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Krantz Releases Music Video For "Run Away With Me"

Alternative/psych rock act Krantz have recently released a brand new lyric video for their track "Run Away With Me". The song comes from the band's upcoming EP, The Pennock Tapes, which is set to be released on April 27th.

In a press release from the band's team, it states that "Run Away With Me" is "an anthem dedicated to feeling stuck in a rut and disheartened by living in the shadows, and realizing how nothing is going to change unless one takes a chance."

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KRANTZ DROP NEW LYRIC VIDEO “RUN AWAY WITH ME”

The single is an anthem dedicated to feeling stuck in a rut and disheartened by living in the shadows and realizing how nothing is going to change unless one takes a chance. Inspired by central figure, Jeffrey “Danger” Krantz’s real-life experience of playing in cover bands and side gigs on Broadway in Nashville and realizing he had the voice and courage to front his own band.

After leaving his home state of Iowa, traveling the world, touring over 200 days per year with a band called, The Effects, and opening for bands such as the Kings of Leon, Shinedown, Foreigner and the Toadies, Jeffrey made the decision to “live the dream” and eventually landed in Nashville. Krantz hit the studio between tapings of MTV’s music competition, American Supergroup where he eventually became a finalist in the competition. Bringin a band into the mix, the group deliver psychedelic/pop/rock edge equipped with an in-your face attitude, intertwining provocative lyrics, and authentic, no-holds rock and roll.”

Nashville-based, alt/psych-rock band, Krantz, drop new lyric, “Run Away With Me,” from their upcoming EP due out April 27. The single is an anthem dedicated to feeling stuck in a rut and disheartened by living in the shadows and realizing how nothing is going to change unless one takes a chance. Inspired by central figure, Jeffrey “Danger” Krantz’s real-life experience of playing in cover bands and side gigs on Broadway in Nashville and realizing he had the voice and courage to front his own band.

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(Release) Nashville-based, alt/psych-rock band, Krantz, drop new single, “Run Away With  Me,” from their upcoming EP, The Pennock Tapes, due out April 27.

The single is an anthem dedicated to feeling stuck in a rut and disheartened by living in the shadows and realizing how nothing is going to change unless one takes a chance. Inspired by the central figure, Jeffrey “Danger” Krantz’s real-life experience of playing in cover bands and side gigs on Broadway in Nashville and realizing he had the voice and courage to front his own band.

After leaving his home state of Iowa, traveling the world, touring over 200 days per year with a band called, The Effects, and opening for bands such as the Kings of Leon, Shinedown, Foreigner and the Toadies, Jeffrey made the decision to “live the dream” and eventually landed in Nashville. Krantz hit the studio between tapings of MTV’s music competition, American Supergroup where he eventually became a finalist in the competition. Bringin a band into the mix, the group delivers psychedelic/pop/rock edge equipped with an in-your-face attitude, intertwining provocative lyrics, and authentic, no-holds rock and roll.

Stay tuned as Krantz announces more material throughout 2018 and continues to revive rock ‘n roll’s spirit with a modern edge.

Music Injection

Krantz’s new single is a good one! Jeffrey “Danger” Krantz’s realization that he can lead a band comes true. “Run Away With Me,”  is a song that I connected to, it’s lyrics are meaningful and of course the song is easy to sing along to. I recommend that you check out the song below.

Nashville-based, alt/psych-rock band, Krantz, drop new single, “Run Away With Me,” from their upcoming EP due out April 27. The album is inspired by central figure, Jeffrey “Danger” Krantz’s real-life experience of playing in cover bands and side gigs on Broadway in Nashville and realizing he had the voice and courage to front his own band.

After leaving his home state of Iowa, traveling the world, touring over 200 days per year with a band called, The Effects and opening for bands such as the Kings of Leon, Shinedown, Foreigner and the Toadies, Krantz made the decision to “live the dream” and eventually landed in Nashville. Krantz hit the studio between tapings of MTV’s music competition, American Supergroup where he eventually became a finalist in the competition. Following the release of his self-produced solo album, Krantz  joined forces with Erik Theiling (bass), Tee Tallent (keys) and Monica Lewellen (percussion/vocals), who he met on the Broadway circuit. Together they bring a psychedelic/pop/rock edge equipped with an in-your face attitude,  intertwining  provocative lyrics, and authentic, no-holds rock and roll.  Krantz embraces frantic ecstasy and introspective depths, alternating between crazy antics, a dash of face paint, and a meaningful look within. The new record takes on several personalities, drawing influences from pop to reggae to artists including, The Beatles, Weezer and T Rex, among other golden age rock acts.

