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Lanayah to release new full-length album »I’m Picking Lights In A Field…« on June 16th via Anima Recordings and Drongo Tapes

US doomgaze/post-metal/hardcore collective Lanayah will release their third full-length album »I’m Picking Lights In A Field…« on June 16th, 2023 via Anima Recordings and Drongo Tapes.

Listen to the first two tracks »Nameless Fluttering« and »Knife, Mirror« below!

01. Aspen
02. Insects In Their Immersion
03. Staring Blankly
04. Nameless Fluttering
05. Knife, Mirror
06. Peak And Core
07. Picking Lights In A Field
08. Carrying Fire

Courtesy of Qabar PR:

Lanayah presents »I’m Picking Lights In A Field…«, their third full-length, due out 16 June via Anima Recordings (CD + digital) and Drongo Tapes (cassette).

Lanayah is a fairly unclassifiable and incredibly loud collective based in Santa Barbara, CA, and Seattle, WA. In 2016, the experimental group was formed by bassist Will “Juno” Callender, guitarist Lynn McTague, and drummer Ethan Harb. That same year, they released their first album, »North Pinion«, a raw outburst blending shoegaze, doom, and black metal. A year later, in 2017, Ari Brown joined on synthesizers and samplers.

Their sophomore effort, »Forever In May«, was recorded at the Atomic Garden Studios in Oakland in 2018, and released in 2019 via Drongo Tapes in North America and Medicine Time Records in Europe. Its comparatively soft and earthy palette is due in part to Brown and Callender’s synth contributions, as well as McTague’s prominent acoustic guitar playing. Harb left the band amicably later that year.

Their upcoming album, »I’m Picking Lights In A Field…«, marks an expansion of the band’s compositional ambition. It was conceptualized, written, and recorded as a single album-length piece and later cut into eight tracks marking distinct movements while flowing freely forward.

Over the album’s 40-minute runtime, Lanayah travels through dense fog and wide-open landscapes with jagged riffs, synthetic ambient passages, and intertwining polyrhythms.


Juno Callender – Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Synthesizers, Samples
Lynn McTague – Guitar
Ari Brown – Synthesizers, Samples

—This album also features—
Michael Tsang – Drums
Isabelle Thorn (Dear Laika) – Vocals
Elliott Hansen – Tape Loops

Recorded 2021-2022 by Max Dickenson and Juno Callender.
Mixed and Mastered by Angel Marcloid.
Album Art by Arius Ziaee.

Pre-order CD, Cassette, T-shirt, Digital:

Summer Tour w/ The Exit Bags:
7/14: Ventura, CA @All Kinds Studio
7/15: Los Angeles, CA @Non Plus Ultra
7/16: Santa Barbara, CA @TBA
7/20: Santa Cruz, CA @SubRosa
7/21: San Francisco, CA @TBA **
7/22: Oakland, CA @TBA **
7/23: Sacramento, CA @TBA **
7/25: Eugene, OR @John Henry’s
7/26: Portland, OR @Turn Turn Turn
7/27: Olympia, WA @Cryptatropa
7/28: Seattle, WA @Drongo HQ
** w/ Kathryn Mohr
^^ w/ Kaho Matsui

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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