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Bands to Watch in 2009: Klum

A band that sent me their music a couple of months ago makes seductive music that has grown on me during this time. They are called Klum from the Los Angeles area town of Monrovia, California.

Their new release We Carelessly Turned Amazingly Into Nothing is bound to be a big deal if the right people pay attention. Mixing lush layers of horns, keyboards, accordions, guitars, drums, bass and memorable vocals, Klum pumps out masterfully celebratory tunes with clear overtures to bands like Arcade Fire, Beirut and others. But no matter how many comparisons are made, Klum’s musicianship, it still will not do justice to their potential impact on the ‘indie scene.’

How is it possible that Klum isn’t occupying major space on blogs and mainstream music sites? From the first listening to now my tenth or so listening of Carelessly, I and others at the cafe are baffled how these cats slip under the indie radar (for the most part).

Imagine: take all the most amazing sonic experiences you can think of and roll them up into one fat ‘on-repeat’ album. It’s a musical adventure, a tour de musica, a trip of a lifetime. Tune in to these sample tracks from Klum’s fresh release We Carelessly Turned Amazingly Into Nothing. This is good stuff.

As they say in their own profile: “Klum is constantly compared to many indie bands, but there has never been one distinction of who or what they sound like.” Yup.

“Bashing For The Kids”Klum from We Carelessly Turned Amazingly Into Nothing (2009)
“Give Em Something To Die For”Klum from We Carelessly Turned Amazingly Into Nothing (2009)
“NonBeliever” - Klum from We Carelessly Turned Amazingly Into Nothing (2009)

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