*Karyn Kuhl Band Drops Cover of Donna Summer Classic “I Feel Love” as Limited-Edition
Lathe-Cut 7″ Single*
Hoboken, NJ — October 9, 2020 — Wading through the darkness, inequality, hatred,
divisiveness, suddenly you feel something… different… bubbling up. You feel… love. And the
pulsing soundtrack is the Karyn Kuhl Band’s thrilling new cover of the disco-electro classic “I
Feel Love.” The song is being issued by Dromedary Records as a strictly limited-edition
lathe-cut 7″ single, with complimentary digital download.
Donna Summer’s 1977 recording of “I Feel Love,” which she co-wrote with the song’s producers
Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, hit No. 1 in six different countries, while becoming a top-10
smash in the U.S. But its influence has long surpassed the chart success, with artists such as
David Bowie, Blondie, and Brian Eno citing the musical innovations. The Karyn Kuhl Band’s
fresh take honors the legendary record while adding their own unique, hypnotic rock twist.
Insistent, metallic, garage-rock guitar announces that this isn’t your mother’s “I Feel Love,” just
before Larry Heinemann (Springhouse, Blue Man Group) on bass and Jonpaul Pantozzi on
drums lock into a spellbinding groove. Clear and cool, Karyn’s vocals rise to the top of the mix,
while her guitar trades licks with James Mastro’s (the Bongos, Ian Hunter, reunited Mott the
Hoople). Mastro ups the delightfully strange quotient with touches of keyboard and vocoder.
Wild sounds spin and swirl for 5+ minutes — are the aliens landing in that last bit?!? — before
you’re left spent, on the floor, while over on the turntable the needle clings to that lock groove
for dear life.
“I Feel Love” was produced, recorded, and mixed by Larry Heinemann at his Rabbit Hole studio
in Jersey City, NJ, and mastered by Ray Ketchem (Guided by Voices, Alex Chilton, Luna) at
Magic Door Recording in Montclair, NJ.
Karyn Kuhl first received national acclaim for her early bands Gut Bank and Sexpod, growing
out of the vibrant Hoboken music scene and the legendary club Maxwell’s. (“Gut Bank’s The
Dark Ages is one exceptional debut album.” —Robert Palmer, New York Times ) With her
current group, Karyn rocks more commandingly than ever before. “I Feel Love” follows the
band’s debut album Songs for the Dead (2013) and the EPs The Stars Will Bring You Home
(2016) and Hey Kid (2019).
In 2017, “Say Goodbye” from Songs for the Dead was featured on
the Netflix series Gypsy , and in 2019, their stand-alone single “Be Your Friend” was included on
the Freeform television network hit Good Trouble . In 2020, the band contributed two songs to
the Talk – Action = Zero fundraiser compilations organized by Rough Trade Publishing and
Bank Robber Music. For vol. 1, benefiting the Black Visions Collective, Kuhl submitted her
anthemic track “It’s Over,” for which she also directed a stirring, call-to-action music video. On
vol. 2, exclusive track “The Tower” benefited Spread The Vote, working toward empowerment at
the polls. Currently, the band is working on a new 5-song EP, to be titled HOME:SICK .
The “I Feel Love” lathe-cut 7″ single by the Karyn Kuhl Band will be available for purchase on
November 4 at dromedaryrecords.bandcamp.com