Way Out, Kraus

Way Out



Thu, August 9, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

We always love having Providence's finest acts rolling through town and it's time for WAY OUT at STRANGE MATTER for the second time. These Providence post-punk killers stand well on their own as one of the hook-laden and refreshing sounding acts in the genre, but for the completist they also feature members of Daughters and Fang Island! They'll be accompanied by an absolutely amazing Texas act on TERRIBLE RECORDS, the one and only KRAUS who plays a killer breed of shoegaze that borders on complete harsh-noise-wall at times and as beautifully layered anthems at the next moment. Touring with Kraus is NYC noise provocateur NOLIFE whose soundscapes are some of the most beautiful noise (we know) that we've ever heard and are excited to see how it translates into a live setting. There will be a local or two added soon, but check out these touring bands because we are STOKED on this amazing combination!

Way Out
Way Out
WAY OUT is a band from Providence, RI consisting of singer and guitarist Derek Knox, drummer Anna Wingfield, and bassist Nick Sadler. Founded by Knox in 2012, the band became an entity unto itself following the arrival of Wingfield-- whose shared love of Wire created an instant bond-- and Sadler-- whose other musical projects (Daughters and Fang Island) had entered a state of indefinite hiatus, leaving him hungry for a new creative outlet. In 2015 Way Out self-released a 4 song self-titled cassette/digital ep followed by a brief northeastern tour of the United States featuring songs about disorientation, loss of innocence and identity and moments of reckoning that shatter your sense of identity.
KRAUS is the solo project of American experimental musician Will Kraus. He self-released his debut record End Tomorrow in early 2016. Shortly after, it caught the attention of Terrible Records, who re-released it the following September. His rough yet sentimental music typically combines heavily manipulated melodic samples with live instrumentation and vocals.

He is releasing his next album Path with Terrible in March. The home recorded album retains the dissonant textures of End Tomorrow, but the melding of such textures with lush guitar chords and more direct vocals produces a heavier emphasis on memorable songwriting. A disparate array of musical influences, ambient drone and 90’s alternative rock among them, produced the album’s borderless sonics, which loom over the primary lyrical themes of dissociation and confusion.
Venue Information:
Strange Matter
929 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA, 23220