THE CORNER LAUGHERS – Temescal Telegraph


THE CORNER LAUGHERS will release their new record Temescal Telegraph on Big Stir Records. The longtime and beloved California indie-pop band, – Karla Kane (vocals, ukulele and most songwriting), Charlie Crabtree (drums), KC Bowman (guitar) and Khoi Huynh (sharing guitar, bass and piano duties) –,  returns to beguile listeners once again with a ten song collection exploring themes from acceptance and loss to climate change, childhood, and the nature of time itself.





The album, their fifth overall and first for BSR, is out June 5 on CD and download.

The Accepted Time is the first single and you can buy it here.



SweetSweetMusicblog spoke to KARLA KANE about the new record.



Recording music. What’s all the fun about?


Some of the fun is about bringing to life something that previously only existed in your mind (or possibly on a page). And some of it is about the chemistry, banter, buffoonery, and magic that especially comes about when getting the full band together to work. Some of the fun is when things turn out exactly how you’d hoped and imagined. Some of it is when things turn out very differently and surprise you.


You can pick 3 co-writers to write new songs with. Who? … and Why?

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lin Manuel Miranda, and Jeanine Tesori, because I’m a musical theater nerd at heart and wish I could write a Broadway show.





What’s the gig you will always remember? And why?


I’m combining two gigs in one here to say the two times Khoi and I, along with our UK band members Helen and Mark Luker, performed at Martin Newell’s Golden Afternoon in Colchester, England, September of 2012 and 2017. It’s just the ideal gig for me in every way– playing with one of the greatest songwriters ever, in the most beautiful and slightly haunted medieval ex-church setting, on the eve of autumn in an ancient city, and at a civilized, child-friendly afternoon hour with tea and cake! What more could one want?



You can’t control the way people ‘hear’ your music. But if you could make them aware of certain aspects, you think, set your songs apart. What would they be?


No, you definitely cannot control the way people hear it, nor would I want to. I suppose I’ll go with the boring answer of hoping people listen to the lyrics as, understandably, it’s usually the sounds that hook people first. But I do aim for interesting lyrics.


Is recording a record easier than getting it heard nowadays?


Well, I suppose in some ways it’s easier, thanks to a myriad of accessible tools, but that doesn’t mean making a *good* record is easier, necessarily. And even though there is a lot of saturation and competition to be heard, thanks to the democratization of making music cheaply/conveniently, technology and the internet also make it much easier to reach people across the world. (So basically my answer is, I have no idea!)

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