Two Hearts and No Brain out Friday June 30 on Dead Oceans via Inertia Music
“Strang has a gift for pulling diamonds from the rough.”
“A nice dose of downer pop.”
“Robust and refined.”
Tiny Mix Tapes
Kane Strang has unveiled the official video for his new single, “My Smile Is Extinct”, ahead of the release of his new album, Two Hearts and No Brain, out Friday June 30 on Dead Oceans via Inertia Music.
The charmingly offbeat clip directed by Julian Vares features Strang strumming guitar and singing along deadpan:
“I said kill me now, I want to die
I heard there’s a chance at an afterlife
I might not get let in but at least I won’t be living”
Taking to well-worn subject matter (heartbreak, loneliness, family) with a disarmingly frank scalpel, Strang’s wryly deadpan lines never miss a beat – the results often sardonic, and always captivating.
What sets Kane apart from the rafts of DIY indie songwriters is a willingness to push further. Having mastered the lo-fi aesthetic, he’s stretched his already limber songwriting legs and production chops to new unexpected spaces on Two Hearts and No Brain.
Two Hearts and No Brain
2. Silence Overgrown
3. Not Quite
4. Oh So You’re Off I See
5. See Thru
6. Summertime In Your Lounge
7. My Smile Is Extinct
8. Two Hearts and No Brain
9. It’s Not That Bad
10. Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost)
11. Good Guy
Featured Photo Credit: Loulou Callister-Baker