After years of performing in the solitude of Wasilla, Alaska, Lavoy caught the ear of producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, Depeche Mode, Foster The People) and decided to take things to the next level. They chose to move to Spokane...clearly, they weren't trying to escape the harsh winters. But now they have found a budding, closely-knit music scene and a practical home base for touring.
As for their sound, every member has a set of electronic gizmos to modulate his own instrument and/or generate novel tones. Tyrell makes sparing but deliberate use of a variety of effects on his voice. Ivan uses multiple keyboards to create a giant, lush background. Kipp cues off some retro beats to augment his acoustic drum kit, while singing backing vocals. Ryan adds some room-shaking pedal tones to punctuate his overdriven bass. In addition to backing vocals, Sean surprisingly opts for a relatively unaltered timbre on the one instrument that has historically seen the most effects: the electric guitar. However, none of these sonic treatments are gimmicks: taken together, they are just another means of creating a huge, upbeat, frequently danceable indie/electro/pop-rock sound during live shows.
Having just finished their new EP with Tony Hoffer and gearing up for several shows around its release date (Jan 1st), Lavoy will share all 3 of their new studio cuts plus several full-band live tunes this Sunday at 10 pm on the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge.
Hear Lavoy on the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge on Sunday, December 8th (and catch the replay on December 22nd), 2013 at 10 pm PST. Tune your radio to 103.1 FM in the Spokane/Post Falls/Coeur d'Alene area or listen live to the on-line audio stream. You can also hear the live broadcast on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android, or Blackberry with the iHeartRadio app.
After the initial broadcast, their entire 30-minute show will be posted here as high-quality streaming audio, available on demand. Check back on this page later in December to see a video of Lavoy performing their song "Cursing the Curses" live in the Local Lounge!
Here is their new, professional music video of "Fool Proof Plan":
See Lavoy perform live in Spokane:
- Wednesday, December 11th at Zola (22 W Main Ave)
- Saturday, December 21st at The Viking Bar & Grill (1221 N Stevens St)
- Tuesday, December 31st at Mootsy's (406 W Sprague Ave) for Lavoy's New Year's Eve EP Release
- Thursday, January 2nd at Zola
- Wednesday, Jaunary 11th at Jones Radiator (120 E Sprague Ave)
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