A master of hooks and melody, Kurt Baker's music embodies a feel-good spirit wrapped in a punk rock sheen inspired by music of decades past. The Kurt Baker Combo will release In Orbit in October 2016 via Steven Van Zandt's Wicked Cool Records. After releasing 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.
He soon caught the attention of noted tastemaker Steven Van Zandt, guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, radio host of Little Steven's Underground Garage, and proprietor of Wicked Cool Records - not to mention Silvio on The Sopranos. In Orbit is Baker's fourth full-length album and first effort recorded with his Spain-based band Kurt Baker Combo. It's also the initial new release in Wicked Cool's new partnership with The Orchard.
Featuring nine original songs plus an electrifying cover of Devo's "Jerkin' Back 'n' Forth," In Orbit is a fast-paced, high energy ride rooted in rock's past yet with eyes wide open toward a brave new world of melodic rock. Get ready for liftoff, because Kurt Backer Combo is shooting for the stars.