Karyn Kuhl is a Hoboken based singer, songwriter and guitarist who started out as the front person for 80′s Hoboken post-punk Gut Bank and 90′s rock trio Sexpod. Gut Bank released the LP The Dark Ages on Coyote Records in 1986 which was produced by Roger Miller (Mission Of Burma).
” .. Gut Bank’s The Dark Ages is one exceptional debut album “- Robert Palmer / The New York Times
Prior to Gut Bank, KK played guitar in NJ indie pop band Autonomy whose members included Stan Demeski (The Feelies) and Michael Carlucci (Winter Hours).
KK didn’t hit her stride until she formed Gut Bank in 1984 along with bassist Alice Genese and drummer Bob Bert. Bob left the band before their first gig to rejoin Sonic Youth. Tia Palmisano stepped in on drums and Mike Korman rounded out the lineup on second guitar. Gut Bank was active from 1984-1989. In the independent music heyday of the ’80′s, they toured the US and shared the stage with Richard Hell, Sonic Youth, Husker Du, Soul Asylum, etc.
KK and Alice Genese reformed as Sexpod in the early 1990′s with Billy Loose on drums. Gut Bank drummer Tia Sprocket (Palmisano) replaced Billy in 1995. Sexpod’s psychedelic mix of punk, metal and blues was embraced by the 90′s downtown NYC (Squeezebox/ Meow Mix) gender blur rock scene. Sexpod released a 7″ Spin My Groove on Queenie Records in ’92 and an EP Home on Go- Kart Records in ’94. Sexpod’s LP Goddess Blues was released on Slab/CMC/BMG in ’97. Produced by Fred Maher and mixed by John Agnello. Sexpod toured with Tribe 8, Sevendust and rock icon Joan Jett. Read more…..