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There Is Light Between Us CD

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This is the CD version of the album and will contain alternate artwork from the vinyl version. The four panel jacket is printed on super thick, recycled stock with a pantone and the CD itself includes a two-color disc face with a matching pantone to the jacket...

"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."

Artwork Design
Nate Shumaker for Northern Lights Industries