Listen To Lorde’s Fugazi-Inspired High School Band

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Over the past year, Lorde has experienced the type of meteoric success that most musicians only dream of. The 17-year-old’s full-length debut, Pure Heroine, daintily muscled its way to the top of music charts around the globe last fall, debuting at number 3 on the Billboard 200, and selling 129,000 copies during its first week.

However, as pointed out by the fan site Lorde Daily, before she was making pop music history, Lorde was featured on some tracks recorded by New Zealand band And They Were Masked. Formed just a year before the release of Pure Heroine, the Fugazi and Mars Volta-inspired outfit put out an album called Characters back in 2012, which includes the vocal stylings of a then 16-year-old Lorde on at least a couple of tracks.

Earlier today, two tracks off said album, “Piece Of Mind” and “Sands of John,” began making their way around the Internet. While not quite in the same vein as the Auckland natives more recent recordings, both songs offer a unique glimpse into the past that will likely appeal to even the most casual of fans. Check ’em out here:

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Earlier this summer, Lorde announced a month-long run set for September, and more recently revealed that she would be curating the soundtrack for the upcoming installment of The Hunger Games.

Kyle Florence

Kyle Florence is a proud Wisconsinite, a dinosaur enthusiast, and a lover of all things weird and whacky.
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