An abrasively symphonic indie rock project fronted by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Julian Cires, LAVOLA has managed to make their mark both outside and in the Florida music scene. Their catalogue is masterfully crafted with sonic artistry and precision; the lyrical content speaks volumes to the masochists in us all. In much the same manner, their live shows transcend the typical show atmosphere by combining ironic polarities: subtle with abrasive, melodic with dissonant, passive with furious.
LAVOLA has been featured in Alternative Press (AP&R Band of November 2013), named 1 of 9 artists to watch in 2015 by Under The Gun Review, and named Best Rock Band and Best Rock Vocalist by New Times. Jason Pettigrew, Editor in Chief of Alternative Press, writes “Young dudes taking chances, coming up aces…nailed it.” LAVOLA have had the honor to open for Silversun Pickups, Against Me!, Soul Asylum, The Dear Hunter, O’ Brother, Tim Reynolds (of Dave Matthews Band), Dead Confederate, Stolas in addition to many other prominent and talented names.
Thus far, LAVOLA has released their seminal EP “Leaving Paris” in 2011 and their latest LP “This Book is My Cowardice,” in 2014 with plans for a follow up soon.