Karl Blau – 1501 9th Street  Anacortes, WA  98221 USA
"thekarlblau"at sign"yahoo.com" – http://www.myspace.com/karlblau
cell phone:  area code 347 then 585.4365    home phone: area code 360 then 293.9397


 

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EXPERIENCE - Solo Career

/////TOURS since 2006 (in the USA unless otherwise stated)
-Nation wide USA with LAKE  Fall 2009
-West coast with MOUNT EERIE, NO KIDS, TARA JANE O'NEIL  Fall 2009
-Europe Summer 2009
-Eastern/Northern Europe Spring 2009
-Western Europe with KIMYA DAWSON, ANGELO SPENCER  Spring 2009
-Japan with CALVIN JOHNSON, TENNISCOATS  Spring 2009
-Northwest with LAKE  Late Winter 2009
-West coast with PAINTED CAKES  Winter 2008
-Northwest with BODIES OF WATER  FAll 2008
-Northwest with MADELINE, YOUR HEART BREAKS  Fall 2008
-Northwest with GIFT MACHINE  Spring 2008
-Northeast with POLITE SLEEPER  Spring 2008
-Northeast with PURE HORSEHAIR  Winter 2008
-Nation wide USA feat. BODIES OF WATER, HORSE FEATHERS, THE BLOW, JOHANNA KUNIN, Fall/Winter 2007
-Japan with MAHER SHALAL HASH BAZ, ARRINGTON DeDIONYSO  late Winter 2007
-Nation wide USA with D+, CALVIN JOHNSON, MOUNT EERIE  Fall 2006
-Southeast to West coast with YOUR HEART BREAKS  Summer 2006
-Northeast with LAURA VEIRS  Summer 2006
-Midwest with JOHANNA KUNIN  Spring 2006
-Northwest with CALVIN JOHNSON  Spring 2006
-West coast with LITTLE WINGS, PALEO  Spring 2006

/////FULL-LENGTH RELEASES since 2006(Record Label)/release date
-ZEBRA ( K Records, Olympia, Wash.) / October 2009  reviews:  gorillavsbear / pitchfork / blurt / synthesis / prefix
-NATURE'S GOT AWAY (K Records, Olympia, Wash.) / September 2008  reviews:  tiny mix tapes / pitchfork / popmatters / blurt
-AM (Whistler Records, Chicago, Illi.) / March 2008  reviews:  popmatters  / pitchfork / tiny mix tapes / herohill
-DANCE POSITIVE (Marriage Records, Portland, Oreg.) / May 2007  reviews:  pitchfork / popmatters / stylus
-BENEATH WAVES ( K Records, Olympia, Wash.) / January 2006  reviews:  popmatters / pitchfork / splendid

/////PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
-Established self-release subscription-based label "KLAPS" in 2003.  Produced, hand packaged and delivered 30 releases to date
-Entrusted with keys to K Records building and studio for 10+ years
-Recorded/Produced over 20+ releases, many of them K Records artists
-Performed on records by labels Luaka Bop, Kill Rock Stars, Nonesuch/Warner, Bella Union and  K Records
-Toured and recorded with Laura Veirs as a part of her "Saltbreakers" backing band from 2002 to 2007

/////IRONS IN THE FIRE
-Co-Producing EARTH Record for the Southern Lord label with Stewart Hallerman at AVAST studios in Seattle, Wash., Spring 2010
-European tour feat. LAKE spring 2010
-Releasing 7" single for Tomlab's Alphabet series Spring 2010