LNZNDRF by LNZNDRF on Apple Music

8 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

As the rhythm section of The National, brothers Scott and Bryan Devendorf are known for elegant indie rock. But teaming with multi-instrumentalist Ben Lanz to form LNZNDRF, they eschew their regular band’s graceful drama for watery, propulsive grooves. The rubbery chug and ascending chants on “Beneath the Black Sea” recall the best of post-punk, “Hypno-Skate” luxuriates in a spacey wash of synths, and “Kind Things” casts Lanz’s falsetto against a danceable strut. Spawned from a two-day improv session, LNZNDRF is an absorbing, hypnotic gem.

EDITORS’ NOTES

As the rhythm section of The National, brothers Scott and Bryan Devendorf are known for elegant indie rock. But teaming with multi-instrumentalist Ben Lanz to form LNZNDRF, they eschew their regular band’s graceful drama for watery, propulsive grooves. The rubbery chug and ascending chants on “Beneath the Black Sea” recall the best of post-punk, “Hypno-Skate” luxuriates in a spacey wash of synths, and “Kind Things” casts Lanz’s falsetto against a danceable strut. Spawned from a two-day improv session, LNZNDRF is an absorbing, hypnotic gem.

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About LNZNDRF

LNZNDRF, pronounced "Lanzendorf," is a collaboration between the National's Scott and Bryan Devendorf and trombonist Ben Lanz (aka Hoferlanz) of Beirut, who has played on the road and in the studio for the National. With tracks pulled from improvisations recorded in a church in Cincinnati, Ohio over a span of less than three days, their eponymous debut was released with little advance fanfare in February 2016 on the 4AD label. Though not completely divorced from the work of their parent band, the album inhabited a darker, post-punk sound that recalled names like the Cure and New Order more than members' other incarnations. ~ Marcy Donelson

  • ORIGIN
    Auckland, New Zealand
  • FORMED
    2011

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