Lacona is the combined efforts of Geoffrey Dolce (vocals and guitar) Patrick Newbery (keyboards) and Gary James (bass). Their sound is a direct reaction to a combination of stagnation on the radio waves and the loss of direction in the rock world. The group's writing focuses on hooky, yet intelligent melodies, with music intricately layered but without the fluff so common in complex arrangements. They are a collaboration of talented musicians whose ability to play matches the depth of their music. In the fall of 2002, they decided on the name Lacona and are now emerging as the best new Chicago-based band. Following cues from their Indie counterparts, Lacona is taking matters into their own hands.
Members of Lacona play or have played with such acclaimed bands as Head of Femur, Consafos, Azure Ray, The Watchers, Chris Mills, Archer Prewitt and Herculaneum, and have shared the stage with Rilo Kiley and Deerhoof. Lacona burst onto the music scene and at this pace, who knows what brilliant horizons the future holds.
Lacona just completed production of their EP, Come On, which releases on Scuzzball Records March 1st. It was recorded at ex-Wilco member, Jay Bennett’s Pie Holden Suite studio with protégé engineer David Vandervelde on his experimental analog recording rig. It features a unique sound because it's devoid of artificial reverbs and glittery digital effects. The session is rather energetic as it was recorded and mixed in an incredibly short three days. Bennett mastered the EP and gave sagely advice along the way. Come On showcases both the strong song-crafting and musical performance of Lacona. While tirelessly touring and promoting for Come On, Lacona is already recording songs for a full-length follow-up. This time the songs will have more variety to the feel and feature ambient interludes. Keep your eyes and ears open for a single from this new album.
For more information, visit their website: http://www.laconamusic.com
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