11 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After 2016’s charming Blue Cheese gained New Zealand singer/songwriter Kane Strang emphatic praise and considerable internet buzz, this second album makes good on his promising start. Two Hearts and No Brain is a set of quietly robust DIY guitar magic that oscillates between two settings: bittersweet-and-breezy summer sing-alongs (“Silence Overgrown,” “Not Quite”) and rumbling, grunge-tinged beasts (“Lagoons,” “Oh So You’re Off I See,” “It’s Not That Bad”). Both are eminently appealing.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After 2016’s charming Blue Cheese gained New Zealand singer/songwriter Kane Strang emphatic praise and considerable internet buzz, this second album makes good on his promising start. Two Hearts and No Brain is a set of quietly robust DIY guitar magic that oscillates between two settings: bittersweet-and-breezy summer sing-alongs (“Silence Overgrown,” “Not Quite”) and rumbling, grunge-tinged beasts (“Lagoons,” “Oh So You’re Off I See,” “It’s Not That Bad”). Both are eminently appealing.

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