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.


  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

  • Jun 16
    Brussels, Belgium Lawrence Arabia at Labokube
  • Jun 17
    Paris, France angel fall, Lawrence Arabia, and Fernand at Supersonic
  • Jun 18
    Li├Ęge, Belgium Lawrence Arabia at KulturA.
  • Jun 19
    London, UK Lawrence Arabia with Andrew Fox at The Lexington
  • Jun 20
    Glasgow, UK Lawrence Arabia with Conor Heafey at The Hug and Pint
  • Jun 21
    Manchester, UK Lawrence Arabia with Blimp Rock and Seatbelts at The Castle, Manchester
  • Jun 22
    Bristol, UK Lawrence Arabia and Elf Power at The Lanes
  • Jun 25
    Barcelona, Spain Lawrence Arabia at VOL
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