Krantz Says Lots About Music and Themselves!

KRANTZ is Jeffrey Krantz and his band, whom bring together a combination of genres and uniqueness unlike any other band out there. They bring forth a psychedelic, pop, rock edginess that has a retro style of influence with a modern day touch, to create something that is as said prior unique. With this said of course, comes new music expected this summer and other plans in the current making as well. Find out what the band had to say about themselves and their music making process of creativity.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Well I usually am the lead guitar player of whatever band I’m in, but I’ve always been a primary songwriter too. In early 2016 I was getting fed up not being able to find a band I wanted to join, so I just decided I’d start one of my own. I just started recording songs on my own, and using friends who played instruments that I couldn’t. These songs eventually became the first self titled “Krantz” album released in October of 2016. I then grabbed a few buddies to form a band to start playing live. My keys player, Tee, has been with me since the beginning ,and our drummer, Adrian, not long after that.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

It’s actually just my last name. I hate thinking of band names, and I always thought my last name sounded cool, so I figured it’d be a good representation of myself, but still be able to be viewed as a band name, not a solo artist.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based out of Nashville, TN. It’s definitely an interesting scene here. Lots of music all over the place. Of course you have your country stuff, but there’s also quite a few rock bands. I like "Them Dirty Roses" and "The Tip" are good friends of mine. Also really close with "The Wildfeathers" who do kind of an alt country type thing.

4. How would you describe your style?

Alternative pop rock like think Weezer meets T Rex.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have the first self-titled "Krantz" album, followed in 2018 by "the Pennock Tapes" EP, and our new album "Misty Morning Dew" will be out this summer. Expect to get some songs stuck in your head.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yup, first single, "Misty Morning Dew" from the album of the same name will be released here in a couple weeks.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We play here in Nashville usually every other month or so, but we hit the road quite frequently. Gonna be out for a couple weeks in the Midwest here in the states starting June 27th.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

To keep releasing music and to tour Europe is at the top of my list!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff? has links to everything, but we’re all over social media @krantzmusic or you can find us on Spotify, Apple Music, and all the streaming services.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Most of our music is pretty happy sounding, so let’s just smile and love your neighbor as you’re jammin out to some Krantz tunes!

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