Joe Anderl and Kris N are Dayton-based songwriters and great friends. Each is releasing a new album in November (Anderl's under his band name, 1984 Draft), and the pair visited the WYSO studios for a live acoustic performance. They spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about their upcoming releases, the writing process and the community of songwriters in Dayton.
1984 Draft and Kris N will celebrate the release of their new albums on November 1st at Canal Street Tavern. They'll be joined onstage by the Motel Beds and Hospital Garden.
Much like this previous release, Lo-fi Movement, Kris N's new album was recorded at home. Prior to recording the songs that would become Heartscarf, he recorded two other albums worth of material but decided that the current songs were the right ones to release.
Kris N returned to the WYSO studios to perform tracks from Heartscarf live and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about recording in the moment and the idea of the heart scarf, which was conceptualized with visual artist Cherry Fullam. Heartscarf will be released on June 24th via Poptek Records.