Leviride

Leviride

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Leviride is synonymous with short, sweet rock epics. With a sound that varies from aggressive, melodic punk to gorgeous, lush guitar pop, Leviride kicks out its own brand of anthemic indie rock.

Biography

"Leviride perform some really beautiful music. Beautiful in that they can come across as a wonderful mix of The Clash and AC Newman if that was at all possible." -- ChartAttack.com

LEVIRIDE is synonymous with short, sweet rock epics. With a sound that varies from a hint of aggressive, melodic punk to gorgeous, lush guitar rock, Leviride kicks out its' own brand of anthemic indie rock.

Founded in 2001 by singer-guitarist Paul Lahey and drummer Andrew McMullen, the band also features lead guitarist Calvin Brown, and bassist Malcolm McKitrick.

On the band's critically acclaimed full-length 2004 CD, "Nothing's Getting Better" (produced by Stephen Pitkin -- Elliot Brood, The Flashing Lights), songs such as "And Then I Depart" and "Big Black Limousine" rise like a mountain of sound, in a fashion described by Exclaim magazine as "a peppy punk-to-blistering rock dynamic".

With over 3,000 copies of Nothing's Getting Better independently sold in 2004-05 and after charting on campus radio charts across Canada and the U.S., the band eclipsed the 1,500 copies sold of its' self-titled debut CD-EP (released in 2001). Endless North American-based touring and a blistering live show has helped solidify Leviride as an up and coming band not to be missed on the indie rock club circuit.

Leviride's new full-length sophomore album "Night Of The Drive-By" will be released Nov. 7 through Addictive Records/MapleMusic/Universal Music in Canada and digitally worldwide, available on major online music retailers including iTunes.

Recorded and produced by L.A.-based producer Frank Gryner (White Zombie, The Dandy Warhols, The Crystal Method) and featuring songstress Emm Gryner contributing background vocals on two songs, the 13-song album features the kick-off single "Your Remains".

Opinions on Leviride:

"Leviride perform some really beautiful music. Beautiful in that they can come across as a wonderful mix of The Clash and AC Newman if that was at all possible. An aggressive punk sound punctuated by engaging pop lyrics could mean that these guys are on their way to bigger and better things." -- ChartAttack.com

"Leviride's music screams of originality and has an uncanny ability to beat the listening public into utter submission." -- Anti-Industry.com

"Economic yet inventive. Anthemic yet subtle. Familiar yet strange, like hit songs half-remembered from the better car rides of our dreams." -- BigTakeover.com

Details: http://www.Leviride.com
Mirror: http://www.myspace.com/leviride

Lyrics

Your Remains

Written By: Lahey/Leviride

I dreamt of you as I thought I might,
I dreamt of you in virgin white,
aloft in a house where the foundation wasn't sound,
you looked different yet still the same,
you were beautiful -- that hadn't changed,
your lips a stunning rosy,
against alabaster skin,

here in the back of your mind,
this thing Lust,
trips you up from behind,
into shadows that bleed against the wall,
and there you remain,
beautiful,
and there you remain,
untouchable,

I dreamt of you again last night,
forever rain -- forever night,
you're now someone I don't know,
many miles you've travelled since,
many moons sunk to the ocean's depths,
but what does it matter for us?

when here in the back of your mind,
so called Love,
pushes you from behind,
into shadows that bleed hard up against the wall,
and there you remain,
beautiful,
and there you remain,
untouchable.

Night Of The Drive-By

Written By: P. Lahey

I believe in the wind
I believe in the sky
but that's where it ends
superstitions suffice
watching the world whiz by
from the car's passenger side
back seat musings
abandoned buildings
reflect a hollow emptiness
that's mirrored in our eyes

I've got this spiteful view
I just learned to abide
sometimes it's done me wrong
sometimes it's done me right
there's something beautiful
in living a lie
one million umbrellas
opening at once
one million voices
of passing indifference

singing ah -- you've got bleed from your heart
and believe in your soul
well don't get me started
just come here
and come close to me

faster, can you make it go faster?
she said, 'faster, can you make it go faster?'
faster -- make it go faster
faster -- just make it go

Seldom Does

Written By: Paul Lahey

I can't kick through the thick of the night in my sleep,
you can't tell me you're happy living here,
I hate money because its killing us,
in four short years I've learned to hate so much,
the last liquid ring sticks to the bottle floor,
that sinking feeling leaves me feeling bored,

little did you know,
you're looking for something sure,
well I've got something I need you for,

after all the faking hid betwixt the real,
don't you hate it when stale thoughts congeal,
I hate money because its fooling us,
you pray hard for help but it seldom does,
there's no happy ending its a horrible lie,
but since we're plumb thick in it,
why not give it a try?

little did you know,
you're looking for something sure,
well I've got something I need you for,

rest your head on,
my chest and,
we'll drift into nothingness.
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(c)2006 Lahey/Leviride Songs.

Discography

Leviride -- self-titled, debut CD-EP (June 2001)
Nothing's Getting Better -- full-length CD (Feb. 2004)
Night Of The Drive-By -- full-length CD (Nov. 2006)

Set List

LEVIRIDE is an original rock band; we don't do covers as a general rule but we have been known to pull out the odd surprise from time to time. A standard 45-minute set would feature the bulk of material from the band's new album "Night Of The Drive-By" and songs from its' previous album "Nothing's Getting Better". If required, Leviride would perform two 45-minute sets of music, 95% of which is the band's own songs.

Campus Radio Watch:

Night Of The Drive-By released to campus radio stations in November 2006; details forthcoming.

Already, the kick off single "Your Remains" has been getting spun on The Verge (XM Satellite radio), Edge 102.1FM (Toronto), Y108FM (Hamilton), CIUT 89.5FM (Toronto), CKLN 88.1FM (Toronto), and via a number of online radio stations and podcasts.

Leviride -- Nothing's Getting Better CD charted on the following stations in 2004-05:

# 4 on CKRL 89.1 FM (Quebec City, Que.)
# 7 on CJLY 101.7 FM (Nelson, B.C.)
# 14 on CKLU 97.5 FM (Laurentian Universi