Loney Dear Tickets
The stage name of Emil Svanangen, Loney Dear has been producing popular music since 2003. A singer and writer of melodies, Loney Dear is capable of playing a number of different instruments. On stage, he is frequently seen performing on an acoustic guitar to accompany his vocals. Originally from Sweden, the artist’s initial records were self-released. However, he signed a deal with the US label Sub Pop, based in Seattle, in 2006. That label afforded the singer his first major release when they reissued one of his earlier LPs. Loney Dear switches in style between acoustic indie rock and more straightforward pop songs.
Loney Dear's early career in music
Loney Dear’s debut release came in 2003, when he put out an album of songs called The Year of River Fontana. This had been recorded in his parents’ basement at the family home, using little more sophisticated equipment than a home PC and a microphone. The ensuing album was copied at home onto recordable CDs and then distributed at the artist’s low-key gigs. Around this time, Loney Dear also set up a website that attracted some new fans to his style of self-penned pop music. Essentially, Loney Dear’s popularity grew by word-of-mouth recommendations, often via an online community of devotees.
The follow-up album put out by Loney Dear in 2004 was called Citadel Band. Like The Year of River Fontana, it was something of a slow burner but soon gathered more and more attention. Loney, Noir, another self-released album that was only available via his website and at concerts, followed in 2005. In 2006, the last of the self-released albums appeared when Sologne was made available for the first time.
Loney Dear's breakthrough
Later in 2006, Loney Dear got his first record deal. Sub Pop subsequently re-released Loney, Noir in February 2007. The artist then embarked on a tour that ran in 2009. He performed with Andrew Bird, the former member of Bowl of Fire, as he promoted his latest solo work, Noble Beast. Having reached a wider audience than ever before with Bird, Loney Dear began work on his ensuing album. This would come out in 2009 for the Polyvinyl Record Company, an indie label that is based in Illinois and California. Dear John was followed two years later by another album, Hall Music. More recently, the songwriter has gone on to put out a self-titled album, again for Polyvinyl. “Hulls” was taken as a promotional single from the LP. He followed this up with “December Lilies” as another single in 2017.
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