Kirin J Callinan
After spending 2015 opening 4 m8s TV on the Radio & Tame Impala, dueling guitars live & on record with m9s Mark Ronson & Kevin Parker, touring with his beloved m1s Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders as well as scoring a featured role in the International production of 'In Dreams - The Music of David Lynch' alongside Cibo Matto, Mick Harvey & more, plus generally being LA's hottest gun guitarist (kinda); KJC is back baby, with new facial hair & new solo material for us to learn & sing.
If first album 'Embracism' was Kirin J Callinan smashing & gnashing his way into the world, declaring his arrival, still nude & pink & raw & drenched in "primordial ooze" - to quote unquote pitchfork.com - with a record that was hailed as - to quote unquote The New York Times - "one of the most unpleasant listening experiences in recent memory, including Yeezus"; then 'The Teacher' is Kirin the accomplished songsmith, lookin smart 'n' sharp in a shirt 'n' tie 'n' shiny shoes, reflecting upon lessons learnt, having learnt them the only way he knows how: hard.
Featuring his close friend, collaborator, sometime tour partner & frequent dinner guest Connan Mockasin on vocal refrain & innocence, as well as Kirin's studded backing band of John Kirby (Norah Jones, Sebastien Tellier, Cyprus Hill), Dave Jenkins Jr. (Daniel Johns, The Voice) & Tex Crick (The Pinheads), with all technical concerns handled by producer Aaron Cupples (Standish / Carlyon, The Drones, Paul Kelly), 'The Teacher' is a modern ode to first love, unforgettable loss & gettin' schooled.
New Single 'The Teacher' is out October 16th 2015 through Record Makers.