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July 2021

Karma Frog debuts its new Bandcamp online store and its first digital release, The Meaning, a five-part musical poem by Stephen Kalinich and Adam Marsland.

April-June 2021

Adam completes various backing vocal projects including tracks for Tony Ellis, David Mote, and Stephen Casa.

December 2020

Karma Frog's L.A. studio is liquidated with bandmate Evie Sands taking over the space. Adam returns to Asia, settling in Bali for the duration of the pandemic. Karma Frog studio continues to function remotely for online projects. The last project completed at the old Karma Frog studio is The Meaning, a five-part musical long form poem in collaboration with Beach Boys lyricist Steve Kalinich.

March 2020

Adam Marsland returns to the United States with the intention of reopening Karma Frog Studio but this is prevented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, Adam embarks on a six month project of archiving old analog material for future release on Karma Frog records.

January 2020

Rob Martinez' new album Maybe Miss America is released along with a video for the first single "Free."

December 2019

The imminent release of Rob Martinez' new album Maybe Miss America, produced all over the world on Karma Frog's remote studio, is announced.

John Ford Coley (of England Dan & John Ford Coley fame) releases Long Way Home: Live In Israel and L.A., with Adam Marsland coproducing with Earle Mankey and Bennett Zimmerman. Some of the post-production and editing was done at Karma Frog.

Danny Henry's new album Manifest Destiny is released. The song "Sound of the City" was recorded at Karma Frog.

October 2018

Adam performs a "Career Celebration Show" at the legendary Village Recoders, performing songs from all of his 12 albums and reuniting with his Chaos Band.

Karma Frog holds an artist night at Cinema Bar in Los Angeles (including Mod HIppie, Pacific Soul Ltd. and Summer Children) in conjunction with sister label Big Stir.

The first new release on Karma Frog in a year, Mod Hippie's Wannabe Nobody, sees official release.

Rob Martinez is tracking for his third album at Karma Frog.

September 2018

Adam returns to Los Angeles for two months to reopen Karma Frog studio and play several shows.

March 2018

After being postponed for several months, Mod Hippie's third album is at Earle Mankey's studio for mastering and a projected fall release.

Karma Frog gets an (unnamed) shout out in a New York Times Magazine piece about lost hiker Bill Ewasko.

December 2017

Adam Marsland releases a new video for the song "Mau Ke Mana" to promote his new album Bulé. The video is film entirely in Indonesia.

September 2017

Karma Frog Records releases two new CDs: Rob Martinez' sophomore effort Today My Mind...Tomorrow The World and Adam Marsland's first new original CD in four years, Bulé, an album based from field recordings made in southeast Asia and melding Marsland's power pop influences with the sounds of the Pacific Islands.

Mod Hippie's as-yet untitled third album is completed, with a projected Fall 2018 release.

After a record release party for Bulé, Adam closes down the local Karma Frog studio (which will still be used as a rehearsal studio) and goes on indefinite hiatus from the United States, basing himself in southeast Asia. He has with him the recordings for Rob Martinez' as-yet-untitled third album, which will be mixed and completed remotely.

June 2017

Summer Children are at Karma Frog tracking for their in-progress second album.

April 2017

Legendary soul singer Evie Sands releases her first new CD in 19 years, Shine For Me. Parts of the CD are recorded at Karma Frog.

Karma Frog announces its first label showcase on April 28th, with Rob Martinez, Pacific Soul Ltd., Mod Hippie and Cockeyed Ghost performing at the Cinema Bar, the latter staging its final album (and first on Karma Frog), Ludlow 6:18, for the first time in many years.

With David Marks and D.J. Bonebrake in tow, Mod Hippie releases the second video from Big Wow, for the track "Psycho Romeo."

March 2017

Karma Frog artist Rob Martinez garners two nominations at the New Mexico Music Awards: Best Pop LP for New Love Environment and Best Pop Song for "Love Life."

January 2017

Mod Hippie's second album, Big Wow, is released, with a lead single and video of "Night Rally," a blistering remake of Elvis Costello's anti-Fascist anthem, with David Marks of the Beach Boys on lead guitar and D.J. Bonebrake of X on drums. The album begins to pick up airplay after servicing to 300 stations worldwide.

Nov.-Jan. 2017

Adam Marsland heads to Bali and Southeast Asia for three months to write and record tracks for a projected new album, Go East, for 2017.

October 2016

Karma Frog Records releases two new CDs recorded at Karma Frog Studios: Rob Martinez' New Love Environment and Pacific Soul Ltd.'s "The Dance Divine." Not to be outdone, longtime client Toby Bennett wraps the recording of three new albums, all of which were worked on at Karma Frog.

