LNZNDRF is the side project from the National’s Scott and Bryan Devendorf plus Beirut’s Ben Lanz. Just a quick month after announcing their self-titled debut album, they’ve released it today and given the opening track “Future You” the visual treatment. The song is epic, with huge rhythmic guitar strokes, ambient sounds, and deep bass colliding and bouncing off of each other like heated atoms to create a gorgeous, heavy aesthetic. The matching clip is just as pretty, with long, sweeping, picturesque shots of landscapes and slow motion images of wildlife in all of Earth’s different ecosystems. It’s like watching the Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth with a much improved soundtrack. Check it out.
LNZNDRF is out now on 4AD.