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Album Stream Premiere: Lauren Mann & the Fairly Odd Folk – Over Land and Sea

By ; April 1, 2013 at 10:01 AM 

Lauren Mann - Over Land and Sea

Lauren Mann began her musical career kicking around in Calgary, making friends wherever she went. Displaying her own unique take on orchestral pop, Mann soon gathered a following and people began to take notice of her talents, including local musicians–with whom she shared many stages.  Shortly thereafter, she formed a loose collective of her musician friends who came to be known as The Fairly Odd Folk and so Lauren Mann & the Fairly Odd Folk was born.  Toward the end of 2010, she decided to focus entirely on her musical career, and so she began an arduous touring schedule which took her to numerous cities across Canada and the United States.  She released her unofficial first album Stories From Home–a collection of songs that she’d recorded over the previous four years–in that same year, and she’s been playing with The Fairly Odd Folk ever since.

Her latest record and official debut, the casually cathedral Over Land and Sea, is set to be released on April 9th via Wanderer Records. The gently persuasive songs on the record quietly but surely get underneath your skin and refuse to let go.  Her wry sense of narrative, shimmering melodies, and wildly imaginative instrumentation all lend the album an older-than-its-years feel–while still maintaining an oddly endearing sense of naivety.  This curious juxtaposition of lyrical whimsy and complex pop construction makes Over Land and Sea an album that slowly reveals itself over multiple listens, never content to give up everything all at once.  You can head over to her own website now to pre-order the record, and be sure to check out her extensive list of upcoming tour dates below the album stream.

Beats Per Minute is pleased to premiere the album stream for Lauren Mann & the Fairly Odd Folk’s latest album Over Land and Sea.

Tour Dates:
April 4th – Brooks, AB @ The Griffin Park Theatre
April 10th – Calgary, AB @ Ship & Anchor
April 12th – Calgary, AB @ The New Black
April 13th – Edmonton, AB @ Bohemia
April 14th – Leduc, AB @ Burnsy O’Flanngans
April 16th – Lloydminster, SK @ The Root
April 17th – Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
April 18th – Moose Jaw, SK @ Java Express
April 20th – Regina, SK @ The Artful Dodger (JUNOFest)
April 21st – Steinbach, MB @ Oakridge Greenhouse Cafe
April 23rd – Dixon, IL @ Rosbrook Studio
April 24th – Chicago, IL @ The Abbey Pub
April 26th – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (Launch Conference)
April 27th – Lancaster, PA @ Lancaster Dispensing Co (Launch Conference)
April 29th – Montreal, QC @ Methodist Church
May 1st – Moncton, NB @ Plan B
May 2nd – Charlottetown, PEI @ Hunter’s Ale House
May 3rd – Sydney, NS @ Elks
May 4th – Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse
May 7th – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
May 8th – Hamden, CT @ The Outer Space
May 9th – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
May 10th – Rockville Center, NY @ Vibe Lounge
May 11th – Sterling, VA @ Riverside Church
May 13th – Nashville, TN @ The End
May 14th – West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
May 15th – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
May 16th – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
May 17th – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
May 18th – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 21st – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 22nd – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
May 23rd – Dallas, TX @ The Door
May 24th – Oklahoma City, OK @ Farmers Market
May 25th – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
May 26th – Chicago, IL @ Township
May 29th – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
May 30th – Akron, OH @ Musica
May 31st – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
June 4th – Windsor, ON @ The Phog Lounge
June 5th – Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood
June 6th – Guelph, ON @ Jimmy Jazz
June 7th – Barrie, ON @ The Clarkson Pub
June 9th – London, ON @ Aeolian Hall
June 19th – Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee
June 20th – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
June 23rd – Manitoulin, ON @ Maja’s

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