Carriers led by Cincinnati-based songwriter Curt Kiser, is already fairly well known among fellow indie artists. Listed under Sharon Van Etten’s “Recommended listening” liner notes of her LP Remind Me Tomorrow, Carriers have shared the stage with the likes of Big Thief, Sam Evian, Widowspeak, Michael Nau, Choir Boy, Katy Kirby & Damien Jurado.
Catch Carriers this Friday at Woodward Theater with Speaking Suns and Christian Nicholas Gough!
Kiser found break out success with Carriers’ debut LP Now Is The Time For Loving Me, Yourself & Everyone Else, winning album of the year at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and drawing praise from Paste Magazine, Consequence of Sound, Talkhouse and more.
Helping him lock in the sound of the nine tracks were drummer Bryan Devendorf of The National and bassist John Curley of The Afghan Whigs. A testament to the power of self-reflection, his debut evokes the same guitar-led grandeur of The War on Drugs as Kiser takes stock of life, death, relationships and gratitude for another day.
Kiser wrapped up the year alongside Bryan Devendorf for a special performance at the Contemporary Arts Center. Their recent exhibition, The Regional, celebrates the artistic and cultural complexity of the Midwest. Recording has already begun for their sophomore album as they look forward to getting back on the road for a few regional tours this fall. Live and in the studio is Kiser on guitar/vocals, Alex McGrath on drums, Trent Becknell on keys, Ben Rush on bass and Cory Pavlinac on lead guitar.