Lanan Adcock
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Lanan Adcock

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF
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"Blogger"

“Adcock has a pure, gentle voice. It’s sort of quiet and even whispery at times. Several different listens brought up different comparisons for me so I’ll just list them. At times she reminds me of Tresspassers William, Cowboy Junkies and Mazzy Star. The songwriting is interesting and melodic... In fact, there’s a downright haunting vibe to many of these songs.”
- Amy Lotsberg, Collected Sounds blog
- Collected Sounds Blog


"Horses & Hounds album review"

“…Adcock's hypnotic voice and free-associating lyrics are languid, poetic and more than a little Cowboy Junkies.”
- Melora Koepke, The Hour
- Hour


"Osheaga review"

“Montrealer Lanan Adcock and her band had the sound to go with the slightly clearing sky: melancholy and threatening to break… there were moments that would have pricked up the ears of Kathleen Edwards and Sarah Harmer’s fan clubs. One to watch.”
- Jordan Zivitz, Montreal Gazette (Osheaga reveiew)
- Gazette


"NXNE review"

She’d fit in fine on a playlist with Kathleen Edwards and Lucinda Williams. - Now Magazine


"Album Review"

“Lanan Adcock added to the alt-country landscape with her debut album, Horses & Hounds, released earlier this year. The Montrealer has a pretty, breathy voice that evokes a cross between Lucinda Williams and Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmins.”
- T’Cha Dunlevy, Gazette Music Critic
- Gazette


"Horses & Hounds CD launch"

“Lanan Adcock steps out on her own with her new CD, Horse & Hounds, Turning personal tragedy into musical majesty.”
- The Mirror
- Mirror


Discography

Big Big Feelings EP (TBD 2011)
"Don't Turn on the Light" featured in "Good Neighbours starring Jay Baruchel

Horses & Hounds- full length album (2008)
"Power of the Word" (CBC radio, CKUT)

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Lanan Adcock (pronounced Lay-nen Add-COCK) had two last names to choose from as both were on her birth certificate: Weiner (on her father's side) or Adcock (her mother's- of Scottish descent).

Adcock is one of Montreal’s strongest emerging artists. Her arresting voice and haunting lyrics set her apart from the indie riff-raff.

After a busy year of writing, recording and performing including Osheaga festival and NXNE in Toronto, Adcock is preparing to release her new EP, Big Big Feelings.

Supported by a Factor grant (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Recordings) Lanan took the helm as sole producer and the effect is noticeable. Recorded at Mountain City (Sam Roberts, Priestess) and backed by the Sunfields, the easy folk rock instrumentation allows plenty of room for Adcock’s chief strength as a pop songwriter to shine through.

The attitudinal opening track “Don’t Turn on the Light” (recently featured in the film Good Neighbours starring Jay Baruchel) kicks in with more than a hint of VU jangle while “Oh My Soul”, an epic post-mortem relationship lament, takes its cue from the warm 70’s tones of The Band and Neil Young. The effect is an overall retro sound bringing to mind bands like She & Him and Best Coast.

Horses & Hounds, her first full length album was released in 2009 to critical success.
“Lanan Adcock added to the alt-country landscape with her debut album, Horses & Hounds, released earlier this year. The Montrealer has a pretty, breathy voice that evokes a cross between Lucinda Williams and Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmins.” - T’Cha Dunlevy, Gazette Music Critic