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Anji Bee on New Karmacoda Album

Anji Bee on New Karmacoda Album

San Francisco band, Karmacoda, invited both Anji Bee and Ryan Lum of Lovespirals to collaborate with them on music for their 4th album, Eternal — out now on iTunes and other digital and CD retailers. The album will also be available as a limited edition, audiophile grade 192g, blue vinyl LP on August 9th. Check for purchase details.

“Love Will Turn Your Head Around” features vocals and lyrics by Anji Bee, as well as singer/songwriter, Beth Hirsch (best known for her work on Air’s Moon Safari, as well as songs from the Crash and Thomas Crown Affair soundtracks). The Love Will Turn Your Head Around Single, released in April, contains both the 6 and half minute album mix plus a shortened radio edit, which begins with Anji’s main vocal line. The single debuted at #3 on the Below Zero Top 10 chart for April 17th, and has been featured on the Pure Bliss Vocals site, Dave’s Lounge, Properly Chilled, SomaFM’s Lush station, Kimberly Wilson’s Tranquility du Jour, The Mothpod, Expand Your Musical Horizons, and of course, The Chillcast, where is was first premiered.

Gabriel Sheer, of Glide Magazine wrote:

The ear-catching “Love Will Turn Your Head Around” is arguably the gem of the album; dark, languid, and teasingly dangerous sounding: in short, everything a trip hop song should, in the ears of this listener, be.

“Epic” includes guitar work by Ryan Lum, as well as Rhodes piano by Eamonn Flynn of SF duo, Under. The Epic Single had its world premier on The Chillcast Episode #275. In addition to the original album and reprise mixes, the single includes an upbeat dance remix by Andy Sybilrud of SF electronica act, Return To Mono. Karmacoda frontwoman, Heather Pierce, has said “Epic” is her “favorite song” and it will likely be yours, too, once you hear her sultry siren’s call on this jazzy trip hop torch song.

All Music Guide’s Ned Raggett wrote:

On their 2011 album, released ten years after their debut, Karmacoda demonstrate that they’ve become stalwarts of their own particular scene, inspired into existence by trip-hop and finding their own easygoing way around downtempo music inspired by Massive Attack‘s slow mood-out crawls.

As long time fans and friends of Karmacoda, Lovespirals were honored to be included in the creative process of this very talented band. Be sure to check out recent episodes of The Chillcast with Anji Bee to hear these tracks and more from Karmacoda’s fantastic new album, which debuted at #191 on the CMJ Radio 200 Chart!

Love Will Turn Your Head Around – Radio Edit (feat. Beth Hirsch & Anji Bee) by Karmacoda

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On a related note, Karmacoda contributed an amazing remix to Lovespirals’ 2007 Motherless Child EP:
Motherless Child (Karmacoda Remix) by lovespirals

anjibee says:

i love you guys, too, b!!!

heathervox says:

This is fab, Anji! Thanks so much for being a part of this album. xoxo

B. says:

Thank you for the wonderul post Anji, we love you!