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LUMP (Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay) Announce Debut Album, Share Video for New Song

LUMP Due Out June 1 via Dead Oceans, Watch Video for "Curse of the Contemporary"

Apr 12, 2018
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LUMP is a new band that teams up Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay. They have announced their self-titled debut album and shared a video for its first single, "Curse of the Contemporary." LUMP is due out June 1 via Dead Oceans. Below is the "Curse of the Contemporary" video, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as their upcoming tour dates.

Marling and Lindsay met when Marling supported Neil Young at a London show in June 2016 and they discovered that they were mutual fans of each other's work. The collaboration grew from there.

A press release explains some of things that influenced Marling's lyrics for LUMP: "Inspired by early-20th-century Surrealism and the absurdist poetry of Edward Lear and Ivor Cutler, she wanted to slice through the apparent emptiness of contemporary life. Her resulting creation is a bizarre but compelling narrative about the commodification of curated public personas, the mundane absurdity of individualism, and the lengths we go to escape our own meaninglessness."

Esteban Diacono directed the "Curse of the Contemporary" video, which features the LUMP creature brought to live, dancing via motion capture.

Diacono had this to say about the video in the press release: "For me it was very important that this video was respectful of the spirit of Laura and Mike's collaboration. I wanted to create a video that was joyful and interesting while at the same time retaining an innocent and tender overall vibe. I also wanted to touch on some of the topics that were important to Laura's lyrics, but under a different look. Visually, I took inspiration from the idea of California as a Dream Factory, from the idea of big movie sets that could transform themselves, give shape and colour to dreams and spark the imagination. The video is fully animated, and LUMP was brought to life using motion capture technology."

Marling's last album, Semper Femina, was released in 2017 via More Alarming Records, which is Marling's own label via Kobalt Music Recordings.

LUMP Tracklist:

1. Late To The Flight
2. May I Be The Light
3. Rolling Thunder
4. Curse Of The Contemporary
5. Hand Hold Hero
6. Shake Your Shelter
7. LUMP is a Product (credits)


LUMP Tour Dates:

Thu. Apr. 26 - London, UK @ Total Refreshment Centre
Fri. June 1 - London, UK @ Rough Trade East
Sat. June 2 - Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club (2 shows)
Sun. June 3 - Manchester, UK @ Band In The Wall (2 shows)
Tue. June 5 - London, UK @ Oslo (2 shows)
Fri. June 8 - Cardiff, UK @ Festival of Voice

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