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Kyle Craft Shares “The Rager” Official Video From Upcoming Album ‘Full Circle Nightmare’ (out February 2nd)

Hear solo performances of “The Rager,” “Heartbreak Junky,” and a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel No. 2” from Dinner Party Download’s final episode 

You can now watch Kyle Craft’s official video for “The Rager” from Full Circle Nightmare, his forthcoming second album [Pre-order is on now here + in stores February 2nd].

“The Rager” was directed by returning collaborators, the One Hundred/Swanson Studio team (who helmed the “Heartbreak Junky” lyric video).

Craft says of “The Rager” video, “My friend Alyssa portrays a tragic heroine who is delivering what will be her last performance. As she takes the stage, the audience is totally indifferent to her presence. In the song, she’s human; however, in the video, she represents something more. A beautiful idea, rock ‘n’ roll, our country, something dying… whatever it is you want that idea to be, that’s the character she plays here.”

Kyle Craft also recently delivered incredible solo performances of Full Circle Nightmare tracks “The Rager” and “Heartbreak Junky,” along with a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel No. 2,” for the Dinner Party Download’s “The Last Supper” (+final) episode. The show was recorded live in Seattle at the Moore Theatre [hear here].

Last month, Kyle Craft shared “Heartbreak Junky,” the cinematic lyric video from Full Circle Nightmare [see here]. Pitchfork said of the track, “When Kyle Craft’s heart breaks, it shoots glitter and confetti—by the time he hits the chorus, the song has erupted into a tempest of sassy brass, swirling organs, and hip-swiveling boogie.” The “Heartbreak Junky” visual brings the already vivid album cover to life. Full Circle Nightmare features front and inside gatefold images, shot by Peter Karavias.  

Full Circle Nightmare is now available for preorder from Sub Pop and select independent retailers [see here], and will be available in the following formats:
  • LP gatefold jacket with custom dust sleeve
  • CD digipack with poster insert
  • Cassette
  • Digital
North American preorders of the limited Loser edition will be available on maroon vinyl with a black swirl (while supplies last), and we also have a new T-shirt design with this release.

Full Circle Nightmare was produced by Chris Funk (of the Decemberists), with mixing by Trevor Spencer and the Helio Sequence’s Benjamin Weikel and Brandon Summers. Full Circle Nightmare is the follow up to Dolls of Highland, his acclaimed debut.

Kyle Craft Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Kyle Craft has scheduled two Pacific Northwest week of release shows for 2018: Seattle’s Tractor Tavern on February 1st and Portland’s Doug Fir on February 2nd.  Additional live dates will also be announced soon.

Feb. 01 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern

Feb. 02 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir

Posted by Rachel White