Here with his first single "Rollerskate" from his latest album, 'Toss Up,' we are so excited to announce Kevin Krauter as the newest addition to the Bayonet roster! We are so thrilled to be releasing the breath taking solo album by the Indiana songwriter on Bayonet June 15, and available for pre-order now.
‘Toss Up’ builds on the sonic worlds of Krauters’ first releases, conveying a similar mood with a greater array of instruments and influences. An insightful songwriter with a lyrical style that is both economical and evocative, Krauter crafts unique soundscapes that scramble a range of influences—‘60s flower pop, ‘70s easy listening, ‘80s New Wave,‘90s alt-radio, ’00s indie rock. The secret tension on 'Toss Up', the engine that drives these songs: melody propelled by rhythm, melancholy fended off by the exuberance of simply creating art.
Grab your copy of the limited edition clear green vinyl, which comes with a custom "Toss Up" wooden air glider you can "toss" into the sky as you bliss out while listening to the full album this summer!
'Toss Up' is also available for pre-order in black vinyl, CD, and cassette formats.
Be sure to also catch Kevin on tour in the US in the upcoming months! Dates below:
4/28 @ Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL
5/12 @ The Bishop, Bloomington, IN
6/19 @ Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH
6/20 @ Songbyrd, Washington, DC
6/21 @ Baby's All Right, Brooklyn, NY
6/22 @ PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA
6/28 @ Schubas, Chicago, IL
7/14 @ The Tube Factory, Indianapolis, IN
We are very excited to announce that for this year's Record Store Day on April 21, Bayonet has teamed up with artists Mac Demarco and Shamir for an exclusive 7" featuring two covers of songs by iconic indie band Beat Happening!
We wanted to make this Record Store Day release extra special, which is why we are partnering with Revolutions Per Minute to donate all profits from the release to the Immigrant Defense Project, an exceptional and important organization that, for the past 20 years, has been providing much-needed legal aid and guidance to immigrants facing deportation and injustice in the United States.
Myself, Siena and Dustin are all first generation immigrants. Our parents came to the United States respectively from Cuba and Colombia seeking better lives for themselves. We're forever grateful for the hardships they endured to get here and stay here. Without the sacrifices they made, we wouldn't be here today living out our dreams. This is why this project is so deeply personal to all of us. Help us as we stand with IDP against injustice to immigrants across the country!
Grab a copy of the exclusive clear vinyl at your local record store on Saturday, April 21, 2018. To find a participating store near you head to the official Record Store Day website here!
Katie, Siena, Dustin
After releasing videos for the two lovely tracks "Maria" and "Clover," Lionlimb's newest record, 'Tape Recorder' is out today! This beautiful, minimalistically composed album is filled with moments of personal reflection with the charm and spontaneity of a band performing live. Lionlimb's Stewart Bronaugh wrote these six songs about family, loss, and friendship during the Spring of 2016. Now you can enjoy the album on clear vinyl, CD, and through digital streaming platforms.
Also, if you're in New York, make sure to come to Lionlimb's record release show with Colin Caulfield and Slanted at Park Church Co-Op! Tickets are still available here.