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Kaiser Cartel / Bio

Kaiser Cartel is a low-fi, song-driven, harmony-heavy Brooklyn-based duo. Their first full-length album, March Forth, produced by Matt Hales (aka aqualung) and mixed by Matt & Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros) was released in the US on bluhammock music in June 2008 and in the UK on Continental Record Services in June 2009. Courtney Kaiser and Benjamin Cartel have been touring the country in their Prius ever since they quit their teaching jobs last June, stopping at Monolith Festival, 80-35 Festival, headlining their own shows, and supporting Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, aqualung and Carrie Rodriguez. KC have had their music on the TV shows Exiled (MTV), Alter-Eco (Discovery), Private Practice (ABC), the first two episodes of Bored To Death (HBO) and on Starbucks’ Have You Heard? Compilation. Their video for “Oh No” can be seen on VH1.com, their video for “Okay” was screened at Slamdance and the “Blue Sky” video won “Best Music Video” at the Coney Island Film Fest. Their charming and intimate live show is not to be missed. The duo recently released an ep, Rock Island, recorded at Daytrotter. Their forthcoming new album, Secret Transit will be released via their own label – Daniel Records on June 8th (US & Canada).

General Info

Band Members
Courtney Kaiser & Benjamin Cartel
Artist Name
Kaiser Cartel
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Active Since
Alternative / AAA / folk

Contact Info

New York, NY
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