Karmic Juggernaut at ProgDay!

We’re headed down south for ProgDay 2018 on Saturday, September 1st!  The world’s longest running progressive rock festival in its 24th year, this year’s event will take place at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  The 2018 lineup includes Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores, Fernando Perdomo & The Out To Sea Band, Pixie Ninja, Soften The Glare, and Ovrfwrd.

For more information, check out the ProgDay website.

Consider The Source @ Wonder Bar

We’re back on our home turf of Asbury Park, NJ for Thursday, August 9th at the Wonder Bar with old pals Consider the Source along with The Mushroom Cloud!  This is acting as an official Down To Earth Music Festival pre-party, and we’ll be there to consider the karmic repercussions of a nuclear holocaust through aural interpretations.  Maybe you, too, can come lend an ear.

Showtime is 8PM / Tickets $13 in advance.  Check out the Wonder Bar website for more information.

“The Dreams That Stuff Are Made Of” LP Released!

Asbury Park-based psychedelic/progressive rock outfit Karmic Juggernaut has just released their new full-length album, The Dreams That Stuff Are Made Of, a collection of thirteen unique tunes written by the group. Recorded and mixed at The Hangar at the New Jersey Shore, the new album is a departure from the band’s earlier work, featuring new frontman Daimon Santa Maria, keyboardist Jake Hughes, a robust horn section (Joe Gullace & Ian Gray), mallet work by percussionist AJ Merlino, theremin by bassist Cody McCorry, and an array of other instruments. The result is an vintage-inspired album with a postmodern view of psychedelia. This new record draws from an eclectic variety of genres and musical tastes, and touches on topics such as today’s political climate, B-movies, mental illness, and features satirical approaches of contemporary living.

The Dreams That Stuff Are Made Of is available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon Music, and Google Play.

New Album To Be Released 6/1/18!

WKRM The Kream Double Feature!  We’re putting out our new full-length record, “The Dreams That Stuff Are Made Of”, June 1st at Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park.  This very same night, our incestuous brethren in Homeless Apians will be also releasing “Humor as a Defensive Mechanism”.  This show is immediately following the Primus performance at the Stone Pony and will cost you nothing to get in!

We have spent the last year working on this album at our studio, The Hangar, in Wall Township, NJ.  It’s your turn to listen.

More details TBA…

IT’S 2018!

It’s officially another mark on the calendar, and we’re still hard at work on the new LP at The Hangar. We promise. In the meantime, you can catch us in January on the 11th at the Wonder Bar for the Light of Day Foundation’s annual freakout, and on Saturday January 19th back at Langosta Lounge.

“Frunobulax” – Live From The Lab

Telefunken Elektroakustik has released our featured performance of “Frunobulax” from their Live From The Lab series, filmed last month at their home base in Windsor, Connecticut.  Better yet, the multitrack recordings for the session are up for download so you can make your very own mix – get them here: https://tinyurl.com/KarmicJuggernaut

The performance was captured and mixed by Jake at Ruben Subin Productions, with video production by Patrick McManaman and James Duffy from Telefunken.  Many thanks to our T-Funk family (Alan, Ryan, James, and the gang) for continuing to support us.

“Frunobulax” will be featured on our upcoming full-length LP which is currently being worked on at our studio, The Hangar, in NJ.

New EP, “Great Again!” Released

Welp, it’s here!  Our new 4-track EP, “Great Again!” is available for sale on iTunes, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, Google Play, and oh-so-much-more.  Better yet, you can stream it for free on Spotify!

“Great Again!” was recorded and mixed at our studio, The Hangar, in Wall Township, New Jersey entirely by us.  The album features the following wonderful lads:

Daimon Santa Maria – Lead vocals
James McCaffrey – Guitar, vocals
Randy Preston – Guitar
Cody McCorry – Bass, theremin
Kevin Grossman – Drums, percussion
Jake Hughes – Keys
Joe Gullace – Trumpet
Ian Gray – Trombone

The EP’s are also available at our shows for a measly $5, complete with album artwork by our very own Daimon.  As we are getting these into your hands, we are hard at work on our full-length for release slated for the end of the summer.  Keep your ears open!

New Album, New Members, and Beyond

Oh yes. It’s 2017. The dawn of a dark new era on planet Earth. To make that a little more tolerable, we’ve begun tracking a new record at our recording studio, The Hangar. The KJ family has now grown to include Daimon Santa Maria (Bone & Marrow) singing his sweet, sweet heart out and Jake Hughes (Hive Mind) on keys, both of whom will be featured on the album. Keep on the lookout – we will be posting content to keep you up to date on the sounds emanating from our compound in Wall, NJ.

In the meantime, we’ll be playing a hushed set next Monday, March 20th at The Saint in Asbury Park with our buddies in Thank You Scientist and Sentient Moss. Come keep us warm!

KJ at Jamsgiving 11/18

Convention Hell last weekend was unreal.  Thanks to Dark City Entertainment for putting that thing on.  If you’d like to get a taste of the night, check out a little (big) video of our “Close To The Edge” performance below.  You may like it.

As for what’s next: We’re joining Z3, We Used To Cut The Grass, Bernard Purdie, TM Stevens, and a hell of a lot more at Paul’s Tavern in Belmar next Friday, November 18th for Turtle Soup’s Jamsgiving event.  It might be a good time to get together and feel thankful for something. We’re still here.  More info is available here.

Let’s face it: this week was disturbing for many reasons.  Let’s pick up the pieces and try to make something positive happen.  Not just now, but for as long as we can.  Be cool…

KJ does Close To The Edge 10/29

Just what it says!  Karmic Juggernaut will be doing Yes’ 1972 masterpiece “Close To The Edge” in its entirety on Saturday, October 29th for the annual Convention Hell event in Asbury Park.  We will be featuring Daimon Alexandrius (Bone and Marrow) on lead vocals, Jake Hughes (The Hive-Mind) on keys, and THE Emily Grove laying out those harmonies.  More information on the event page