Posted in music | tour dates on September 9, 2011

by Andrew Sacher

Lana Del Rey

NY Singer/songwriter Lizzy Grant, who now goes by the name of Lana Del Rey, is releasing the new single "Video Games" b/w "Blue Jeans" on October 16 digitally and on 7" vinyl the next day on Stranger Records. The vinyl is available for pre-order at the Stranger Records webstore. You can also watch videos of both tracks and check out the cover art below.

It's hard to pay attention to Lana Del Rey without noticing her booming style. She's got a number of portraits, like the one above, evoking images of vintage film stars and models. Her songs possess a strong sense of classic pop with lyrical references to James Dean, old bars, and guns. But Lana Del Rey's style doesn't come without substance. She sings with a bold, sultry delivery, bearing conversational lyrics and moody musical passages that present much more than mere nostalgia.

And people are taking notice. Lana has been featured everywhere from Pitchfork to Stereogum to KCRW to The Guardian. The video for "Blue Jeans" (that you can watch below) was posted to YouTube today and already has almost 20,000 views as of this post.

Fans of Lizzy Grant have probably seen her play at places like the National Underground, the Living Room, and even at Fordham University in 2008 with Mirah and The Blow. She however has never played a show as Lana Del Ray. Therefore the two US shows that were just announced are Lana's live debut. Those shows will take place in NYC on September 21 at swanky club The Box, and on September 27 at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the NYC show, which had limited tickets go on sale yesterday, sold out in less than an hour. LA is sold out too, though "a limited amount of tickets may be available at the door". Stay tuned for more US dates to be announced soon.

Lana also has some European dates scheduled. All dates and those videos below...

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Lana

Lana Del Rey - "Video Games"

Lana Del Rey - "Blue Jeans"

Lana Del Rey -- 2011 Tour Dates
9/21 The Box New York, NY
9/27 Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
9/30 Roter Salon Berlin, DE
10/5 Madam JoJo's London, UK

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Comments (61)

kickball katy's gonna be PISSED!

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:16 PM

too much hummus

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:21 PM

Fans of Lana's style should check out Anna Calvi.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:25 PM

is this a press release?

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:30 PM

^ No one gives a fuck you too.

Yeah, she's good looking. Enough said.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:30 PM

Her lips make me feel uneasy

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | September 9, 2011 3:30 PM

Coochie Del Rey

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:30 PM

Heeeellllloooo Nurse!

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:31 PM

damn 316 beat me to it

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:34 PM

wow, love it. Any idea if anyone is reselling NYC tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:39 PM

"Video Games" sounds exactly like Jackie Martling's ex-wife's Christmas Song. Someone back me up on this.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:43 PM

Looks a bit like a trannie

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:45 PM

i did not read any of this post but i am LOL anyway. lol

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:48 PM

Has anyone seen photos of her before she got some buzz? Her lips now are insanely Botox'd. BLECCHH.

http://www.repeatfanzine.co.uk/interviews/Lana%20Del%20Rey.htm

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:51 PM

she does look like a trainy, i'll give you that

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:54 PM

Style > Substance

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:55 PM

Fashion > Function

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 4:02 PM

SWEET, guys! Another monotone attractive chick singing on top of minimalist, atmospheric, plodding music and imagery of the 60s/70s so everyone knows how hip she is!

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 4:11 PM

is she a stepford wife?

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 4:25 PM

Sure, but I really don't think "minimalist" is an appropriate adjective. Perhaps you'd like to qualify your snark with at least one similar example?

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 4:25 PM

Lana, please smile.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 4:29 PM

I am not convinced that she is not actually a man. I demand a chance to examine her more closely, preferably an uninterrupted 4 hour block at the SoHo Grand. Then, I'll find out if there's anything fishy, er ... probe deep into her, er ... get to the bottom of things

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 4:30 PM

she definitely did something to her lips, but you don't botox your lips, moron.

Posted by ANON is a moron | September 9, 2011 4:37 PM

hot chick really horrible music

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 4:38 PM

i tried to buy tix about 5 minutes after they went on sale and it was sold out. gotta imagine it was all promo just for press to say that they sold out so quickly..

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 4:42 PM

Jacuzzi Boyz > Wavves > this shite

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 4:46 PM

I don't get vintage film star so much as ghetto hoochie with a retro haircut.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 4:48 PM

I am getting a funny feeling..

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 4:58 PM

everybody look out! 4:58 is gonna hurl!

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 5:08 PM

It must be awesome to be able to say you're something and then everyone just immediately believes that you are.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 6:09 PM

I love her! Thanks for sharing - never heard of her before. Beautiful and reminds me of the Tori Amoses and Annie Lenoxes - we haven't had a female artist make this kind of music in a while. Most of the female singers have been pop and R and B or cutesy indie. I like this kind of stuff and really don't care if the BV people gonna hate.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 6:41 PM

Somebody's throwing a lot of money behind her - enough to get a major push on Pitchfork, BV and other music websites (I had never heard of her before today, but like a lip-augmented mushroom, she has popped up overnight), and to evidently scrub away all evidence of her first record (as Lizzy Grant). I'm sure there's some audience for soulless, dead-eyed fembot tunes, but I seriously doubt they're gonna make back the coin they've spent on this.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 6:53 PM

she still looks like a twit with those plumped lips. fake fake fake fake

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 7:11 PM

i've never been so unmoved by a song before.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 7:44 PM

she'd get it

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 9:18 PM

These aren't her first shows. I saw here play Canal Room two years ago for CMJ as "Lana Del Rey"

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 9:21 PM

I want to love this but something is...off. I just don't buy it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 10:14 PM

Looks kinda like Tosh.0 in drag.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 10:42 PM

i'd f her face til it was purple. she have big tits or no? prolly not as big as kbk's sexy pale funbags. what a hot slut.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 12:32 AM

obviously marketed, would never listen but would

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 1:13 AM

faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 1:22 AM

“Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.”

-Andy Warhol


shes gonna be huge....

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 2:31 AM

She's not nearly as fake as all you frauds over in NYC. Austin is where all the legitimate beings live. Heh!

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 3:16 AM

Wait, wait, wait. So you're saying she's been written up everywhere from PITCHFORK to STEREOGUM????

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 4:16 AM

I was always more of a Mary-Ann man myself.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 5:27 AM

3:51 - actually it's called collagen, but who cares?

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 9:18 AM

Want to know why bkvegan is shilling for its life/where the money is coming from/why various assistants are commenting positively above? Facebook has all your answers.

MGMT: ben@hnoe.net, ed@hnoe.net

UK PRESS: Carl Fysh (carl@purplepr.com)
UK ONLINE: Anna Meachman (anna.meacham@purplepr.com)
UK RADIO: Brad Hunner (brad@radarplugging.com)
US PUBLICIST: Marilyn Laverty (mlaverty@shorefire.com)

EX-NORTH AMERICA BOOKING AGENT: Dave Chumbley (dave@primary.uk.com)
US AGENT: Carole Kinzel (ckinzel@caa.com)

LEGAL: ben@ssb.co.uk

Posted by anon | September 10, 2011 10:20 AM

in other words, thank god we have bkvegan, that indie cred mainstay, to help us find out about this underground act.

Posted by anon | September 10, 2011 10:26 AM

I have tickets for sale. $300 each.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 11:49 AM

Kurt cobain is apparently her "idol," I'm sure he'd have loved her.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 12:15 PM

10:20 - ummmm and that's supposed to prove what exactly?

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 1:19 PM

her father is some domain investor - daddy's behind everything. she definitely didn't live in a trailer like her PR people claim... here's what she looked like just two years ago... what a fake

http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2010/dailyposts/20100105.htm

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 9:45 PM

she broke the 4th wall on her own history seemingly unprovoked. MEH on the class politics. There aint no one singular formula to soul....

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 10:36 PM

Are you telling me there are artists out there who are to some extent interested in actually making some money and becoming widely recognizable? Wow. Did not know that. My mind just got blown into the stratosphere.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 11:45 PM

54 posts and not one angry nerd mentions the camel toe?

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2011 12:08 PM

what a bunch of wank.. I'm outta here..

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2011 4:12 PM

Skateboarding AND vintage footage?! Haha tight bro!

Also this woman has never played a video game in her life, this song is horse shit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2011 9:52 PM

"...evoking images of Miss Clairol ads."

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2011 10:59 PM

I say kudos to Lizzy Grant and those behind her as well as their timing. She's still doing the same kind of music. All she really needed was an image makeover to get hipsters all hot and horny over her.

She got the cheap red hair dye, the extra collagen in her lips, a burlesque-like name change, the desaturated photos of her retro-styled likeness, retro fonts on her singles, etc. Retro and red are the key, yo!

Now the hipsters are hailing her like she's best thing since the last hot set of 20-year-old ginger pubed poontang lips.

Posted by likesooveritbro | September 15, 2011 2:32 PM

the internet was nothing until they gave us the ability to post comments about web-page content.

Posted by soul_jahz_united | December 29, 2011 4:23 AM

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