Sunday, April 16, 2006

Geoff Farina - Solo EP news

Pitchforkmedia just posted a story about Geoff Farina, the former frontman of Karate, who has been working on his newest post-Karate solo EP and has planned three dates coming up in May. Here's the info from Pitchfork:

Geoff Farina, Ex-Karate, Goes Solo

Chris Rediske reports:
As a wise (or at least, disheveled) indie-rocker once said, "The End Has No End". And so it is with Geoff Farina, the venerable former frontman of the venerable former post-rock/indie-jazz combo Karate. Since the band's dissolution in July of last year, prompted by Farina's accelerated hearing problems (according to his website), he has been working on a number of...quieter projects, including a four-song EP entitled Already Told You, to be released on Southern Records, Karate's longtime home, on April 18.

Pitchfork spoke to Farina about the EP and his upcoming tour plans via email, and he said that the sound of the EP is similar to his last solo release, Reverse Eclipse, only "more acoustic. It's just guitar and vox like my other solo LPs." He also confirmed that he continues to work on full band music, just in a more ear-friendly way. "I've started recording some new band-oriented music at Andy Hong's studio (Kimchee) this month, with Luther Gray playing drums. I can't really say much about it until it becomes more definite, but I'm hoping to have a band-oriented recording out sometime early next year."

Until then, he already told you:

01 Femmes Damnees (Secret Stars cover)
02 Already Told You
03 Molasses to Rum
04 Kin of Carbons

He's also just wrapped up a brief tour of Japan, where they're for some reason privy to another EP that Farina says may or may not be released in the States, although he does say he may re-record some of the tracks for a future U.S. release. That tracklist, should you be eBay savvy (or just obsessive/compulsive):

01 White Off the Waves
02 All Points West
03 Shoe In (Secret Stars cover)
04 Biosphere II
05 On the Road Again (Bob Dylan cover)

Finally, he's planning on heading out for a solo tour of the East Coast next month before (tentatively) heading for Europe in the fall, and though the East Coast dates are still being announced, here's what we can tell you:

05-05 New York, NY - Knitting Factory
05-06 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
05-07 Arlington, VA - IOTA


Blogger defendallston said...

karate was the best band evar.

6:52 PM  
Blogger iworkatinitech said...

Without a doubt one of the most underrated and most chill bands ever!

8:38 PM  

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