Sunday, December 11, 2011

Andy Kuncl By Ryan Obermeyer


Andy Kuncl By Ryan Obermeyer
In July I had the pleasure of working with the talented Ryan Obermeyer in Austin, TX.  It was such a fun collaborative experience.  This photo was shot in 100°F+ temperatures just outside of Barton Springs Pool...The section of Zilker Metropolitan Park that is free and where it seems a lot of folks like to take their dogs.

Here's a photo of Ryan as we are leaving the area where we shot:

It's amazing to me what Ryan is able to do in post production.  He has a background in painting, sculpture, and drawing and he creates his digital images using all these modalities. . . .well at least approaching his photographs as if they are paintings or sculptures.  I don't want to give it all away, but many elements in the finished photograph were added in post production.

I was a big fan of Ryan's work before we met and began our collaboration.  So, needless to say, I was and still am super excited about working with Ryan.  He has also created with/for many other artists/musicians that I admire...such as Imogen Heap and Milosh

Omg...and just as we were done with the photo shoot...just after we got out of the water...a water moccasin appeared right where I had been standing!  It was amazing.  I can say that because we were safe and not in it's way.  I took a video of it swimming along . . . so beautiful.  Here it is:

Cheers.




Tuesday, November 22, 2011

OMG I'm So Excited! iTunes Lists 'Everlong' As New And Noteworthy!

Today is the 'official' digital release date for my single 'Everlong' (Foo Fighters Cover)!  
11-22-11
I just found out that iTunes has listed the single as new and noteworthy on their alternative music home page!  I am flipping out!  This is a dream come true.  I keep thinking I'm going to wake up any second and find that it's not listed there anymore...But it's true!  
I took a screen shot:
Justin Wambolt-Reynolds did such an amazing job with the cover art.
It looks so awesome.  Thank You!

Also thanks to Josh Wittman for getting the track distributed and doing all the work to make this happen!
Thank you Chris Stephenson for all your dedication, time, and help.
Thank you Karl Beck for getting me to record this song.
Thank you Lisa for your support.

It's almost 4am and I am so wired and excited.
Yeah!

So yeah the single is out there now!  
Here are some links:

Oh..and thank you Matt Brandau for playin and recording the bass for this track.
Thanks to Jeremy Sklarsky for helpin out with the mix.
Thank you Brent Lambert for putting the finishing touches on this with your sweet mastering skills.

xo Andy




Friday, November 11, 2011

Andy Kuncl Promo Stickers

Today proofs for new promo stickers arrived in the mail. 
Printed on 100% recycled vellum with 100% PCW.
We approve! 
Just in time for the digital release of 'Everlong' (11/22/11)! 
That's less than a week away. 
Thanks to Justin for the sweet design!


New Logo For 3KB Records

My record label, 3KB Records, has a new logo!  
 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Soundcloud HTML5 Widget

Soundcloud came out with a new HTML5 widget.  Pretty cool.  Here's a link to read more about it:

http://blog.soundcloud.com/2011/11/03/html5/

Here's what it looks like using my single 'Everlong' (Foo Fighters Cover):

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Look Who's On TV....

Matt Brandau!  He's looking good as always while holding down the rhythm section (on bass) along with our friend Tim Khul (drums).  

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Feist's New Album 'Metals'


This just arrived today. I'm super excited to listen. I've been holding out till Feist's new album came in the mail... Maybe I won't be going out tonight...



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

'Perfect Day' By Cassettes Won't Listen

Jason Drake of Cassettes Won't Listen shared the stems to his song 'Perfect Day'.  I've been wanting to dive into remixing so I'm working on this one.   I just started on it last night....and I think it's coming along pretty well.  I am excited.  It kept me up till 4:30AM.  Then I started back on it again this morning as soon as I woke.  I'm supposed to be recording the vocals to my own song 'Fall Away' . . . reckon I needed a break...
Here's the video for 'Perfect Day'.  It was all shot with an iPhone 4.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Amazing Christina Cone

