Lost Lander is an indie rock project founded by singer/songwriter Matt Sheehy, multi-instrumentalist for Ramona Falls and EL VY. The band’s name is taken from a dream Sheehy’s late mother had about Lost Land Lake, a place where she spent the summers of her childhood. Matt works as a forester in the Pacific Northwest and many songs feature imagery of natural places and themes of isolation.
Lost Lander has released three studio albums and performed over 250 shows in the US, Canada, Europe, and Russia. The band has performed at the Treefort Music Festival, SXSW, Bumbershoot, MFNW, and toured in support of The War On Drugs, Blind Pilot, Helio Sequence, Phantogram, Royal Canoe, and The National side-project EL VY.
The band’s most recent album, Aberdeen, is a concept album inspired by the period Matt spent as a forester in that Washington logging town where his eccentric neighbor was obsession with a mysterious force called the Nexus. ABERDEEN is also the name of a one-person theater performance in which Matt details the full tory of that time.