New Releases For March 9, 2010

Lawrence Arabia
Chant Darling

Lawrence Arabia - Chant Darling

Lawrence Arabia, the savant-like songwriting alter ego of New Zealander James Milne, is a former member of The Brunettes, The Ruby Suns, and one time touring member of Okkervil River. Chant Darling, his full length Bella Union debut, melds irreverent lyrics with West Coast melodies and lush harmonies, playing like a modern take on the work of classic popsmiths like Jonathan Richman, John Lennon and Brian Wilson.

Hewn in large part from James' gradual relocation to London and recorded over 18 months in a studio in Stockholm, three flats in London, a garden shed in Port Chalmers, a car club in Wellington and a studio in Auckland, Chant Darling signals the emergence of a weighty new voice straight from the new pop frontier of the southern hemisphere.

TRACK LISTING

  1. Look Like A Fool
  2. The Undesirables
  3. Apple Pie Bed
  4. Auckland CBD
  5. The Beautiful Young Crew
  6. Eye A
  7. The Crew of the Commodore
  8. Fine Old Friends
  9. I've Smoked Too Much
  10. Dream Teacher

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Apr 03
    Woolston, New Zealand Lawrence Arabia at Blue Smoke
  • Apr 04
    Oamaru, New Zealand Lawrence Arabia at Grainstore Gallery
  • Apr 05
    Dunedin, New Zealand Lawrence Arabia at The Cook
  • Apr 06
    Queenstown, New Zealand Lawrence Arabia at Sherwood
  • Apr 11
    Napier, New Zealand Lawrence Arabia at The Cabana
  • Apr 12
    Wellington, New Zealand Lawrence Arabia at San Fran
  • Apr 13
    Paekakariki, New Zealand Lawrence Arabia at St Peter's Village Hall
  • Apr 26
    Auckland, New Zealand Lawrence Arabia at Hollywood Cinema
  • Apr 27
    Auckland, New Zealand Lawrence Arabia at Hollywood Cinema
  • Jun 19
    London, UK Lawrence Arabia at The Lexington
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