Monday, March 5, 2012

NOW you can buy mp3 only downloads!

So, you don't own a record player? No longer a problem with me, you can now buy a download code for the first volume of Intercontinental Transmissions. I will email you a code good for 320k mp3s of all 11 songs + high res art and liner notes!

Dusty Groove says:

"One of the coolest global collections we've heard in a while – a really wonderful mix of sounds and styles from around the globe! The package mixes together music from a host of different scenes – India, Poland, Indonesia, El Salvador, Peru, Iran, and Thailand – hardly nations you'd expect to be represented in a single collection – but that's what makes for the charm of the whole thing too! There's plenty of Eastern echoes – a great 60s blend of regional styles and Western rock and pop – while other numbers have a very specific groove that's pretty darn unique. The package features a nice insert with notes on the music – and titles include "Heepee" by Pouhashimi, "Bajo El Sol" by Los Cometas, "Hamedi Phil" by Soley, "Penysalan" by The Commandos, "Chiya Chiya" by Conjunto Nueva Galaxia, "Twist Dokthare Shab" by Mherpooya, "Mat Xanh Con Gai" by Mai Le Huyen, and "Male Klamstwa" by Katarzynha Sobczyk. (Limited to 500 numbered copies!) © 1996-2012, Dusty Groove America, Inc."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kala Bandar Records in the College Music Journal

Kala Bandar Records is featured in this lovely interview piece by Lisa Hresko on

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Record Release Party: Imperialisms at River Gods

Part of my regular monthly dj night at RIver Gods in Cambridge, MA called Imperialisms I'll be there next Tuesday from 9pm-1am, joined by Angela from Weirdo.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Intercontinental Transmissions volume 1 now available for pre-order

Intercontinental Transmissions volume 1 is now available for pre-order. It is limited to 500 LPs (full color liner notes and 320k download cards included) 11 tracks of licensed, remastered, international craziness, none of them have been reissued in the US. Or you can look for it in person at the record release party at Imperialisms on Tuesday, October 25th and at the 2011 WFMU record fair at the Weirdo Records table KaBa 001 $15+shipping
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Intercontinental Transmissions vol. 1 by Kala Bandar Records

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Intercontinental Transmissions volume 1

I'm excited to announce the birth of Kala Bandar Records. It is record label based in Boston, Massachusetts. The first release will be a compilation of international music from the 60's and 70's, to be born two weeks from tonight! The birthing will be in the form of a record release party as a part of the ongoing series called Imperialisms at River Gods in Cambridge. The record will be called "Intercontinental Transmissions volume 1" and will be a limited edition of 500 LPs. Available for purchase here and over at and at your favorite local record store. Why are there two sites for the same record label? Tracklist forthoming shortly, in the mean time here is the cover: