KABIRIA is the music playing in Kate Bush’s headphones, as she rollerskates along the Santa Monica pier in her daisy dukes and a Dr. Dre crop top. Applying the future to nostalgia: G-funk, synth pop, 90s electronica, trip hop and dreamwave – each find their way into KABIRIA‘s sound. Splitting time between the lush evergreen forests of Vancouver Canada and the urban palm trees of Los Angeles creates contrasting perspectives where Ice Cube, Portishead, and Phantogram intermingle with Washed Out, Grimes, and Goldfrapp.
KABIRIA is my latest project with producer/musician Chris Dang. I write the vocals, create the imagery and videos, while Chris writes the instrumentation, produces, mixes, and masters the tracks. Check out our music via Soundcloud or watch some of the video loops I have made below.
In 2012, I wrote and recorded two tracks with Nearly, Jerome Dillon’s band (previously of Nine Inch Nails), for use in the movie No One Lives. The horror film stars Luke Evans and is directed by Ryûhei Kitamura and written by David Cohen. Listen to the tracks Gone and Gray on Nearly’s bandcamp.
In 2004, I started my first band Phantods with guitarist Daniel Hagquist. In 2009, our debut self-titled LP charted in the CMJ Top 200. Later that year, our four song EP, Revival, was released to rave reviews. Our 2010 release, Creature, debuted in the CMJ Top 100. Phantods has been featured on MTV’s The Real World, The Challenge, The Hangover 2, and was the soundtrack for the short film Pinball Donut Girl which costarred Jane Wiedlin (of the Go Go’s).
“It’s already been a pretty big year for one of our favorite local bands, Phantods; their single Creature, off their second full-length album of the same title, has been getting tons of spins on CD101, and last month, ripped their set in front of a sold-out Newport crowd opening for Fitz & the Tantrums.” -614 Magazine
Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cereal
I had a great time working with Jeffrey Ciampa on the jingle he had written for Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cereal. Catch my voice, along with Jeffrey’s, and Jenny Lute of the Wet Darlings in this totally nutty commercial!