Posted in music | tour dates on October 4, 2011

Lana Del Rey

"It's not that there's anything "inauthentic" about her. (How can theater be "inauthentic?") It's just that the aesthetic references surrounding her-- Hollywood vintage, 50s Americana, the concept of fame, the tough-girl crooner, beers delivered in homes and pool played at bars, the whole faded cheer of a mid-century nation, a cave just to the left of the one in which David Lynch has spent years spelunking-- they're all already so pungent, evocative, and well-worn that it's hard to reshape them. Once you know this is where an artist is aiming, watching her get there can be like watching someone accurately answer questions on a multiple-choice test. So it says something that the clip for "Video Games" is still decently bewitching. It has a little of that dolorous haze to it, and it draws nice connections between the middle of the 20th century-- this era that now seems, like paste jewelry, equal parts tacky and glamorous-- and the present moment, which manages to combine tackiness and glamour in its own new and special ways. It's the first thing I've seen clever enough to show you how much Super-8 footage and webcam video have in common, emotionally speaking." [Nitsuh Abebe, Pitchfork]
Speaking of the "Video Games" video, as Hipster Runoff points out, someone turned it into a "literal video" aka they kept the video, but the song was "rewritten to accurately reflect what happens in the video." You can watch both versions below.

As mentioned, the controversial Lana Del Rey cancelled/rescheduled her US shows which were initially planned to take place in smaller venues last month. Lana will now make her "official US debut" (she played a "warm up show" at Glasslands on 9/14) at Bowery Ballroom on December 5. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (10/7) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (10/5) at noon.

Updated dates and the videos below...

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LANA DEL REY-VIDEO GAMES

Lana Del Rey, LITERAL VIDEO GAMES

Lana Del Rey -- 2011 Tour Dates
11/04 - Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
11/05 - Glasgow, UK @ Oran Moir
11/07 - Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino
11/10 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Upstairs at Paradiso
11/12 - Cologne, Germany @ Gebauede 9
11/14 - Berlin, Germany @ Roter Salon
11/16 - London, UK @ Scala
11/17 - Birmingham, UK @ HMV Institute
12/05 - New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
12/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

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Comments (86)

FIRST!! I would.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:25 PM

Amy Klein will not be attending the Bowery show.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:26 PM

You would what? Fuck the shit out of her?

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:28 PM

the only thing "controversial" about her is that no one seems to like or care about her, yet music blogs, like yours, seem to keep shoving her down our throats anyway. i guess you (or they) actually enjoy her music. precluding that, there must be some other incentive that your readers are unaware of.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:30 PM

I thought that JonBenét Ramsey died?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:32 PM

I want to occupy her vagina

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | October 4, 2011 2:34 PM

wont she be over by Dec 5 ?

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:37 PM

"Remember Lana Del Ray?"

"No."

-Everyone in 2012.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:42 PM

dick sucking lips.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:45 PM

Lana Del Ray & OFWGKTA. Remember us? Tour 2012

Posted by AnonHUMMUS | October 4, 2011 2:48 PM

When will the heavy reverb'd vocal fad finally start dying out? Enough already!

Decent song though.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:50 PM

lol @ her upper lip!!! are you fucking kidding me?

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:54 PM

looka those dsl's, yowza

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:55 PM

At least she can sing. More than I can say for most of the "Brooklyn" bands.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:55 PM

Ugly cunt.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:55 PM

Botox - it's not just for breakfast anymore

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 2:56 PM

Dirty thoughts...

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 3:05 PM

seriously, am i the only one who finds her really, really unattractive?

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 3:08 PM

God bless the people who come up with and post "Literal" videos. This one is hysterical and I love how the singer kinda sounds like Neil Young.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 3:10 PM

Come on Vegan you are killing your credibility and tastemaker status by shilling for this talentless, do anything to be rich and famous hack. She belongs on Jersey Shore.

Posted by Anon | October 4, 2011 3:17 PM

Collagen--it's a terrible drug.

The sad sad thing is, while not very unique, her actual debut album is fine listening while getting an indifferent blow job from a used-up crack whore, which I get a couple nights a week behind the Dumpster of Zebulon.

But seriously. Collagen lips: great on your dick for blow jobs; bad for your rep as a young woman trying to be taken seriously in "indie" rock.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 3:20 PM

Man I really wanna fill her up with T.Rex Sperm.