March 2016

Beach Boy David Marks releases his new CD Back In The Garage, recorded at Karma Frog, and also tracks lead guitar for Mod Hippie's second album.

December 2015

D.J. Bonebrake of X is tracking at Karma Frog on basics for Mod Hippie's second album, as their current CD Tomorrow Then notches play at 40 terrestrial radio stations.

November 2015

Founding Beach Boy David Marks finishes recording his new album Back In The Garage at Karma Frog, with Adam Marsland producing. The first preview cut, "Kustom Kar Show", is uploaded to Soundcloud and hailed as a return to the early surf sound that Marks helped popularize.

Mod Hippie's album picks up traction, with 20 terrestrial radio stations reporting play on the album and great reviews in Blitz Magazine, BabySue, Goldmine and Rust Magazine.

October 2015

On John Lennon's birthday, Mod Hippie's debut CD Tomorrow Then is released, along with a video for the first single, "Everyone's High Fiving Everyone":


David Marks

David Marks of The Beach Boys is at Karma Frog, tracking guitar, vocals and mixing 17 songs for a project with Spanish surf band The A-Phonics.

R & B vocalist J.C. Gafford releases his first album, which features "Sound Of Your Heart," primarily tracked at Karma Frog.

Normandie Wilson releases a promo video for the release of her new album Normandie Wilson Is Tired of Being Nice. Tracking at Karma Frog, Adam Marsland contributed instruments and vocals to two tracks:


September 2015

Summer Children's album gets a warm response, with a rave review in Rust Magazine and airplay on 30 radio and internet stations.

Adam Marsland wows a crowd in Manila, The Philippines with an impromptu performance stepping on stage with a local band.

Mod Hippie has its record release party at Taix in Los Angeles, with Adam Marsland's Chaos Band providing support.

August 2015

Summer Children's debut CD on Karma Frog, On The Go With Summer Children, is released on the 7th, with an impact date of August 30th to press and specialty radio. "Poor Natalie" and "Summer Children" are the emphasis tracks.

Summer Children and Adam Marsland's Chaos Band appear at the Cinema Bar for a well-attended record release party.

Adam Marsland heads to Bali, where he takes the photos for the forthcoming Karma Frog release by Mod Hippie.

Spanish surf band The A-Phonics is recording at Karma Frog Studios, tracking live in the studio for two days on a collaboration with The Beach Boys' David Marks.

July 2015

Karma Frog holds a kickoff party for the expanded label at the Cinema Bar in Los Angeles, with sets by Summer Children and Adam Marsland's Chaos Band in front of a packed house. Sales are brisk for the new Summer Children CD, which sees official release on August 7.

Adam Marsland and Norman Kelsey of Pacific Soul Ltd. perform back to back sets at the International Pop Overthrow festival.

Karma Frog prepares a teaser video for the upcoming Summer Children release.

June 2015

D.C.-based singer/songwriter Andy Hawk releases a new album, American Vertigo, featuring piano by Adam Marsland on the track "Chasing The Sun."

Two new tracks entirely or partially recorded at Karma Frog are released online: "I Got Free On Wednesday" by The Brunch Crowd and "When I'm Alone" by The Lunar Laugh.

Adam Marsland announces his Chaos Band will perform again after a hiatus of nearly nine months, with scheduled shows in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Chaos Band bassist Teresa Cowles is riding high following her role in the newly released Brian Wilson biopic Love and Mercy.

May 2015

Adam Marsland tours Europe both solo and with Pacific Soul Ltd. The tour comprises 12 shows in all, with performances in Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands and England. A scheduled show in Hamburg, Germany is canceled due to a rail strike. The tour includes stops at old Beatles haunts The Cavern Club and Jacaranda.

The second Pacific Soul Ltd. video, for "Blue Summertime" is released:


April 2015

In advance of the Europe tour, Karma Frog releases the first single and video for Pacific Soul Ltd. Adam produced, cowrote and played most of the instruments on the finished track, "Tomorrow Brings Tonight":

March 2015

Making good on a year-old promise, Adam Marsland announced dates for a comprehensive tour of Europe in April and May, with planned stops in Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Germany, France, England and Scotland. The UK dates Adam will be a part of a collaboration with Norman Kelsey and Chaos Band bassist Teresa Cowles called Pacific Soul Ltd:

Pacific Soul Ltd

February 2015

Adam was one of many featured performers (including Rosie Flores and old compadre Evie Sands) at Ronnie Mack's "Tribute to American Legends" for Linda Rondstadt in Burbank. Adam's crooning rendition of "Ooh Baby Baby" was a highlight of the show.

