The Lazaris Pit has today dropped their new album titled ‘Coniphers’. Caught somewhere between home-tooled and home-schooled, The boys of LP give that natural sound a kick in the ass with a wonderfully #indie-purest sounding album filled with gleefully gritty noise-rock that sounds as good at home, in the dorm, in the bar, and on the stage.
Each song bellows it’s own personality traits and flaws like a black heart on the sleeve of a quasi-anarchist. The guitars and rhythm each veer off in their own worlds yet stay within eye contact of each other in a way as to show that Lazaris Pit is a true jam band.
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About Lazaris Pit
Raleigh-based rock outfit Lazaris Pit presents their new ‘Coniphers’ album, an 8-track offering recorded live in the studio, showcasing a band playing like a pack of hungry dogs, sinking their teeth into a meaty T-bone for the first time in ages.
Formed in June 2017, this self-named “pack of cosmic dogs” consists of Ely “Salted Sweet Cream” Yarbrough (guitar and lead vocals), Cameron “Sugarfoot” Preston (bass) and Jon “Dok Tok” Castro (drums and backing vocals).
Recorded and mixed by Artem Smirnov at Common Thread Studios in Raleigh from November 2019 to January 2020 with additional engineering and creative input from Michael Graziano and Matt Graham, this album was mastered by Alexander Kretov at Ummagma Studio.
‘Our album ‘Coniphers’ is named after a brother of ours lost along the way. Included are 8 tracks of the good stuff, heady grooves and sweet pop tunes, funk breakdowns to zero gravity ambiance…. 42 minutes of rock n roll,” says Cameron Preston.
Earlier, the band released the lead single ‘You Don’t Tag Me In Memes Anymore’, a modern-day break-up song, often detached from the moments that make life worth living and musing on the deeper workings of it all with the grim reality that someone important has moved on. The video rendition of this single was performed live in Athens, Georgia.
The B-side ‘Cloudsculpting’ showcases another facet of this album, evoking the image of spending a dreamy tranquil day, gazing up at the clouds and imagining what it might be like to live peacefully high up in the fluff and blue sky.
Lazaris Pit freely improvises a dreamy blend of punk, funk, soul, psychedelia, reggae, jazz, noise, and ambiance into a one-of-a-kind dance party. The result: a mind-meld of musical tapestries that take the listener on an emotional journey through time and space, and ourselves in the process.
They’ve brought their unique brand of rock-n-roll far and wide, having played shows up and down the east coast and southeast from Philly to Atlanta and New York to New Orleans, their sound filling large festival fields, historic college campuses, and the most intimate of dive bars and clubs.
Noting music aesthetic and sound inspirations in the sense of a launchpad rather than as blueprints, Lazaris Pit’ counts Fugazi and Grateful Dead among their inspirations, as well as classic R&B, Phish, Curtis Mayfield, Cream, Pink Floyd, Ween, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Primus, Flaming Lips, Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, and Yo La Tengo.