Laveda: Surprise

Surprise is the first single from the upcoming album by New York band, Laveda, a vibrant track which explores the pop sensibilities of the band's songwriting and song structure, coming with a shoegaze edge, and presenting a juxtaposition of emotions.

Ali Genevich (vocals, guitar) unfolds: “I got out of bed super early one morning with a melody that I heard in a dream. I immediately took to garage band on my phone and made a little loop in maybe 15-20 minutes. After I showed Jake he totally wanted to develop it more so we transferred it into logic and finished a demo.

Sonically, Surprise is the bright and happy song of the record. Lyrically it embodies a lot of my personal feelings that came after I graduated from college in the same year the pandemic hit. I couldn’t help but feel low for a while. Once I came out of my writer’s block everything I wrote either had this big sad mood or it was super nostalgic. The majority of tracking for the album was done while we stayed on a ranch in Altadena CA (which is about 30 min outside of Los Angeles). I think it was a very therapeutic process and helped us find some new meaning in a lot of the songs, it definitely did for Surprise.

Jake Brooks (guitar) adds: “The lyrics are meant to juxtapose the happy sunshine feeling throughout the song. Surprise is about dealing with loneliness and loss in this modern age. The overall happy sound represents how bright and happy we represent ourselves on social media. In reality, everyone’s depressed and are stressed over the rapidly devolving state of society.

Laveda will be embarking on tour in September 2022 in support of this single, with an album due out next year via Paper Cup Music.






9/1 - BOSTON MA @ O'Briens
9/2 - JERSEY CITY NJ @ Corgi Spirits
9/3 - BROOKLYN NY @ Elsewhere Zone 1 (single release show)
9/4 - PHILADELPHIA PA @ The Firehouse (message for address)
9/5* - WASHINGTON DC @ DC9
9/6* - RICHMOND VA @ The Camel
9/7* - ASHEVILLE NC @ The Odd
9/8 - GREENVILLE SC @ Radioroom
9/9 - NASHVILLE TN @ East Valley Mansion (message for address)
9/10 - BATON ROUGE LA @ Chelsea’s Live
9/13 - HOUSTON TX @ 1810 Ojeman
9/14 - AUSTIN TX @ Hotel Vegas w/ Ringo Deathstarr
9/15 - EL PASO TX @ Love Buzz
9/16 - PHOENIX AZ @ Linger Longer Lounge
9/17 - REDLANDS CA @ The Toyota House (message for address)
9/18 - LOS ANGELES CA @ Permanent Records Roadhouse w/ No Swoon
9/19 - SAN FRANCISCO CA @ Neck of the Woods
9/21 - PORTLAND OR @ Kelly's Olympian
9/22 - SEATTLE WA @ Cafe Racer
9/23 - GARDEN CITY ID @ Flipside Fest
9/24 - SALT LAKE CITY UT @ The DLC at Quarters
9/25 - DENVER CO @ Lost Lake
9/26 - LAWRENCE KS @ Replay Lounge
9/27 - CHICAGO IL @ Sleeping Village
9/28 - DETROIT MI @ Nice Place (message for address)
9/29 - TORONTO, ON @ Monarch Tavern
9/30 - ROCHESTER NY @ Bug Jar



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