by Bill Pearis
Carter Tanton spent time touring with The War on Drugs and was later a full-on member of Lower Dens. While in the van, Tanton spent time on electronic music, releasing Freeclouds in 2011. On April 2 via Western Vinyl, he'll release They're Flowers, his first record under the Luxury Liners moniker. (He's no longer in Lower Dens.) Says Tanton:
This record had me stepping away from the guitar and focusing more on my interests in electronic music production. Still, most of the songs were written on a nylon string guitar. I actually thought the record was going to come out like Nick Drake judging from the original arrangements, but being on tour so much with Lower Dens, I had to bend them to fit the laptop.It's definitely nothing like what he did in Lower Dens or The War on Drugs, here making expansive, soundscape-y pop that doesn't fit into any easy genre. You can stream a couple tracks off the album below.
You can catch Luxury Liners live in NYC tonight at Glasslands, where he'll share the bill with Norway's Highasakite and UK singer Wall. Tickets are still available.