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Lanu - Her 12 Faces - out on Tru Thoughts



Lanu Her 12 Faces
Lanu - Her 12 Faces
(CD/Digital) Tru Thoughts TRUCD225, 2011-03-07

New album from Lance Ferguson a.k.a. Lanu, producer and guitarist of The Bamboos, Kylie Auldist, Cookin' On 3 Burners, Randa & The Soul Kingdom... This one will be released on Valentine's Day! You may hear the new track Jean Paul on Lanu's MySpace page or in the latest Shapes 10:02 compilation. Her 12 Faces flows effortlessly between finely crafted indie-leaning pop songs and lush instrumental/electro pieces. Album opener and first single Beautiful Trash is one of five Washington-voiced songs on Her 12 Faces; a supreme nugget of outsider pop...

Lanu Her 12 Faces
Lanu - Her 12 Faces
(CD/Digital) Tru Thoughts TRUCD225, 2011-03-07

Tracklisting :
01. Beautiful Trash feat. Megan Washington
02. Hold Me Down feat. Megan Washington
03. der Hotel Blume
04. Wire feat. Megan Washington
05. Portrait In 50hz
06. Fall feat. Megan Washington
07. 1988
08. The Coral Route
09. Roosevelt Blues feat. Megan Washington
10. Her 12 Faces
11. Jean Paul
12. More Than This

Notes :
Produced by Lance Ferguson from The Bamboos.
Starbucks Pick Of The Week selection
Featured vocalist Megan Washington has just won 2 Aria's - the Australian Grammy's.
Previous collabs include Aloe Blacc, Kero 1, Alice Russell and Lyrics Born.
Radio support worldwide JJJ and BBC 6Music.
The first pressing of this album will be in limited edition packaging.

Links :
Lanu : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter
Tru Thoughts : officialetchshop | facebook | myspace | soundcloud | twitter | youtube




Lanu - Beautiful Trash feat. Megan Washington

Info :
Her 12 Faces flows effortlessly between finely crafted indie-leaning pop songs and lush instrumental/electro pieces. Album opener and first single
Beautiful Trash is one of five Washington-voiced songs on Her 12 Faces; a supreme nugget of outsider pop, it has already secured TripleJ A playlist, a Starbucks promotion involving 1 million download cards and plays from Steve Lamacq and Nemone on daytime BBC 6Music.

Lance has always had a clairvoyant's sense for collaborations (the first Lanu album featured then-little-known Aloe Blacc), and he first introduced Megan Washington to his fans as the voice of The Bamboos' 2008 hit cover version of Kings Of Leon's King Of The Rodeo. Now signed to Universal, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Washington has just won two major gongs - Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Female Artist - at the 2010 ARIAs, (Australia's top awards, equivalent to Brits/Mercury Prize/Grammys). Her debut album of idiosyncratic, dramatic indie pop, I Believe You, Liar, went Gold and shot to no. 1 in the album charts on its release down under, and she is now poised for 'next big thing' lists in the UK, US and elsewhere.

A perfectly pitched mix of the sentimental, the irreverent, the personal, the humorous, the acoustic and the electronic, Her 12 Faces is set to break yet more new ground for Ferguson, whose recent work with The Bamboos has had radio support including BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music in the UK, FIP and Nova (France), Triple J (Aus) and KCRW (USA), and widespread press coverage in The Times, Independent On Sunday, Notion, Clash, iDJ, Wax Poetics, Rolling Stone and more.

Press Release :
'Her 12 Faces', out 7th March on Tru Thoughts, is the stunning new album from producer/guitarist Lanu.

Drawing on his passion for a sonic world where Beat culture collides with indie, dream pop, lounge and folk music, this solo record marks a stylistic point of departure for the prolific musician who is better known as Lance Ferguson, the composer, bandleader and creative force behind acclaimed Australian funk outfit The Bamboos. Lanu's vision is paired with the captivating talents of vocalist Megan Washington – one of Australia's biggest and brightest new stars – for a mix of modern, kooky immediacy and timeless charm. Think the eclectic, crossover appeal of Little Dragon, Feist, Emiliana Torrini, Charlotte Gainsbourg or Janelle Monae.

Ferguson has always had a clairvoyant's sense for collaborations (the first Lanu album featured then-little- known Aloe Blacc), and he first introduced Megan Washington to his fans as the voice of The Bamboos' 2008 hit cover version of Kings Of Leon's "King Of The Rodeo". Now signed to Universal, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Washington has just won two major gongs - Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Female Artist - at the 2010 ARIAs, (Australia's top awards, equivalent to Brits/Mercury Prize/Grammys). Her debut album of idiosyncratic, dramatic indie pop, 'I Believe You, Liar', went Gold and shot to no. 1 in the album charts on its release down under, and she is now poised for 'next big thing' lists in the UK and elsewhere.

Album opener and first single "Beautiful Trash" is one of five Washington-voiced songs on 'Her 12 Faces'; a supreme nugget of outsider pop, it is out on upfront limited white vinyl on 13th December, with an official digital single release on 7th February 2011.

'Her 12 Faces' flows effortlessly between finely crafted indie-leaning pop songs and lush instrumental/electro pieces; mesmerising instrumental track "The Coral Route" takes its name from the path flown by TEAL Airways Flying Boats through the South Pacific islands in the '50s. "The whole idea of that just sounds like magic to me... majestic Art Deco birds of supreme beauty that would land in palm tree-surrounded bays in Tahiti, The Cook Islands, Fiji and my hometown of Auckland NZ", says Ferguson. It is also a special ode to his Hawaiian- style steel guitar playing grandfather, Bill Wolfgramm, who released New Zealand's first ever LP and a host of records during the time the Coral Route was in service. "It's really a tribute to him – and if I had ever been able to make a tune with him it might have sounded a little like this".

The album closes with a French language version of "More Than This". "Yeah it's a Roxy Music cover. I was going for some kind of 'Life Aquatic' twist on this and I thought having a Frenchman doing it would be just the ticket", says Ferguson. So he enlisted Ced le Meledo, a local legend who regales people with traditional French songs at a bar by the beach: "When he left my house after recording I asked him, 'What are you doing for the rest of the day?' His response: 'I am going to make love to my girlfriend for 24 hours'. True story."

A perfectly pitched mix of the sentimental, the irreverent, the personal, the humorous, the acoustic and the electronic, 'Her 12 Faces' is set to break yet more new ground for Ferguson, whose recent work with The Bamboos has had radio support including BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music in the UK, FIP and Nova (France), Triple J (Aus) and KCRW (USA), and widespread press coverage in The Times, Independent On Sunday, Notion, Clash, iDJ, Wax Poetics, Rolling Stone and more.
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