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July 19, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA – Alt pop five-piece band Lavoy have released their sunny synth-pop single “Smile” just in time for Summer. The track is off their upcoming untitled EP, due for release later this year. “Smile” can be streamed on
The Vinyl District and on Lavoy’s official Soundcloud.
“Smile is about finding something you thought you’d lost forever,” singler Tyrell Tompkins explained. “It’s about that moment when you lock eyes with your best friend or loved one. You know you’re home and you can’t help but smile.”
Blending and layering hints of modern Alt-Pop and 80’s nostalgia, Lavoy is alternative’s answer to Ellie Goulding. The band is from a remote town in Alaska where they had to contend with quite a few distinct challenges. Touring meant driving a minimum of eight hours to the next city. Wintertime meant round the clock darkness and below freezing temperatures – less than ideal conditions for dragging musicians out to nightly six-hour rehearsals.
The band released 3 independent albums in Alaska and built up a local following. In 2013, they quit their jobs, sold their houses and moved their families into a 4,000 square foot home in Spokane, Washington. They wrote and rehearsed daily while crafting their upbeat, sunny synth-pop sound. Lavoy’s forthcoming EP, produced by Casey Bates (Portugal. The Man, INXS, Pierce The Veil, MxPx), will be released later this year.
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