Introducing | January 16, 2014
Kimono Kult
Todo Menos El Dolor

Label: Unsigned   Genre: Experimental   Sounds Like: Mars Volta

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Time Magazine ran an article in 1974 about the reunified Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young titled “Return of a Super Group.” The piece claimed that although super groups “played enormous arenas and made megabucks, and sometimes mega-music,” their prevalence was an ephemeral sales gimmick of big record companies. Forty years later, time has proved Time wrong, and to demonstrate, allow us to introduce Kimono Kult.

This is not your dad’s super group. Kimono Kult’s resemblance to Van Halen or Styx is all but non-existent. Members include some of the most eccentric and eclectic musicians of the past two decades: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of the Mars Volta and At the Drive-In, John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Teri Gender Bender of Bosnian Rainbows.  With an EP due out March 4th, the band describes their upcoming work as “four songs of electro/bud/afro-beat/Avant-freak/jazz-like conversations of instrumental ecstasy.”

If that sounds confusing, don’t despair. Listen to “Todo Menos El Dolor” to clarify. Don’t speak Spanish? ¡No te preocupes! Gender Bender invites listeners to interpret the experimental cacophony individually, adding, “To me it could be a story about an alien that wanted to eat cats but it caused the critter so much pain he became a vegetarian.” Take a listen for yourself.

STREAM: Kimono Kult – “Todo Menos El Dolor”


Kimono Kult
Todo Menos El Dolor