Indiana songwriter Kevin Krauter's new debut full length on Bayonet Records entitled 'Toss Up' is out today! In between tours, Kevin spent long hours in his basement, guitars and vintage keyboards his only company, and tested out ideas, explored new sonic avenues, savored new sounds, and taught himself how to play a few instruments. The secret tension on 'Toss Up,' the engine that drives these songs, is melody propelled by rhythm and melancholy fended off by the exuberance of simply creating art. We're so excited to share this record with the world and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Prior to its release date, we've put out three singles from 'Toss Up' including "Rollerskate," "Keep Falling in Love," and "Suddenly." You can now pick up the limited edition color vinyl pressing, the black vinyl pressing, the CD, or the cassette of 'Toss Up' online or at your local record store!
The second single, "Keep Falling In Love" from Kevin Krauter's new album 'Toss Up' is out today along with a music video! The track premiered on Beats1 and the video is up on Gorilla vs Bear. Following up the first single "Rollerskate," this new track showcases the melodic, personal side of Kevin's songwriting on this album.
Krauter's debut album on Bayonet Records 'Toss Up' is out on June 15 and available for pre-order now! Snag a copy of the limited edition green vinyl that comes with a custom air glider while you still can! Cassette, CD, and black vinyl versions of the record are also available.
Don't forget to catch Kevin on tour too:
5/12 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
6/19 - Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
6/20 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
6/21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
6/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
6/24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr.Smalls
6/26 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
6/27 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
6/28 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
7/14 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Tube Factory
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