Lone Kodiak’s Utter Catastrophe: “Make It A Weapon [Catastrophzr Version]” Out Today
[Los Angeles, CA – September 22, 2023]: Today marks a transformative moment in the sonic journey of East LA’s Lone Kodiak as they release their freshly remixed single, “Make It A Weapon [Catstrophzr Version].” Dripping in mournful beauty yet haloed by a beatific aura, this redux defies classification, reimagining an already hypnotic track as a cathedral of aural intimacy. The song, echoing with themes of transcendent longing, premiered on Idioteq, capturing the ears and souls of listeners who crave depth in their soundscapes.
As the third single following their rhapsodic resurgence with “Corner Booth” on July 7th and its compelling follow-up, “Let’s Hear It For The Kid,” Lone Kodiak pauses the tapestry of their newer, potent narratives to offer us this soul-stirring remix. Think of “Make It A Weapon [Catstrophzr Version]” as a resonant interlude—a moment to exhale and soak in the profundity of their past glory, all before they unfurl yet another seismic shift in sound from their creative enclave in East LA.
In a genre swarmed with hollow choruses and ephemeral catchiness, Lone Kodiak has consistently elevated their art, creating music that dares you to lean in closer even as it wraps you in grandiosity. With “Make It A Weapon,” they’ve already stunned us; but with “[Catstrophzr Version],” the band raises their sound to a plane where ethereal introspection meets electrifying might. It’s a hymn that swells from whispered secrets to cosmic proclamations, compelling you to both ponder and exult.
It’s also being offered up by the band as a way to do good – the track is currently top of the band’s socials as a fundraising effort in support of Zero Suicide, in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, first declared in 2008. Since then, September has been a time to acknowledge those affected by suicide, raise awareness, and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. According to the CDC, each year more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of their loss. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among adults in the U.S. and the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-24 and these rates are increasing.If you wish to support the band’s cause, you can visit their IG page.
Think of this release as a curated delicacy of sound, one that resonates with the ephemeral juxtaposition of existentialism and wonder, a fragile yin-yang in sonic form. The unique equilibrium Lone Kodiak achieves is nothing short of mesmerizing—striking chords that are at once hauntingly desolate and dazzlingly hopeful. We can only call it what it is: epic intimacy.
But don’t just take our words for it—head over to Idioteq to revisit the premiere or stream “Make It A Weapon [Catstrophzr Version]” on your favorite platform. Brace yourself for a masterful deconstruction and reassembly of what you thought contemporary indie music could be. The song isn’t just heard; it’s a multi-dimensional experience that burrows deep, then lifts you sky-high.
“Nice work guys. You took what would have been just a nice stripped-down version, and turned it into a trippy, unsettling audio experience.”
-Dainéal Parker in praise of bandmates’ efforts in remixing the single
So what’s next for Lone Kodiak? One thing’s certain: they’re not a band that rests on their laurels. As they continue to push the boundaries of genre and challenge the limits of emotional expressiveness in music, there’s no better time than now to be swept up in their tidal wave of creativity.
Let this release be your entry point into a realm of sound where few dare to tread, a journey best experienced than described. Dive deep into “Make It A Weapon [Catstrophzr Version]” and emerge with your heart wrenchingly full and your spirit indefinably elevated.
Loft Sessions (Track of the Week)
The group’s last single, “Let’s Hear It For The Kid,” was hailed by the UK-based taste tellers as their “Track of the Week,” praising the song for “break[ing] the mould with its raw rebellion, blending anarchy and joy, featuring a powerful intro and fresh studio experimentation.”
Ghost Cult (Guest Blog)
The eminent purveyors of all things on the rock side of the tracks invited the band to share a guest blog on their site, discussing their new single, “Let’s Hear It For The Kid,” as well as the influences and process that went into making the electric new track.
It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine (Single Premiere)
The Euromag with a heart of gold and a head full of chaos rolled out the carpet for the band’s last single, “Let’s Hear It For The Kid,” saying this about the East LA quartet: “‘Lone Kodiak’ evokes the grand intimacy of a powerful animal lumbering through a vast, unforgiving wilderness.”
Canadian Beats (Exclusive Premiere)
The band teamed up with Canadian Beats Media to share an exclusive first listen of their highly anticipated single “The Corner Booth” on July 6, a track that showcases their signature blend of immense punch and enchanting tonal tapestries. That was followed up by a subsequent “Passport” piece for their next single, “Let’s Hear It For The Kid.”
Click Roll Boom (Song Review)
Reviewing the single from the band, this UK outlet said: “Emotional and powerful, ‘The Corner Booth’ is a magnitude of exquisite musicianship and arousing songwriting. Intimate and accessible while also lavish and anthemic. Lone Kodiak’s raw energy and rich melodies demand you take notice.” – Amy
Their release also got picked up as a news story on several outlets, including Zone Nights and V13 Media.
These are just some highlights – for the full list of the band’s placements in the past couple months (and there are a lot more), see their media kit on V13.Promo!
If you want to see YOUR outlet added to this list, ask us for an interview or more details today!
About Lone Kodiak
There’s something singular about Lone Kodiak.
Founded by Portland natives Dainéal Parker (vocals, guitars) and Daniel Alden (bass), the group found revelation with the inclusion of their drummer, Josh Harris. Drawing inspiration from iconic bands like The Cure, Hum, The Smashing Pumpkins, Explosions In The Sky, and Deftones, the group embarked on a creative journey during the pandemic, molding a distinct sonic identity that has marked them out as the next new act to watch.
Whether trying to nail down their sound or find another group as hardworking as them, the band stands alone as their namesake would against a barren backdrop. And, of course, the East LA outfit doesn’t fit in with the pomp and bluster of the Hollywood rock scene, unconcerned as they are with clout, glory, or grandeur.
The quartet (with guitarist Ben Palmer squaring the circle) combines the grit of East LA with the sublime wildness of the Pacific Northwest – a group that is at once solitary, capable, dangerous, and self-assured.
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