credit: Vanessa Pla
Lord Friday the 13th is a dollar store trash-glam-punk band based in Austin, TX. Fronted by siblings Felix (vocals) and Sloane (guitar) Lenz, their sound has been described as the Velvet Underground meets the New York Dolls, with hints of early Iggy and the Stooges. Since their formation in early 2019 they've quickly garnered the attention and support of many respected people in the industry, and earned their chops playing show after show with a rotating cast of characters. With Felix and Sloane both having backgrounds in visual mediums, they pull from a large pool of inspirations, not only musical. They recorded their debut album in late February of 2020 at Bed Rock Studios in Cavan, Ireland. The band decided to break what was initially going to be an album up into various EP's, starting with "Irrational Anthem" which released in mid September. While honoring the origins of punk and the energy it birthed with it, Lord Friday continues the legacy of change and pushing boundaries on societal norms that true punk is known for. Challenging gender roles and conformity, Lord Friday is here to empower and inspire a new kind of punk for a new world. Welcome to Lord Friday Land.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.