Photo by Sasha Arutyunova.
Landlady — Above My Ground
“Landlady…joins a lineage of New York City art-rock bands that transmute existential questions and primal fears into exultant songs, bands like Talking Heads, TV on the Radio and Dirty Projectors.”
“This is the part of the song when we come together.” Adam Schatz’s voice rings out in the flickering candlelight of Manhattan Inn. “There’s no before. There’s no after. There’s only this.” Schatz leads Landlady, the Brooklyn five-piece whose 2014 Hometapes debut, ‘Upright Behavior,’ boldly disrupts the notion of genre and reveals the soulful work of the band that, according to the New York Times, “joins a lineage of NYC art-rock bands that transmute existential questions and primal fears into exultant songs, bands like Talking Heads, TV on the Radio and Dirty Projectors.” Landlady toured extensively last year (including dates with Sylvan Esso, Man Man, and Rubblebucket) and continues growing their explosive and moving live show on tours with Son Lux and Buke and Gase this year.