VENTS Alumni LAVOY Release New Music Video For “Smile”. Watch here.
“‘Smile’ is about finding something you thought you’d lost forever. Its about that moment when you lock eyes with your best friend or loved one. You know you’re home and you can’t help but smile.” – singer Tyrell Tompkins.
Lavoy is from a remote town in Alaska where they had to contend with quite a few distinct challenges. Touring meant driving a minimum of eight hours to the next city. Wintertime meant round the clock darkness and below freezing temperatures – less than ideal conditions for dragging musicians out to nightly six-hour rehearsals.
The band released 3 independent albums in Alaska and built up a local following. In 2013, they quit their jobs, sold their houses and moved their families into a 4,000 square foot home in Spokane, Washington. They wrote and rehearsed daily while crafting their upbeat, sunny synth-pop sound. Lavoy’s forthcoming three-song EP, produced by Casey Bates (MxPx, INXS, Portugal. The Man) will be released later this year.