Lindby Nominated for “Best Pop Band” by the Fort Worth Weekly

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And we’re back! After a long hiatus due to studio recordings and other things (people moving around DFW, recording the album, new jobs, recording the album, etc.), Lindby is back, and in a big way!

The Fort Worth Weekly”>Fort Worth Weekly has nominated us fellers and lady in Lindby for “Best Pop Act” in their annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards!

w00t and w00t!

You can give us, and maaaaaaany other Fort Worth artists a vote here if you’re feeling particularly political, or just want to express your love for the Fort Worth music scene in a more cumulative, ballot-oriented sense. I know most of you were voting for the FW Weekly Music Awards before it was cool, so do you civic duty and show your love for this country by voting MUSIC in 2015 (and Lindby, if you’d like)!

And about that album…it’ll be done by the end of the summer just in time for the fall! Stay tuned!

Lindby, Spurrier, and Ali nominated for Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards!

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We are beyond excited to report that Lindby has been nominated for “Best Pop Act” by the Fort Worth Weekly!

Huzzah!

In addition to that, our very own Nick Spurrier and Ali Grant (now Ali Claset FTW CONGRATS AGAIN, ALI!) were also nominated for their performances on our rendition of “Pure Imagination!”

Double Huzzah!

Lindby is on the ballot under the “Pop” category, Spurrier is under the “Other Performance” category, and Ali is under the “Female Vocalist Performance.” Here is the link to the ballot:

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

Here are Ali & Spurrier performing on “Pure Imagination” as well:

We are extremely honored to be nominated alongside such amazing, talented artists in the Fort Worth music scene, and are truly thankful for fans like you who continue to drive us in making music for the world! We love you and could never do it without you!

Love, Lindby

Lindby wins “Best Pop Act” in FW Weekly Music Awards!

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Woohoo! We cannot thank everyone enough for supporting us! Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedules to vote for us and show your support for local music. We are truly honored by all encouragement and love we’ve received over these past few weeks and cannot wait to show everyone what we have in store for you in the months to come! You guys seriously make what we do so worthwhile and we could not have achieved any of this without you. Below are some snapshots from the awards ceremony for your enjoyment, and, as always, remember to LOVE YOUR MOTHER!

Love,
Lindby

1003461_450284545068370_1337168_n Onstage accepting the award!
1005435_10151555017460748_874451037_n The “Panthy” for “Best Pop Act”
944227_10151555017345748_319105825_n Ali and Kyle chillin with the Panthy
Lindby Hey look! There’s a Bowser on that screen!

Lindby Christmas EP on the Way!

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Happy Christmas everyone! We are hard at work on a CHRISTMAS EP that will be available for a free download on Lindby’s Bandcamp Site. More details to come when the EP is done, but for now, go ahead and read this article by the FW Weekly!

A Lindby Christmas by Hearsay at The FW Weekly

Ho ho hooray! The EP is going to be done next week, so stay tuned for the release!

Love,
Lindby

“Erikson” reviewed by the Fort Worth Weekly

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“Erikson” was reviewed by the local Fort Worth newspaper The Fort Worth Weekly! The article, by Anthony Mariani, really speaks for itself, so I’ll stop jabbering and let you get right to it!

HERE is the direct link to the two-part article on “Erikson” and the latest EP by the DFW band Oil Boom entitled “Gold Yeller.” I would definitely recommend using the link because the FW Weekly site has so much to offer, but if you’re impatient (or have a lousy internet connection), just scroll on down and enjoy!

Lindby’s Erikson

Listened to Erikson. Here’s what we know. Some young, seemingly normal Arlingtonians harbor a perverse fascination with people (real or imagined) sharing the surname Erikson. The first track off Lindby’s long-time-in-the-making debut album is “Erikson, Leif,” and “Erikson, Sheldon,” “Erikson, Jon,” “Erikson, Tom,” “Erikson, J.S.,” and “Erikson, Jam” are the titles of assorted interludes. […]

And then there’s the music, a weird mélange of occasionally blustery electric guitar riffs mixed with horns and weird synths, smart sing-songy melodies, and choral vocals reminiscent of The Polyphonic Spree. (Sadly, any band with more than two people singing either in harmony or unison draws comparisons with the Spree, the biggest band to popularize the form.)

You could call Erikson a concept album. Most of the lyrics are silly and fabulist (“The King of Condiments,” anyone?), and the 15-track work is often visited by the melodic reprisal “Erikson / Whoah-oh-oh, my Erikson.”

Home-recorded and self-released, the album captures a band whose aspirations far outstrip its cashflow for Grade-A recording technology and knowhow. You can only imagine what producer Jim Guercio would have done with this stuff back in his heyday in the late 1960s with Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears. The raggedness here kind of cheapens the genuine expansiveness of the melodies and arrangements, rendering the compositions sloppy rather than raw, organic, and unpretentious, the effects that Lindby was probably going for –– “probably” because the people in the band are crazy.

Not that there’s anything remotely pretentious about this oddball opus. (Paging Dr. Demento.) Next to The Doors’ “Shaman’s Blues,” Lindby’s “The Shaman” is probably the best song about aboriginal medicine men you’re ever going to hear. It’s an early-’80s-inspired dance-rock hit revolving around a groovy, twinkling synth figure and a huge, glorious superhero-theme-song chorus. “Jing Ling-Tam Blues,” undoubtedly named after the professor of vocal studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, is a rocker built around a soaring choral vocal refrain and crunchy guitarwork, and “Piece of Reese” is scandalous and catchy.

Erikson could be a lark, but all of the songs are professionally performed and sprinkled with moments of auditory glee. Not quite Viking-caliber but killer nonetheless. –– Anthony Mariani

There you have it! Stay tuned for more Lindby reviews and news coming soon!