Adam helped out friend and sometime sideman Jason Berk with his senior recital as a graduate at Cal State Northridge, playing keyboards and guitar on a performance of the Beatles' Abbey Road medley.

Karma Frog "Studio G" (Garage) underwent a major clean up and renovation, with greatly expanded workspace.

December 2014

Adam recently returned from a month-long visit to Asia. He performed a mini-set at a small club in Ubud, Indonesia. One song, a performance of Marty Robbins' 1976 hit "El Paso City," has been uploaded to youtube here.

Summer Children finished their album project at Karma Frog. The album is currently in mastering with Earle Mankey. Adam produced the album and contributed drums, as well as guitar, bass, keyboards and backing vocals. The album is scheduled to be the first release on the expanded Karma Frog label, in June.

Soul legend Evie Sands was at Karma Frog tracking drums and bass.

November 2014

Adam took part in Long Beach theater group RiotSTAGE's two-night performance of Pet Sounds. Adam played bass, 12-string guitar, and sang lead vocals on several songs, including an affecting version of "You Still Believe In Me." Adam sported a bathrobe and full beard as an homage to Brian Wilson's "bedroom period."

October 2014

Adam's successful Go West 5th Anniversary Tour, comprising over 30 dates across the U.S., wrapped up with three shows in Northern California. Bandmates Teresa Cowles and Jason Berk were on hand for the last shows. The tour sparked renewed interest in his 2009 double album: read about it here, here, here, here and here.

August 2014

A 10-piece band convened in Marina Del Rey to perform Adam's 2009 double album Go West in its entirety on the 5th anniversary of its release. Besides regular bandmates Evie Sands, Kurt Medlin and Teresa Cowles, band members included noted pop musician/producers Rich McCulley and Adrian Bourgeois. After the show Adam embarked on a six week tour of the U.S. to promote the rerelease of the new album. A video of their performance of "Learning The Ropes" at this show is on youtube.

July 2014

In preparation for the rerelease of Go West, Adam journeyed to Palawan Island in the Philippines to shoot a new video for the Go West track, "Grateful For The Rain." The humorous storyline is a parody of Tom Hanks' film Cast Away. Adam actually was filmed in the water during a typhoon for a few shots in the video. You can see it here.

Along with former Beach Boys MD Chris Farmer, Adam participates on vocals and lead guitar in a concert by Surfin' to a crowd of 3,000 at Burbank's Starlight Bowl. The Tokens open the show.

May 2014

Citing exhaustion from touring and a grueling studio schedule, Adam reluctantly cancels 13 dates scheduled in Europe this month. He plans to return in 2015.

April 2014

Adam completes six weeks on the road in the U.S. doing dates in support of his current single, "No One's Ever Gonna Hear This Song," from his 2013 album The Owl And The Full Moon. The tour took Adam to parts of the U.S., including the deep south, he has not visited for years. The single racked up considerable airplay on non-commercial radio stations around the country. See the video here.

February 2014

"No One's Ever Gonna Hear This Song" is released to radio as Adam begins a six-week tour of the U.S. in support.

January 2014

Work was completed at Karma Frog from beginning to end this month on four albums' worth (over 50 tracks in all) of new recordings from AMCB for two limited-edition double discs, Super HIts of the '70s and You May Never Hear Surf Music Again, released as crowdsourcing premiums for the forthcoming U.S. and Europe tours.

December 2013

Adam and his Chaos Band mounted a second "50 Sides of the Beach Boys" concert in Los Angeles, performing 50 songs by the legendary band and their leader, Brian Wilson, with whom Chaos Band bass player Teresa Cowles had recently performed. The song featured a mix of hits and rarities and was recorded for a live album release. Guests included Steve Gregoropolous (Lavender Diamond, WACO) on a memorable "Kokomo" and Kristy Callan (Wednesday Week) performing a winsome "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)". "Don't Worry Baby," featuring Adam on lead vocal was another highlight, as was a strong performance of "I Can Hear Music".

November 2013

Adam performs a concert in Tokyo, Japan. He also briefly visits the Philippines in the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda.

October 2013

Adam wraps up an extensive three month tour of Europe, Canada and the continental U.S. in support of his new album The Owl And The Full Moon. Notable gigs included the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, and a well-received set for a packed house at the convention for the Beach Boys Britain. Video of "The Owl And The Full Moon" with a band of Dutch musicians in Enschede, The Netherlands is here.