It wasn’t long until they stamped their raw sample based sound by winning Super45’s Best New Sound pick for 2007, Chile´s prestigious music blog. The band released their five-song demo in 2007 called simply ¨Picnic Kibun EP¨. The EP was remixed by Matanza and Moustache! among many other local artists. In August 2009, the band released its debut album, Fiebre Tagadá, which was acclaimed as one of the most exciting Chilean releases of the year. It was downloaded more than 120,000 times from the band´s official website http://www.picnickibun.com. After the release of ¨Fiebre Tagadá¨, bandmembers Blit and Herbie West left the band to pursue personal projects causing the band a brief hiatus from live performance. After the breakup, the band took to a new form, incorporating Fran Straube (Miss Garrison, Fármacos) on drums and voices. In 2011, Picnic Kibun worked with producer Vicente Sanfuentes (Sanfuentes, Original Hamster, Francisca Valenzuela) to create four EPs which were released through the band´s music label Endemika Records. Taganga EP (Oct 2012) included the title song ¨Taganga¨ which was co-produced with the chilean duo Moustache! (Astro) as well as ¨Madisonville¨which in turn was co-produced with Matanza.
The EP was released in Australia through Tuff ´Em Up Records as well as in Chile through the band´s Endemika Records. There were two remix EPs released, each released under each record label which included artists such as Tunacola and Mawashi. The title song featured a video clip directed by Pablo Gonzalez (Smog), featuring Julianna Her and Agustin Silva. Semilla EP (oct 2013) included Semilla and Kaizoku featuring Matanza.
Megalinda EP (aug 2013) included the songs Megalinda and Nation Of Two. The song also included a live versión of Taganga, recorded during 2012 while Picnic Kibun opened for The Presets. Previa Me Up EP (Mar 2014) was Picnic Kibun´s final release. It included the title song Previa Me Up and remixes by Roman & Castro, Dj Raff, Modex and Pol del Sur. In 2008 the band scored the music for Transantiaguinos (Canal 13), a nationally broadcasted TV show for Canal13 based in Chile. Picnic Kibun can also be found in the soundtrack of Santos (Lopez 2006), Que Pena Tu Vida (Lopez 2010) and ¨Young and Wild¨ (Rivas 2012).
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