The Lords of Liechtenstein is a contemporary folk band based in New York City. It started as a duo project of two brothers, Dan and Noah Rauchwerk, and has since grown into a full five-piece band, adding guitarist Ned Steves, bassist Matt Fernicola, and drummer Arjun Dube. The Lords often draw comparisons to The Everly Brothers for their harmonic sensibilities and to The Smothers Brothers for their mischievous onstage interactions. They write purposeful lyrics to tell musical stories that fluctuate between heart-wrenchingly sad and outlandishly ridiculous topics. The Lords have opened for musical stalwarts such as Brett Dennen, Elephant Revival, and Buckwheat Zydeco, and have been featured on NPR's syndicated Mountain Stage program. Their newest album, Downhill Ride to Joyland, is a raucous fifteen-song romp through the ups and downs of human existence.
We did NOT give the following people huge castles in Liechtenstein in exchange for their praise:
"They are like The Everly Brothers with an attitude." - Mark Miller, Artistic Director, Urban H2O
"An interesting cross-pollination of Simon and Garfunkel and They Might Be Giants, perhaps with a dash of The Smothers Brothers" - Bill Lynch, Charleston Gazette-Mail
"I feel like a little kid sitting on a carpet square in front of a storyteller again." - EarToTheGround Music
"Don’t let the argyle sweater vests fool you, these two young men have something to say and sing about."
- Kathy Sands-Boehmer, Everything Sundry Music Blog
"These brothers are really good songwriters and performers. But thing that really grabbed me was the oh so tight harmony and particularly the timing unison of their voices. It is the best I have heard since the Everly Brothers who set the bar."
- Keith O'Conner Murphy, Member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Grammy Voting Member of the Recording Academy, Voting Member of the Country Music Association
"They are to argyle sweater vests what Michael Jackson was to white gloves." - Kevin Coughlin, MorristownGreen.com