Drummer Kyle Crane, aka Crane Like The Bird, gives another taste of his guest-heavy album with a new single featuring The Shins' James Mercer, "Wishing Cap".
Kyle Crane has had his fair share of working with some big names. He played Miles Teller's drum double in Whiplash, and has also contributed to albums by Kurt Vile and Neko Case.
Crane Like The Bird is Crane's debut solo album, and having already shared first single "Nicole" featuring Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, today he reveals another collaboration, this time with The Shins' James Mercer.
"Wishing Cap" arrives with an animated video by Tim Lierman. Expanding on the story behind the track to Brooklyn Vegan, Crane explains, "When I would visit my grandparents I would stay in my father’s old room that he grew up in. One time I was rummaging through the closet and I found an old shoe box with letters and an old green baseball cap in the closet. I thought “what if I put this hat on and it gives me special powers and I can climb through that old photo on the wall and be transported to the past?”
His forthcoming Crane Like The Bird album will feature other collaborations with Conor Oberst, Peter from Peter Bjorn & John, Empire of the Sun’s Luke Steele, and Brazilian Girls’ Sabina Sciubba. There's also some instrumental contributions from Blake Mills, Daniel Lanois, Brad Mehldau, and Kurt Rosenwinkel.