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New Release!

Christmas With You! 

The best new pop Christmas tune since Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You.
Upbeat, uptempo and sassy after a reflective, scene-setting Intro, Christmas With You is a sizzling addition to the holiday pop catalog.

The Equinox Preview Soundtrack Album dropped on the Fall Equinox, Sept. 22nd 2023!

Karmic Neighborhood on Spotify

Karmic Neighborhood on Apple Music

Music and Videos are available on the Karmic Neighborhood YouTube channel

Equinox the Musical – Preview Soundtrack Album

Worldwide Release Date: 

Fall Equinox, Sept. 22, 2023

Release: May 12, 2023

Release: June 2, 2023

Release: June 23, 2023

Release: July 14, 2023

Release: August 4, 2023

Release: August 25, 2023

More music by Karmic Neighborhood

Release: October 20, 2023

Release: June 21, 2022

About Karmic Neighborhood

Armand and Julian formed a strong bond through their shared passion for music and their painful yet hopeful life experiences of surviving cancer. The two rhythmic alt-pop collaborators found inspiration within the harmony of their own respective life journeys and a mutual interest in musical innovation.

Armand and Julian formed a strong bond through their shared passion for musical innovation, their painful yet hopeful life experiences of surviving cancer, a taste for wine, and a compatibly offbeat sense of humor.



Press – Praise for Karmic Neighborhood

“There’s a new musical gem coming out of the United States, Royal Oaks, CA and it goes by the name of Karmic Neighborhood. Their latest single, “Everybody Needs To Love,” is a masterpiece that effortlessly blends elements of indie folk, contemporary pop, and classic sound. This independent artist is definitely one to watch out for as they make waves in the music industry.

“If you’re looking for something new and refreshing, I strongly urge you to check out Karmic Neighborhood’s music. With their talent and dedication, Karmic Neighborhood is well on its way to leaving a lasting impact on the contemporary music scene. So sit back, relax, and let their captivating melodies captivate your soul.”

  – Will Lisil, Pophits, July 10, 2023


“On the rugged coastline of central California, a sublime collision of talent and life experiences is giving birth to a poignant narrative that navigates the gritty reality of homelessness and the indomitable spirit of survival. Armand Ruby, the part-time musician and environmental scientist, and Julian Colbeck, a London-bred rock star and music industry veteran, have embarked on a journey to push boundaries in music and filmmaking with their collaborative brainchild, Equinox the Musical. Karmic Neighborhood, with their melodic partnership, serves as the creative engine behind the venture.”

  – LA Entertainment Weekly, June, 2023


“The alternative pop landscape of “Song of Wonder” unfolds with ethereal beauty, as Trayer’s vocals gracefully glide above a vibrant arrangement of delicate instrumentation and gentle percussion. The result is a truly magical listening experience that transports the audience into the heart of the ‘Equinox the Musical’ experience, offering a glimpse into the emotional depth and artistic statement of the film.”

   – Kat Lattimore, Plastic Magazine, UK , May 26, 2023



“Karmic Neighborhood promises much more than a soundtrack or a film. It offers a journey through the creative minds of Armand Ruby and Julian Colbeck. As their narrative unravels with every single release, we are not merely observers, but participants in their unfolding musical story, feeling every note of despair, hope, love, and resilience that pervades Equinox the Musical.

  – Gianna Lewis, Entertainment Monthly News, June 8, 2023


“Their musical collaboration represents more than just a confluence of notes and lyrics. It is the amalgamation of their shared life experiences, their resilience, and their shared understanding of the importance of kindness in a world often marred by hardships.”

  – Amir Bakian, Medium.com, July 3, 2023


Equinox the Musical embodies Karmic Neighborhood’s creative vision, a testament to their shared resilience and an exploration of the power of forgiveness, gratitude, and love even in the bleakest circumstances. Their alt-pop single, “Where Do I Go Now?” shows their dedication to pushing boundaries through music and film, and offers a fresh perspective on life’s trials and triumphs. Ruby and Colbeck’s melodious narrative on homelessness promises to inspire and challenge listeners around the world.”

  – LA Entertainment Weekly, June, 2023


’Everybody Needs to Love’ showcases the artistic talent and emotional depth of Karmic Neighborhood’s songwriting and musical arrangements. The track encapsulates the universal yearning for love and the essential role that compassion plays in our lives. With their heartfelt lyrics and soul-stirring melodies, Karmic Neighborhood continues to demonstrate their ability to create music that resonates on both an emotional and intellectual level.

  – Kat Lattimore, Plastic Magazine, UK , July 5, 2023


“Karmic Neighborhood’s soulful alt-pop single, “I Learned to Forgive,” is a powerful anthem of resilience and hope, carried by the deep, tender, and rich vocals of the renowned Santa Cruz vocalist Tammi Brown. This mid-tempo masterpiece weaves a sensational tale of gratitude and renaissance after facing the harshest of losses.

“Tammi Brown’s vocals, combined with the song’s soul-stirring message, evoke shades of the legendary Nina Simone, who was known for her ability to infuse her music with powerful social messages. “I Learned to Forgive” by Karmic Neighborhood has a profound message that lingers in the heart, resonating with those who have faced adversity and emerged with newfound strength and hope.”

  – Naomi Joan, Illustrate Magazine, August 1, 2023


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