Posted by Condom Bustah | October 4, 2011 3:20 PM

Nice nose.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 3:35 PM

Re-fix yr face.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 3:39 PM

How am I supposed to appreciate your middling talent when your face is distractingly carved from a single block of collagen?

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 3:48 PM

what. a. stupid. bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 3:50 PM

^ Not nice.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 3:51 PM

the above commenters are bad people

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 3:52 PM

@351 really though, this girl is a piece of work. if you do the slightest bit of research into her musical/artistic background you can see that she's manufactured shite

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 3:55 PM

you think she's had some work done?

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 3:57 PM

Shouldn't it be "Literally" Video Games? I mean, come on people, speaka de English!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:06 PM

Didn't I just see her at Bowery? Oh no wait...that was Oh Land.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:07 PM

^^^ same person

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:11 PM

I love how the site is editing comments on this post!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:12 PM

Oh Land = wannabe Nico
Lana Del Rey = wannabe JonBenét Ramsey

not the same person

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:14 PM

Manufactured or not, I would still fuck the shit out of her.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:20 PM

Unless they include some bonus DVD of this lady getting penetrated hard and a lot, the marketing folks at whichever skeleton of a major label she's on will be quite disappointed that it won't sell well.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:22 PM

4:12 is right some comments have been blocked.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:25 PM

Geez, why is BV posting about Lana Del Rey, when it could be posting about real artists--you guessed it, I'm talkin' 'bout the Spyn Doktorz! Yeah! Yeah, yeah! Go S p i n D o c t o r s!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:31 PM

I hate this woman

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:34 PM

I had a dream that brooklyn vegan actually posted something about the $pin Docturs. Man. It really sucked waking up to this cold, dystopian reality where it's practically a crime just to comment about the $pins.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:45 PM

Sold Out

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:46 PM

BV and this fucking cunt could eat a dick

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:50 PM

Tha Spinzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 4:54 PM

she has great makeup.

Posted by nygrump | October 4, 2011 4:55 PM

I ask this seriously. I've seen older pics of her, and those lips most certainly didn't look quite as full. Those have had some, er, help, right? I don't live in that world of plastic surgery and such, so I'm no expert. But damn, those are looking like soft pillows.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 5:19 PM

Ok here is what I noticed comments that are anti Brooklyn Vegan remain, Comments that are anti Lana Del Ray remain. Comments that are anti Bowery blocked.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 5:27 PM

Is she a porn actress?
b o w e r y UGH

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 6:05 PM

Mallternative.
This your soundtrack for an afternoon shopping spree.

Posted by Shop 'til you drop dead. | October 4, 2011 6:06 PM

bowery presents is literally run by a cabal of pedophiles

(so of course they support lana del ray)

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 6:17 PM

shitty covers already starting
http://leavves.bandcamp.com

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 6:24 PM

S p i n D o c t o r s are playing at B o w e r y! The 13th of 'tober!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 6:29 PM

Good lookin lips

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 6:42 PM

That Leavves cover is actually pretty decent. Is it a joke band? "Leavves" can't be serious.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 6:50 PM

2:55

Debatable as to whether she can sing. The singer on the "literal" video sings as well as she does. I could pull anybody off the street and have them sing that song just as competently.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 8:20 PM

All these people in the goddamn pool!

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

All these goddamn people in the pool!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 9:49 PM

she looks disgusting. also the music is terrible and she has a really mediocre singing voice

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 9:54 PM

Bikes do discernible things. I blink. A cat says, "one, two, one, two," it plays hopscotch, it does. I have to piss like most people have to breathe.

Posted by Professor James Franco | October 5, 2011 3:26 AM

those lips have sucked mad dick to get her ass to bowery ballroom - trust.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 11:10 AM

Well that presale sold out FAST.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 12:03 PM

Yea...I cant remember the last time an AMEX presale for the bowery sold out that quick... I didnt know hipsters had AMEX

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 12:10 PM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 12:13 PM

If I had to guess, not a lot of tickets were released during the presale. She's a native New Yorker, probably has a 100 person guestlist.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 12:38 PM

lots of jealous women posting on this one...wow!

