Let's Go Sailing

Let's Go Sailing

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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LGS has quietly built up a strong reputation for making melodic and emotionally driven songs.Singer/multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Shana Levy fuses her classical training with a love for pop music to create little pop gems you will be humming long after you listen for the first time.

Biography

Fronted by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Shana Levy, Let's Go Sailing has inspired a devoted following with its lilting indie pop, a tender blend of memorable melodies (informed by Levys classical training), sophisticated arrangements, and affecting, heart-on-the-sleeve vocals. The weekly My Little Underground L.A. called its music "beautiful, in that sad sort of way one can only imagine a balloon feels when it finds itself free from a child," and remarked, "Let's Go Sailing is hope and love and hurt in a few chosen words and notes." The Chaos in Order is the band's full-length debut.

LGS took shape in 2002 when Levy asked guitarist Brent Turner (from the outfit Irving, of which Levy herself was a member), bassist Nikki Monninger (Silversun Pickups), cellist Tanya Haden (Haden Triplets), and drummer Byron Reynolds (Possum Dixon) to help her flesh out the songs she'd been writing. After she was approached by producer Rod Cervera
(Weezer, The Rentals) to record the Chaos standout "All I Want From You Is Love," Let's Go Sailing issued a three-song EP titled Icicles that sold nearly 1,500 units. Thereafter Levy collaborated with a variety of musician, producer and engineer friends. Those behind the board included Chris Chandler (Flaming Lips, Elliott Smith, Modest Mouse), Jim Putnam (Radar Bros.), and Ben Mumphrey (Frank Black). The highly anticipated result, bearing cover art lovingly crafted by Levy, is an album of bittersweet pleasures perfect for late nights, rainy days and wandering upon the waves.

"The Chaos in Order" was released in 2009 in europe and the UK in 2009.

Let's Go Sailing is currently in the studio recording songs for an EP and album.

Highlights

� Sales: Sold approximately 8,000 units of debut full length album The Chaos In Order, 1,500 units of three-song EP Icicles; consistent presence in Top 10 independent sales at market- leader Amoeba Records (L.A.). Over 16,000 digital song downloads since release date.

� Radio: Repeated airplay at KCRW and Indie 103.1 (both L.A. market),; appeared live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with Nic Harcourt, appeared live on Indie 103's show Big Sonic Heaven, WRAX (Birmingham, Ala),; featured on NPR's All Songs Considered; airplay on influential commercial specialty shows nationwide including Morning Becomes Eclectic (KCRW), World Cafe WXPN (Philadelphia, PA), Rodney on the Roq KROQ (Los Angeles), Xspace XTRA 91X (San Diego, CA) to name a few; Commercial Specialty: charted #7 in songs for "Sideways", #12 in albums; "Sideways Remix" (see You Oughta Know below) debuted at #3 in songs and stayed in the top 5 for 3 weeks (campaign began 10/23). College Radio: Charted on CMJ Radio 200 for 7 weeks in a row, peaking at #68, #35 on the CMJ Independent Select Albums charts and #63 on the CMJ Radio Select Albums charts.

� Press: Covered in L.A. Times (LGS was dubbed a "buzz band"), Rollingstone.com, Filter.com, NPR.com, MTV News Online, E! Online, Spin.com, Washington Post, CMJ and CMJ Online, Campus Circle, NME and various tastemaker blogs, among them Rock Insider, You Ain't No Picasso, Said the Gramophone, Large-Hearted Boy and Underrated

� Television: National Commercial for Radio Shack 11-12/09 "Icicles" used for "Product Tree Farm"; "All I Want from You Is Love" appeared on the Saturday Night Live digital short Murray Hill; Four songs ("Sideways," "All I Want From You Is Love," "Better Off," and "This Rope Is Long") featured in ABC's Grey's Anatomy. Other placements include Newport Harbor (MTV season finale), One Tree Hill (ABC), The Real World Philadelphia (MTV), Fallen (ABC Family). Independent film placements include independent feature film The Babysitters (directed by David Ross), indie hit "Weathergirl" (directed by Blaine Weaver) and others.

� Live: National tour March/April 2007 with Elvis Perkins (XL Recordings); West Coast Tour July 2007 with Oh No! Oh My! and Deadly Syndrome; have played with They Might Be Giants, Cold War Kids, Little Ones, Rilo Kiley, Deerhoof, Lisa Germano, Lou Barlow, dios (malos), Silversun Pickups, Birdmonster, and Of Montreal among others; 2007 showcased at SXSW Music Festival (Austin); 2006 West Coast tour with Harvey Danger; 2006 residency at Spaceland (L.A.); 2005 appearance at Sunset Junction Street Festival with headliners John Cale and The Walkmen (L.A.)

� Lifestyle/retail: Songs featured in store programming nationwide at retail outlets like H & M, Guess, Express, Madewell,
Limited, Anne Klein, Enzo, and several boutique shops


� You Oughta Know: 2007 Remix for "Sideways" done by Asa Taccone who did the music for SNL skits "Dick in a Box" and "Natalie Portman Rap"; Let's Go Sailing songs have been played as the house music at Flaming Lips shows for the past several years; in late 2003 Courtney Love

Lyrics

Sideways

Written By: Shana Levy

The sky looks pretty
Normal and so do the trees.

I woke up pretty
Early and I could see....

That I've been walking,
I've been thinking,
I've been looking at you,
Sideways.

Yeah I've been moving,
I've been dreaming,
I've been looking at you,
Sideways.

I have no problems
Dipping in my feet.,
But the trouble comes when I have to jump.
And all the reasons
Not to seem pretty good
At the time.

Cause I've been walking,
I've been thinking,
I've been looking at you,
Sideways.

Yeah I've been moving,
I've been dreaming,
I've been looking at you,
Sideways.

I've been walking,
I've been thinking,
I've been looking at you,
Sideways.

Yeah I've been moving,
I've been dreaming,
I've been looking at you,
Sideways.

All I Want From You Is Love

Written By: Shana Levy

Don't worry I can't run that far.
My legs can't carry the rest of me that far.

Don't worry, you'll still be able to place me.
You'll put your finger right on me.

And all I want from you is love.
And all I want from you is love.

instrumental break

And all I want from you is love.
And all I want from you is love.
And all I want from you is love.
And all I want from you is love.

Icicles

Written By: Shana Levy

All the icicles falling falling
Ooh oohooo ooo
All the icicles falling falling
Ooh ooh ooo ooo
All the icicles are falling down
Like tiny little daggers in the ground.
I better run for cover or they’ll soon be
Sticking in the softest spots
Inside of me.

Some clouds come through my window
That after you left I forgot to close
They came and collected over y bed
I swear that I am telling the truth
They’ll shoot me til I’m better off dead
Falling icicles
But I know one day the sun will come out
And the icicles will have no chance but to melt
And I’ll forget how this felt

Discography

The Chaos In Order (2007)
*tracks Sideways, Icicles, All I Want From You Is Love have received radio airplay on KCRW, Indie 103.1, WXPN, etc.
Sideways Remix (2007)
Winter Remixes (2008)
Oversleep (2013)-UNRELEASED

Set List

sets are about 7-9 songs and last from 25-40 minutes in length. we generally only do original material.