Lost Lander began as an Internet collaboration between singer-songwriter Matt Sheehy and producer Brent Knopf, formerly of ">Menomena. It blossomed into a four-piece, with the addition of Sarah Fennell, Dave Lowensohn and Patrick Hughes. Together, the band creates beat-heavy tracks with breathy vocals that defy what's normally thought possible with electronics.
Lost Lander will be joined by Portland, Ore.'s Death Songs at Visual Arts Collective on Sunday, Feb. 5. The evening will also feature local bands With Child (the creation of Elijah Jensen, Andrew Hafner and Ben Turner) and Sun Blood Stories, Ben Kirby's acoustic-electronic project.
All three acts pair well with Death Songs, which isn't nearly as somber as the name suggests. Formed by brothers Nicholas and Nathan Delffs of The Shaky Hands in 2007, the band has a bluegrass-y, Woodie Guthrie-esque feel.