The Crackling is releasing the sophomore album releases this April 23, 2013 in North America on Vancouver imprint File Under: Music.
The emotionally striking raft of new songs deliver a darkened warmth and offer a palette of stories that take the listener into a world of contrasts via exceptional musicianship and artful songwriting. Through ten songs, we learn of the consequence of harm, experience love through a filter of hope, ponder right and wrong, feel pain, understand perseverance and uphold the joy of love. The band shares the Waits-ian song "The Crackling" as a free, legal download.
Click the links below for a free download of the title track - "The Crackling"
Canadian release https://soundcloud.com/webstermc/the-crackling-the-crackling
The Crackling announce Vancouver release show. New Ashen EP features collaborations with Vancouver Children's Choir, Dan Mangan and Eyvind Kang
July.6th Friday Night. Early Show at the Waldorf Hotel
VANCOUVER, BC - The Crackling are pleased to announce an official hometown release show for their the Ashen EP on Friday, July 6th at The Waldorf Hotel located at 1489 East Hastings Street in Vancouver. Doors open at 7 p.m. and The Crackling hit the stage at 9 p.m. The Washboard Union also release a disc (making the evening twice as special) and play a set at 8 p.m. on the same bill. Tickets are $12.00 and are available online at Northern Tickets http://
Hello folks. We're very happy to be releasing The Ashen EP, Tuesday May 22/2012. It is part of a larger body of work to be released latter this year. It will be available on Itunes and off the stage at our shows. Here's some press and the making of Keep Me Drunk mini doc with The Vancouver Children's Choir. Also, the sound cloud link lets you check out the single which is of course Keep Me Drunk. I truly hope you enjoy. Gord Grdina and I will be playing a small duo set of The Cracklings material at The Rickshaw at 7 pm on May 23rd in Vancouver and we will have some EP's with us. The CD release party and tour is pending. Join us if you can. It would be lovely to see you.
Buy The Ashen EP on iTunes
Based on his own reputation as a drummer, and the personnel joining him on this first solo outing, you might expect Kenton Loewen’s the Crackling to take a space-bound, improvisational trajectory. Think again! Loewen’s direction is inward on this earthy, sentimental collection of neo-folk songs, which he pitches in the region of sometime boss Dan Mangan and Bon Iver. read more
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The Crackling's the stage name of Kenton Loewen, who's best known for having toured as a drummer with the likes of Dan Mangan and Mother Mother. He's dubbed his solo musical project The Crackling because he loves hearing things burn. read more
Kenton Loewen takes you places. In the opening track of his first album, the Vancouver, BC songwriter responsible for the Crackling travels from fond nostalgia to guitar-grinding rage in three minutes flat. read more
This is the first full-length solo recording from Kenton Loewen, best known up to this point in time as the drummer for Dan Mangan, Mother Mother, and the Gordon Grdina Trio (as well as a long mind-boggling list of other acts). If you think you know what to expect from drummers, think again. read more