Kane Strang

Blue Cheese (Ba Da Bing)

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Kane Strang’s first 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. Now back in his hometown of Dunedin, New Zealand, Kane spent two curious months alone, housesitting for his parents. Renested, yet still isolated, Kane 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. Kane never doesn’t surprise with his path towards a melody, nor does he miss a hit-on-the-head-obvious-in-retrospect memorable line.

 

Kane amassed a band and has started playing his distinct psych-pop live. He will be touring the United States in 2016.

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Tour

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    Mar 03, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Baby’s All Right

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    Mar 05, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA
    Johnny Brenda’s

  •  
    Mar 06, 2017
    Washington, DC
    DC9

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    Mar 07, 2017
    Richmond, VA
    Strange Matter

  •  
    Mar 08, 2017
    Durham, NC
    The Pinhook

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    Mar 09, 2017
    Savannah, GA
    Savannah Stopover Music Festival

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    Mar 10, 2017
    Tallahassee, FL
    The Wilbury

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    Mar 11, 2017
    New Orleans, LA
    Gasa Gasa

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    Mar 12, 2017
    Houston, TX
    White Oak Music Hall

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    Mon. March 13-Sun. March 19
    Austin, TX
    SXSW

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    Mar 20, 2017
    Santa Fe, NM
    Meow Wolf

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    Mar 21, 2017
    Denver, CO
    Lost Lake

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    Mar 22, 2017
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Kilby Court

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    Mar 23, 2017
    Boise, ID
    Treefort Music Festival

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    Mar 24, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Mississippi Studios

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    Mar 25, 2017
    Vancouver, BC
    The Cobalt

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    Mar 26, 2017
    Seattle, WA
    The Vera Project

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    Mar 29, 2017
    San Francisco, CA
    Swedish American Hall

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    Mar 30, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bootleg Theater

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    Mar 31, 2017
    San Diego, CA
    Soda Bar