Thursday, March 20, 2014

Album Update!

Howdy folks!

We just want to give you all an update on how our new album is coming along. Well, its going good, very good. We've completed recording the instruments (and the fun stuff that goes with that) for every song! Well pretty much every song. We do have a chill piano song we're thinking about doing, but that'll be easy. All of the hard instrument stuff is done.

We're all very excited about how this album is turning out too. It sounds really good, nice and solid, full, chunky, pretty lol. We've really pushed ourselves creatively in every aspect on this album. And we can't wait for you all to hear it!

We begin tracking vocals in a week. Amanda has been trying some different vocal exercises and techniques which are really opening up her pipes. And our buddy Matt Langston (Eleventyseven, the Jellyrox) will be coming up to our studio for a few days to help us track vocals, so we can get the best sounding performance we can on tape (errr hard drive actually, you know its not the 2000s anymore haha).

If you want to stay more connected with us please follow us on Facebook. We have updates all most every day, that include video clips from the studio and shows, photos, sometimes talks about gear, burritos, whatever happens to be on our minds at the time :-)

More updates coming soon!

-Justin/Kardia

Monday, November 4, 2013

Recording a Full Length!

Alright guys, we are extremely excited to announce that we have begun recording our first full length album! It doesn't have a name yet (we do have a few ideas though), and we aren't exactly sure how many songs will be on it (we have a list we're trying to trim down a little bit), but we can tell you that this album is going to be off the hook.

We demoed out something like 17 or 18 songs over the last year, we've experimented with all sorts of things we've never used before (more synth and strings, choirs, organs, all sorts of percussion) and we are so excited with the results! If you've seen us at a show within the last year you've gotten to hear some of our new stuff already.

We are semi-self producing the album, along with Matt Langston (of Eleventyseven and the Jellyrox), who mixed and mastered our EP. And once again Justin and Blondy's dad (Keith) is helping us out with engineering the album.

We began tracking drums for the album on Oct 26th, and we finished tracking drums yesterday (which all together was only 3 actual days of tracking), so huge props to Blondy for killing it with the drums!

We're going to be spending the next week editing drums to make sure they're perfect, and then we'll start tracking guitars and bass.

We will keep you guys posted on the progress of the album here on our site and through Facebook. We'll be posting photos and videos throughout the whole recording process.

So stay tuned! We can't wait to get this record out to you guys :-)

-Kardia

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Get Out of Your House & Support Live Music Tour!

Hey guys.

So in addition to playing the main stage at Soulfest this year with Newsboys and Audio Adrenaline, we've put together a short mini-tour with our friends in Still I Stand. The tour is only 3 dates (July 18, 20, 21), and all of the dates are FREE! We will be bringing out full sound and light production with us, and at each date we will have other friends playing with us as well, including This Renaissance, Calling Chicago, Nick Gould (of Ghosts On 33rd), as well as others TBA.

The idea with this tour is to bring a great, quality event to you. With awesome bands, great sound and cool lights. We want to give you a show that you actually want to go to, not just a bunch of local bands in the corner of a crappy bar somewhere. And all of the dates are free because we don't want there to be ANY reason for you not to come out to a show.

Below is a music player featuring a video promo for the tour, as well as songs from all of the bands playing. Check it out and please spread the word! Share the player on your Facebook page, tell all of your friends, ect. We hope to see you at a show!



For more info visit: www.facebook.com/GetOutOfYourHouseAndSupportLiveMusicTour

-DATES-

Thursday, July 18 (click for info)
Pittsfield, MA

Saturday, July 20 (click for info)
Albany, NY

Sunday, July 21 (click for info)
Granville, NY

Thursday, April 25, 2013

SoulFest 2013!












Exciting news, everyone! Kardia is playing the Revival Stage (Main Stage) at this year's Soul Fest at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH! We are opening for Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline, Plumb, Bread of Stone, Jason Dunn, and For King & Country! We are SO excited for this awesome opportunity. See our event page for more information.

Also visit the official SoulFest website for the full artist lineup. 

April = Awesome

We had some pretty amazing shows this April. Here are some photos from recent events:
Kardia @ Pauly's Hotel - Albany, NY

Kardia @ More Bread & Jam - Cohoes, NY
Kardia @ PBA Youth Center - Granville, NY

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Kardia Gold Edition EP

Hey everybody!
So 2012 was a great year and 2013 is shaping up to be even better!
We just re-released our self-titled EP with remixed and remastered versions of the original 6 songs.
You can preview all of it and purchase it on CD Baby

We've also got "So Much for Love" "The Fall" and "You're Mine" available to listen on our music page here, and on our Facebook page.

We hope you enjoy the music and we'll see you around.

Jeff

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer of 2012


It's been a while, so I figured I'd let everyone know what's going on!

  After some contemplation, we've decided to re-release our Kardia EP with a little more pzaz!
Matt Langston from Eleventyseven, has been hard at work mixing and mastering the original six songs from our cd, and it's going really well. We're aiming for a release sometime in August.
Don't worry, if you already bought the original you can trade it in for the new one!




Along with that, we put some extra cash together bought a Spaun custom drumset!
For you drum enthusiasts, it's an 8 ply, all maple, 5 piece, with a silver glass finish and black hardware. We can't wait to get it on stage and see how it looks with our lights!

  That's about it for now, just keep posted to the site and check our Facebook page for more news and a sneak peak of the remixed and revamped song, "So Much for Love!"


-Jeff


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Stuffs

Howdy folks. Justin here :-)


So its been a little while since we've posted on here. I hope you all have been keeping up to date with us on Facebook. We had a little bit of a time renewing our domain name, and ended up changing it from kardiaofficial.com to kardiaband.com. Both are supposed to still work, but only kardiaband.com works. We're working on that.


We've been having all sorts of fun though. The other weekend we had a couple more shows with our buds in Eleventyseven. Whicht included a stop at our friends the Sposato's home for a backyard party that broke over 600 people in attendance! Crazy huh!


In addition to that Jeff and Amanda just moved to Albany, Jared and I moved to a house next door to our old one, and thats been an adventure. We found out Jeff and Amanda's sofa doesn't fit into the entry way of their new apartment building, which was at first a bummer (and still is to them), but now the sofa is in my basement so i'm pretty stoked about that haha.


We've also got some cool news coming up about our EP pretty soon so stay tuned for that. And as always 'like' us and follow us on Facebook so you can keep more up to date with us.


peace!


-Justin/Kardia

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

This past weekend we played two shows with Eleventyseven. Always a blast working with these guys. Our light production looks pretty good with them too.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hey everyone... like the new look of the site? ;-)

We just had a pretty busy weekend of shows. My muscles are sore from all the loading and rocking out (I really need to remember to stretch before shows)! Saturday night was a full out rock show at Love City Fellowship in Gloversville, NY with our friends Silversyde, and a pretty impressive young worship group, D.O.T.R. Sunday evening we played an acoustic set at Change of 1 Ministries in Gloversville, NY. We got to connect with the youth in a relaxed, real & intimate setting, which was really fun! Then last night we played another acoustic set at Big Daddy's Bakery in Broadalbin, NY. Their cookies, cinnamon buns, and cupcakes are AMAZING!


We just hit 300 fans on Facebook, which is awesome. We love you all so much and we thank you for sticking with us and telling your friends about us. This year is going to be filled with some pretty rockin' shows, so please continue to check here and on Facebook to see where we're playing next.

<3
Amanda