New band: Kuckaw!

I recently (finally!) got around to forming my own group. You can check out my new band Kuckaw! Here.

Kuckaw! is a brand spankin’ new band, fresh out of Oakland, California. The band members, all seasoned players in the Bay Area music scene, have come together through happenstance in order to fulfill one common goal: to get some booties shakin’! Influenced by the music of Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock, Orgone, and Roy Ayers, Kuckaw!’s sound melds the driving, heavy rhythms of 70′s funk with the hypnotic, interlocking essence of Afrobeat, adding a touch of disco, and bringing the wild abandon of a Zappa-esk musical odyssey.

Adam Lowdermilk and Michael Wynar (both of Albino! Afrobeat), combined forces on bass and guitar respectively, with Ross Mcintire on drums (of DRMS), who is fresh off the Bayou from New Orleans. Feeling the emptiness of a keyboard-less trio, the three conscripted long time flood pants advocate and all around musical wizard Casey Cameron to lay down an ever-shifting polyester blanket of harmony. Shortly after, the band roped-in Bulgarian folk music extraordinaire and Fulbright fellow, saxophonist Teddy Raven (MWE, Jazz Mafia). Together, the five notoriously funkified local heavy-hitters compile an outfit of epic proportions… Keep an ear out for this burgeoning ensemble, bringing the funk to a location near you!

Free Albino download!

Our hard-grooving studio album Peralta House is now for sale at CD BABY. The Albino! website is currently streaming clips from the album, and help yourself to a free download of “La Koolie” once you join the Albino! mailing list! Also, check out the stellar Jambase review of our San Francisco CD Release show here.

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