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Karla Kane

http://www.karlakane.com

 Karla Kane is a San Francisco Bay Area-based songwriter, singer and ukulele player. Best known for her work as the leader of The Corner Laughers, Kane’s solo debut, King’s Daughters Home for Incurables, was released in 2017 to critical acclaim. Her music leads listeners into an intriguing land of acorns and tea leaves; feminism and fairy tales; pagan pop and pastoral protest songs; whimsical wanderings and sharp observations on the current state of the world. It’s a place for chronic worriers, hopeless romantics, Anglophiles, patriarchy smashers, and gentle dreamers, where sunny California indie meets melancholy English folk and the redwood meets the oak.

 

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“Kane’s conversational vocal tone and her storytelling chops are reminiscent of The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle. Musically, though, their bright harmonies make them sound a lot more like Belle & Sebastian with a little more jangle and a little more twang." [8/4/15]

Jess Kibler, Bitch Media

“Smart, bubbly pop ... The Corner Laughers' Ultraviolet Garden cuts studs its sugary hooks with quiz bowl vocabulary and surreal imagery. The tunes are airy, breezy and laced with unexpected lyrical twists ... Their second album, produced by the Orange Peels' Allen Clapp, puts a 1960s sheen onto conflicted, ebullient and intricately intelligent girl pop. All these songs are bright, sardonic, and without a trace of self pity, bouncing along on unstoppable beats and irresistible girls-rule harmonies. ”

Blurt Magazine

"'Fairytale Tourist' is a jumpy, twangy pop track with impressive use of a ukulele. As busy as this song can get, it doesn’t fail to stick with the laid-back formula the Corner Laughers center their music around." [3/18/15]

Magnet

"The Corner Laughers are a Californian band who come across like a West Coast Belle and Sebastian. Their indie pop is sassy and smart, intelligent and intricate, twee with bite." [3/30/15]

The Guardian

"Among the pleasures offered on King’s Daughters Home for Incurables are “Lilac Line” and the title song, which sound like numbers that would fit comfortably on an album released by Elektra Records, had that label’s folk era been ensconced in the present day. The otherworldly “All Aboard” is the welcome, odd duck about these premises, adopting a traveling, train-inspired beat along its path that builds from a treble and bass clef percussive piano riff to add guitar strums, harmonies and subtly rendered percussion. If this album offers up a not-like-the-others showcase, this is it." [8/8/2017]

Alan Haber, Pure Pop Radio
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Karla Kane -- "Don't Hush, Darling" (music video)

Karla Kane's video for "Don't Hush, Darling" features dancer/choreographer Tara Pandeya and contains an important message for all mothers to their daughters.

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