Scott Devendorf

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Scott Devendorf
GenresIndie rock
InstrumentsBass guitar, guitar, vocals
Associated actsThe National, LNZNDRF

Scott Devendorf is an American multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the bass guitarist for the American indie rock band The National, with whom he has recorded seven studio albums. Devendorf is also a member of the indie rock project LNZNDRF.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Devendorf grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio with his brother and The National bandmate, Bryan Devendorf. Prior to performing in The National, Devendorf worked as a graphic designer.

Other projects[edit]

Outside of his work with The National, Devendorf is involved in a number of other projects. He is a member of LNZNDRF, a collaboration between Devendorf, his brother Bryan Devendorf, and Ben Lanz of Beirut.[2] Their eponymous debut was recorded in a church in Cincinnati and contains eight songs, all of which were improvised and edited down from 30 plus minute jams.[3] The album was released by 4AD on February 19, 2016. On August 5, 2016 the band released Green Roses, a two-track single over 25 minutes.[4]

Devendorf was also involved with Day of the Dead, a charity tribute album to the Grateful Dead released by 4AD on May 20, 2016. The compilation is a wide-ranging tribute to the songwriting and experimentalism of the Dead which took four years to record, features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds, 59 tracks and is almost 6 hours long. The album's benefited the Red Hot Organization, a non-profit fighting AIDS. Many of the album's songs feature a house band made up of Scott and Bryan Devendorf, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Josh Kaufman (who co-produced the project), Conrad Doucette, Sam Cohen, and Walter Martin.


with The National
  • LNZNDRF (2016)
  • Green Roses (2016)


  1. ^ "The National and Beirut Members Announce Debut Album as LNZNDRF". Pitchfork. January 12, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "LNZNDRF: LNZNDRF". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  3. ^ "Album Review: LNZNDRF - LNZNDRF". DrownedInSound. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  4. ^ "The official website for independent record label 4AD". 4AD. Retrieved 2019-02-09.