MYERS, LAENA

LUV (SONGS OF YESTERDAY) (TAXI GAUCHE)

MYERS, LAENA - LUV (SONGS OF YESTERDAY) 162681
Format:
1 LP
Release:
Label:
TAXI GAUCHE
Kat.-Nr.:
162681
Barcode:
0743407722310
Formerly known as Laena Geronimo and L.M.I. / Laena Myers-Ionita, Laena is perhaps best known as lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of critically-acclaimed and internationally touring rockers FEELS, but that is only the tip of the iceberg.

She's also known for her time as bassist for goth-punk band Numb.er as well as the Motown-inspired pop outfit The Like, and as the go-to-violinist for a myriad of artists from the L.A.

music scene and beyond - contributing to released recordings by John Frusciante, Jhene? Aiko, Ty Segall, Shannon Lay and The Allah Las to name a few.

Describing herself as "An awkward, shy kid who played in the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of California and wore headphones blasting NIN, The Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth all the time", Laena cut her teeth in a busking band, performing purely improvised material on street corners in Hollywood and spent the entirety of her young adulthood as a supporting player in countless L.A.

bands - at times as many as five simultaneously, while working full time and sleeping in her car during lunch breaks.

Inspired as much by the soft weight of Hope Sandoval and Patsy Cline's dramatic powers, Patti Smith's poetic punk and Nico's avant-garde musings as she is by contemporaries like Angel Olsen, Aldous Harding and Cate LeBon, her musical roots run deep.

She is the daughter of American drummer Alan Myers (DEVO, Skyline Electric, Jean Paul Yamamoto) and Romanian singer/songwriter and visual artist Greta Ionita (Babooshka).
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. LUV
  • 1.2. PULSAR
  • 1.3. BOUQUET
  • 1.4. GIVE EM HELL
  • 1.5. REFLECTORS
  • 1.6. STRONG
  • 1.7. THE CHOIR
  • 1.8. SPLENDOUR
  • 1.9. KITCHEN HUMMING
  • 1.10. ABOUT A THING
  • 1.11. I WOULDN'T MIND