Lump is Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay (Tunnig) and Animal is their second full-length, released on Partisan Records in June of this year.
If you’re expecting Marling’s usual folk sound, stick with her solo work because this duo spreads out into more layered and complex realms. I find Animal to be kinda strange in many ways, and listening all the way through tends to set me off in a topsy-turvy direction. Which I love.
But don’t get me wrong. This is a seemingly gentle animal, mostly soft warm and inviting but its in the beats, the off-beat song structure, and Marling’s vocals/words where strangeness creeps in. I’d say if you enjoy bands very much like Stereolab, you’ll feel right at home in Animal.