LANY was formed in March 2014 when Paul Klein, who had a small solo career, flew to Nashville to meet up with friends Jake Goss and Les Priest. Previously, Goss and Priest had a separate project by the name of WRLDS, but this was discontinued after the formation of LANY. The following month they uploaded two songs, “Hot Lights” and “Walk Away,” to SoundCloud incognito in order to differentiate between their old and new projects. Their debut EP, Acronymns, followed later that year, with song “ILYSB” generating significant interest online. Singles “Made in Hollywood” and “Bad, Bad, Bad” soon followed, along with the reveal of their identities.
In 2015, LANY embarked on American tours supporting Twin Shadow, Tove Styrke, X Ambassadors, Troye Sivan and Halsey. A second EP was released titled I Loved You. followed, as did festival appearances including Lollapalooza.
After their headline tour in May, LANY played a series of festivals in Summer 2016, including Bonnaroo, Firefly, and Outside Lands.
Through their official Instagram and Twitter, the band announced that they’d be releasing their debut album, LANY, on June 30, 2017, to be preceded by the singles “Good Girls” on March 3, as well as “It Was Love,” “The Breakup,” and “13.”
‘LANY’ is an acronym for ‘Los Angeles New York’. Klein addressed the name in an interview. – Wikipedia