Kranky is known for putting out great releases that edge toward the avant-garde and the drone-heavy by artists like Deerhunter and Windy & Carl. Their latest release, Tape Chants by Gregg Kowalsky, fits the mold perfectly. In support of Tape Chants, Kowalsky will head out on the road to roam the states and avoid the Pacific Northwest.
No, he’s not really avoiding the PNW, but he does begin in the mid-west and head east. The tour kicks into gear tomorrow and coincides with the June 8 release of Tape Chants. It all begins in Chicago and wraps up twelve days later in Brooklyn.
So, if you live anywhere between those two spots, mark your calendar and check out the relaxing dissonant drone so immanent in Kowalsky’s tunes. If you live in an area without a Gregg Kowalsky show, visit Kranky Records and pick up a copy of Tape Chants for your fix. Like I said, Tape Chants is out tomorrow.
Gregg Kowalsky: Vi-Vii [mp3]