Resistor is the new album from Lera Lynn
has announced the release of her new album, Resistor, for 29th April. You can pre-order it from Pledge Music here.
Lera Lynn is to release her brand new album Resistor on April 29, a record that embraces the darker and more provocative sides of her songwriting across 10 brand new compositions. Lynn and her co-producer, Joshua Grange, play nearly every instrument on the album, which was tracked during a series of spontaneous, experimental recording sessions in Nashville. While her celebrated US sophomore album The Avenues couched Lynn's voice in layers of pedal steel and other folky instruments, Resistor takes a different approach, focusing on texture rather than twang.
“Resistor has this otherworldly quality to it, this darkness, this sense of atmosphere and space,” says Lynn. “We used a lot of baritone guitar, which at once roots and spears through everything, with the vocals floating above and around. There's a slow-burning intensity that at times sounds a little spooky. It's creepy and lovely."
Resistor will be the first release on Lynn's own label Resistor Music in conjunction with SFE through Caroline Distribution both in the US and Europe.... It follows her 2014 USA release of her critically-acclaimed sophomore album, The Avenues. Lynn spent 2015 in a creative whirlwind, kicking off the year with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and, months later, wrapping things up with a 39-date headlining fall tour. Along the way, she also played a role in shaping the dark direction of True Detective's second season, both appearing in the popular HBO series as a barroom singer and contributing a handful of original songs to the show's soundtrack. The response was overwhelming. True Detective's teaser trailer, which featured a clip of Lynn's "The Only Thing Worth Fighting For" (co-written with Rosanne Cash and T Bone Burnett), racked up more than 35 million views in a matter of months, giving Lynn the assurance that a wide audience did, indeed, exist for her brand of otherworldly music. In January 2016, Lynn played sold out shows in London and Russia, as well as packed sets in Leeds and at the Celtic Connections festival.
Lynn will be returning to UK and Europe in May to play the following shows in support of her debut album release on this side of the Atlantic.
25 May 2016 Norwich The Adnams Spiegeltent (Norfolk & Norwich Festival)
26 May 2016 Bath Komedia (Bath Festival)
27 May 2016 Kendal Brewery Arts Centre (The Malt Room)
29 May 2016 Glasgow Oran Mor
30 May 2016 Gateshead Sage Gateshead
31 May 2016 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
1 Jun 2016 Manchester Band On The Wall
2 Jun 2016 London Islington Assembly Hall
4 Jun 2016 St Albans The Horn
5 Jun 2016 Nottingham The Bodega
6 Jun 2016 Oxford The Bullingdon
8 Jun 2016 Amsterdam Melkweg Theaterzaal
9 Jun 2016 Berlin Musik & Frieden
10 Jun 2016 Dublin Whelan's
12 Jun 2016 Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre (w/ Ben Folds & yMusic)
13 Jun 2016 Birmingham Birmingham Symphony Hall (w/ Ben Folds & yMusic)
14 Jun 2016 Edinburgh Usher Hall (w/ Ben Folds & yMusic)
15 Jun 2016 Liverpool Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (w/ Ben Folds & yMusic)