75OL-203 Karma Rocket – Parts to Pieces CD
$8.00 S&H Included
$8.00 S&H Included
5. Karma Slut
6. Sun & Sludge
7. In The Car
8. Add It Up
Dual guitar solos
Smart, hard-hitting grooves
„« Mix together the catchy hooks of pop music with the
energy of new wave and punk. Add a heaping spoon of
post-punk a la The Pixies, Sonic Youth and Husker Du.
„« Swirl in a pinch of industrial New England city grit. Stir
until thoroughly blended.
„« Cook for 22 minutes, preferably in your car with the
stereo volume up and the windows down.
Some or all of us have performed with The Providence Singers, Rudy Ray Moore, The Brimstone
Assembly, What Cheer Brigade, The Panorama Jazz Band of New Orleans, Gallus Mag (Texas
psych rock mavens), The Big Heads of Pluturnas, and Radio Silence Sweetheart.
“Uptempo, fun core, party punks Karma Rocket have been rocking so hard lately they’ve been chipping their teeth. At rehearsal! Very metal.” – Providence Daily Dose
with Ryan Jackson, Jose Oyola, Michael Graham, and Bryan Reynolds
North Main Street
Nate Laban was born to rock and roll. He’s been an integral part of the Seacoast music scene for more than 20 years, always with a contagious smile on his face. His career has spanned a multitude of solo incarnations and bands including Brook, Bear and The Elephant, The Frosting, and Wallos. Over the years, he’s done it all, from anti-folk to skate punk to country; his quirky storytelling works in most any genre. When ex-Satan’s Teardrops drummer Jason Lara steered Sam Hill, their newly formed group, toward playing metal, it was a natural fit. Their debut album, “Sonja,” is a fresh throwback to metal’s classic days of mythical creatures and tales.
It’s not surprising Laban’s vocal stylings and pop know-how work well over galloping riffs and Tony Iommi-influenced solos. His powerful voice and registry have always been suited for metal. Never one to settle into a genre or project for long, Laban indulges in this chance to let loose a torrent of epic songs. The result is an inventive alchemy of an accomplished songwriter’s take on a new genre. Recorded by the band, “Sonja” has a slightly lo-fi sound that gives it a nostalgic feel — think “Day of Reckoning”-era Pentagram meets newer Saint Vitus.
The opener, “37 Rings,” is a stoner metal jam that chronicles a tree being cut down in winter; it doubles as an introspective story and features a chorus that shows off Laban’s hook-y aptitude. “Scourge of the Warm Blooded” displays his writing chops in an epic about a frozen giant who has come to destroy man: “He has had as much as he can take, enormous the patience, equal in rage.” And their cover of Black Sabbath’s “Electric Funeral” is spot on. In Sam Hill, Laban has found a transcendent medium for his harder-edged endeavors. Let’s hope it lasts
with Yves (OK) and Domestique
with Sex Coffee, Nymphidels, Dust Ruffles, and DJ Nook
as part of Bridgefest
Egrets Landing Cafe
Barrington Senior Center Studio
2:30 – 4:00pm
All ages welcome!
Sandywoods Center for the Arts
43 Muse Way
Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878
with Ballroom Thieves