Artist: Karikatura

Album: Eyes Wide

Release Date: 2014-05-12

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about the album



The music on the album is as diverse as thebackgrounds and life-experiences of the band-members; each member contributed songs to the album, expressing his personal vision, and the band shaped the music collectively.

They write songs the way a storyteller crafts tales, exploring universal themes through personal experiences. The album is also a covert tribute to New York City, where the band spent a year of relative stasis and creative hibernation after three consecutive years of touring.

about the artist

Karikatura makes life-affirming, body-shaking music that moves people around the world. While the band has toured everywhere from Japan to Brazil, New York City is home. With bright horns, socially conscious lyrics and booty-bouncing beats, Karikatura delivers real songs that transcend style and genre. An organic synthesis of all the music heard blasting out of car windows and shops onto the streets of NYC, Karikatura lives where cumbia meets hip-hop, reggae meets klezmer and indie-rock meets afrobeat. Neither purist nor revivalist, this is music of the present, for the future. The band will release its debut full-length album this year on Ropeadope Records, following up two EPs and DIY tours of Europe, Asia and South America.