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CBF's 6th Anniversary | FREE DOWNLOAD of "Reincarnate" through Sunday

Today is CBF’s 6th anniversary! Thanks for your support over the years. To celebrate…Reincarnate (11 tracks) is up for free download through Sunday. Grab it if you don’t have it, and come get our soon-to-be-released E.P., The Labyrinth Suite, at Cafe Stritch on 9/29 (part of Silicon Valley’s C2SV Festival).

Hey, thanks to everybody who made this past weekend of shows SWEET. Love to Piranha Party!, Belle Noire, Manzanita Falls, The Y Axes, crashfaster, and Matthew Joseph Payne.  
   I think   Matthew Joseph Payne   literally broke my brain with awesomeness Sunday night—he secretly orchestrated a three-piece trombone part for our song “Reincarnate” and he and his musicians whipped it out mid-song, completely to our surprise. I think I can safely say that will never happen again in my life…see you on May 30th in Santa Cruz when we open for   Mice Parade  ! Tickets  here . -K

Hey, thanks to everybody who made this past weekend of shows SWEET. Love to Piranha Party!, Belle Noire, Manzanita Falls, The Y Axes, crashfaster, and Matthew Joseph Payne.

I think Matthew Joseph Payne literally broke my brain with awesomeness Sunday night—he secretly orchestrated a three-piece trombone part for our song “Reincarnate” and he and his musicians whipped it out mid-song, completely to our surprise. I think I can safely say that will never happen again in my life…see you on May 30th in Santa Cruz when we open for Mice Parade! Tickets here. -K

SF Rebirth Blog | 'Reincarnate' Album Review

On their debut full-length ReincarnateSan Jose five-piece Cartoon Bar Fight take familiar folk-pop sounds and glaze them with a thick coating of goth atmosphere; think Ingrid Michaelson as possessed by the spirit of Disintegration-era Robert Smith.  The best moments on Reincarnate come when the omnipresent gloom almost threatens to envelop the music but is just barely kept at bay; this is exemplified by “Fox And The Grapes,” where a gorgeous “if I were you” refrain is smeared black and left in the late-afternoon sun to dry.  Occasionally, the band wanders a bit too far into the clouds, particularly on “Hymn” and “The Valley”—both fine songs but underwhelming given that the seven preceding songs create largely the same mood.  Yet on the surreal title track, the band finds its way back into the light and ends the album on a high (and highly promising) note.” -Daniel Bromfield, SF Rebirth Blog

Thank you kindly!

San Jose Band Cartoon Bar Fight Looks at Life and Death with New Album | Activate | Metroactive Music

Big feature on CBF in the San Jose Metro this week! Thanks to Aaron Carnes. 

I posted this on FB this morning, buuuuuut…

Hello you guys. I am a sentimental fuck and went to sleep last night with tears of joy in my eyes after our release show. To everyone who came to that show to support us last night, helped promote it, hosted it, and got our new album— I appreciate you and love you. We wouldn’t be anything at all without you. Thank you so incredibly much for being there for me and us and for helping us along. Our next stop is Decemeber 28th at the new San Jose Rock Shop with Picture Atlantic and French Cassettes. I hope to see you soon. Love, Kendall : )

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A friend reported that about 120 people showed up during last night’s show, AND STAYED for the whole thing. That tells me that our music scene in San Jose is alive and kicking major ass. Let’s keep this up and continue supporting each other. <3

Here’s a video of our closing song, “Reincarnate,” courtesy of our buddies at Local Bay Area music.

Broken Audio Reviews: Cartoon Bar Fight - Reincarnate

Thanks to our pal Frank over at Broken Audio for the kind review!

brokenaudio:

After five years as a band, the indie-folk outfit Cartoon Bar Fight has released their debut LP titled Reincarnate; the follow up for their 2011 EP, Tell All The Children.

With Reincarnate, CBF has evolved their sound to a brand new level. Their EP was mostly an effort between…

Digital Release Today | Reincarnate

Dear ones,

We’ve decided to put our brand new album, “Reincarnate,” up on Bandcamp today so you can have a listen before our release party this Friday at Art Boutiki (downtown San Jose). We hope you’ll like it.

A special announcement:  we will release our brand new, first full-length, titled &#8220;Reincarnate,&#8221; on Friday, November 16th alongside the glorious: 
   Rin Tin Tiger   (alt folk from San Francisco)    Dogcatcher   (indie rock from Mountain View)    Anadel   (atmospheric rock from Fresno)    Cold Eskimo   (baroque pop from Sacramento)   Music starts at 7:30 PM sharp at Art Boutiki! $10/all ages welcome. Don&#8217;t miss this if you &lt;3 us and/or local indie music from the bay!

A special announcement: we will release our brand new, first full-length, titled “Reincarnate,” on Friday, November 16th alongside the glorious:

Rin Tin Tiger (alt folk from San Francisco)

Dogcatcher (indie rock from Mountain View)

Anadel (atmospheric rock from Fresno)

Cold Eskimo (baroque pop from Sacramento)

Music starts at 7:30 PM sharp at Art Boutiki! $10/all ages welcome. Don’t miss this if you <3 us and/or local indie music from the bay!