Out now on one of the coolest labels on the planet, Wicked Cool Records. I think you would be a little on the crazy side to not give this a listen. Sweet power pop , rock ‘n’ roll the way it was meant to be.
“The Kurt Baker Combo is cool! Be there or be square!” – Stevie Van Zandt
A master of hooks and melody, Kurt Baker (aka the “Prince of Power Pop as Mighty Manfred of The Woggles calls him)” embodies a feel-good spirit wrapped in a punk rock sheen inspired by the music of decades past. After several records with The Leftovers, the Maine native struck out solo and released three full-length albums, along with a prolific output of B-sides and covers, touring with the likes of The Offspring and Tommy Stinson.
The initial release in Wicked Cool’s new partnership with The Orchard, “In Orbit” is Kurt’s first album recorded with the Kurt Baker Combo, the fearsome four-piece group which has been touring like madmen all throughout Kurt’s newly adopted home country, Spain. Featuring nine original songs plus an electrifying cover of Devo’s “Jerkin’ Back ’N’ Forth,” In Orbit is a fast-paced, high-energy ride. Get ready for liftoff with The Kurt Baker Combo “In Orbit.”