For the month of August Christina Cone had a residency at the Living Room here in NYC. I was introduced to her via Matt Brandau (the kick ass bass player/friend I have been collaborating with). I've found myself singing her songs in my head when I wake. Very catchy, great melodies, beautiful voice, amazing band, and such wonderful people. I had to share this video of her from last week.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hottub's New Music Video


I met this band at SXSW in 2010!  It was at the Bay Area Showcase.  All I know is that I danced my ass off during their explosive performance.  I even ended up dancing on the stage.  Such an awesome hi energy group.  This liking their new video.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Video Blog No 2-First 90 Degree Days Of 2011-NYC



This video blog is my experience beginning in Union Square venturing down through the east village to the Williamsburg Bridge and into Brooklyn.  I believe this was on June 8, 2011.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's On!

This week the audio master and artwork for my EP/album titled musik/dance/love made it to California where the CDs will be replicated!  I'm super excited!  I found this video that explains how a CD is made.  I found it to be quite interesting.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

VBlog 01



My trip to North Carolina and Back.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Look Who Floated Down And Joined Me For A Ride

From New York to Delaware I had a friend latch on for a ride.  I wasn't the only one needing to get out of the city for a bit.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Q&A With Photographer/Visual Story Teller Matt Sartain

Matt Sartain is the photographer I had the honor of working with the past couple of years while living in San Francisco.  I am in love with his art.  He is currently involved in a new project that seems epic.  He was just interviewed on featureshoot.com.  This is a link to the interview, Q&A style:  http://bit.ly/dSuRah

(You'll see a couple photos of yours truly.)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Beauty @ The Brooklyn Museum

I made my way over to the Brooklyn Museum last night to see New Villager perform.  These trees were the first thing I saw as I came out of the subway.  So beautiful.  When walking underneath them it felt like I was in some sort of fantasy world.  Plus the sky was overcast making the lighting spectacular.
New Villager played an awesome set just inside the museum.  The sound in that space is really difficult.  It is such a big open space with lots of bounce back.  Not idea for a live show.  But New Villager did a great job.  Love their vocals.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

EP Tracks Mastered...Now Onto Music Videos

I've decided to release a 5 song Album/EP which will happen sometime this summer!
Recently I had the last few tracks Mastered at the Kitchen Mastering in Carrboro, NC by Brent Lambert. I love working with Brent.

When I arrived for my session there Brent was working on the new Ani Difranco album. I found that pretty fascinating as Ani Difranco was the one that inspired me to pick up a guitar....back in the mid 90s. I became such a rabid fan and would travel all over to see her play. I'd wait in lines all day long to get the best spots for her shows. I would pre-order all her albums and yes I learned many of her songs on the guitar and played them out. During all of this I started writing my own songs . . .

So, I haven't really been listening to Ani for quite some time. But I actually thought the production on this new record Brent was mastering is pretty rad. I only heard a bit of two songs... If this were me back in the 90s I'd be going nuts...being able to hear some songs off the album before it's release.

Let me get back on track . . . So with the completion of the songs for my EP I'm now in the process of working on a music video for the first single. It's so exciting to put visuals to the song. The first single will be a song titled "In Your Arms". A song I wrote years ago. It has gone through so many different transformations. I am in love with where it ended up.

We are still in the brainstorming part of the music video process. I'm working with some great folks/friends Benjamen Relf and Sarah Romney. So I've been watching so many music videos for inspiration. Here is one I found last night:



I'm bound to post more and more videos as that's where I am at . . .

Monday, March 21, 2011

Free Download Of 'No More Heroes'

The new Crimson/Andy K collaborative track 'No More Heroes' is available as a free download on Bandcamp (FYI Explicit Version):

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Crimson - No More Heroes Produced by Daniel Hardee Feat. Andy Kuncl [Explicit]



This is a track I collaborated on with Crimson. He's a rap/hip-hop artist based out of Harlem, NY. He's got a great style. His love of comics is very evident in his musical endeavors.

