For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview a different local artist’s plans for 2011. Today: A Lull!
In December of last year, experimental art-pop act A Lull’s “Weapons For War” claimed the title of CVU’s Top Local Song Of 2010. And while that’s hardly a shock, given the undeniable melody of the hum and percussion based psych-rock track, what is surprising is that the song itself provided much of the band’s momentum in 2010 without an album. That fact, however, changes in a few months.
On April 12th, A Lull’s full length debut, Confetti, is set to drop through Mush Records out of LA. Speaking to CVU abbout the upcoming CD/vinyl/digital release, frontman Nigel Dennis expresses a sense of confidence and creativity.
“I believe with Confetti we’ve taken everything we’ve learned about what we can do creatively and how we can push ourselves and placed into one tightly executed album,” the singer declares. “Our goal was never to do something that doesn’t sound like anything else, but to create an album full of music that we’d love to hear and that we all hear in our heads. Take everyone’s strong points and creative insight and make something really worth sharing. I think everyone is really gonna enjoy our very hard work.”
Recently, A Lull announced a spring tour as support for Cold War Kids, with the trek touching down in Chicago on March 11th at the Riviera. Before that, look for a single/remix EP set for release next month, and, more immediately, find the fantastic video for “Weapons For War” below.
Update: A new demo from the band has hit the Guardian UK website, and can be streamed below. The finished form of the warm and rhythmic track, entitled “Mammals,” is set for inclusion on Confetti.