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 1:00 PM

Did any of you watch the videos of her Glasslands performance? She is TERRIBLE live.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 2:35 PM

"Music blogs hiss and froth about her "authenticity". There are rumours she is a puppet controlled by a group of wealthy, clever producers. That her father is a multi-squillionaire although she claims she lived on a trailer park. There's mention of cosmetic surgery. The vanishing of her old music online in place of the new has led writers to call her the "Frankenstein of Indie"."

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 3:14 PM

BRIDE OF FRANKENINDIE

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 3:22 PM

With an ingenious script by Roy Chanslor, this modest, but imaginative film noir is notable for the strong performance by lead actor Dan Duryea Alcoholic musician Martin Blair (Duryea) becomes the prime suspect when his cheating wife is murdered, until it is determined that he was "sleeping one off" at the time of the killing. Another man (John Phillips), who was being blackmailed by the murdered woman, is sent to prison for the crime. The condemned man's wife (June Vincent) believes in her husband's innocence and sets about to prove it, enlisting the aid of Blair, who has flashes of memory about the night of the crime. Recalling that he saw a stranger leave his wife's apartment, Blair endeavors to track down this stranger. The real murderer is revealed in the film's last moments...to everyone's surprise, including the guilty party! Black Angel was based on a novel by Cornell Woolrich. Normally assigned to villainous roles, Dan Duryea gives a surprisingly impressive performance as an affectingly romantic character and is by far the most interesting and sympathetic character in the film. His performance makes the plot twist at the end, both startling and believable. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi All Movie Guide

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 3:23 PM

Lips like that are good for eating baby carrots.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 3:42 PM

She grew up the town over from me, apparently, and while a few years yonger than I am, I've never heard of her playing a single show. I wouldn't doubt that mommy and daddy paid a lot of $ for her to get a team of producers to manufacturer her an image and sound. Perhaps I'm wrong - it's happened before.

That being said, the song posted was actually pretty good, but I agree that anyone off the street these days can have a singing career. That's what Auto Tune is for...

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 4:06 PM

wow the B Vegan readers fucking hate women.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 5:14 PM

^Colin P Fitz?

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 5:27 PM

Trying hard to think of a reason not to jack off to "Cleopatra's Cat", by the S p i n D o c t o r s. Nope, can't think of one.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 7:13 PM

Hey guys, let's map out Lana Del Rey's career path!

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 7:51 PM

2 0 1 1: releases EP and is catapulted into hipster internet stardom, amid rampant controversy

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 7:51 PM

2 0 1 2: completes her first US tour, receiving poor reviews.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 7:52 PM

2 0 1 3: releases her follow-up LP to 2011's "I Suck Dick for Lip Implants," receiving extremely poor reviews, even when compared to those of her 2012 tour.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 7:52 PM

2 0 1 4: "leaks" a sex tape of her being banged out by several celebrity men.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 7:52 PM

2 0 1 5: spirals into drug addiction, publicly acknowledges her "affliction," and enters rehab with an US Weekly spread.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 7:53 PM

2 0 1 6: emerges from Promises Utah sober, and begins her role as a stagnant guest judge on "American Idol for Infants!"

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 7:53 PM

2 0 1 8: disappears completely. A girl named Elizabeth Grant, slightly resembling Del Rey, is seen applying for college in the state of California.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 7:53 PM

2019: The S p i n D o c t o r s are the only remaining musical force of any significance on the planet.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2011 1:05 AM

'I will love you till the end of time.' Isn't that from Transformers 3?

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2011 12:20 PM

Never seen that many fails in succession. In that case, you succeed!

...at failing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2011 12:41 PM

Lana del rey is just some rich ugly plain girl who wanted to be a marilyn monroe pretty girl with hard past. Having been sent to private school and mega rich parents she CHOOSE to put herself after 18 (adult) in a trailer park, had surgery to every single feature on her face lips,nose, chin etc etc then emerege as an artist playing on the pretty girl from trailor part fantasy she was so obsessed with.

It's so fucking unauthentic. Look at photos of her before. And how phony she is in every interview. Wonder how long until she realizes if ever oh, stupid me, I've spent my life pretending to be something else and it's so transparent. I'm just an ugly girl with money enough to fund a cereer and completly change my looks to then fule my imagine based on people who are completly different to me.

Idiot. even still she's only attrative in mega airbrushed photo shoots, look at any photo untouched and past the surgery is so average/unattractive. Back to the drawing room.

Posted by Clement | September 4, 2013 11:22 AM

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