hi, my name is cyrus! i'm a musician and audio specialist.
my last name is pronounced gair-uh-maw-knee.

i am sometimes credited as king cyrus king.

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<----------- stream / download the hot karate albums here!
that's my band! i scream like a banshee and play
flashy guitar solos (on a bass!)

i recorded and produced everything.
we've been reviewed as "earth-shattering" and
"fun to listen to, upbeat, in-your-face music"
"the kind of stuff music fans say is dead"

more info at hotkaratemusic.com

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2014:

this month i composed music for two adult swim shows
& one Nerdist webseries. all of this will debut this year!

we are headlining the silverlake lounge on friday, feb 21 to promote new music from HOT KARATE! our latest record FINGER FOOD continues to get great reviews, and we are preparing to release a white 7" single of our newest material!

i'm also producing an 80's sounding hip hop album for
Vice Magazine with my main man Brett Gelman.

i produced the new Apple Sisters christmas album,
which was recorded with a full orchestra!

i just finished producing crazy glitch-audio for joe mande's cd.

i also mixed and mastered karen kilgariff's new live cd.

in the last few months gelman & i played FYF, SF Sketchfest, the sasquatch festival in washington, and other huge shows including a memorable set at the Troubadour in LA.

i'm hoping to return to SXSW! last year I was featured as the backing musician for a number of amazing comedy shows, including lounge piano for the entirety of Eddie Pepitone's Bitter Buddah show. i also did my first set as KING CYRUS KING

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i have a podcast that is a collaboration between myself and actor/comedian Brett Gelman, "GELMANIA". it has been lauded as an exceptionally bizarre and well-produced project. this year we were a featured live act at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Outside Lands in San Francisco and SXSW

"One of the oddest performance I can remember seeing
in the past three years of covering SXSW."

[ laughspin ]

"Haphazard creative exploit and hilarious for all the risk taking."
[ ploplist ]

"Displayed a perspective completely unlike any other podcast.
Gelmania is dark and absurdly vulgar."

[ splitsider ]

"The best comedy podcast on earth. Raises the bar, taking
the sonic possibilities of digital audio further than others."

[ tps ]

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i composed the theme to my buddy Jon Daly's podcast and did music on the episodes too. on "Building the Track", we write & record songs under a 20 minute time limit with some special guests. we also ruin twitter with famous friends. #230PST

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go listen to GHOSTLIGHT ORCHESTRA. i produced,
recorded and played on most of that material.
i also produced the BULLETINS and PAPER THINS demos,
which has been super well received!

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the APPLE SISTERS "1943" is available on mp3, cd, and vinyl!
i recorded it with my mobile rig in various musicians' homes across los angeles. in addition to all editing, mixing, and mastering! i also play on some of the songs, alongside such greats as Sara Watkins, Paul F Tompkins, and Kate Miccuci

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since moving to LA i've produced live in-studio acoustic
sessions for Yo La Tengo, Matthew Sweet, and The Bangles

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between recording projects, i like to drink beer,
listen to James Brown, and leave the country.

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Contact me - I want to hear about your projects too! Regardless of your media needs, I'm your guy!

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