LNZNDRF (The National, Beirut) have described their debut self-titled album as “rock minimalism meets sonic maximalism”. Recorded in a church in Cincinnati over two and a half days, the eight songs on the album were improvised with a vital spirit harkening back to the reason the members became musicians in the first place. The songs, which were edited from 30+ minute jams, evoke the essence of their expansive, largely improvised live shows. The trio of Ben Lanz, Scott Devendorf, Bryan Devendorf formed in 2011 in Auckland, NZ and will play select shows in London, New York, Berlin and Brussels in February and March. The first pressing of LNZNDRF is now available on clear vinyl. Today, the trio release their new video for “Samarra” from off the album. Artist/director C.E.B. Reas created an algorithm that distorts live footage of the group into a black and white psychedelic haze. Check out the clip below. LNZNDRF play this year at Eaux Claires Festival.
LNZNDRF’s eponymously-titled album is rock minimalism meets sonic maximalism and is out now.
Formed five years ago in Auckland, New Zealand, LNZNDRF (pronounced ‘Lanzendorf’) recorded the
eight-track long-player over two and half days in a church in Cincinnati, Ohio. The songs, edited down
from 30+ minute jams, evoke the essence of their expansive, largely improvised live shows. The trio will
perform at Eaux Claires Festival this summer.
LNZNDRF 2016 Tour Dates
May 13-15 – ARCOSANTI, AZ, Form Arcosanti
August 12-13 – EAU CLAIRE, WI, Eaux Claires Festival