Following up 2016’s Blue Cheese, Dunedin, New Zealand’s Kane Strang has shared a new single from his upcoming (still officially unannounced) new album. On “Oh So You’re Off I See,” Strang trades in the bedroom for the studio, and the lonesome life of a solo recording artist for the rich, rewarding magic of full-band collaboration. The resultant sound aims for something more robust and refined than anything off of Blue Cheese.
Coincidentally enough, “Oh So You’re Off I See” is also what Strang’s family and friends are about to start saying to him, as he is set to tour North America for the first time at the end of the month, marking the very first time he will have played outside of New Zealand.
What with the current state of sociopolitical affairs in this country (not to mention this whole mess with Charles Oakley and The Knicks!), Strang has picked quite the moment to come to this part of the world. Regardless, he’ll be stopping all over this crazy country (and Canada’s crazy country) throughout March, including dates at Savannah Stopover, SXSW, and Treefort music festivals.
Listen to “Oh So You’re Off I See” and check out Kane Strang’s North American tour dates down below. As for the whole album, it’ll be out later this year on Dead Oceans.
Lastly: I truly apologize for my segue at the top of that second paragraph. Sorry.
Kane Strang does North America:
02.23.17 - Dunedin, New Zealand - None Gallery
02.24.17 - Auckland, NZ - Cassette 9
02.25.17 - Wellington, NZ - Caroline
03.03.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
03.05.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
03.06.17 - Washington, DC - DC9
03.07.17 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
03.08.17 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
03.09.17 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Music Festival
03.10.17 - Tallahassee, FL - The Wilbury
03.11.17 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
03.12.17 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
03.13-19.17 - Austin, TX - SXSW
03.20.17 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
03.21.17 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake
03.22.17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
03.23.17 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Festival
03.24.17 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
03.25.17 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
03.26.17 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
03.29.17 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
03.30.17 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater
03.31.17 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar