Comprised of Karla Kane (vocals), KC Bowman (guitar),  Khoi Huynh (bass) and Charlie Crabtree (drums) the quartet of The Corner Laughers have received attention across the blogosphere, radio TV and in retail stores for a sound that pairs literate and melancholy lyrics with infectiously upbeat melodies – and when you hear “Fairytale Tourist” off the quartet’s recently released Matilda Effect their sound is reminiscent of Belle and Sebastian and The Smiths but with a jangling, twangy feel and a clearly feminist lens, as the song’s narrator tells her love that she better be treated with respect or “let me go.” And much like The Smiths and Belle and Sebastian, the song initially sounds as though it could have been released in 1963, as much as it could have been released today. 

The quartet’s profile has been growing as they’ve shared stages with Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, Candy Butchers’ Mike Viola, John Wesley Harding, Fiona Bevan, Sophie Madeleine, Martin Newell, and many others. And throughout July and August, the band will be embarking on a West Coast tour with stops in Berkeley, San Francisco and Portland