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Speak Now EP

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Speak Now features four songs that address the ghosts in our society: racism and white supremacy, gun violence, war and identity. The music on Speak Now is stylistically diverse, yet unified by Karikatura’s characteristic sound: blazing horns, reggae guitars and Afro­Latin rhythms delivered with punk­rock energy.

To our fans, friends & families. Rob Weiss, Chris Apostle, Alex Treyer, Okai, Gunter Weber and the Delft Crew, Gregor Engelen, Mobe Crew in Berlin, Gabriel Willa, Chris Malone, Paul Falcone, The Greenstreets, Louis and the Ropeadope family, The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, European Dissent, The Buddhist Peace Fellowship, The Village Zendo, White Awake, and so many others who have helped inspire us over the past year. We love you all.


released April 15, 2016

Ryan Acquaotta - Lead Vocals / Percussion
Dima Kay - Guitar / Backing Vocals / Synth
Morgan Greenstreet - Drums / Percussion / Backing Vocals
Eric Legaspi - Bass
Dan Lehner - Trombone / Backing Vocals

Additional Personnel:
Joe MF Wilson - Saxophone
Ric Becker - Trombone on Ghost Town
Vocals on Ghost Town by Ryan Acquaotta & Akil B. Strange
Vocals on Miesto by Dima Kay & Ryan Acquaotta
Additional Vocal Production by Pablo Arraya

Produced by:
Dima Kay with Karikatura

Engineered by:
Dima Kay at Horosho Records, Long Island City, NY
Aaron Bastinelli at Rubbertracks, Brooklyn, NY
Will Keeris at Minimobile Studios, Schipluiden, NL
Pablo Arraya at Audio Piranha, Brooklyn, NY

Mixed by:
Pablo Arraya at Audio Piranha, Brooklyn, NY

Mastered by:
Tatsuya Sato at The Mastering Palace, New York, NY

Artwork by:
Justine Beth Kay

*All compositions by Karikatura except "Ghost Town", written by The Specials (Jerry Dammers), 2 Tone Records, 1981.



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Karikatura Brooklyn, New York

Karikatura makes life-affirming, body-shaking music that moves people around the world. While the band has toured everywhere from Japan to Brazil, New York City is home. With bright horns, socially conscious lyrics and booty-bouncing beats, Karikatura delivers real songs that transcend style and genre. ... more


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