For any of you long term Blog readers or my followers on Twitter (@drjyager), you are most likely aware that I am not only a huge music fan, but I am also a member of a band. Used Karmas, a three man group, has been together for about 3 years now, and has been dedicated to creating meaningful and original music. We have written, practiced, recorded, mixed, and mastered a full album entitled “Certified Pre-Owned”, a collection of 11 tracks of which we are all proud.
Finding the times in our busy lives to do this was difficult, but we spent late nights and off hours making it happen. The process was fascinating, and has made me not only a better musician and vocalist, but has allowed me to more freely access my creative energies. This makes even my cosmetic plastic surgery better!
It is very hard to describe the Used Karmas sound. It has been influenced by 60’s and 70’s rock, like The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors and Pink Floyd. There is some Van Morrison and Lou Reed mixed in, as well as modern alternative rock. The thing that I am most proud of is the construction of the story each song tells. It is not just catchy hooks and beats, the lyrics truly tell an important story.
The CD will be release on April 23, 2015, and will be found on cdbaby.com, as well as on iTunes. Our website, usedkarmas.com, will be functional by that date as well for info on the band and where we can be seen live.