Rocks Like: Modest Mouse, the Joy Formidable, Autolux
Check Out: 'Leaving Paris'
â€śAtmosphericâ€ť and â€śabrasiveâ€ť seem like contradictory terms for any band to use to describe themselves, but West Palm Beach, Florida, trio Lavola navigate through unhinged angst and austere moods with aplomb. â€śFrom a visceral standpoint, the music comes from my influences,â€ť says frontman/band founder Julian Cires. â€śI listen to hardcore and a lot of noise/ambient music; how [our] music straddles the polarities is a little harder for me to discern. Itâ€™s about exploring a spectrum of emotions and to satiate the desire to feel and experience different things. But really, I like to have the music do the talking, if thatâ€™s an option!â€ť The band issued a digital single (â€śVereenâ€ť) in September; Cires hopes to have an EP out before the end of the year, with a full-length to follow in March.