Album Premiere: Kanaan – Downpour

Photo Credit: photo credit: Gonçalo Carvalho

The latest from heavy psych band Kanaan, Downpour, is out May 5 via Jansen Records, but you can hear it with us first. This record follows on the heals of 2021’s Earthbound. It picks up where that LP left off, focusing on guitar fuzz and layers of sound to compliment their instrumental approach to heavy music.

Downpour, as an album, is a continuation of the ideas we explored on our last record, Earthbound, while feeling like maybe the most cohesive and nuanced album we’ve done,” says the band. “We kept the heavy riffs, big, roomy drums, and fuzz-laden guitar solos, but ‘Downpour’ still feels a bit more psychedelic, a bit less doomy and more polychrome. We’re really happy with it and are looking forward to sharing it!

“Downpour is a record we’re immensely proud of and eager to share with our fans. It feels like a natural result of our progression in the past years–heavy, fuzzed-out riffs while still maintaining a sense of melody and improvisation. We’re looking forward to finally sharing it and heading for the release tour and upcoming festival dates!”

You can also catch them on tour in Europe this spring:

4/5 Lokal Scene, Trondheim (NO)
5/5 Parkteatret, Oslo (NO)
6/5 Hulen, Bergen (NO)
11/5 Mellombels, Bryne (NO)
12/5 Folken. Stavanger (NO)
13/5 Kurbadhagen, Sandefjord (NO)
17/5 Stengade, Copenhagen (DK)
18/5 Schaubude, Kiel (DE)
19/5 Desertfest Berlin, Berlin (DE)
20/5 Import Export, Munich (DE)
21/5 Chelsea, Vienna (AT)
22/5 Instant, Budapest (HU)
24/5 Goldgrube, Kassel (DE)
25/5 Bar 227, Hamburg (DE)
26/5 Esbjerg Fuzztival, Esbjerg (DK)
27/5 Plan B, Malmö (SE)
28/5 Vega Bryggeri, Göteborg (SE)
21/7 World Music Festival, Loshausen (DE)
12/8 Sonic Blast Festival, Moledo (PT)
26/8 Down The Hill Festival, Rillaar (BE)

Pre-order Downpour here.