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Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Alternative Progressive





Check out 'KULA II', the new album from progressive Rock Soul group KULA. The group, fronted by Liz Jeanette, are an independent 4-piece based in LA - Jeanette on vocals, Eric Fortier on bass, Mike Wendland on guitar, and Ameenah Kaplan on drums. Regarding their new release, KULA state (via their Facebook page): "The second chapter in the KULA saga is sealed and pressed... It caps off a story of more than a year of writing, recording, tweaking and perfecting. The result is a portrait of our unique sound that carved itself out of the strange circumstances that brought us together. We're very proud of it". Listen below.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor - AFROPUNK

"Rock out to KULA's 'Green Eyed Dog'"

Rock out to KULA's 'Green Eyed Dog'
Always nice to see a powerful Black sister fronting a rock band!
Video directed by Samantha Shada.
Debut EP from KULA available here. - AFROPUNK


KULA EP - 2014

KULA II - 2015



Jeanette and Fortier met in Los Angeles in the summer of 2011, both playing with the group Your Dads Kids for a year until dismantling in the summer of 2012. The two continued to write songs, and were soon joined by drummer Ameenah Kaplan and guitarist Mike Wendland to complete the line-up of KULA.

 This experienced foursome comes together after having played with a wide variety of artists including Rihanna, Adam Lambert, Ty Taylor, Macy Gray, Brenda Lee Eager, and Isiah "Ikey" Owens. The resulting sound of this unique foursome is a blend of rock and soul with progressive compositions, innovative rhythms and tasteful obscurity. 

 KULA has been playing the LA circuit for 4 years making appearances at El Cid, Silverlake Lounge, Harvard & Stone, Boardner's, The Mint, Molly Malone's, Loaded, The Good Hurt, Lot 1, Skinny's, Kulak's Woodshed, Obrien's Pub, Room 5, Old Towne Pub, State Social House, The Dresden, The House of Blues, Whisky A Go-Go, the King King, Dragonfly, and more...

 In May 2015, Kaplan relocated to Atlanta after writing, recording, and performing with KULA for 2 years. Ryan Janke, the super-human rhythm purveyor, has since assumed drumming duties for the band. KULA independently records at Beer City Studios in Van Nuys, CA operated by Wendland. Their debut self-titled EP was released in February of 2014. Their sophomore release "KULA II" was released in August of 2015.

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