Wisconsin-based artist and producer Julian Lynch began releasing solo music in 2009, and has since recorded five LPs along with an array of EPs, cassettes, and film scores. Julian balances his output of solo material with his pursuit of a joint PhD in anthropology and ethnomusicology, and more recently his role as guitarist in the band Real Estate since 2016. Rat's Spit, Julian's latest full length, arrives on January 18th, 2019.
Julian Lynch has been releasing home-recorded music under his own name since 2008. He has developed aunique style across several releases in the last five years, most fully realized in his newest long-playing project,Lines.Lynch builds Lines upon musically complex and thoughtful compositions without abandoning the accessibility,nuanced timbres, and vivid instrumentation found on his first three LPs. In addition to recording andperforming music, Lynch leads a parallel life as a PhD student in Anthropology and Ethnomusicology at theUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison.
Julian Lynch grew up in Ridgewood, NJ, where, as a youth, he learned to play clarinet and guitar. In high school, he performed in bands alongside future members of Real Estate, Titus Andronicus, and Family Portrait. During a year spent studying in Scotland, Julian collaborated with Gary Caruth of Sad City. While working for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in Washington, D.C., he played drums with the band Hairizona. Julian moved to Madison, WI, in Fall 2008 to begin a Master’s program in Ethnomusicology. In Madison, he recorded and released three CD-R’s under his given name: Born2Run, Birthday and Garden is Adventure. In 2009 and 2010, Olde English Spelling Bee released two LPs by Julian Lynch, Orange You Glad and Mare, respectively. Julian continues to live and record in Madison, where he is currently enrolled in a joint PhD program in Ethnomusicology and Anthropology.