Lawn’s new album Johnny is out on September 4th via Community Records / Muscle Beach
Lawn, New Orleans based three-piece, angular indie rock delights, released ‘Summertime’ through Muscle Beach Records on August 19th. Lawn dance into your ears with funky, percussive, discordant limbs, tickling all the right parts in a musically intelligent way, with a post-punk heart.
It’s an arty punky jangly number and makes me want to dance like a free and slightly insane person, think about the first time you heard Parquet Courts ‘Wide Awake’. There we are. Dancing together. The song builds from the bottom up, taking you on a little journey. Lawn employs some great group vocals that harmonically lift the song to an almost anthemic level, giving space to Venezuelan born Rui DeMagalhaes to spew further, with more bite, about a racist encounter he experiences while working as a server in New Orleans. There are moments of outburst, jam like, that mimic the frustration and anger of Rui. It is controlled, contrite and works beautifully. Also, some of the most tasteful use of a wah pedal I’ve heard for years.
Pre-order Johnny via Bandcamp.