Karl Eifrig

June 29, 2009  

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Karl Eifrig lives in Chicago, IL where he plays in the bands Lynyrd’s Innards and Mexican Cheerleader when he’s not inventing new ways to be punk.  He also collaborates, under the name Eddie P., with J.J. Sonick (Josh Lawrence) in the Mozomedia bands The New Old Men and Kitchen Sink, and also played with that jerk Josh and the mysterious Madame Maenad in the early ’90′s band Pookie.

You can catch new stuff by Karl, solo or in the above bands, every month in the Mozomedia Music Podcast.

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The Evening Bite –

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J.J. Sonick

May 27, 2009  

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J.J. SonickJ.J. Sonick (aka Josh Lawrence) lives in San Francisco, CA and collaborates long-distance with Eddie P. (aka Karl Eifrig) in the bands New Old Men and Kitchen Sink, as well as playing with Stompin’ Jim Hambone (Craig Higdon) in the moonshined-up High Country Low Lifes.   In the early 90′s he played in the bands Pookie and Avijit.

He produces the monthly Mozomedia Music Podcast with the assistance of Craig Higdon, who plays the D.J. Harris, Tom Merritt, who brings the SubBrilliant News, and the works of many musicians and friends.

Songs

Never Get Clean –

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Sonick: “I had the music for Never Get Clean recorded and the whole song in my head for years, but only recently (as of 5/09) recorded the vocals while housesitting for a friend, possibly disturbing the downstairs neighbor.”

Cultivations

Sonick: “I don’t play any of the music on what I call cultivations – instead midi tracks are computer generated from various programs, and my main work is in arranging (choosing the virtual instruments and mix) and pruning and splicing (tweaking/deleting midi notes).   Cultivations are also my way of cheating to make up for my deficiencies.  Someday I hope to be able to play the stuff I’ve ‘grown’ via cultivation.”

Hark! The Sword Flies Through the Aire -

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Jimmy ‘the Suit’ Jazz -

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Heat Alpert -

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DJ Saunter

March 10, 2009  

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DJ Saunter lives an apparently hermetic life in Austin, Texas. His communication with us is sporadic and takes two forms: a) pictures of his hamster, Qix b) the occasional song. For this we are thankful.

Sample Song

Dr. Shoes –

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The High Country Low Lifes

February 10, 2009  

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These two na-er-do-wells from a lost valley in the Siskiyou mountains of… wait. Na-er-do-well haint really right. I mean, they na-er-really do bad nuther. I guess they’re just na’er dos.

Anyway, that’s all beside the matter. What’s the fore of the matter is that they make a kind of uncouth, lo-fi version of music called “Siskiyou Stomp.” They make that music with instruments like their voice, and some strings.

There’s a dog what runs the show by the name Walt. The other two go by Stompin’ Jim Hambone and Smilin’ Jim McGee.

They’re rough round the edges, and rough round the middle, and rough round the edges of the middle. And they drink. LOTS.

Songs


Trouble is My Name –

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A Trip to Romany –

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The New Old Men

February 10, 2009  

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The most recent indie-pop/indie-rock/genre-hopping song collaborations between Eddie P. (Karl Eifrig) in Chicago and J.J. Sonick (Josh Lawrence) in San Francisco.

The New Old Men plan to premier at least one new song a month on the Mozomedia Music Podcast.

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Underwater in November –

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The following epic rock song was a collaboration with The Clive Royal Project. Clive Royal open-sourced his original song which was inspired by the Sword and Laser online bookclub. Here The New Old Men added guitar, drums and keyboards to Clive Royal’s vocal track.

The Sword and the Laser (with The Clive Royal Project) –

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Crossed into the Void –

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I’m Going Shopping –

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Younger –

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Geek Patrol –

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Write Down –

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Masters of Poh

February 10, 2009  

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Masters of Poh is the duo of Vaara Ylhäälta and Mauno Salmi, who both studied for years under the legendary Finnish avant-garde composer Seppo Perälä.  However, after Perälä insisted on months of re-takes of the recording of his re-interpretation of Wagner’s Ring Cycle (to be performed by Ylhäälta and Salmi on toy instruments), the two finally broke from their former mentor, and are now exploring fertile fields of proggy weirdness.   They are sometimes joined by co-traveller Ismo Koivu.

Listen to Songs


Hardcore Robots –

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Xeno Grid –

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Kitchen Sink

October 13, 2008  

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Kitchen Sink is instrumental collaborations between Eddie P. (Karl Eifrig) and J.J. Sonick (Josh Lawrence), surveying acoustic loveliness, poignant noise, snakey ambiances, electronic tumblings, non-Euclidean landscapes and mistaken beauty.

Sample Songs


Cansada –

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Ticket to a Quasar –

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Stop-motion animation by IndoCauc Productions – the team of J.J. Sonick and Tito Royale – for the Kitchen Sink song ‘Cansada‘:

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Pookie

October 13, 2008  

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Pookie cooked up eclecticrazy 4-track goodness in various living rooms and bedrooms of early ’90s Houston, Texas. Eddie Piss, Madame Maenad and J.J. Sonick concocted tasty indie rock, crunchy new wave, wistful sideways pop, damned silliness, saddened alt-country, industrial screaming and more, all the while praising the orange cat that was the band’s namesake, and offering you a ticket to the Land of Poh in the bargain. Hop aboard.

Sample Songs


Fine As Wine –

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The Ballad of Johnny Ray Pierre –

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Self-Referential –

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Edited from super-8 animation JJ Sonick made as a kid, here’s the video for the Pookie song ‘Self-Referential’:

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