There’s a character in the New York music scene who we at BTRtv affectionately refer to as Doctor Schatz. His actual name is Adam, and he’s the force at the center of this whirlwind of a band, Landlady. He also happens to play with a diverse range of other acts — from Man Man and Zongo Junction to Father Figures and more — where you might find him wrestling a saxophone, making obscenely interesting electronic sounds, or, in this case, singing and fronting a great indie rock band. In the case of Landlady, the compositions are complex yet catchy, and the lyrics crafted in such a way that they seem to be aiming for hopeful, Flaming Lips-style psychedelic sing-a-longs. There’s an intense brightness emanating from this Adam Schatz character in everything he does, and these songs are a direct expression of that. Don’t be surprised if he (via this project or another one) becomes a household name in music in the coming years.

Featured song: “Dying Day”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist:

Landlady’s new album, Upright Behavior, will be available July 15.

Landlady on Bandcamp:
Twitter: @landladyband

Upcoming tour dates:
07/15 @ Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY
08/09 @ High Dive in Champaign, IL
08/10 @ Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, MN
08/11 @ The Aquarium in Fargo, ND
08/13 @ The Railyard in Billings, MT
08/14 @ The Barlett in Spokane, WA
08/15 @ The Crocodile in Seattle, WA
08/16/ @ MusicfestNW in Portland, OR
08/18 @ The Chapel in San Francisco, CA
08/20 @ The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA
08/21 @ SLO Brewing Co. in San Luis Obispo, CA
08/22 @ The Cellar Door in Visalia, CA
08/23 @ Satellite in Los Angeles, CA
08/24 @ The Green Room in Flagstaff, AZ
08/26 @ The Mohawk in Austin, TX
08/27 @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs in Houston, TX
08/28 @ Spanish Moon in Baton Rouge, LA
08/29 @ Hi Ho Lounge in New Orleans, LA
09/02 @ The Stone Fox in Nashville, TN
09/03 @ 529 in Atlanta, GA
09/04 @ Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, NC
09/05 @ Fall Line Fest in Richmond, VA
09/07 @ Metro Gallery in Baltimore, MD
09/24 @ Double Happiness in Columbus, OH
09/25 @ Beachland Tavern in Cleveland, OH
09/26 @ MidPoint Music Fest in Cincinnati, OH
10/15 @ Pilot Light in Knoxville, TN
10/16 @ Hi-Tone in Memphis, TN
10/17 @ The Opolis in Norman, OK
10/19 @ Club Congess in Tucson, AZ
10/20 @ Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ
10/21 @ Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM
10/25 @ Club Dada in Dallas, TX
10/27 @ Record Bar in Kansas City, MO
10/28 @ Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO

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