RIYL: Joy Division, New Order, The Arcade Fire, The National
Recorded in a church in Cincinnati in mere days, LNZNDRF have taken their largely-improvised live show and channeled it into a tactical studio endeavor, their first full-lengthÂ as a band and as a part of the 4AD roster.
First single Beneath the Black SeaÂ employs the passionate intensity of Joy Division and the arena-ready guitar shimmerÂ of The Arcade Fire while Kind Things relies on more experimental tinkering and improvisation, gliding along a steady slow-jam backbeat. Â Mt. StormÂ sounds gigantic and manages to keep your cerebral cortexÂ excited for nearly 10 minutes, slowly building on a melancholy guitar riff from the school of The Cure and crashing into gorgeous walls of shoegaze ear candy. Â All the while, the vocal ranges from soaring falsettos to sorrowful low registers. Â Tons of twists and turns await you here. Â For a debut album, LNZNDRF has come out of the gates full speed.
4AD has a limited supply of clear vinyl after the ‘buy’ link. Â Check out their first 3 available tracks below and feel the buzz.
LNZNDRFâ€™s debut is rock minimalism meets sonic maximalism.
Limited Clear Vinyl.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive