Kyle Crane

Album Review: Crane Like The Bird by Kyle Crane 8/10

Acclaimed sideman drummer and songwriter Kyle Crane has a stellar resume, including work with Neko Case, Daniel Lanois and doubling for the co-star of the film Whiplash. Here he steps center stage, with a debut solo release that plays like an audio diary. The songs explore everything from childhood memories with his sister in "Nicole," to the relationship with his father and the afterlife in "When I See" and the effects on his family over the death of his COast Guard pilot father in "Mendocino." Guest vocalists include James Mercer (The Shins), Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and pianist Brad Mehldau, among others.

Rating: 8/10

Consequence of Sound

Producer: Kyle Crane