Stay tuned as Krantz announces more material throughout 2018 and continues to revive rock ‘n roll’s spirit with a modern edge.

Music OT Future

INTRODUCING NASHVILLE BASED ALTERNATIVE ROCK FOUR PIECE ‘KRANTZ’, I CHAT WITH THEM ALL ABOUT THEIR SINGLE,EP AND WHERE THEY WILL BE IN FIVE YEARS!

What are your name?
Jeffrey Danger, Erik Theiling, Tee Tallent, Monica Lewellen

What is the bands name?
Krantz

How did you come up with the bands name?
It’s my last name. Didn’t want to be a solo artist when I released the first album, so I gave it that name because it really could mean anything. That’s also why I go by my middle name, Danger.

What is your genre of music?
If you’d have to put it in a category, it’d probably be Alternative Rock. I like to say it’s rock ad roll in color though.

Give us a little bio about you as individuals and as a band.
I hail from the cornfields of Iowa. Toured in multiple bands over the years and ended up in Nasvhille, TN, where I started the band. I met all the other members as they were doing the same thing from different areas of the country. We started jamming together and liked the sound.

Describe each other in 2 words. 
Jeffrey-Psychedelic, weird
Erik-Cool, Collected
Tee-Smart, Creative
Monica-Strong, Sassy

What made you go in to music?
I fell in love with music after watching the Beatles Anthology in November of 1995. I picked up a guitar, started writing songs, and haven’t looked back since.

Are you a signed?
Not currently. Doin it all ourselves at the moment.

Your new single ‘Run Away With Me’, tell us more about it.
It’s a song I wrote about being stuck in a rut, and just wanting to escape. It’s definitely and upbeat number, and makes ya wanna move…perhaps run.

what was the naming process like?
It’s just the hook of the song, and covers the main there. I think it’s very fitting for the current times. It seems like many people are unhappy lately, so maybe just quit what you’re doing and go find yourself.

What was the writing process like?
I wrote this one by myself and brought it to the band. I demoed it with a beat, so we knew it should keep that four on the floor feel, and the band just took it from there.

What was the recording process like?
With this EP, we did all the bass, drums, and most of the keys in a studio called Jay’s Place here on Music Row in Nashville. Since we’re kinda DIY right now, I took all that to my house, where I do a lot of recording, and finished all the guitars, and we cut all the vocals and strings. From there, it was mixed by Ryan Rosebo, an engineer here in Nashville, who also mixed the first self-titled album.

You are also set to release a new EP, what can you tell us about it.
It’s called “The Pennock Tapes” and will be released in April. I live on Pennock Ave, where the band jams. This is the first collection of songs we’d worked on as a band, so we thought naming it after the street we all park on would be fitting. It’s very satisfying to have finally come up with a sound as the band, Krantz, and this is a great representation.

Describe each track in 2 words. 
Weedeater-Finger Pointin’
Until We Meet Again-Dreamy
Romantic All Outta Love-Bittersweet
Freeing Can’t Forget-Bitter, Cocky
Run Away With Me-Pumping, Motivational

What was the writing process like?
I wrote all the songs, except two (All Outta Love and Weedeater) I wrote with Joel King of the Wildfeathers (and our old band, the Effects). From there, I brought them to the band where we arranged em and everyone came up with their parts.

What was the recording process like?
With this EP, we did all the bass, drums, and most of the keys in a studio called Jay’s Place here on Music Row in Nashville. Since we’re kinda DIY right now, I took all that to my house, where I do a lot of recording, and finished all the guitars, and we cut all the vocals and strings. From there, it was mixed by Ryan Rosebo, an engineer here in Nashville, who also mixed the first self-titled album.

Do you play any instruments.
I play a little bit of a lot of instruments, but my primary instrument is the guitar.

Who are your influences?
The Beatles, the Byrds, T Rex, my parents, Jesus

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Hmm…lots of different things really. Musically, I love catchy hooks and melodies, and a beat you can groove to. As far as what the song is about, I can be inspired by anything from a lust to love, to a dream I had, or to my cat (which is a new number we’re currently working on).

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I’d really like to see the band touring full time, and hopefully be making a splash all around the world.

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Somehow music is usually involved in my life in most aspects, but when it’s not, I love to golf

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Strawberry Fields Forever

What’s the best advice you have ever been given? 
Be true to yourself.

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Just be genuine with the music you make. Don’t make it to become rich and famous, but make it because you really love it and want the world to hear your sound.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Time flies when you’re having fun, unless you’re a frog, then time’s fun when you’re having flies.

