If you look up things about Kevin Krauter, you might realize that he went to school in the same Indiana town where David Letterman grew up. While that’s a neat fact that few will recognize, what you should realize is that Krauter is making some of the best chill rock coming out today. With his new album Full Hand coming in late February, Krauter has just dropped a new song “Surprise” that checks all of the boxes for anyone who’s heard him before.
The pedal soaked guitar that Krauter has employed in the past opens the track up. When his easy going vocals come in, you’re immediately drawn to the sound he creates. Utilizing elements of indie rock and dream pop, Krauter shows a more refined sound here that should take his sound to a wider audience. The video features imagery of dream-like sequences spliced with live band footage. While it appears that Krauter is attempting to hold a typical day job, the nine to five doesn’t work well for a guy daydreaming of playing live. Though with that said, his work cubicle does have a nice home based touch to its appearance.
The video can be viewed above or on YouTube. The new album is available for preorder directly from Bayonet Records ahead of its February 28 release. Kevin Krauter does not have any announced tour dates supporting the album, though that should change soon.
Image Credits: Photo by Hana Mendel.