Sara Lapsley's vancouver nights have already garnered themselves international acclaim with the release of their debut self-titled album on the japanese quattro label (b'ehl, ladybug transistor, of montreal). With the record set to be released in north america this september, the vancouver nights are poised to impress pop fans on this side of the ocean.
Originally known for her time as the lead singer/songwriter in the ric girl band kreviss (who had a single on scratch, a split 7" with mecco normal on sub pop and a compilation appearance on kill rock stars), sara completed two years of classical study at capilano co lege in vancouver. The result …complex, mature, joyous compositions, delivered with glossy, vintage vocals.
Indie fans have already been treated to a preview of the record in the form of "naikoon park" on the mint records compilation cd, vancouver special and advance copies have r eceived national Canadian radio play (radiosonic, richardson's roundup). Look for a national canadian radio broadcast of a vancouver nights session promotion (us) this fall on cbc's radiosonic.
Sara's melodious piano is backed by dan bejar (destroyer, the new ponographers), former flash bastard/lily frost drummer sean mrazek and bassist steve ballough (the capozzi park).