RIYL: Joy Division, New Order, The Arcade Fire, The National

Label: 4AD

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-length as a band and as a part of the 4AD roster.

First single Beneath the Black Sea employs the passionate intensity of Joy Division and the arena-ready guitar shimmer of The Arcade Fire while Kind Things relies on more experimental tinkering and improvisation, gliding along a steady slow-jam backbeat.  Mt. Storm sounds gigantic and manages to keep your cerebral cortex 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.  All the while, the vocal ranges from soaring falsettos to sorrowful low registers.  Tons of twists and turns await you here.  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.  Check out their first 3 available tracks below and feel the buzz.

The Details

LNZNDRF’s debut is rock minimalism meets sonic maximalism.
Limited Clear Vinyl.

Price $17.24

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