- This event has passed.
SOUTHERN SMILE PRESENTS: LAVEDA / SKIMP / AUDIOBATON / ECHO
May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
🌅MAY 9 🌅 SOUTHERN SMILE PRESENTS: LAVEDA
LAVEDA / SKIMP / AUDIOBATON / ECHO
Founded by duo Ali Genevich (vocals/guitar) and Jake Brooks (vocals/guitar/synths), Laveda released their polished debut album ‘What Happens After’ in 2020. Drawing a post-apocalyptic landscape through layers of colorful sound and ethereal melodies, the band fused polished pop clarity with ‘90s guitar sounds reminiscent of groups like The Sundays or My Bloody Valentine. Dubbed as “a young band with a fully realized voice and perspective” by NYC’s Look At My Records!, the album saw Laveda attract praise across the US and beyond.
With Local Support from:
SKIMP – North Texas grunge riffs
AUDIOBATON – Dallas shoegaze noise pop
ECHO – young north texas rockers
Doors 7 PM | Show 8 PM
Brooks and Genevich spent most of the summer and fall of 2021 in Los Angeles working again with producer Dylan Herman (Beck, Pynkie) on their second full-length LP. Tapping into all the angst and anxiety that accompanies coming-of-age during bleak and uncertain times, ‘A Place You Grew Up In’ acts like a time-capsule of its inception period, exploring a range of themes from the loss of innocence to the struggles of coming to grips with reality. Balancing tender songs edged with slacker-rock guitars and spiraling otherworldly synths, the album sees Laveda spreading their wings with creations that nod to the lyrical intimacy of contemporaries such as Soccer Mommy or Big Thief, with the expansive sonics of classics acts like Slowdive to The Cranberries.
From the record, Laveda have released singles including the sun-drenched “Surprise”, the antsy and ethereal “F***”, the shimmering “Clean”, and latest single “Troy Creeps”; earning support from Brooklyn Vegan, Under The Radar, The Independent, The Revue, The Rodeo Mag, and many more in the process.
Recorded while the band stayed on a ranch just outside of LA in what Genevich describes as “a very therapeutic process”, the album features their full live band for the first time, including Dan Carr (bass) and Joe Taruone (drums). In the lead up to the album’s release, the four-piece have also completed two extensive headline tours across the US.
Currently signed to VT/NY-based label PaperCup Music, Laveda will release ‘A Place You Grew Up In’ on 14 April 2023. An album that draws from the darkest of times and reflects in the half-light that comes with the dawning of adulthood, expect a shimmering, sensory and sensitive album that shows a band whose bounds know no limits.