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Coal Miners Executive Club
Hidden Shoal Recordings

Kramies is Dutch-American singer-songwriter Kramies Windt. "Coal Miners Executive Club" is the first song taken from his forthcoming EP, The European, which will succeed the critical acclaimed albums Golden Like A New Thing (2008) and Castle of Ghosts (2010).

Like on his previous recordings Kramies collaborates with producer Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, Circus Devils) and guitarist David Paolucci, and it still sounds like a pretty good team.

"Coal Miners Executive Club" is a delightful pop-tune, touched by electronic romance. The emotional synth-core bulges pleasantly lush around Kramies' pure vocals, which builds into sonic longing.

Kramies definitely still has the touch for poetic and pretty haunting melodies. And "Coal Miners Executive Club" gives a nice promise of the beauty in the EP to come.

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You may also want to check out our Kramies articles/reviews: Forêts Antiques, The Fate That Never Favored Us, The Folklore Sessions, The Wooden Heart, The European.

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