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Ha, the Cumming Tap where you can get the “I love Cumming” tee shirts

Your straight off tour;

1/ where do you go? Home
2/ who do you see? My cat
3/what do you eat? Cheese and fruit

Where is the go to place to go in your hometown?
Well I’m from out in the country in Iowa, so Des Moines is really the closest big city there. If you say home now (which is Nashville) I guess I’d say go to a concert at the Ryman.

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? Engage the Audience
Make them Dance
Get your songs stuck in their head
Our gear
Sell Merch! (which you can buy at krantzmusic.com 

If you had to give your younger self advice, what would it be?
Just become an architect
Nah, I’d say, just keep at it. You don’t wanna live your life saying “what if

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

idobi // First Listen

Krantz is livin’ the dream, and it took some courage to get here. Finally the frontman of his own band, Jeffrey “Danger” Krantz is about to drop a brand new EP.  To get us hyped for the release, he’s giving us the exclusive first listen of his band’s single, “Until We Meet Again”.

The Nashville based act can’t be described easily—but if we had to pick, we’d call ’em psychedelic alt-rock meets indie. Intrigued? We thought you would be. Hit play on “Until We Meet Again” below, then meet Krantz again when they drop their EP, The Pennock Tapes, on April 27th.

Anti Music // Singled Out: Krantz' Until We Meet Again

Retro rockers Krantz just released their brand new single "Until We Meet Again" and to celebrate we asked Jeffrey Krantz to tell us the story behind the new track:

I was at work, playing my basic 4 hour gig on a Thursday night when I locked eyes with a gorgeous girl from across the room. I flirted with her from on stage, pointing out how tough she looked smoking her cig and sipping on a Budweiser, while I was sipping on a vodka soda. She came up and danced in front of me and we definitely had a connection. She wrote her number down on a gum wrapper and gave it to me as she told me she had to leave to pick a friend up at the airport. I hit her up after my gig and found out she was from New Jersey and was just in town for the weekend. The next day I met up with her and her friends, and we immediately hit it off. We spent pretty much the next 2 days in each others arms. It was a magical bittersweet feeling having found each other and clicking so fast, but knowing that she was gonna be heading back to her life in New Jersey on Monday.

I felt very inspired to write about the experience, knowing I had to express the feelings I had for her, and the memories that I would never forget. The song shot out of me, singing about how magical the weekend was, and I'll be just sitting around remembering the time we had until we meet again.

I wrote it as I write most songs, on my 70's Yamaha acoustic guitar. Not really sure how it would feel with the band, we jammed on it in several different styles. I liked the reggae vibe for this song, but it just didn't sound right for our style, being more of a pop rock band. Then our keys player started messing around with his effects pedals through his Wurlitzer, and came up with this sound that almost sounds like kettle drums, but with a trippy delay. It made the song click, and it just shot out. We added some strings (cuz I love strings) and made a sound that I've never heard before, which is very satisfying.

New Millennium Music

Nashville-based band Krantz released the lyric video “Run Away With Me” in March of 2018 from their upcoming EP due out April 27. The single is an anthem dedicated to feeling stuck in a rut and disheartened by living in the shadows and realizing how nothing is going to change unless one takes a chance. Inspired by central figure, Jeffrey “Danger” Krantz’s real-life experience of playing in cover bands and side gigs on Broadway in Nashville and realizing he had the voice and courage to front his own band.

After leaving his home state of Iowa, traveling the world, touring over 200 days per year, with a band called The Effects, and opening for bands such as the Kings of Leon, Shinedown, Foreigner and the Toadies, Jeffrey made the decision to “live the dream” and eventually landed in Nashville. Krantz hit the studio between tapings of MTV’s music competition, American Supergroup, where he eventually became a finalist in the competition. Following the release of his self-produced solo album, Krantz joined forces with Erik Theiling (bass), Tee Tallent (keys) and Monica Lewellen (percussion/vocals), who he met on the Broadway circuit.

The Daily Country: Essential 8

After leaving his home state of Iowa, traveling the world, touring over 200 days per year with The Effects, who opened for Kings of Leon, Shinedown, and the Toadies, Jeffrey Krantz  made the decision to “live the dream” and eventually found himself in Nashville. Following the release of his self-produced solo album, Krantz  joined forces with Erik Theiling (bass), Tee Tallent (keys) and Monica Lewellen (percussion/vocals), and together they forge a dynamic psychedelic/pop/rock edge equipped with an in-your-face attitude,  provocative lyrics, and no-holds-barred rock and roll groove. Recently, the foursome released the dreamy "Until We Meet Again," from their upcoming EP The Pennock Tapes (April 27th) and here Krantz answers his Essential 8 and talks songwriting, the Beatles, his bucket list items (golf!), and more.
 
