Monday, June 14, 2010

KaiserCartel - Secret Transit

Hello dear readers! Em here. I've been absent from the blog for a while - I was in the beautiful country of Peru! But I'm back now, and I'm very pleased to have a review of my favorite Brooklyn due KaiserCartel's new album to share with you for my comeback.

For those of you familiar with KaiserCartel, you will probably be a bit surprised by their new self-released album, Secret Transit, which came out on June 8th. Whereas their previous albums will relax you with their hauntingly beautiful harmonies and placid music, this album is going to have tapping your foot and bopping your head to their spunky rock 'n' roll tunes. And whereas I always associate their songs with a kind of melancholy, many of their new songs are full of simple, sweet, romantic lyrics such as "Around You" (about wanting to be around "you") and "Stella," which has lyrics about leaving "the light on for you, just in case you come back late." Of course, there are still a few songs reminiscent of their old sound, like the down-tempo, longing "Mine Field," and the gentle, yearning "The Wait." Some of you may remember this video, but for those who haven't seen it, here's an exclusive video of KaiserCartel behind-the-scenes writing "The Wait" last summer. It's evolved a lot since that session, so I find it really interesting to look back.

Ready To Go [mp3] - (Amazon / iTunes)

Tour Dates (more to be announced):
06/15 Evanston, IL @ SPACE w/ Jeremy Messersmith
06/16 Iowa City, IA @ The Mill w/ Jeremy Messersmith
06/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center w/Kid Dakota
06/18 Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi’s w/Jeremy Messersmith
06/21 London, UK @ The Green Note w/Treetop Flyers
06/23 BBC Late Night, 94.9 FM – 11 pm
07/06 St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House – supporting Kate Miller-Heidke
07/07 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s – supporting Kate Miller-Heidke
07/09 Dubuque, IA @ The Lift
07/14 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
07/16 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios – opening for LeRoy Bell
07/17 Seattle, WA @ High Dive
07/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
07/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo – opening for Grand Archive

07/22 Colorado Springs, CO @ Shugas
07/23 Ft. Collins, CO @ Road 34
07/24 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive/Underground Music Showcase
07/27 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ Bohemia
07/28 Nashville, TN @ The Basement
07/29 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
07/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Schenley Plaza/WYEP Event
08/29 Keene, NH @ Armadillo Burrito/Acoustic Sundays


Anonymous said...

welcome back and with Kaiser Cartel news no less. Video link not workin' but mp3 worked - what a great song!

Lise said...

Video works for me, Anon- can you see it now?