Karmacoda is a US trip hop, downtempo and electronica band based in San Francisco, CA. Karmacoda features lead vocalist Heather Pierce, vocalist/guitarist B., DJ/Turntablist Rafael Acevedo and bassist Eric Matsuno.
Karmacoda (whose name is an homage to Karmacoma, a song by British trip-hop collective Massive Attack, a nod to their impromptu formation (karma) and a description of their loop-based musical style (coda)), began as a studio project effort between founding members B. and Heather Pierce when they met in 2000 and realized their mutual interest in trip hop and drum and bass. A few months earlier B. had played friend and drummer Bruce Fulford new material he had written in an attempt to explore new electronic music territory. While working on the new instrumental tracks both B. and Bruce agreed that adding vocals could complete the sound they were searching for.