Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Over the past 10 years the Brooklyn-based artist has released six extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s “Into The Wild”, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours.
Everybody Glows: B-sides & Rarities, out November 4, features a collection of outtakes, demos, covers, live versions and never before heard recordings culled from scratched demo CDs, long forgotten hard drives, and the fuzzier corners of her memory. The collection reveals the evolution of her songwriting while offering a glimpse of a young guitarist doing daring things on her instrument before she grasped the significance of any of it. The album comes with a track-by-track explanation of each song, along with liner notes written by her biggest supporter and fan: her father.
In other news, Kaki is preparing an entirely new show, The Neck is a Bridge to the Body, for 2015, featuring high-concept projection mapping in collaboration with Glowing Pictures. A recording of The Neck is a Bridge to the Body will also be released in 2015 in conjunction with extensive international touring. A preview of the new show will be presented on the West Coast in December.
Dec 12 San Francisco, CA @ Kanbar Hall @ JCC (Tickets HERE)
Dec 13 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (Tickets HERE)
LIVE SHOW w/ETHEL in SEATTLE
In addition to her own solo work, Kaki sometimes performs in collaboration with NYC-based string quartet ETHEL, and will appear in special performance with them on Thursday, Oct 30 in Seattle. The program will feature works by yours truly, John Zorn, J.S. Bach, and Aleksandra Vrebalov, among others. It’s been wonderful to work with such a dynamic group so don’t miss one of the last performances of this particular line up. You can also watch a video of me performing with Ethel in a beautiful church — watch HERE.
OCT 30 Seattle, WA @ Edmonds Center for the Arts (Tickets HERE)
NEW DIGITAL MUSIC STORE
Last but not least, Kaki’s new website launches today @ kakiking.com, and will feature a new digital music store. In addition to featuring Everybody Glows: B-sides & Rarities, the store will include several of her older albums: Everybody Loves You, …Until We Felt Red, Dreaming of Revenge, Junior and Glow.