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SYD LANE

  • 11.24.11
    Syd Lane – With Your Shield Or On It RELEASES, REVIEWS, SYD LANE | Comments Off
    sydlane.bandcamp.com/album/with-your-shield-or-on-it Both Sides Now by Syd Lane A couple of nights ago I felt like going out and finding me some new music, but then I remembered how I skim-listened to Syd Lane's 'Solstice' from earlier this year (having still been immersed in the wonderful 'Hypatia' which fell from the clouds the month previous). And lo and behold, what should I find, but this... 'With Your Shield Or On It' - an album that (like everything she does) deserved a fanfare, but instead flew out under the radar on the wrong side of twilight. 17 new songs in the style of Syd, the ...
  • 04.15.11
    Syd Lane – Solstice RELEASES, REVIEWS, SYD LANE | (1)
    Free download: sydlane.bandcamp.com/album/solstice Syd Lane has done it again. While some songwriters furiously vomit up hours of garbage in the hope that something, anything redeemable might happen, and others sit chewing on their guitar strings waiting for inspiration, she has been quietly amassing an increasingly awesome body of songs, honing and refining them until, like golden apples they are ready to drop from the tree. 'Solstice' is the second apple of a whirlwind year but three months old. Already we have seen the utterly compelling 'Hypatia' make all the right ripples in the deep end of the pond. Everyone I know who has ...
  • 03.22.11
    Syd Lane Gig – Dublin, May 18th SYD LANE, UPDATES/NEWS | (1)
      A little birdie tells me: 'Syd has been asked by Jonathan Donohoe of Mercury Rev to open for them at their "Deserters Songs" show in Dublin on May 18th at Vicar Street. Obviously this will be her biggest gig to date and something to cherish through the long lonely nights of making the records she has no choice but to make.' Oh to be a Dubliner. Or to have a fancy private jet. Or even a hot air balloon and a knowledge of wind currents. For those of you lucky enough to be or own and have any of the above, then scootle yourselves down ...
  • 03.08.11
    Syd Lane – Hypatia RELEASES, REVIEWS, SYD LANE | (1)
    Free download: quixodelic.com/site/category/syd-lane/ 2011 is shaping up to be a vintage year... Rocketships of Love, Simon Piler, Fig Mints on the horizon, possibly some Burnouts, maybe even (gulp) a Warchalking record. And now, straight out of left field with flowers in its hair, a spring in its determined step, and more magical melodies than the laws of physics deems is possible to be contained on one record, is something truly brilliant. Of course I'm talking about 'Hypatia', the latest offering from the inimitable Syd Lane. The big question for me was 'How can anything possibly top It Begins In Beauty?' and sturdier ...