In S1E12, Lane is trying to make small talk with her date, Todd. She says, “Hey, you know who I’ve really gotten into lately? The Velvet Underground. Oh and Nico! She is amazing. Depressing, German, scary chick. I have a CD if you want to borrow it sometime.”
The Velvet Underground was a rock band formed in 1964. They are considered one of the most influential bands of the mid-twentieth century. Their first album featured Nico on three songs.
Nico was a German musician and “Warhol Superstar” (person promoted by artist Andy Warhol). After her work on the Velvet Underground’s debut album, Nico began working on a solo career. She famously hated her own debut album, “Chelsea Girl,” released in 1967, because of how it was produced. She was also generally noted for her racist opinions and attitude of superiority.