mine
Cop my call I only want to speak through
No need to make yourself so see through
It's no good, no sense why make this fence
Oh you make like mine, mine

You're mine you make like mine
So good like mine, mine
You're mine you make like mine
So good, so good like mine.
You're mine you make like mine
So good like mine, mine
You're mine you make like mine
So good, so good like mine.

Ohhh, uh uh
Mine, like mine, oooo, you make like mine
Make like mine, ahhh.

Turn

Written By: Karmacoda

Don't turn away from me, my dear
We've got everything to lose right now
Right here, the chance to offer up this year
And up above where we stand
We'll find little things to take what we can

For everything we knew we'd do
I turned with you, I turn with you
And anytime I need the truth I turn with you
I turn with you

Turn, turn away, right now
You'll see the greater missing part
Is me with you and all the distances we flew
And up above where we stand
We'll find little things to find what we can

For everything we knew we'd do
I'll turn with you I turn with you
So tell me do you need more proof,
I'll turn with you, I turn with you

Don't turn away...
Tell me do you need more?

For everything we knew we'd do
I turn with you, I turn with you
So tell me do you need more proof?
I'll turn with you, I'll turn with you

For everything we knew we'd do
I turn with you
Oh don't turn away from me...

Front of My Room

Written By: Karmacoda

Get it back in the front of my room, well I am whole again,
The time, the time I spend with you,
Well I don't know again, don't know, don't know what I would do...

I believe in you and me, the make believe, what we could be together
The time I spend with you
I believe in you and me, the make believe, the things we do forever
The time I spend with you, get back to the front of my room
And I’m whole, the time I spent with you, I am

Get it back in the front of my room, well I am whole again,
The time, time I spend with you,
Well I don't know again, don't know, don't know what I would do...

I believe in you and me, the make believe, what we could be together
I believe
I believe in you and me, the make believe, the things we do forever
The time I spend with you

Get it back in the front of my room, well I am whole again,
The time, time I spend with you,
Well I don't know again, don't know, don't know what I would do...
Well I am whole again, the time, time I spend with you
Well I don't know again, don't know, don't know what I should do...
Well I don't know again...
Well I am whole again...

Discography

Recomended - CD 2001
Evidence - CD 2004
Altered Evidence: Late Night Remixes - CD 2004
Illuminate - CD 2007
Ultraviolet Live - CD 2009

Karmacoda's music can be heard on many internet and broadcast radio stations.

Set List

Karmacoda typical set list:
1 Awaken
2 Free to Be
3 Skylines
4 Wonder
5 Delay the Sun
6 Turn
7 Make Like Mine
8 Where You Sleep
9 Chapel
10 Hope Over Hope
11 Spectre
12 Something

Karmacoda has enough original material for 3 live sets, 45 minutes each.