Lavalette Hits the Scene with New York City Heartcore?!
What do you get when you introduce a well-respected New York hardcore guitarist to an up and coming pop chanteuse on the Lower East Side? Well, normally, you'd get some stains, tabloid fodder and a restraining order....But not so in the case of LAVALETTE, who've emerged with a striking cover of an NYHC masterpiece, "Malfunction" by the Cro-Mags.
Guitarist Mike Dijan (Breakdown, Crown of Thornz, Sai Nam) teams up with singer/songwriter Rebecca Haviland to form LAVALETTE, an infectious journey into the world of pop, with a Punk/HC attitude. Featuring bassist Larry Susi (Subzero, Breakdown, Crusade) and the efforts of drummers Johnny Cragg (Space Hog) and NYHC stalwart, Lou Medina (Breakdown, All Out War) LAVALETTE is kicking things off with this BlankTV world premiere of their very first single and video, this unique rendition of the Cro-Mags classic, "Malfunction."
Look out for more singles, club dates and a debut release by LAVALETTE very soon!!!
From the director, Blake Farber:
"Making the Lavalette video was a real good experience. We had next to no budget but a band who believed in this project and would do almost anything to get this video complete. Really looking forward to hearing what people have to say about the video, band and the unique cover song."
From John Joseph (Cro-Mags):
"When I heard that Lavalette covered our song "Malfunction," I was intrigued. When i heard it, I thought it was brilliant. The video is great and the way they re-did it made it catchy as hell. Great band live too. Mad props!"
From the producer, Dean Baltulonis:
"Age of Quarrel by the Cro-Mags was one of the seminal albums of its time period. Lavalette takes "Malfunction" and places a modern spin on it."
From Rebecca Haviland (singer):
"I really respect the music of the Cro-Mags and fell in love with lyrical content of this tune and wanted to present it in a way so more people could hear its message."
From Mike Dijan (guitarist):
"I had just heard a very unique cover of Agnostic Front's "Society Suckers" done by Walter Schreifels and thought it would be cool for Lavalette to do a hard song and put our own flare on it. The Cro-Mags have been a major musical inspiration in my life, and so it was a blast to do this version of an all-time classic."
Blake Farber: blakefarber.com
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Director: Blake Farber
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