Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster Debut Solo LP

JUSTIN PETER KINKEL-SCHUSTER (OF WATER LIARS) ANNOUNCES

DEBUT SOLO ALBUM CONSTANT STRANGER

 

OUT SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 VIA BIG LEGAL MESS/FAT POSSUM

 

“HEADED SOUTH” SONG PREMIERE VIA ALL THINGS GO

WATER LIARS JULY TOUR DATES

  

Oxford, MS-based Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster – the singer/guitarist for Water Liars – will release his debut solo album Constant Stranger on September 30, 2016 via Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum. All Things Go today debuted the first single “Headed South,” calling it “a cathartic tune;” the song can also now be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/fatpossum/justin-peter-kinkel-schuster-headed-south. Constant Stranger is available for pre-order in the Big Legal Mess website: http://biglegalmessrecords.com/product/justin-peter-kinkel-schuster/constant-stranger/.

The 11 songs on Constant Stranger feel like snapshots documented, processed, and archived, filled with stories and images of how the small and often overlooked everyday moments affect the larger ones. There’s a weary yet warm, resigned yet hopeful, realist yet romantic nature to Kinkel-Schuster’s writing, which here strikes as an attempt at reconciling – or reckoning – the complicated and changeable nature of memory and all human relationships. With evocative imagery of the natural world, Constant Stranger seamlessly blends these deeply personal ruminations on family, lovers, a musician’s transient life, and the frequently confounding nature of existence – and creates a universally felt home for memory, gratitude, acceptance, and regret.

Written throughout the past fall and winter, Kinkel-Schuster recorded Constant Stranger in Water Valley, MS’s Dial Back Sound and played every instrument on it save for one bass part. The album was mixed at the Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis, TN. A full track listing and cover artwork are below.

Over the past four years, Kinkel-Schuster has released three albums with Water Liars – 2012’s Phantom Limb, 2013’s Wyoming, and 2014’s eponymous LP – which have earned praise from outlets including The New York Times, Alternative Press, American Songwriter, Under The Radar, All Music Guide, and No Depression, among others. Water Liars will head out on tour next month with an expanded line up for the first time, with the core trio of Kinkel-Schuster, Andrew Bryant, and GR Robinson joined by Len Clark (drums) and Kell Kellum (pedal steel). A current itinerary is below and Kinkel-Schuster solo dates will be announced soon.

 

Constant Stranger track listing:

  1. Whose Will Be Done
  2. Headed South
  3. False Dawn
  4. Laid Low
  5. Milky Cradle
  6. Moccasin Bones
  7. Half Broke
  8. Brake Dust
  9. Painting Houses
  10. Shorthand Mythology
  11. The Dirt, The Bells & I

 

Water Liars tour dates:

JULY 9             ST. LOUIS, MO                                   OFF BROADWAY

JULY 11           ROCK ISLAND, IL                    DAYTROTTER

JULY 12           CHICAGO, IL                           SCHUBAS

JULY 13           FORT WAYNE, IN                    THE BRASS RAIL

JULY 14           ATHENS, OH                           CASA NUEVA

JULY 15           CATONSVILLE, MD                 SCHMIDT HOUSE

JULY 16           W. KINGSTON, RI                    SWAMP STOMP

JULY 19           BROOKLYN, NY                      ROUGH TRADE

JULY 20           WASHINGTON, DC                  DC9

JULY 21           RALEIGH, NC                          NEPTUNE’S

JULY 22           ABINGDON, VA                       WOLF HILLS BREWING COMPANY

JULY 23           CHARLOTTE, NC                    SNUG HARBOR

JULY 26           ASHEVILLE, NC                      THE MOTHLIGHT

JULY 27           NASHVILLE, TN                      THE BASEMENT

JULY 28           ATLANTA, GA                         THE EARL

JULY 29           CHATTANOOGA, TN               JJ’S BOHEMIA

JULY 30           MACON, GA                            BRAGG JAM*

* includes both Water Liars and JPKS solo sets

 

 

www.constantstranger.com

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