KEXP notes that “It’s hard to imagine the Northwest music scene without Karl Blau… In the late ‘90s, he began releasing albums on Knw-Yr-Own Records, the label ran by Bret Lunsford of Beat Happening. In the 2000’s, Karl became a producer at Dub Narcotic, the in-house recording studio for legendary local label K Records. He worked on albums by LAKE, The Curious Mystery, and Your Heart Breaks, just to name a very few.”
Now, Blau lives in Philadelphia and has started a new band – Opal Eskar. But he’s still beloved in the Pacific Northwest, and KEXP has the details on the band’s formation and its new self-titled EP. Learn more about the record, which is at radio now from Blau’s Spiral Valley Records, here.