LEDASWAN

LEDASWAN

 San Antonio, Texas, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Ledaswan inhabit a terrain where the manicured noise of the 'White Light / White Heat' era Velvets meets the narcotic woozy world of Mazzy Star, synapse shredding sonics shaking hands with dreamy delerium.

Biography

Their music ostensibly geared toward the abstract dynamics of the heart and soul where music is not only heard but also felt the S.A. Current November 2007

Ledaswan pulls you in with Gutierrez's voice, but underneath the sweetness is a darker edge, with pensive lyrics and a complex framework 210SA November 2007

With a lineup and collective personality eerily similar to Fleetwood Mac on Quaaludes, Ledaswan should only get better as it ventures on to the wider scope of a full-length album Album review S.A Current January 2008

Ledaswan recently caused an unprecedented heated discussion over a music review written about their new E.P. "Verse of Truth Trash and Beauty" on the website of a local weekly alternative. And as of late, they've created a buzz with press and fans in the South Texas city they inhabit.

Ledaswan, singer-songwriter Erica Gutierrez, brothers guitarists Jame and David Monzon came together over an urgent love for the Jesus and Mary Chain's echoed-stoned "Psychocandy," the fractured bass melodies of Joy Division's "Day of Lords," the sinister charm of Mazzy Star's "Halah," and the pop-dance pastels of Jessica Simpson's "Sweet Kisses." Later Amanda Flores (bass, keys, backing vox) married into the group at age nineteen.

Performing their very first show when they were invited to play at Emo's in Austin, TX for Ladyfest 2004, they've managed to open for such acts as Veruca Salt, the Umbrellas, Susan Gibson, Jim Ward of Sparta, and indie rockers Lydia. Not at all phased with the "Do It Yourself" generation they book, arrange, produce, write, record, design and promote their musical sound and vision. The band's goals for 2008 is to launch their own national radio campaign for their self-produced E.P. "Verse of Truth Trash and Beauty." Their latest effort won an award for "Best Album" in March of 2008 by the San Antonio Current Reader's Poll, and Erica Gutierrez was voted "Best Singer-Songwriter." The band is looking forward to touring, building relationships with music industry professionals, and having fun writing, playing, and recording music.

Lyrics

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Written By: Erica Gutierrez

I dreamt of a gun
and a dead friend
don't take your life
I cried to him
a tender gift you
can't return
a verse of truth
for what it's worth

(i'm afraid it's the end)

Don't lie to me
with begging eyes
it's something we all realize
You'll turn your back
into the earth
and leave the mystery
undone

I dreamt of water
and a bridge
so dark-sea
water crashing in
I felt my honey
slipping down
pulled myself
over safe and sound

(it's the end of a friend)

Don't lie to me
with begging eyes
it's something
we all realize
You'll turn your back
into the earth
and leave the mystery
undone

oowhaa oh wah undone oh yeah
(i'm afraid)
(it's the end)
(of a friend)
(i'm afraid)

I dreamt of a gun and
a dead friend
don't take your life
i cried to him

Don't lie to me
with begging eyes
it's something [scary]
we all realize
You'll turn your back
into the earth
and leave the mystery
undone

Discography

"How To Rearrange the World In 7 Days" E.P. 2007
"Verse of Truth Trash and Beauty" E.P. 2008

Set List

Sets range from 8 to 9 songs pulled from our first two E.P.'s but mainly revolve around songs from the latest E.P. A typical is 45 minutes. But can be arranged to play longer or shorter time-frames. Current Cover is "Head On" by the Jesus and Marychain, the band typically sticks to their material.