Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster announces debut solo LP, Constant Stranger – 9/30/16

by Woody on August 3, 2016


Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, lead singer of HearYa favorites Water Liars is set to release his solo LP on Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum. As AV Club so eloquently put it, the track Laid Low “sees Kinkel-Schuster putting his Jason Molina influence on full display.”

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.

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Water Liars are here

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james August 7, 2016 at 1:17 am

Thank you Woody !! An epic album in the making and can’t wait to hear it in it’s entirety as Justin has always been about the small details and am sure this album will reward listeners with the same rewards !!

Much appreciation for your preview !!

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