Love as Laughter

Artist bio

Brooklyn, NYs Love As Laughter are no laughing matter. Alternately explosive and introspective, these Rolling Stone Breakout Artists play psychedelic folk-punk. Floating high in a purple dream cloud, Love As Laughter are a slowly building storm. They are a clap of thunder, and then a lightning bolt going to ground. This is Neil Young fronting Black Flag on LSD. Think Henry Rollins singing for Deep Purple.

Psychedelic-pop sensibilities, dirty, irreverently fingered guitar work, and enigmatic songwriting have earned Love As Laughter comparisons to artists from the Rolling Stones and Shocking Blue to Led Zeppelin, Sonic Youth and Bruce Springsteen. From Tom Petty to The Buzzcocks to Jimi Hendrix to Jack White.

With nearly two decades of indie street-cred under his belt, LAL singer and lead guitarist Sam Jayne is the Harrison Ford of indie-rock. An enduring underground rock icon, Jayne has collaborated with some of modern-rocks biggest artists. He has written for Beck and joined long-time friend and Glacial Pace honcho Isaac Brock on tour with Modest Mouse, singing in front of millions on the hallowed stage of Saturday Night Live. In the early 90s Jayne fronted Olympia, WAs hometown garage-punk heroes Lync, a period recently covered in Pitchfork.TVs Modest Mouse documentary The Lonesome Crowded West.

In 2012, Love As Laughter have embarked on an all-new journey with the addition of bassist Sonia Manalili and drummer Lee Hinshaw (Children). The two join long time LAL member Miguel Mendez of Dios Malos on keyboards. This is absolutely the best lineup we have ever had. boasts Jayne.

Love As Laughter gained a global following throughout the 2000s, crafting polished indie gems for underground standard bearers K Records and Sub Pop. The band has played to packed houses across the globe supporting indie-legends like Dinosaur Jr, Built to Spill and The Shins. Their dedication to the craft of rock and roll, and inimitable live show have garnered LAL die-hard fans the world over.

Source: Artist Site