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Blue Cheese
LP $16.00

02/26/2016 600197011218 

BING 112 LP 


CD $9.25

02/26/2016 600197011225 

BING 112 CD 


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Kane Strang’s first proper album, Blue Cheese, picks up on the rough disaffection of his earlier demo collection, A Pebble and a Paper Crane, which he recorded in a WWII bomb shelter in Germany. Back in his hometown of Dunedin, New Zealand, Strang spent two curious months alone, housesitting for his parents. Re-nested, yet still isolated, Strang composed all of Blue Cheese over those quiet days. Lead-off track “The Web” channels pummeling bass lines punctuated by a twinkling synth that calls upon microscopic pop principalities of restlessness (“Yeah, I met someone else / Without leaving my little house / No, I haven’t held her yet / I met her on the internet”). Its abrupt ending parallels Strang’s own disconnect. 
“She’s Appealing” weaves Day-Glo guitar motifs into distant, detached ’80s garage pop vocals. “Never Kissed a Blonde” is driven by a slapping delay on both vocals and guitar. Strang’s path toward a melody is always surprising, and he never misses a hit-on-the-head-obvious-in-retrospect memorable line. 
Strang amassed a band and has started playing his distinct psych-pop live. He will tour the United States in 2016.

Tracklist

  1. #1 The Web

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  2. #2 Things Are Never Simple

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  3. #3 Full Moon, Hungry Sun

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  4. #4 Run Rings

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  5. #5 What's Wrong?

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  6. #6 The Canyon Her River Carved

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  7. #7 It's Fine

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  8. #8 You Think

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  9. #9 She's Appealing

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  10. #10 Never Kissed a Blonde

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  11. #11 Scarlet King Magnolia

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