Do you write about personal experience, the experience of others, observations, made-up stories, something else or a combination?
All of the above. Mostly from personal experience I’d have to say, but we have songs about observing other people, as well as some that are talking to someone else, or just about a made up character.

Did you have a musical mentor? If so, who was it and how did they influence you?
The Beatles I’d have to say were the biggest mentors for me, and still are to this day. They cover everything I love about music. Great melodies, words, and interesting music to back it up. I love how eclectic they were as well. I’ve got a love for so many different sounds, and they made it okay to get out there like that.

When/where do you do your best writing?
I’d have to say I do most of my writing at home at night on my old 1970’s Yamaha acoustic. I like to light some candles and incense, get my mind right, and then just see what takes me away.

What’s the most frustrating thing about being on the road?
I’d have to say the parts that are so time consuming, like long drives, and just waiting around at the venue.

Favorite (or first) concert you have ever attended?
That’s a toughie because I’ve seen so many great ones I loved, but one that def sticks out for me was Stevie Wonder. The band was amazing, and somehow we landed floor seats about 11 rows back. Everyone in the crowd was dancing, so you could just forget all your cars and feel the music. It was amazing

Is there a song (of yours) you wish you would have released as a single and why?
There’s actually two from the first self-titled album I really love and kinda wish they could’ve gotten more attention, but oh well.

"What Happened to my Rock and Roll” is so relevant in music today. It’s about exactly what the title says. Rock is pretty dead right now, and the things that influence me that I love from rock of the past, anywhere from the 60s to the 90s, is all gone, or atleast not at all in the mainstream where the general public has access to it. Radio is controlling everybody and mainly playing stuff I can’t really get into.

“Change My Ways” This was a lot of my friends fave song from the first album, but it’s a tricky one to pull off live, so we never released it. Still one of my faves as well.

Which song of yours gets the best crowd response?
Probably "Until We Meet Again." It’s got a groove you just can help but move to, and the wurli sounds crazy trippy.

Is there a professional “bucket list” item you would love to check off?
Definitely would love to tour around the world. Haven’t gotten out of America much, but would love to make a splash over in Europe, as well as other countries, like Japan.  I love to travel and what better way to see the world than doing it while I’m doing another one of my main loves, making music….and I wanna golf everywhere too...

Kill The Music: Unsigned Artist Spotlight

Unsigned Spotlight: Krantz

Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.

Jeffrey Danger-Guitar/vocals
Erik Theiling-Bass
Tee Tallent-Keys
Monica Lewellen-Percussion/vocals

For starters, what bands were you guys a part of prior to Krantz? How long has the band been around?

I (Jeffrey) started playing in punk rock bands back in my teen years. Was not my main love, but that’s what most of my friends were doing, and pop punk was huge at the time, so it worked out. After that, I played in a few bluesy riff rock bands. It was a blast, but still got kind of old after awhile. I formed Krantz after Beatles model. Just write catchy pop songs and play them in whatever style you feel fits.

What’s the origin of that name and have you changed the band’s name before?

It’s my last name. I made the first self titled album pretty much on my own, but didn’t want be known as a solo artist, so I figured just the name Krantz could mean anything. 

Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs and do you think these topics will change over time?

I do the majority of writing, but the others will throw in some ideas. The topics will for sure change. We like to write about anything from love, to a one night stand, to a story about someone, to my cat.

What bands are currently inspiring the music that you’re making?

The Beatles will always be the number one inspiration, but I also love T Rex and the Rolling Stones. As far as current bands, I really dig 21 Pilots and the Shins.

Was there a particular band/artist or concert that inspired you to start a band?

The Beatles for sure! After watching the Beatles Anthology in November of 1995, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

What do you do to prepare for a show? Any flexing, exercises, etc …

Gotta do my vocal warm ups, which hopefully no-one will ever hear because they can sound downright painful. We always make sure we warm up with a couple shots and maybe something to smoke.

What has been the biggest highlight of the band’s career so far?

Probably the recording of this EP, The Pennock Tapes. It’s our first effort as a band, working on the songs all together and going in the studio to lay them down. Excited to see the response as we release the singles.

If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?