For this track Crimson already had the song finished except for the hook. He sent me the track with a rough idea for the hook which he wanted me to sing. He gave me the freedom to take the hook and do what I wanted. It was fun to produce my vocals for this song. I didn't change any of the words he had written. I just gave them my flavor and then came up with some other parts to add to the rest of the song.

This is my first collaboration with a rap/hip-hop artist. It's something I want to do more of. Give it a listen and let me know what you think.

FYI it does contain some explicit language.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bill Withers - use me


Loving me some Bill Withers.  The drummer is so rad.  I also love how the bass player is sitting down kickin it.  Thanks Matt for showing this to me!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A is for Andy

I love my new birthday gift!  Thanks boo.  It looks awesome on the brick wall.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Robyn at Radio City Music Hall

 
I went and got some inspiration from Robyn last night.  It was her biggest show to date at Radio City Music Hall.  As KB said, "It was kinda like watching a triathlon."  She was dancing the entire show, running up and down the stairs to the balconies, and singing.  She was for real singing.  Oh and she was wearing some big platform shoes.  At one point she did fall down, but that didn't bring anything to a halt.  She Just popped right back up and didn't miss a beat.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Working In The Fox Den [Brooklyn, NY]

Yesterday was all about the beats.  Here I'm recording a couple gourds on the track titled Addicted 2 My Love.  :: photo by Karl Beck ::

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Somebody's Got A Sweet Tooth


After playing in the snow at Central Park and recording vocoder parts in the studio. . . I had the urge to bake again.  This time it was caramel corn.  I can't believe this was my first time making it.  It's so good.  It reminds me of my childhood and it tastes kinda like Cracker Jacks.  Now I'm just searching for the prize . . .

The recipe I used was from The Joy Of Veagan Baking.  I used brown rice syrup in place of the corn syrup.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Beautiful Central Park

Central Park :: January 27, 2011

Another Snow Day Here In New York City!

We got 19 inches of snow here in NYC throughout the day yesterday and last night.  
Seemed a good reason to do some baking.  
This morning it was Vegan Chocolate Chip Scones!  
The recipe was adapted a bit from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's The Joy Of Vegan Baking.  
The subtitle is The compassionate Cooks Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets.  
So true.
I love to make these scones into heart shapes....Just as they did at the Uptown Bakery in Oxford, Ohio where I spent many mornings studying for school.

Mmmmm....I think it's time to go and eat another...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

In The Studio with My VP 330

Broke out my Roland Vocoder Plus VP 330 for a track currently titled Addicted (aka In Your Cup).  I'm making a lot of progress and love what is happening.  The VP 330 is one of the tools that really helps me in my songwriting/composing stages.  It's going to make a big appearance on this track.  I can't wait till it's ready for the world to hear.

Other songs I've used this on so far are: In Your Arms, Tried 2 Resist, and Wanting You.

I'm excited to be getting close to having something for y'all to hear.  At the moment I am contemplating releasing my next album in two stages.  Which would mean having something ready for a release in the spring/early summer 2011. . . . .  I'll will post more here as soon as I am more clear with dates and what not. 

It's already 10:30pm!  Yikes.  Time for dinner.

Friday, January 14, 2011

2nd Video From My Show At The Mercury Lounge.

Andy Kuncl and Matt Brandau live at The Mercury Lounge in NYC on December 23, 2010.

"In Your Arms" written by Andy Kuncl © 2010 Missing String Music

video by Karl Beck

post production and editing by Andy Kuncl

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Photos From the NY Blizzard in December 2010

Yes, that is a car totally buried in snow outside my window.

Photo from the block I live on in Brooklyn, NY.

Another shot from my street.  Folks trying to free their vehicles.

Snowman in Central Park.

Another shot in Central Park.

Midtown.

Oh and the beauty of trash on top of snow.  It's gotten even worse.  All the dump trucks were used as plows for snow removal.  All Trash pick up was suspended.  Still waiting for the pile of trash outside our building to be removed.  Makes you realize how much gets thrown out in a week.  And it all goes where?

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Brooklyn based Alternative Dance Pop artist with a slight southern accent.