Karyn Kuhl‘s latest single “No Traces” — set to be released to the public this Friday, April 5th — resonates with the heartbeat of living next to New York City, capturing its tension and luminosity effortlessly. As a staple of the Hoboken music scene for the last 20 years, Kuhl has demonstrated a unique ability to channel the energy and emotion her environment into her music, capturing a palpable sense of longing and introspection signature of living amongst millions.

The single draws listeners into a hauntingly beautiful world, where post-punk meets the ethereal.

Kuhl’s velvety vocals intertwine seamlessly with icy synths and gritty guitars, creating an ambiance that is both rough and polished — a juxtaposition that mirrors the complexities of life.

Throughout her career, Kuhl has continuously pushed the boundaries of rock music and “No Traces” is of no exception. Drawing from her experiences in bands like Gut Bank and Sexpod, she crafts a narrative of loss and transcendence, inviting listeners into a world where the ordinary transforms into the extraordinary. The track, produced by Charlie Nieland, is reminiscent of Jefferson Airplane, blending elements of retro and modern rock that results in a sound that feels simultaneously familiar and fresh.

From the pulsating rhythm section to the soul-stirring melodies, every aspect of the song feels meticulously crafted, yet effortlessly raw.

At its core, “No Traces” is a testament to Karyn Kuhl’s enduring creativity and artistic vision, especially poignant when paired to “The Tower” — the second of the two-sided release produced by Larry Heinemann (and available as a packaged vinyl, coming soon). With each release, Kuhl forges forth with fearless determination, looking towards the future with excitement and anticipation.

The music scene is often cluttered with imitation and repetition, however, Karyn Kuhl stands out as a true original. With “No Traces,” she takes listeners through the streets of the bustling City across the river, where every corner holds a story waiting to be told. In the hands of Kuhl and her bandmates, even the most mundane moments can weave together to form a momentous legacy, a talent that is sure to entice the hearts of listeners for years to come.

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