It’d be great to tour with U2 because then we’d be playing sold out arenas every night. I’d also love to tour with Cage the Elephant because I feel they’re fans would really dig us because we’re somewhat similar but very different as well. I also used to play with them in one of my old bands and we always had a blast. It’d also be great to tour with the Wildfeathers because I used to be in a band with Joel, their bass player and am good friends with those guys.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Just hope everyone checks out our new singles, “Run Away with Me” and “Until We Meet Again” and hit us up on social media! 

Don't Stifle Me Podcast

Brother Jeffrey Danger Krantz of the band Krantzstopped by the house to chat this week. We touch on musical influences, Iowa horses, indie band touring, philosopher YouTube rabbit holes, and much more. Check it out!! 
 

Apple Podcast App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-stifle-me-podcast-with-jacob-stiefel/id1220319315

Imperfect Fifth // February 2018

While the band appears to be straight out of a 1970’s psychedelic acid flashback, Krantz comes from the unlikely place of Nashville, TN. Best known for country, honkey tonk, and the grand ole opry, Krantz has cranked out a college alternative rock song “Run away with me”.

With a musical structure similar to that of the Killers yet an experimental flavor of The Muse, you will find Krantz has added fun to the mix with “Run away with me.” It has a sweeping back and forth medium paced beat that is fused with group vocals during the chorus and a guitar lead that provides good traveling music that will make the vast nothing of the road seem more like a runway for liftoff.

While the song itself sounds as if clean-cut and serious college kids created it, you will understand the “fun” description once you see the branded panties for sale in their “Merch” or the furry pink jacket worn by their singer in promo pics. Yes, even seasoned adult musicians can captivate a listener without taking themselves too seriously and draw a crowd by making people wonder,”whats going on over there with them?”

Like a potato chip, one song just isn’t enough to get the real feel for Krantz. “Run away with me” will spark a curiosity that will lead you straight through their SoundCloud playlist of music.

“Run away with me” is a catchy pop-ish alternative rock song, with softly sung parts that lead the way to an impressive strong note being held out while the guitar line answers back like a conversation between friends. The lyrical content begs to leave the cold weather behind and head out to a warmer location. I can’t blame them. I am here in Arizona and it’s 80 degrees of wonderful in January while the weather in Nashville shows a high in the upper 40’s. For all of you suffering in the bitter cold, time to pack it up with this hit the road anthem “Run away with me.”

Krantz’ “Run Away With Me” Will Rock You Out Of Your Rut

For everyone who feels stuck.

Nashville-based alt/psyche rockers Krantz take the sound of old rock’n’roll and mold it with psyche and folk elements in their new single “Run Away With Me.” It’s an explosive, motivational booster where the unfiltered lyrics and punchy percussions serve as reminders to not play a bit part in life. In their new single, Krantz find the perfect balance in preserving the old aura of rock while also adding their own rhythmic twist to it. Even if you don’t like rock, “Run Away With Me” has an undeniable catchy beat:

The song is based on frontman Jeffrey “Danger” Krantz’ experience of becoming tired of playing in cover bands and side gigs on Broadway in Nashville. After releasing his self-produced solo record, Krantz teamed up with Erik Theiling (bass), Tee Tallent (keys) and Monica Lewellen (percussion/vocals) to become the band that it is today. “Run Away With Me” is from Krantz’ upcoming EP, which will be out on April 27th.

Indie Quick Picks // January 2018

Genre: Alternative/psych-rock

Bio:  Nashville-based, alt/psych-rock band, Krantz, have released their new single, “Run Away With  Me,” from their upcoming EP, The Pennock Tapes which is due out April 27. After leaving his home state of Iowa, traveling the world, touring over 200 days per year with a band called, The Effects, and opening for bands such as the Kings of Leon, Shinedown, Foreigner and the Toadies, Jeffrey  made the decision to “live the dream” and eventually landed in Nashville.  Krantz hit the studio between tapings of MTV’s music competition, American Supergroup where he eventually became a finalist in the competition. Following the release of his self-produced solo album, Krantz  joined forces with Erik Theiling (bass), Tee Tallent (keys) and Monica Lewellen (percussion/vocals), who he met on the Broadway circuit.

Track: Run Away With Me

Why We Like It: It’s fiery adrenaline pumping indie rock equipped with everything you need to fill your heart with get up and go dance filled attitude.  Its kinetic energy, catchy chorus and youth filled exuberance exudes heart racing blood pumping stamina. With shredding guitars punchy drums and velvety vocals melted on top of an infectious melody this track is blazing hot. Throw some scorching guitar licks and a kick ass solo and bam your hooked. These guys are so good. Brightened my day for sure.