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The National side project LNZNDRF announce debut album & live shows; EL VY covered Bowie on ‘Colbert’ (watch)


Back in October, The National’s Matt Berninger collaborated with former Menomena frontman Brent Knopf as EL VY, releasing a fantastic debut album, Return To The Moon. Last night (1/11), they were one of the many artists to pay tribute to the late David Bowie, when they covered his classic “Let’s Dance” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They were joined by Colbert’s house band Jon Batiste & Stay Human. Watch their performance below.

In other National side project news, the Devendorf brothers, Bryan and Scott, have announced their own new band with Ben Lanz (who’s worked with The National, Beirut and others) called LNZNDRF. Their self-titled debut album is out on February 19 via 4AD. The album includes the songs “Beneath the Black Sea,” “Kind Things,” and “Mt. Storm,” which you can check out videos of the band performing below.

In addition to the new album, LNZNDRF will be touring and playing two NYC shows at Mercury Lounge on March 5 (early and late). Tickets for those shows go on AmEx presale Wednesday (1/13) at noon and on general sale on Friday (1/15) at noon.

Al dates are listed, with the videos and LNZNDRF album tracklist, below…

LNZNDRF Track List
1. Future You
2. Beneath the Black Sea
3. Mt. Storm
4. Kind Things
5. Hypno-Skate
6. Stars and Time
7. Monument
8. Samarra

LNZNDRF — 2016 Tour Dates
02-19 London, England – Oslo
02-21 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique-Rotonde
02-23 Berlin, Germany – Grüner Salon
02-25 Berlin, Germany – Kantine am Berghain
02-26 Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia
03-05 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (early show)
03-05 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (late show)

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