Members of the National and Beirut Emerge as LNZNDRF for New Album
Published Jan 12, 2016Last year, the National's Matt Berninger teamed up with Menomena's Brent Knopf to form the group EL VY, and they had some great success with their 4AD debut Return to the Moon. Now, it's time for other National members to start a high-profile side-project with an all-capital moniker for 4AD, and they've done just that.
The National's Scott and Bryan Devendorf have teamed up with Beirut member and National/Sufjan Stevens collaborator Ben Lanz to form a new group called LNZNDRF.
The trio have prepped an eight-song, self-titled album for 4AD. The record is made up of improvised compositions and was recorded in a church in Cincinnati. A press release describes it as "rock minimalism meets sonic maximalism."
LNZNDRF will arrive on February 19 via 4AD. You can stream a playlist featuring live videos of three of the album's tracks below.
1. Future You
2. Beneath The Black Sea
3. Mt. Storm
4. Kind Things
6. Stars and Time