L.A. WEEKLY NAMES SYNTH-DRIVEN ART-POP PROJECT NAV/ATTACK
ONE OF TEN L.A. ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2016, SELF-TITLED
DEBUT OUT NOW ON DANGERBIRD RECORDS
Check out “Newsbreak” at LA Weekly
Watch “More Wins” at Billboard
Watch “Factory Life” at Crave
Listen to nav/attack’s self-titled debut at PureVolume
RIYL: LCD Soundsysterm, Doldrums, Shamir, Animal Collective, Kraftwerk, Róisín Murphy,
Thom Yorke, Sylvan Esso, TV on the Radio, Washed Out, Ghost Culture, Boards of Canada
*Digital downloads of nav/attack’s self-titled debut available for review (and radio adds) upon request.
Stream “More Wins,”
nav/attack’s Andrew Lynch
“Takes its listeners on a post-computer age voyage that seamlessly skates between the line of a technology-masked society and the raw human conscience.” – Billboard
“Andrew Lynch has the Dave Fridmann touch.” – Pitchfork
“Sparkly synths along with carefully crafted cinematic lyrics that flow perfectly with the drum machines that comprise the foundation for the sound. Add…trumpets, pianos and the bass, then you have a colorful recipe for success beyond its art pop roots.” –PureVolume
“A positively wild video experience.” – Crave
“Sparkly fusion of brass, keys and samplers creates a unique sound…with his array of accessible tunes and a penchant for creative visuals.” – L.A. Weekly
“Lynch has always pushed boundaries, and maybe a few buttons. His new guise, art-pop project nav/attack, is a completely DIY effort that finds him sparring with both the digital and tactile worlds, exploring the uneasy truce between technology and human consciousness.” – Buzzbands L.A.
“A deep lust for the cinema creeps just below the surface.” – Vents Magazine
Watch video for “More Wins,” “Factory Life”
Jan. 7, 2016 — L.A. Weekly has named nav/attack one of Ten L.A. Artists to Watch in 2016, writing “with his array of accessible tunes and a penchant for creative visuals to accompany his music (plus endorsements from some of his famous friends, like Adam Goldberg, star of [nav/attack’s] “Newsbreak” video), it’s easy to foresee nav/attack capturing listeners’ attention in the year to come.”
According to the man behind the project—L.A.-based artist, producer and engineer Andrew Lynch—the nav/attack moniker is derived from an ’80s “War Games-esque” software that uses a computer to locate a specific target and relay information back to its human counterpart. To avoid misunderstandings with a computer, you must learn its language. Written, recorded, produced and performed by Lynch, nav/attack’s self-titled debut LP is a heady trip through the post-Computer Age, where each technological stream flows intravenously into the larger consciousness. Piano, trumpet, drums and bass are invaded by drum machines, computer speech, vocoders and vintage samplers. The album is chock full of this interaction between human and computer, which is where Lynch feels most at home. While utilizing vocoders and synthesizers, this new record swims with real human emotion—from love and loneliness to technophobia and transformative bliss. The relationship between nav/attack and its user, could not be more succinct.
Andrew Lynch studied film and video at Academy of Art in San Francisco. He has recorded music for Christopher Guest‘s film For Your Consideration and Drew Barrymore‘s directorial debut Whip It. As an audio engineer, Lynch has worked with—among others—John Cale, Sia, Earlimart and L.A. punk supergroup OFF! As a musician and performer with various bands, Lynch has played at BBC Radio 6, Radio Paris, SXSW, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and CBS’ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson