Happy to Perform

by Kane Strang

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chicknpuppet
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chicknpuppet I can’t handle how good this album is. Thank you, Kane. Favorite track: Moat.
egoarcade
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egoarcade an absolutely incredible album that holds its mood through each song, my favourite release from kane strang so far. vibrant even its quietest moments, knows exactly when to slow down and when to speed up- almost gives me movie soundtrack vibes, but maybe that's because it creates such a visual experience. Favorite track: Moat.
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usagi00
each album is better than the other, I love listening to it in the evenings or evenings, it makes me feel great and inspires me to keep working. I'm always recommending it to my friends. Favorite track: Goneski.
David Roebuck
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David Roebuck Love the experimentation on this album while still using the last albums foundation. Shoe gaze fuzz with a splash of jazzy horns yes please. Almost got a King Krule vibe going on. Definitely the anthem of 2021 for better of for worse. Sounds like Kane is in a dark place, but who isn’t these days. Favorite track: The Dregs.
Drew Cline
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Drew Cline thanks for sharing this gem with the lot of us <3
zabi333
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zabi333 This album is phenomenal, another knockout. The Album is distinguished from their others by the all the fun textures. This time around there is a heavy integration of more raw instruments and experimental percussion. P. much all I'm jamming rn. Favorite track: Warping in the Sun.
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1.
I sang to the shadows To the shadows I was Happy to perform They dance just to keep warm There to wait out the storm I’m happy to perform I lived in the future In the future I was Happy They dance just to keep warm While they wait out the storm I’m happy to perform
2.
Goneski 02:22
In marched the night Watched it give the day an awful fright And wondered how much did Your true self weigh today ‘Cause I talked to a clone with your bones While you were miles away Are you here, here with me Or are you goneski Left, right, left, right In marched the night Watched it give the day an awful fright Watched it take the day for all its might And wondered how much did Your true self weigh today ‘Cause I talked to a clone with your bones While you were miles away Are you here, here with me Or are you goneski Are you here with me Are you here with me Or are you long goneski
3.
Body Slam 03:32
Body slammed into a pool of people yesterday They were winners, I felt dirty Like I was in the way Body slammed into the city, I’ve been gone for a while Smelt what I wanted to taste And couldn’t touch the dial Body slam Body slam Body slam Body slam
4.
Half a whole I had a whole body now half grows cold The wind just got in on the long way home And wrapped itself around of half my soul Half a soul I had a whole body now half grows old The wind just got in on the long way home So here’s to hoping that the rest just shows I’ve got the I’ve got the I’ve got the I’ve got the wholebody blues Wholebody blues Wholebody blues Wholebody blues
5.
Moat 02:35
The traffic scoffed And the city, well the city choked As you said hello And I don’t know If I fell or dove out the boat To swim in your moat Half an hour to kill Half an hour to kill And I don’t know If I fell or dove out the boat To swim in your moat But I can almost see you through the tall grass Half an hour to kill Swimming in your moat Half an hour to kill Swimming in your moat
6.
The Dregs 02:48
Dove But should’ve dipped a toe You fled as summer wept Filled my head And now I’m strung out with the dregs Too fast I should’ve known it was the last hurrah I fled as summer wept Filled my head And now I’m strung out with the dregs With the dregs instead Strung out with the dregs All that’s left The dregs The dregs The dregs Dove But should’ve dipped a toe I fled Filled my head And now I’m strung out with the dregs
7.
Run, I’m warping in the sun I’m warping in, I’m warping in the sun The sun I’ll melt in the heat The heat The heat ‘Cause I got shot out of the sky Watch me fly Watch me fly Watch me fly Watch me fly Watch me Run, I’m warping in the sun I’ve come undone I’m warping in, I’m warping in the sun The sun I’ll melt in the fire The fire The fire ‘Cause I got shot out of the sky Watch me fly You better run The time has come Everyone’s spun And I’m still turning You better run The time has come Everyone’s spun I’ve warped in the sun
8.
Hi Vis 02:49
I lay in the grass Wrapped in cellophane Face sore from smiling Those days wear hi vis And stand where the light is Those days wear hi vis I let my hair down, then cut it off Coloured myself in Sky got a blood lip, babe Put on your hi vis And stand where the light is Put on your hi vis And stand where the light is Put on your hi vis Sky got a blood lip, babe Put on your hi vis

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Recorded at Roundhead Studios in Auckland and Radio One in Dunedin

Produced and engineered by Steven John Marr
Assistant engineer - Alex Corbett
Mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog Studios

Drums and percussion - Jonty O’Connor
Piano - Peter Ruddell
Saxophone - Tim Copland

Cover photo by Loulou Callister-Baker

Thank you:
NZ on Air, Ma, Pa, Ash, LL + the Callister-Bakers, Paddy Hill, Eugene Shields, Henry Francis, Gussie Larkin, Yasuji/Fumi Hisai and the pigeons

Dedicated to Reuben and Danny

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released March 15, 2021

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