DEBUTS EP WITH VIDEO TEASER
Brooklyn artist Reni Lane is releasing her first EP, Party Drugs, after a 7 year hiatus from her solo career.
Additionally Reni is announcing this release with a teaser video for the title track Party Drugs - a song which explores the longing and extreme vulnerability of a trip gone awry - and B side Buried Alive - an ode to the intensity of new found love.
Recorded live with minimal overdubbing, the Party Drugs EP was co-written and recorded by Reni and composer Nate Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl) and features sparse 70’s-inspired production combining sultry simplicity with grungy textures.
Unreleased full EP stream: LINK
Party Drugs/Buried Alive teaser video: LINK (password: ecstacy)
1 Party Drugs2 Buried Alive3 Sleeping Beauty4 White Balloon5 Fortress
Reni is known as a compelling performer (lending her multi-instrumental skills to Duncan Sheik and The Like) and formidable songwriter (collaborating with seasoned pros like Linda Perry and Howie Day), but not surprisingly, what most people remember about Reni is her unique, haunting voice.
At 19, while attending Columbia University's creative writing program, she was signed to Perry's Custard Records who released her major label debut, Ready on Universal Motown. The LP’s breakout track Place For Us was featured prominently on VH1, The L Word Season 6, and KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.
In the years since Ready, Reni has been diligently enhancing her creative arsenal. She made her debut as a visual artist at Bushwick Open Studios in 2014 and recently collaborated with music app Keezy on a series of instructional performance videos which have been viewed 38,000 times on Vimeo. She’s opened for The XX, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, and She & Him and had her various creative offerings featured in Paste, NPR, Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Interactive.
Reni can be found performing regularly in Brooklyn and Manhattan with her eponymous band, writing for her blog Zero Waste Rockstar, and fronting indie-pop duo Fever High with bandmates Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy) and Anna Nordeen. (Fever High's latest EP All Work was recently re-released on Sire Records.)
Please get in touch below for guest list, interviews, or promo copies of the EP.