CRAVE & HOLLYWOOD REPORTER FEATURE NEW VIDEOS FROM
SYNTH-DRIVEN ART-POP PROJECT NAV/ATTACK,
SELF-TITLED DEBUT OUT NOW ON DANGERBIRD RECORDS
Watch nav/attack’s “Factory Life” video at Crave
Watch the “More Wins” video (ft. Adam Goldberg) at Billboard & Hollywood Reporter
Listen to nav/attack’s self-titled debut at PureVolume
Stream/embed the videos via YouTube:
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.
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
“A positively wild video experience.” – Crave
“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
“Andrew Lynch has the Dave Fridmann touch.” – Pitchfork
“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 LA
“A deep lust for the cinema creeps just below the surface.” – Vents Magazine
Dec. 16, 2015 — The Hollywood Reporter has featured “More Wins,” the new video from synth-driven Los Angeles art-pop project nav/attack. Starring Adam Goldberg (Dazed & Confused, Fargo, Saving Private Ryan), the video comes in the wake of nav/attack’s self-titled debut, out now on Dangerbird Records. The Hollywood Reporter praised the concept-heavy record’s vision, writing that the “antiquated campy aesthetic of its visual counterpart provides the story a unique charm, fluently bringing viewers into the characters’ journey.” Also, Crave Online premiered the new video for “Factory Life,” spotlighting its “hyper-sexualized drug-snorting nurses,” and calling it “a positively wild video experience.”
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.