Paul Lahey (voice/guitar), Calvin Brown (guitar), Andrew McMullen (drums), Malcolm McKitrick (bass).
"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