Lauren Lakis Blends Heavy And Shoegaze Elements For ‘A Fiesta And A Hell’

Baltimore-bred and Austin-based artist Lauren Lakis feels that she brings “the fatalistic spirit of the city” in her work and art. She has brought Heavy and Shoegaze influences to new album A Fiesta and a Hell, out now.

A Fiesta and a Hell was recorded in Austin, TX with Carey McGraw producing (Wild Child, Josie Lockhart), Elliott Frazier mixing (Ringo Deathstarr, Blushing), and Christopher Colbert (Mazzy Star, Starflyer 59, Leon Bridges) mastering.

Leading single “Take My Hand” is about “forgetting what you thought you knew, letting go and bravely opening your mind to something radically different,” Lauren Lakis says.

Following the release of her debut full-length album Ferocious with Cavity Search Records (Elliott Smith, Helio Sequence) in 2018, Lakis delivered audiences her heavy, baritone-driven follow-up EP, Sad Girl Breakfast.

Both records were produced by Billy Burke (REL, Luna Lovebad) with additional engineering by Grammy-winning mixer Chris Kasych (Adele, Deftones, Phantogram, HAIM). Her latest LP, Daughter Language, was released in 2021 with Green Witch Recordings. Daughter Language was recorded at Seahorse Sound with Billy Burke producing and Chris Kasych & Samur Khouja mixing. 

Upcoming dates:

10/11 – San Antonio – Studio E (live stream performance)

10/12 – San Antonio – Vice Versa

10/13 – Austin – Swan Dive 

10/14 – Houston – Axelrad

10/26 – Long Beach – Alex’s Bar

10/29 – San Francisco – Neck of the Woods

11/1 – Los Angeles – Genghis Cohen