Kleptokrat
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Kleptokrat

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Brooklyn, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Rock Jazz

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Mar
30
Kleptokrat @ Our Wicked Lady

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Mar
15
Kleptokrat @ House Show

Pennsylvania, United States

Pennsylvania, United States

Feb
22
Kleptokrat @ The Gutter

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Music

Press


"The View at Bethlehem"

"[The View at Bethlehem is a] slow, intricately-layered soundscape, which utilizes the lyrics to encourage us all to “make it through.” The song plays a balance between the positive and negative, but with the aid of the magnetic vocals, we are drawn to believe in ourselves throughout the duration." - Meredith Schneider - Imperfect Fifth


"The View at Bethlehem"

"'The View at Bethlehem' rides a creamy, oozing jazz-flavored melody featuring a cool percolating sax exuding velvety textures. Gleaming guitar riffs infuse tight, stylish accents, as the bass line and drums provide a polished rhythm, measured and undulating. Carter’s lush sax solo gives the tune a bluesy spectral mood.

Taylor’s voice, crystalline and cashmere, delivers a delicious inflection, imbuing the lyrics with tender compassion and quixotic charm.

'The View at Bethlehem' fuses washes of posh jazz with savors of dream-pop surfaces, resulting in resonant gliding energy." - Randy Radic - Rawckus Magazine


Discography

Kleptokrat Demo

Kleptokrat EP

"Momentarily to Grace" EP

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Bio

Formed in Brooklyn in 2016, Kleptokrat uses their members' eclectic backgrounds to create a unique sound that resists classification.  The quintet’s musical dialogue includes vocabulary culled from rock, metal, jazz, soul, afrobeat, and psychedelic music - often in the same song - to give their music an asymmetric quality that resembles the city they live in.

Bassist Danilo Coleman composes the music before bringing it to the band, and Teagan Taylor (vocals and trumpet) writes the lyrics. Taylor, who came to New York via San Diego’s jazz scene, deftly crafts melodies and lyrics that bridge Coleman’s downtown New York eclecticism with sharp pop hooks. In addition to Coleman and Taylor, Kleptokrat is Alex Carter, saxophone; Graham Galatro, guitar; and Walker Esner, drums.  The band released its debut EP in August 2017 and followed that with a summer tour of the Northeast.

The quintet’s latest EP, Momentarily, to Grace, is as subversive as it is accessible. Here, the band’s synergy is on full display as the musicians navigate the deceptively complex compositions with ease.

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