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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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Chasing Clouds EP



Anavie (an-uh ? vi) -Ancient term Latin term for an upward struggle; hardship in life

Everyone suffers at one point in life. It is part of human existence. Whether the pain is mental, physical, or spiritual, every human has that upward struggle he or she must confront. Anavie is something all people must experience.

Forming in late 2007, Anavie was established when several bands parted ways in Southern Louisiana. Three bands separations caused the now members of Anavie to look hard at their past accomplishments and decide whether they wanted to continue to pursue music. Frontman Matt Thomas and lead guitarist Ty Shaw were on the verge of moving to California to find a new musical direction when rhythm guitarist Josh Peltier and drummer Scott Badon approached the two with a new project. Max Wardroup, tired of the Baton Rouge music scene, moved back to Lafayette to start fresh in a new band. Due to personal reasons Max was forced to quit the band and he was replaced by a close friend and merch guy of the band, Kyle Suire.

As of November 10th, 2007 Anavie has hit the ground running, playing with passion and intensity that is the driving force behind their live show. Honest and thoughtful lyrics mixed with pop, indie, and hardcore influences blend together to form a truly unique sound. After recording their five song e.p. Chasing Clouds the band is now prepared to tour nation-wide in order to get their message and music out. The band continues to search for sympathetic ears the world over, who embrace living out their dreams and overcoming the hardships in life.

“All, all our lives, we played it safe, cause chasing dreams will often fade away. We never spoke our minds out loud. So here we are still with our head in the clouds…”

With playing a sold out show at New Orleans' prestigious House of Blues within the first year of becoming a band, we do not plan on stopping anytime soon.
Some of our influences are Saosin, Chiodos, blessthefall, and The Used.
We like to move around on stage. Even to the point of passing out or feeling sick. We leave our all on stage