Bonnaroo Artist | LANY
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBA
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2016 lineup. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day…
Formed as a bedroom project right here in Nashville, indie, synthy, poppy, electro-r&b trio LANY (pronounced “lay-nee”) intentionally kept their origins and identities ambiguous for the first year or so of their existence. The group, made up of Les Priest, Jake Goss, and Paul Klein, released two buzzy EPs in 2015, after relocating to LA and choosing to be a bit less mysterious (a move similar to fellow trendy, indie popsters The 1975). After first meeting by happenstance, the trio kept in touch, and would work on music while Paul was in town; the first to move in pursuit of a solo career, before dedicating all of his energy to the group. After the band become a bit more series, Les and Jake followed suit and moved out west, and LANY were met with almost immediate buzz after dropping a handful of early tracks on their Soundcloud.
A totally home-brewed effort, LANY’s mesh of styles, particular attention to design, aesthetics, and visual approach, trendy, dreamy branding, and refreshing, expansive sound have made them a buzzworthy juggernaut seemingly overnight, propelled by tracks like “Bad, Bad, Bad,” “Walk Away,” “I Don’t Care,” and especially breakout tune “ILYSB.” Self-described “make out music,” LANY have definitely found viral appeal with the same young, diverse crowd that loves The 1975 and The Neighbourhood, but their well-refined musical talent and clear drive makes them accessible to people from all walks of life. We have a feeling these guys will graduate to a much bigger stage at future fests; catch ’em on the rise!
LISTEN | “Never Be the Same”
WATCH | “ILYSB” (Live)