Artist 101: LANY

Your go-to-guide for everything you need to know about an American three-piece alternative band LANY.

Who are the members of LANY?

Paul Jason Klein (lead vocals, keyboard, guitar)

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k, it's been a while. new avi. thx, @justinchung.

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Les Priest (keyboards, guitar, backup vocals)

Jake Clifford Goss (drums, Roland SPD-SX)

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all about it @iamrvrb! ?

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What are their most known songs?


Pink Skies

5 facts about LANY

  • The trio got their start in a bedroom making music on a computer just for fun.
  • Les used to work at a post office
  • Paul Klein loves cheeseburgers
  • LANY’s name is inspired the two largest cities in America, New York and Los Angeles.
  • The first CD Klein bought was “God’s Property” by Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation

What else do I need to know about the band?

LANY was formed in March 2014 when Paul Klein, who had a small solo career, flew to Nashville to meet up with friends Jake Goss and Les Priest. The following month they uploaded two songs, “Hot Lights” and “Walk Away”, to SoundCloud incognito in order to differentiate between their old and new projects. Their debut EP, Acronymns, followed later that year, with song “ILYSB” generating significant interest online. Singles “Made in Hollywood” and “Bad, Bad, Bad” soon followed, along with the reveal of their identities.

What are their social media links?

Official website:

Twitter: @thisisLANY, @pauljasonklein, @jakecgoss@_lespriest.

Instagram: @thisislany, @pauljasonklein, @_lespriest, @jakecgoss.

Facebook: @thisislany.

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Written by Caroline