Kolars are the wild-eyed rock duo to get your feet moving, listen to new single “Turn It Up”


Kolars — Photo Credit: Cortney Armitage

KOLARS, the husband and wife duo of Rob Kolar and Lauren Brown, have released another sizzling addition to their already blistering collection with new single “Turn It Up.” The Los Angeles-based band pulls from a lot of different roots with this one, dipping their heavy-guitars in a bluesy bath and side-stepping with the punkish agitations of their percussion work. Comparisons could abound—we see a bit of The Kills’ rabid intimacy in these two—and their new single only hammers in that sentiment in the most rock-and-roll-dance-until-your-shoes-ignite sort of way. Which is pretty appropriate given that Brown has a tendency to create her own rhythms on her full stand-up kit while tap-dancing—while Kolar offers-up a rare suave in his swagger as he howls from his guitar.

“As a kid, I listened to a lot of punk music and it inspired me to start singing and writing songs. It is a culture that embraces imperfection and values authentic expression which is empowering to someone just starting out. I was really draw to songs like ‘Soundsystem’ by Operation Ivy and ‘Radio’ by Rancid. Both are anthems celebrating music as a medicine to raise your spirit,” Rob said. “I’ve always wanted to write a song appreciating what music has done for my life – this song is our version of that. ‘Turn It Up’ is our tribute to how music can be vital in getting us through tough times.”

The band has also collaborated with Mike McCready of Pearl Jam to release a limited edition vinyl of “Turn It Up” (side A) / “Touch The Lightening” (side B) on his label, Hockey Talkter Records. The vinyl will be out in early April via Hockey Talkter and through Jack White’s Third Man Records.

KOLARS will be going on tour this month with a stop at The Echo in Los Angeles on February 22. Visit the band’s website and Facebook to stay updated on tour announcements and new music.

Listen to KOLARS new single “Turn It Up” below!


KOLARS Tour Dates:

Feb 21 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

Feb 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Feb 23 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones

Mar 1 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer

Mar 9 – Phoenix, AZ @ Flying Burrito Festival

Mar 10 – 18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Festival

Mar 21 – Denver, CO @ Larimer

Mar 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

Mar 23 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Festival

Mar 28 – Eugene, OR @ Wildcraft

Mar 29 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset

Mar 30 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

Mar 31 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett

Apr 9 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar

Apr 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

Apr 11 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

Apr 12 – Columbus, OH @ Big Room

Apr 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR

Apr 15 – Toronto, Canada @ Monarch

Apr 16 – Montreal, Canada @ Casa Del Popolo

Apr 17 – Boston, MA @ Middle East

Apr 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

Apr 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

Apr 21 – Washington DC @ DC9

Apr 22 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle

Apr 24 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement

Apr 26 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

Apr 27 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

Apr 28 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs

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