Here’s a group that should definitely be on your spring set list – LANY! Pronounced Lay-Nee (originally intended to be an acronym for Los Angeles to New York), the LA based trio brought their unique and dreamy pop/electronic/ R&B sounds to NYC’s Webster Hall Wednesday night, in support of Troye Sivan’s Blue Neighbourhood tour.
Formed in Nashville, the dynamic trio comprised of Les Priest, Jake Goss, and Paul Klein first began to gain momentum after releasing their unique mixes on SoundCloud, to an audience of zero, only to then be received by an overwhelming number listeners and fans – which can easily be attributed to their alluring amalgam of electronic pop and R&B elements that may spark some nostalgic 80s vibes. Finishing up the last couple shows with Sivan, the trio will then go across the pond with Ellie Goulding before returning to the US with their spring headlining tour in May to support their debut EP Make Out via Polydor Records.
The eager fans filling the main hall at Webster Hall screamed the moment LANY walked on stage until the end of the show, even chanting for an encore! With a standard setup of drums, electric guitar, keys, and synths – LANY kept things pretty basic set design wise, but made up with mixing some tropical and pastel lighting tones to match their fanciful vibe of music. They got the energy going with “Bad, Bad, Bad,” before they moved into “Someone Else,” that had the crowd illuminating their phone lights to accompany the song’s melancholy lyrics. Klein jumped down into the pit to sing “Made In Hollywood” to the front row then let his man bun down and picked up his guitar to play the 80s soulful-esque, “4Ever!” Towards the end of their set, they got the crowd pumped with their latest hit, “ILYSB,” then closed the show with the anthemic, “I Don’t Care,” which is a song that Klein describes as a message to people that have told you, you’re not good enough – adding “good news is you are.”
May 1 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour May 2 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour May 10 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Cambridge Room May 11 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Cambridge Room May 12 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio May 16 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel May 17 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair May 19 Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory May 20 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall May 21 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live May 24 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge May 25 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue