Update:

Bad news first: The Younger Lovers and Once & Future Band had to cancel their Europe tour and won't be able to appear at Burger Invasion. Now the good news.. We are happy to announce that Elephant Stone will join the lineup in Cologne, and Plattenbau will join the Hamburg lineup.

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KING KHAN & THE SHRINES

Berlin, GER

Imagine Roky Erickson backed by the Sun Ra Arkestra, Wilson Pickett and The Velvet Underground or the love child of Anubis and Kali. King Khan & The Shrines is more than a psychedelic soul band with a spectacle of a stage show. They are a cult musical phenomenon and simply one of the most entertaining groups the world has seen and heard since the days of Ike & Tina.

COSMONAUTS

Fullerton, CA

Cosmonauts are a California-based band known for their simple, physically powerful songs and punishing stage volume, hashing out powerful, drone-inspired guitar jams inspired by Spacemen 3, Sonic Youth, and the Velvet Underground. Cosmonauts released their first album in the summer of 2010. Their second full-length, If You Wanna Die Then I Wanna Die, was released in 2012, and in 2013, the group reunited with Burger Records to release a third album, Persona Non Grata. 2016 saw the release of A-OK, Cosmonauts' fourth full-length, which deepened their psych influences and included some mellower fare with shades of dream pop.

L.A. WITCH

Los Angeles, CA

It’s easy to forget that just a few decades ago, the only viable means for penetrating the golden glamour of Los Angeles was via the dusty trail of Route 66. There was acid on the streets and revolution in the air, but there were also Hell’s Angels in the alleys and Manson’s family on the desert periphery. It was an age of innocence, beauty, and opportunity, with an underbelly of lawlessness and depravity. And it had a soundtrack. It’s impossible to listen to L.A. Witch and not hear echoes of that time. Whether they’re conjuring the downtrodden cowpunk of The Gun Club, the seedy metropolitan balladry of Velvet Underground, or the beefed-up blues of Black Sabbath, L.A. Witch remind us of that exhilarating revelation that a city can elevate you just as quickly as it can grind you into the dirt.

THE MURLOCS

MELBOURNE, AUS

The Murlocs are five dudes with roots firmly placed in their own blown-out, distorted demented dance party brand of soulful RnB. Formed in the end of November 2010 and originally from the coastal town of Ocean Grove the group has since gone on to play such music festivals as Meredith, Queenscliffe, Boogie and Falls. As well as supporting such acts as Gary Clarke Junior, Mac Demarco, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Earthless, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Wavves and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.

ELEPHANT STONE

Montreal, CAN

Evolution, change, artistic growth, exploration – these words are associated with all great rock and roll bands, but they’re quickly becoming synonymous with Elephant Stone, the Montreal trio led by singer/bassist/songwriter/sitar player, Rishi Dhir. With Ship of Fools (their 4 th full-length LP), Dhir and his bandmates – Miles Dupire (drummer/backing vox) and Gabriel Lambert (geetar/backing vox) – have solidified Elephant Stone’s place among the greats as innovators who are unafraid of challenging themselves and their audience. Elephant Stone emphasizing catchy grooves and vocal melodies that smack of both infectious pop and dance, but Dhir’s lyrics have lost none of their sophistication.

CHUCKAMUCK

Berlin, GER

The four-piece garage rock outfit Chuckamuck was formed in 2006 in Berlin. The band is well known for their underground hit, Hitchhike - a song about a group of fun loving youngsters get a hold of cheap instruments and realize all they can do with them. Their songs are full of joy, as one can see in their live shows and hear on their albums Wild for Adventure and Jiles as well as on their current single Sayonara (Staatsakt).

YONATAN GAT

New York City, NY

Yonatan Gat and his band are doing something you will not see anywhere else. The power trio sets up on the floor of every venue from giant clubs to basements—DIY style among sweaty dancing bodies—playing intricate improvisation sets that channel "everything from Afrobeat grooves to Middle Eastern folk melodies to straight up rock n’ roll noise, sometimes all within the span of one song – weaving the global smattering of styles seamlessly together like the great jazz musicians of the ‘60s" (The Bay Bridged)

MOZES & THE FIRSTBORN

Eindhoven, NL

Finally they are here. The messiah has arisen. Break the shackles of daily routine, the straitjacket of expectations. Break free from everything you love. Resistance is futile. Mozes & The Firstborn.

SWUTSCHER

Hamburg, GER

Swutscher is a LoFi Country band from Henstedt-Rhen.

PLATTENBAU

Berlin, GER

Plattenbau AG is an incorporated rock group startup based in Berlin, specialising in post-truth musical media. A Welshman, an American and a Swede, currently based in the ex-Stasi headquarters, press guitar-trashing noise-pop and post-punk into an irresistible heavy pill of post-ideological surrealism. Wave as new as it gets.

DEATH CANYONS

Hamburg, GER

Death Canyons is a garage punk band from Hamburg.

Burger Records is an independent record label and record store based out of Fullerton, California. The label was founded in 2007 by Sean Bohrman and Lee Rickard, members of the power pop band Thee Makeout" Party. The label is notable for releasing most of its material on cassette, and among the hundreds of artists released on the label are Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, The Black Lips, Brian Jonestown Massacre, King Khan, Cosmonauts and many more. The label holds the annual Burgerama music festival in California, featuring dozens of Burger bands as well as the Burgermania at SXSW. The label is known for "its growing catalog of sugary, eccentric power pop and audacious garage rock, extolling a carefree message of love, music and DIY attitude." - OC Weekly