EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: LAVEDA: “L”

March 19. 2020 | By Wayne Jessup
Photo by Clare Urbahn

When last we checked in with Albany, NY dream-pop shoegazers Laveda, they had just released their single “Ghost”, and were headed out on tour, culminating with SXSW. While thwarted at their final destination, the band did get in some valuable touring experience, and remain focused on the upcoming release of their debut album, What Happens After, out 4/24 on Color Station.

Here at the Nest, we’re proud to present the unveiling of the latest Laveda single: “L”. The band observes: “Sparks by Beach House was a big influence on L. The track is so lofi but somehow the finished product sounds very hifi. When we brought L into the studio we ended up making the instruments and overlaid tracks sound almost ugly, then sort of trimed the edges and added pretty-sounding vocals to create contrast. I think it’s a secret favorite of ours.” (Add one unforgettable guitar coda, and it’s one of ours, too.)

Conveniently, the single comes out on 3/20, the day Bandcamp waves their cut of the proceeds to maximize supporting bands, something to keep in mind with all your music shopping on this day. Also, you can join the band for a live stream song release event on Friday 3/20 at 7pm (Eastern). Please RSVP here. In other band news, they’re happy to announce that “Better Now” will appear on the Vinyl Moon compilation Sunray Surfaces, available to order here.

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