Last year, Indiana based songwriter Kevin Krauter (of Hoops) recorded his debut EP while attending school in Muncie. The songs were a collection of old demos thrown together into a six-song EP for a friend's semester project. A year later, the same friend approached Krauter with the idea for another six-song project. This time, Krauter had been writing new songs over the past year with the intention of releasing them together on an album. What resulted is a cohesive collection of songs that range from a multitude of influences from bossa nova to Americana. Each song is born from a different emotional/personal background, but they each follow a theme of change and growth. Using his solo work as an outlet for non-Hoops material, Changes is Krauter’s first attempt at writing and recording a set of songs that flow together thematically while maintaining their own distinctive sound and feeling.
Changes is out December 2nd on Winspear & Warm Ratio.
"Reminds me of A Ghost Is Born-era Wilco or a more melodious Kurt Vile, but delivered with Grizzly Bear's delicate chamber-pop touch. It's really lovely"
"The collection of six songs are as confident as they are majestic. You get a bit of Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste in the vocals gliding over ’60s and ’70s-indebted folk instrumentation ideal for reflection. Today, we are ecstatic to share the rolling “Nightly” that we can’t help but hear a little hint Simon & Garfunkel influence woven throughout."