The Kwerks’ newest album is kind of quirky like the band’s founders Laura and Ryan Koch, pictured upside down on the album cover. (Designed by Ryan Toyota)

The Kwerks’ newest album is kind of quirky like the band’s founders Laura and Ryan Koch, pictured upside down on the album cover. (Designed by Ryan Toyota)

VIDEO: Langley folk-pop duo releases newest album with ‘barn dance’

This is the third album created by the Langley-based Kwerks in the past two years.

Langley folk-pop band, The Kwerks, will be releasing a new album.

Bigger Badder Dreams will be released at a concert on March 2. The effort has been led by lead vocalists and married Langley couple Laura and Ryan Koch, who have been preparing for the release for the last few months.

This is the third album since 2016, Laura explained, noting she is particularly proud of it and feels the music will resonate with their listeners.

Bigger Badder Dreams has a mixture of fun, upbeat dance tunes, and some earthy moments.

The songs are representative of the The Kwerks journey – in particular a few months of hardship Laura has gone through with her mother, who has been in the hospital with a brain injury.

“My world felt like it was turned upside down, and we were right in the middle of recording the album,” she elaborated.

“As I sang the vocals, some of the songs took on new meaning for me, and I feel like the album now represents this challenging time, while also maintaining that characteristic Kwerky lightness.”

The concert will take place in a barn hayloft in East Langley, and The Kwerks have plans to deck it out with lights and decor – creating an atmospheric experience for their audience beyond the music alone.

“We’ve got some big ideas and have started making plans for the concert. We’re hoping to create a whimsical atmosphere – magical even.” Ryan said.

The Kwerks came into fruition, officially, in 2015 when Laura left her job, sent her homeschooled children to school, started playing her guitar, and joined up with her husband to create “a cheeky brand of folk-pop peppered with Canadian bluegrass/country.”

Their concert is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and $5 for kids. They can be purchased online.

People can find out more about The Kwerks online.

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