LiLa V

Recognize the bunny running away from convention?

Recognize the bunny running away from convention?

Have they been hiding under a rock? After a long hiatus1 LiLa is preparing to return to the scene. The once extremely popular2 Durham musical duo3, Eli McDuffee (Li) and Jon Le Sueur (La), just dropped the first single off of their forthcoming album “V”.

Out of sight for the last several years as Durham music culture has exploded around them, it will be interesting to see how old fans4 and DURM newbs, who only know the shirts, not the culture, react to their reappearance. Will they make a splash or are there already too many ripples and crosscurrents in this suddenly very active pond?

Terrific video, filmed and edited by Cameron Spann at Deadfly Worldwide Films.

It was like that…

It was like that... photo by Beth Mann of Early Bird Photo

LiLa photo by Beth Mann of Early Bird Photo


1 All kidding aside, Le Sueur suffered a deeply personal tragedy that contributed to the duo’s long break.

2 Their annual holiday show was a MotorCo fixture and always sold out.

3 No word on bandmates or the line-up on the album.

4 Full disclouse, your truly was/is a HUGE LiLa fan.

Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content. For more than a decade, the Clarion Content has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. The Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views. Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members. He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team. He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

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