Scott Devendorf

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Scott Devendorf
Genres Indie rock
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar, vocals
Labels 4AD
Associated acts The National, LNZNDRF
Website www.americanmary.com

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 six studio albums. Devendorf is also a member of the indie rock project LNZNDRF.[1]

Personal life[edit]

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

Other projects[edit]

Outside of his work with The National Scott is involved in a number of other projects. He is a member of LNZNDRF, a collaboration between Scott, Bryan Devendorf and Ben Lanz (who has played on the road and in the studio with The National, and also with Beirut). Their eponymous debut was recorded in a church in Cincinnati over two and a half days and contains eight songs, all of which were improvised and edited down from 30 plus minute jams. The album was released by 4AD on February 19, 2016. On August 5, 2016 the band released Green Roses, with a running time of just over 25 minutes, the two-track single is backed with ‘Salida’.

Scott 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. All profits will help fight for AIDS/ HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organization. Of the 59 tracks on the compilation, many feature a house band made up of Scott and Bryan Devendorf as well as fellow The National bandmates Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Josh Kaufman (who co-produced the project), and Conrad Doucette along with Sam Cohen and Walter Martin. The National have a couple of tracks on the album, including "Peggy-O," "Morning Dew" and "I Know You Rider."

Discography[edit]

with The National

with LNZNDRF

  • LNZNDRF (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The National and Beirut Members Announce Debut Album as LNZNDRF". Pitchfork. January 12, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2016.