Wednesday, March 12, 2014



Verve Records will release Moving On, the full-length debut from KAN WAKAN, on June 3. The Los Angeles-based band recorded the collection with engineers Darrell Thorp (Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, Atoms for Peace) and Tom Elmhirst (Arcade Fire, Beck, The Black Keys).  It was mastered by Bob Ludwig (Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, Daft Punk). Moving On will be released in the U.K. on May 5 by Virgin EMI.

The video for the album's leadoff track and first single, "Forever Found," premiered recently at, which observed, "Kan Wakan combine deep soul, dramatic folk, and orchestral pop for a noir-kissed sound that could re-score a vintage James Bond flick with ease and grace." 

KAN WAKAN, which just wrapped up a month-long residency at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. The trio also just played a show with one of my favorites, Dr. Dog in San Francisco. The group has also played dates with such artists as Other Lives, Big Black Delta, and Niki & The Dove. 
KAN WAKAN trio was abetted by Ian Anderson (bass), Dannon Rampton (violin) and Jesse Aumiller (keyboards, saxophone), all of whom helped bring the bold sonic vision for the live show to full fruition. The Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Linev'suncle, Bulgarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra music director/conductor Stefan Linev, contribute the sumptuous strings heard on the album.  At the forefront is Bautista's powerful, provocative voice.


3/12 (Wednesday) -
 -Echoplex/Origami/Spaceland presents showcase @ Red 7 - 1:55pm (outdoor stage)
-IFC Showcase @ Palm Park - 5:40pm

3/13 (Thursday) -
-Universal Music Group @ Palm Door on Sixth - 12:30pm (outdoor stage)
-Highroad Touring showcase @ Lamberts - 11pm

3/15 (Saturday) -
-KCRW and Filter showcase @Cedar Street Courtyard - 2:30pm