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Kolars Share New Single TOUCH THE LIGHTNING With Billboard


Kolars Share New Single TOUCH THE LIGHTNING With Billboard

KOLARS have shared their new single, "Touch The Lightning", premiering exclusively with Billboard. Fans can listen here!

KOLARS have collaborated with Mike McCready of Pearl Jam to release a limited edition vinyl of "Turn It Up" (side A) / "Touch The Lightning" (side B) on his label, Hockey Talkter Records. The vinyl release party will take place tomorrow, March 29th, at The Sunset Tavern in Seattle, WA. Hockey Talkter and Jack White's Third Man Records will release the vinyl in early April.

"Turn It Up" is out available now for streaming or purchase:

Currently, KOLARS are on a North American headlining tour, which has included successful stops at both SXSW, where they played the Rachael Ray Feedback Party, as well as a sold out show at Treefort Festival last weekend.

The duo has been touring internationally since the release of their self-titled album in 2017 and have received accolades for their effervescent blend of upbeat disco rock with twangy rockabilly. Huffington Post says they "instantly fell in love with their tantalizing sonics, and their energetic, apocalyptic marvel" while Paste Magazine concluded that "KOLARS play their unique blend with every inch of their body."

They have shared bills with Spoon, The Voidz, STRFKR, The Kills, Best Coast, Shakey Graves, Father John Misty, LP, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Revivalists, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Starcrawler, Shonen Knife, RZA, Pussy Riot, Built To Spill, The Growlers, The Roots, Nikki Lane, and many others.

KOLARS is one of those rare acts which descends from another dimension, struts its sequin skin, blares its unabashed musical thrill ride and leaves audiences with their mouths on the floor.

The husband and wife duo craft a full sound through minimal instrumentation: a guitarist and a tap-dancing drummer. Rob Kolar twists and turns as he sings imaginative lyrics with a raw swagger. He spins his guitar as notes sail and scramble through the room, with a presence that embodies elements of Elvis and Marc Bolan with a ragged punky edge. The magnetic, one of a kind, Lauren Brown uses her whole body as a percussion instrument, tap dancing rhythms with her feet while playing a full stand up kit with her arms. An alluring hybrid of Mo Tucker and Gene Kelly with a dash of Iggy Pop wildness. Studio experimentations are fused into the live show, adding colorful nuances to their performance.

KOLARS produces the music, and has created a genre melding soundscape. The band has inspired evocative descriptions such as "space blues", "glam-a-billy" and "desert disco", with a style that combines elements of new wave, blues, psychedelia, glam, folk, disco and punk.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Mar 28 - Eugene, OR @ Wildcraft Cider Works

Mar 29 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern

Mar 30 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

Mar 31 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett

Apr 6 - St Francis, WI @ Red Bar

Apr 9 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar

Apr 10 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

Apr 11 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

Apr 12 - Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar

Apr 13 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub

Apr 15 - Toronto, Canada @ Monarch Tavern

Apr 16 - Montreal, Canada @ Casa Del Popolo

Apr 17 - Boston, MA @ Middle East

Apr 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

Apr 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

Apr 21 - Washington DC @ DC9

Apr 22 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle

Apr 23 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle

Apr 24 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement

Apr 26 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

Apr 27 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

Apr 28 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs

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