Kurt Baker Announces New Album ‘Rock N Roll Club’, Out September 29 on Wicked Cool Records

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Kurt Baker Announces New Album ‘Rock N Roll Club’, Out September 29 on Wicked Cool Records; Pre-order and Stream The Title Track Now

“Kurt Baker continues to impress… joined by Wyatt Funderburk, Geoff Palmer, and Kris Rodgers, it sounds like a potential top-ten LP.”- Power Popaholic

“Kurt Baker puts the power in power pop…has elements of artists like the Ramones, The Kinks, Green Day, and The Beach Boys. This is the kind of song that is perfect for the start of the summer…” –If It’s Too Loud

Check out the feature on It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine

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Kurt Baker has announced a September 29 release date for his upcoming album ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Club’ on Wicked Cool Records.

The title track and a new music video are now streaming along with the launch of pre-orders.

“ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CLUB” Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1-bP54utI0&feature=youtu.be

Directed by Wyatt Funderburk Shot during their tour of Spain – March, 2023.

Stream the single HERE.

Pre-save ‘ Pre-order link: https://orcd.co/rocknrollclub

Of the track Baker says, “Rock N Roll Club” is an ode to the live music venue – most notably, the dingy, dark, stale beer-smelling, sticker/poster-adorned walls of your local rock n’ roll club. Where the music is always loud, the drinks are cheap(ish), and there are always great bands to be seen and friends to meet. Unfortunately in this day in age, The Rock N Roll club is an almost dying institution and this is sad. These clubs are the places where we’ve grown up, discovered our world of music, and have always let us musicians use their stages to play our songs. We still go there as fans too, to watch our friends and discover new acts. Without them, Rock N Roll – Punk – Alternative culture wouldn’t survive. I vividly remember my first time going to a real Rock N Roll club called The Skinny – now Geno’s, which coincidentally, the cover of the new album was shot. My world was changed in the best way possible because I finally felt like I could go somewhere where I belonged. This song is dedicated to Kip Brown, who wrote the song but passed away before ever completing it and recording it himself. Groups like Mott the Hoople, Kiss, and the Stooges were the inspiration musically. Under his musical and spiritual guidance from above, I finished up the track with Little Steven and KB Band in the studio, and we are honored to present it to you now, the title track, from the upcoming record – “Rock N Roll Club”. Peace and Love.”

Of the video, he says, “The “Rock N Roll Club” is a collection of homemade and fan-shot footage from our incredible tour in Spain this past year. It had been 10 years since the KB Band had toured in Spain together and we were received so well by the amazing friends and fans we have in that country. Every night we’d play Rock N Roll clubs – wild nights filled with laughs, dancing, and more important, the rock n roll music that makes our world go round. Enjoy the clip!”

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Kurt Baker is an American musician and singer-songwriter who is best known for his work as a guitarist and vocalist in the power pop and punk rock genres. He is the lead singer and guitarist for the Kurt Baker Band, a group that has released several albums on Little Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records and toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Baker is known for his energetic live performances and catchy, upbeat songs that often feature clever lyrics and catchy hooks. He has drawn inspiration from a wide range of musical styles, including rock, pop, punk, and new wave. – It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine

Upcoming shows:

Sept 29th Malden, MA @ Faces Brewing

w/ Nate Doyle, Bad Idea USA

Sept 30th Portland, ME @ Genos

w/ Capisic, Jeff Beam, East End Redemption

Japan Tour

Oct 22th Halloween Ball at LOFT SHINJUKU. TOKYO

Oct 25th at Livehaus SHIMOKITAZAWA. TOKYO

Oct 26th at Top Beat Club TOKYO

Oct 27th at Top Beat Club TOKYO

Oct 28th at OYS NAGOYA



What People Have Written About Kurt Baker’

“Power-pop perfection.”- Billboard

“…punk-meets-Elvis Costello rocking… definitely fits in the power pop mold, but also has a heavier guitar presence that gives it more energy and intensity. Baker also incorporates a subtle New Wave touch, bringing to mind some of the finest rock gems of the 1980s… gets you excited for when we will finally be able to see acts like them perform live one day.”- Glide Magazine

“Would make Elvis Costello proud… a record brimming with sweet harmonies, razor-sharp hooks, and addictive melodies…bringing to mind everyone from Jellyfish to Material Issue at various points of the record… A remarkably fun album by one of the most consistently solid acolytes of power pop working today.”- New Noise

“It’s got that new wave/power pop meets early ’80s FM rock (Donnie Iris, Cheap Trick, .38 Special) vibe with just a hint of ’90s Lookout! Records. If you’re into big hooks, punchy guitars, and catchy choruses, this album will not leave you wanting. Say what you will about 2020. But any year that gives us a new Kurt Baker record can’t be entirely bad!”- Faster & Louder

“Kurt Baker does the power pop thing like a champ…the hooks are full of pop goodness and the singalongs come from all directions.”- That’s Good Enough For Me

“…a 12 track alt-rock masterclass. Traversing varying sonic landscapes such as new romantic, post-punk, power-pop et cetera, this set will thrill legitimate longtime fans and new converts alike.”- Global Texan Chronicles

“One of the bright lights keeping the flames of power pop lit.”- Jersey Beat

“Blending his signature indie garage rock and power pop styles, “Outta Sight” is packed with sweet melodies and grittier dynamics.”- Rebel Noise

“This could easily be Baker’s best album to date.”- Real Gone Rocks

“Confirms Kurt Baker as something of a power-pop genius. ‘After Party’ is a lockdown tonic we should all take a swig of. – RPM Online

“……a total spoil of riches for any fan of 80s culture.”- American Songwriter