LAVINIA debut album available for preorder (members of Caspian, Eksi Ekso, The Burning Paris, more!)
This is our first post on these lovely boards so hopefully it's not too shitty that the post is for a release we're putting out =) Just trying to raise awareness of the band (LAVINIA) and the album (THERE IS LIGHT BETWEEN US) and trying to use as many methods as possible to spread the good word =) Please forgive us if it seems spammy to you! We won't keep you, all the pertinent info is below - any and all feedback is welcome, thanks so much!!! Hope your Halloweens were spoooooooooooky!!!
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It's finally here! It's finally here! We're now taking preorders for the debut ep by Boston, MA's LAVINIA! This is the first recorded output by this band, which is made up of current and former members of Caspian, Eksi Ekso, The Burning Paris, On Fire, The Fatal Flaw, Everdown, and probably a bunch more awesomeness that you could rattle off =) We've been talking about them for months now and you probably already know everything we're going to say, so we'll just drop the bio below and then list the ordering options and you can get crazy with it! You can expect these to be arriving in early December, unless you order a CD alone by itself - those will ship next week. If your order includes any other Lavinia stuff though (LP, t-shirt, etc), it will ship in early December. The CD and digital formats will be available in stores and online worldwide on 11.16.10, the vinyl will only be available from us and the band (our distributor will get a very small quantity if you run a record store and would like to stock it). Artwork design & layout were handled by N. Shumaker/Northern Lights Industries and all the pertinent packaging, recording, and mastering details can be found below:
The CD and 12" vinyl versions of the album contain alternate artwork eachother, and well... both freakin' rule! The vinyl version is available on either silver vinyl (limited to 100 copies) or bronze/silver swirl (limited to 300). The jacket is printed on super thick, 20pt stock with two pantones and it includes a two-sided full color insert with complete lyrics and additional artwork. The CD version of the album is packaged in a four panel digipak jacket of super thick, recycled stock with a pantone. The CD itself includes a two-color disc face with a matching pantone to the jacket... magnifique!!! Get hip, dummy:
"LAVINIA, a new band hailing from Boston, MA, introduces their debut EP "There Is Light Between Us". The band consists of current & former members of indie rock heavyweights such as Caspian, Eksi Ekso, The Burning Paris, On Fire, and the Fatal Flaw, but should never be confused as some sort of "side project"...
Bleak, dark, and unforgiving - LAVINIA trudge through terrain that is much different than any of the members other projects. And while there is an underlying hope in each song, they dwell in an unshakable depression... a feeling of isolation and loneliness further exposed by the heart-on-the-sleeve vocals of guitarist/vocalist Nate Shumaker (ex-Eksi Ekso, On Fire, The Burning Paris, Everdown), that brings to mind a combination of Red House Painter's Mark Kozelek and The Cure's Robert Smith. Pair that up with the commanding bass wielding of Philip Jaimeson (main axe man of Caspian), the towering drum fills of Alex Mihm (Eksi Ekso), and the slide guitar & banjo atmospherics of Josh Megyesy (ex-On Fire, The Burning Paris, The Fatal Flaw), and you've got the makings of a band who's sound shares more in common with Roman mythology, than it does their own contemporaries and peers.
Recorded in multiple locations throughout 2010, including New Alliance with Ethan Dussault and Verse Media with John Helmig, and mastered by Jason Martin (Starflyer 59) in Riverside, CA, the EP captures the sound of a band discovering new and exciting sonic territory with no rules in place. LAVINIA takes us through five tracks in just under 28 minutes, which brings to mind the moodiness of bands such as Red House Painters, Mogwai, The Cure, early Crooked Fingers, Starflyer 59, and Scott Walker, while incorporating the heaviness of behemoths such as Black Sabbath, My Bloody Valentine, Isis, Jesu, and The Twilight Sad. The combination of these elements seamlessly meld together to create a document of visionary proportions."
(tracks 2 & 4 streaming on myspace now: http://www.myspace.com/laviniaus):
1. Destroy Yourself
2. A Damning Confession
5. Bone & Arrow
View all the preorder options here:
Thanks so much guys, have a wonderful week!!!
Lindsay & Joel
The Mylene Sheath