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What Happens After

by Laveda

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    releases June 10, 2020

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    Deluxe 12" vinyl version of our debut album, pressed on heavyweight black vinyl with color jacket and labels. Orders ship in late April. Domestic and Canadian sales only

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04:25
2.
03:18
3.
CND
4.
Rager
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04:46
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03:38
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Child
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Blue Beach
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In Laveda’s debut LP, What Happens After, subtle guitar strums fade away, and instantly you’re swept into a wave of cathartic distortion and noise. Echo-laden guitars house a constant riff before opening up to vocals by Jacob Brooks, and later, Ali Genevich. It’s a meticulous and equally moving sound, crafted through hours of experimentation in the studio. “The overdubbed guitars recorded with Dylan Sky at Hook & Fade became a big factor,” says Jake. “The different saturations all happening at once (panned wide) contribute to the huge, crushing feel.”

Creating “Ghost” opened the door to the heavier rock/shoegaze sound that Laveda worked to harness throughout the rest of the record. “It was the song that invented our sound,” says Ali. “If we had never written it I don’t think the rest of the record would sound the way that it does. It felt obvious and just right to make it the first track on the LP because it laid the foundation for all our other songs.”

Deeper into the album, lyrics depart from their literal meaning. Verses and loud feedback become another means to describe feelings, at times through the lens of a drawn-up protagonist, What Happens After allows room for interpretation. “I feel like the album is full of big and unanswered questions,” adds Ali. The way I interpret the album is that it’s one big rabbit hole that I’m falling down. I’m falling, anticipating that I’m going to hit the bottom at any moment, but I haven't and I’m still falling.”

In regards to the album’s name, the songs helped create the title. “Better Now” touches on what happens after our environment has changed, and “Rager” adds to the concept, looking at the end of our world as we know it -albiet it in a more of a romanticized, angry tone.

“I think our generation is always thinking about what’s going to happen next. Asking questions and also trying to answer them. Although we can make many scientific and educated assumptions as to what ‘after’ will be and look like, whether it be positive or negative for the environment, for love, for the overall human race, there is no real way to see into the future. All we can do is continue to do the best that we possibly can and hope that what happens is what we’ve anticipated.”

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releases June 10, 2020

Mixing my Jason Finkel
Mastering by Justin Shturtz
Album art by Andrew Segreti

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Track Name: Ghost
Silent sound
Watching how the rain fell down
Somewhere I never thought to be so close
And I can’t calm down
Stand by watch you drown

Pain will subside
In the night I close my eyes
Don’t think I could sleep this time
Stay I’ll go outside

Crying out
Body shaking on the ground
I can’t hide horrified it’s not my turn
I still can’t find what it is I need right now
And I could give you all my love it’s not too much

Faith, pain will subside
In the night I’ll close my eyes
And when will time move on
Oh god I’ve had enough
Stay I’ll go outside

And I don’t know why
This life left behind
Track Name: Better Now
Find me a neverland
Where we see no end
Hold me and my hand
Sleep still while I can
Find us a neverland

We’re in it too deep
No lies to unwind
Had to leave those broken times
Things were far from right
But they’re better now

Remember that day
It all turned to grey
And now there’s never going back
Sometimes I can’t pretend
That I’m better now

She was 17 when she looked at me
I doubt she knew what she was in for

Find me a neverland
Where we see no end

We’re in it too deep
No lies to unwind
Knowing that she’ll never come back
What’s buried in the ground
Can’t be better now

She was 17 when she looked at me
I doubt she knew what she was in for
She was 17 when she looked at me - oh no
I doubt she knew what she was in for
I doubt she knew what she was in for
Track Name: L
Didn’t think that I asked you
To be the one that I wanted back
Even though that I want to
Leave here disappear

And all the kids are fucked up
No the kids don’t care about love again
And everybody’s caught up
With the same growing pains of their ways

So go down
Lay out
You’re not
A mistake
I’ve got
Your heart
It’s not
My complaint

Our mistake

Did ya know that I lied to
Everyone that I knew for a while
Never wanted to leave you out
And still I wanted to need you

And all the kids are fucked up
And all the kids don’t care about love again
And everybody’s caught up
With the same growing pains of their ways

So go down
Lay out
You’re not
A mistake
I’ve got
Your heart
It’s not
My complaint

Our mistake

Sometimes I feel like I can only describe the world in words that don’t even actually exist and even if I’m not physically here, even if I’m transparent to everything that’s surrounding me dispute all that I still think it’s all fucking amazing.

And all the kids are fucked up
And all the kids don’t care about love again
And everybody’s caught up
With the same growing pains of their ways

So go down
Lay out
You’re not
A mistake
I’ve got
Your heart
It’s not
My complaint

Our mistake
Track Name: Dream. Sleep
Heart is sound to let go
Did you think I could leave my home

Meet me in the doorway
You're calling my name
And if I see you on a sad day
Or if I see you in another place

Hey turn the lights off
And all the stars
Hey turn the lights off
And all the stars and
All the stars let them die

Heart is sound to let go
Did you think I could leave my home

Meet me in the doorway
You're calling my name
You said I shouldn't run away
You told me not to be afraid
I notice in the mornings
I can feel them fading grey
Now I know I'm in another place
And I know I'll never be the same

Hey turn the lights off
And all the stars
Hey turn the lights off
And all the stars and
All the stars let them die
Track Name: If Only (You Said No)
I hear you come around standing at the door
I know it's you think I'll ignore
While the rest of them are falling
Love isn't something that I need anymore

If only you would go but I won't stop calling
If only you could know this door won't open
If only you stayed home I'll be waiting for it
If only you said no

So hear I am waiting standing at the door
It's just another night but there's something else in store
While you were out there falling
I was hoping that you wanted me the most

If only you would go but I won't stop calling
If only you could know this door won't open
If only you stayed home I'll be waiting for it
If only you said no

If only you would go but I won't stop calling
If only you could know this door won't open
If only you stayed home I'll be waiting for it
If only you said no

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