Erin Lang

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Erin Lang
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Background information
Birth name Erin Lang
Born (1979-05-11) 11 May 1979 (age 37)
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Electronic, Alternative
Occupation(s) Musician, Composer
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts Roger O'Donnell
The Foundlings
Website erinlang.com
Notable instruments
Bass guitar, keyboards, ukulele

Erin Lang (born May 11, 1979) is a Canadian musician. Founder of musical group Feral & Stray, Erin Lang & The Foundlings and its earliest inversion The Tail Lights. Born in Montreal, her father is Steve Lang, bassist with 1970s Canadian rock band April Wine.[1][2][3] Her mother, Dale Lang, was a puppeteer and make up artist. She grew up in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga and passed up university scholarships in theatre and visual arts to pursue a career in music. She played bass in Canadian bands Jimmy Allen's Ant Farm, Sixty Six Kicks and Tuuli before starting her own project. Her younger brother, Robin Lang, is a film maker.

In the summer of 2000, she met the English musician Roger O'Donnell, then keyboard player with The Cure, who encouraged her to concentrate on her solo career. The two worked together as co-writers on Lang's first album and continue to collaborate on some projects. In 2005, Lang and O'Donnell formed their own independent record label 99 Times out of 10 with the intention of helping unsigned bands. They made the debut album with Mario Thaler at his studio in Weilheim south of Munich, Germany.

In 2011 Erin began working on her second album 'Between You And The Sea' in the countryside of Quebec Canada in different sorts of recording spaces, churches, meeting halls and artists lofts. The album was produced by Marc Lawson (Arcade Fire, Owen Palett, Timber Timbre) and featured members of Timber Timbre and Elfin Saddle. Made in the times between tours of Europe, the US, South America and Canada the album was finally released in Germany Austria and Switzerland November 2013 by the Berlin-based label mikrokleinstgarten.

In 2014 Erin toured solo as Feral & Stray supporting Danish songstress Agnes Obel, on her European and Canadian tours for the release of the record Aventine.

Lang is currently recording her third studio album in collaboration with the multi-instrumentalist and producer Marc Stebbing from the Danish group Grand Avenue (band) in Siren Street Studios in Berlin, Germany.

Discography[edit]

  • Choose Your Own Adventure (EP)
  • Foundlings And Strays (EP) (Review)
  • You Are Found (LP) - Released May 11, 2010
  • 'Feral & Stray' - "Between You And The Sea" (LP) - released November 2013 (Produced by Mark Lawson & Erin Lang)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBC Radio 3 Artists - Erin Lang". Radio3.CBC.ca. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Canadian Music Week 2008: Erin Lang - The Ampersand". NationalPost.com. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  3. ^ "Sugarcain Entertainment - Toronto Arts and Entertainment - Erin Lang". SugarcainEntertainment.com. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 

External links[edit]

  • official website [1]
  • Video Session in Dijon France [2]
  • Mikrokleinstgarten [3]