Today, the Spain-based four-piece group of rock ‘n’ roll ruffians Kurt Baker Comborelease their brand new single “So Lonely,” from their forthcoming album, “Let’s Go Wild!” out via Wicked Cool Records in partnership with The Orchard on May 18th. The track, originally recorded in the early ’80s by the relatively unknown Swedish group The Radio, gets a brand-new spin courtesy of the Combo, with a sound influenced by guitar bands from decades past. PRESS HEREto listen to the track which first premiered via NewNoiseMagazine.com
“When I moved to Madrid, I found this secondhand LP for two euros by a group called The Radio.” explains Baker. “I used to DJ ‘So Lonely’ around rock ‘n’ roll bars. [Our version] was originally going to be a B-side, but it came out really well,” he said of the song.
“So Lonely” previews Let’s Go Wild, and Kurt Baker’s need to go wild. For him, that meant leaving Portland, Maine – and after finding intensely enthusiastic audiences for his music, making a new home for himself in Madrid, Spain. Birthed in the land of flamenco and paella, the brand-new second album by the group makes their mission abundantly clear.
“Our drummer Sam Malakian came up with the album title,” says Kurt admiringly of the band’s Russian-born, Spain-based timekeeper. “Sam screams, ‘Let’s go wild!’ before we begin our show every night.” The Combo is rounded out by two Spanish natives: bassist Juancho Lopez, and lead guitarist Jorge Colldan.
The prolific live performers will blaze a trail through Europe in support of the record before coming to the U.S. later this year.
Garage rock evangelist Steven Van Zandt has been a Baker booster for years now, featuring seven prior Kurt tracks as his weekly “Coolest Song In The World,” on Little Steven’s Underground Garage, most recently for the fall 2017 single “Girl’s Got Money” from Kurt’s digital-only solo The Lost Weekend EP. The latest full-length release in Wicked Cool Records’ partnership with The Orchard as distributor, Let’s Go Wild! manages to live up to its ambitiously energetic title.