LNZNDRF – the trio of Ben Lanz, Bryan Devendorf and Scott Devendorf – release their new video for ‘Samarra’ from their self-titled debut album today. Artist/director C.E.B. Reas created an algorithm that distorts live footage of the group into a black and white psychedelic haze.
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.
Watch LNZNDRF live in session performing album tracks ‘Beneath The Black Sea’, ‘Kind Things’ and ‘Mt. Storm’ here.
Ben, Bryan and Scott head on their first ever European tour later this month, starting with a sold-out headline show at London’s Oslo on tonight to celebrate LNZNDRF’s release. Find all dates below. Listen to the LNZNDRF-curated Spotify playlist ‘Music For Devotional Past’ featuring music by key influencers as Brian Eno, NEU! and Harmonia here.
13th-15th - Form Arcosanti, Arcosanti AZ, US
12th-13th - Eaux Claires Festival, Eau Claire WI, US