hi, my name is cyrus! i'm a musician and audio specialist.
my last name is pronounced gair-uh-maw-knee.

i am sometimes credited as king cyrus king.

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<----------- stream / download the hot karate albums here!
that's my band! i scream like a banshee and play
flashy guitar solos (on a bass!)

i recorded and produced everything.
we've been reviewed as "earth-shattering" and
"fun to listen to, upbeat, in-your-face music"
"the kind of stuff music fans say is dead"

more info at hotkaratemusic.com

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2014:

i did the music for brett gelman's unbelievable Adult Swim special, dinner with friends with brett gelman and friends. in the last few months gelman & i have performed live together at FYF, SF Sketchfest, the sasquatch festival in washington, and other huge shows including a memorable set at the Troubadour in LA.

jon daly and i made a red hot chili peppers parody that was completely believed to be real, got over a million plays & was reported as authentic by a number of news outlets. it was even on the radio (kroq & howard stern). you can read rolling stone's interview with me about it here.

i am currently composing music for Kroll Show, the Eric Andre Show, and a number of Adult Swim pilots.

i made a fake, horrible video of dave mustaine's already terrible symphony performance and thousands of people believed it.

the latest HOT KARATE record FINGER FOOD continues to get great reviews, and we are preparing to release a white 7" single of our newest material!

i'm also producing an 80's sounding hip hop album for
Vice Magazine with my main man Brett Gelman.

i also engineered & produced the new Apple Sisters christmas album, which was recorded with a full orchestra! i have a keytar sideproject with kimmy gatewood from the group, we are called CARLALA AND THE FUNK

i also produced joe mande's cd, turning what was once just a normal standup set into a full-on bizarre hip hop mixtape.

i also mixed and mastered karen kilgariff's new live cd.

i've also been working with talented people like ron funches, eddie pepitone, paul scheer, rob huebel, andy peters, jake weisman, matt braunger, neil hamburger, rachel bloom, drennon davis, & kurt braunohler on a number of silly projects.

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i have a podcast that is a collaboration between myself and actor/comedian Brett Gelman, "GELMANIA". it has been lauded as an exceptionally bizarre and well-produced project. we were a featured live act at Bridgetown, Outside Lands and SXSW

"One of the oddest performance I can remember seeing
in the past three years of covering SXSW."

[ laughspin ]

"Haphazard creative exploit and hilarious for all the risk taking."
[ ploplist ]

"Displayed a perspective completely unlike any other podcast.
Gelmania is dark and absurdly vulgar."

[ splitsider ]

"The best comedy podcast on earth. Raises the bar, taking
the sonic possibilities of digital audio further than others."

[ tps ]

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i composed the theme to my buddy Jon Daly's podcast and did music on the episodes too. on "Building the Track", we write & record songs under a 20 minute time limit with some special guests including Brendon Small, Steve Agee, Howard Kremer, Har Mar Superstar and more. also #230PST

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i've worked with bands like Ghostlight Orchestra, Bulletins, the Paper Thins, Yo La Tengo, Matthew Sweet, and The Bangles

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Contact me - I want to hear about your projects too! Regardless of your media needs, I'm your guy!

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