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Full Hand

by Kevin Krauter

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    !2 inches of transparent sunny vinyl with a full color printed inner sleeve and a limited edition smiley face stress ball, a bouncy reminder that everything is going to be OK

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    12" classic black vinyl of Kevin Krauter's album "Full Hand," includes full color printed inner sleeve

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    Kevin Krauter's album "Full Hand" on cassette tape

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    CD is short for "Compact Disc," that is what this is, it's "Full Hand" by Kevin Krauter on a CD

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1.
Intro
2.
Opportunity
3.
Patience
4.
03:43
5.
Kept
6.
Intermission
7.
03:53
8.
Piper
9.
Full Hand
10.
Treasure
11.
03:37
12.
How

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On his sophomore album, Full Hand, Indiana musician Kevin Krauter tackles complicated emotional states and ideas through elliptical songwriting that is at once poetic and truthful. “A lot of the lyrics touch on how I was raised religiously, touch on me understanding my sexuality more and more in recent years,” Krauter says, “just growing up and becoming more confident in myself...that process of looking inward and taking stock of myself.” It’s not especially uncommon for artists to probe deep into their own psyche to uncover what makes them tic, but Krauter’s light touch feels like something all his own. On the album’s first single, “Pretty Boy,” he sings, “Look ahead, say I see me now / Smiling at what used to stress me out / Cause it won’t be too long, but I’ll take my time with it / It won’t be too long till I come back home.” There’s a palpable sense of joy in Krauter’s acceptance of dire, stressful moments, and a liberation that comes from hearing him realize that the present will eventually be the past, and he’ll be able to look back and find peace.

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releases February 28, 2020

All songs written by Kevin Paul Krauter
Performed by Kevin Krauter & Ben Lumsdaine
Engineered & Mixed by Ben Lumsdaine at Russian Recording
Produced by Ben Lumsdaine & Kevin Krauter
Mastered by Heba Kadry
Cover Photograph by Katherine Thomas

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Track Name: Surprise
Sometimes I feel like a guilty pleasure
Sometimes it don’t feel like pleasure at all
Face in the air like I’m trying to fool ya
What a surprise I’m just fooling myself

Glued to my phone I’m just trying to hear ya
Sweat on the glass burning holes in my hand
I don’t wanna believe in a new communion
Pour out the wine taste the blood in my breath

Till I go and find out
It’s so easy
Turn and walk away from all the sadness
Even if it feels too hard to handle
I know it’s just a reason to let it fly

Bending my will but the effort is wasted
Hung up and dry just a tool in the shed
Springing the trap cause it’s testing my patience
What a surprise it was all in my head

Going to Hell guess they killed me with kindness
Drank all my time now I’m eating the chance
Is a moment of truth such an inconvenience
Peel off the rind bite the fruit in my hands

Till I go and find out
It’s so easy
Turn and walk away from all the sadness
Even if it feels too hard to handle
I know it’s just a reason to let it fly
Track Name: Pretty Boy
Stepping in, stepping right on through
Same old shit, same old solitude
But I won’t be too alone if I bring my horses
And ride my freedom all the way back home
Tell that pretty boy I wanna
see him dance, dance away
Look ahead, say I see me now
Smiling at what used to stress me out
Cause it won’t be too long, but I’ll take my time with it
It won’t be too long till I come back home
See that pretty boy I wanna see dance, dance away
Track Name: Green Eyes
I never told you how it felt
How could I?
When every impulse in myself
Would have me jumping roof to roof
And hanging tied up and torn between the two

Did you find peace?
I know you worried about me
And for that I can’t apologize
If you could see me now you’d find
There’s someone you wouldn’t even recognize

I never told you what it meant
As if I could even shake it down by then
The sands are shifting all the time
In the end somebody’s got to draw the line

Was there no clue?
Whatever happened to you
And should I care if I lose a friend?
Cause if you’re looking for some truth
You’d see my green eyes ain’t looking back at you

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