Feeling detached from her previously released work as years lapsed, Duluth, Minnesota’s Sarah Krueger set out to Hive, a small studio nestled near the river in her hometown of Eau Claire, WI. In the course of two separate sessions, (the first on the cusp of a long winter, and the second on the fringe of summer’s swell), Krueger assembled a cast of collaborators to help flesh out a collection of songs that would later become the catalyst for Lanue. Culled from the title of a poem that found its way to Krueger from a thrift store shelf, Lanue comes to us as a project that stands firmly in front of a fresh creative backdrop and boasts a more developed taste and sincerity than Krueger’s previous releases — both a welcome departure and anticipated return.

On Lanue’s self-titled LP, Krueger continues to amplify her knack for straightforward and earnest songwriting while maintaining a vocal delivery that sits like honey over layers of warm synths, guitars, and percussion. Ranging from confessional to nostalgic, each track is brightened by a lush lift while continuing to rest inside the framework of the folk tradition. Krueger enlisted collaborators Steve Garrington (Low) and Sean Carey (S. Carey, Bon Iver) to assist with production and instrumentation while relying on JT Bates (Pieta Brown, Taylor Swift) on drums, and Ben Lester (Field Report, Sufjan Stevens) on pedal steel guitar. String arrangements by Ryan Young (Trampled by Turtles) and guitar work by Erik Koskinen round out the record so that it arrives at a place of stark honesty and inviting warmth.

Upcoming Shows


Mar
4
th
First Avenue
Mar
4
th
First Avenue

First Avenue's
Best New Bands of 2021

with DURRY, EVV, HONEYBUTTER, KOKOU KAH, LANUE, PAPA MBYE, and VIAL

Past Shows


Dec
16
th
2021
Turf Club
Dec
16
th
2021
Turf Club

All Tomorrow's Petty

December Residency
with Lanue
Sep
3
rd
2021
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater
Sep
3
rd
2021
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

More Shows

Mar
28
th
Turf Club

Genesis Owusu

Feb
15
th
7th St Entry

Bruise Violet, RiGBY and EVV

May
29
th
Turf Club

The Body

Feb
11
th
7th St Entry

Purple Funk Metropolis

with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill' and shrimp olympics