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December 3, 2018

Van Goose (Marcy Playground Mem.) Shares "Last Bus" Video On The 405 | 'Habitual Eater' LP Out Early Next Year

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BIOGRAPHY

When Shlomi Lavie's mother realized she had a hyperactive kid on her hands, she didn't treat his ADHD tendencies with pills. She signed Lavie up for a marching band class at a community center. The only problem? Its music director thought the drummer "had no coordination whatsoever" and should play the trumpet instead.

The comment didn't sting so much as stick, ensuring he'd spend the next couple decades trying to prove everyone wrong. And wrong they were, starting with Lavie's studio and stage work alongside such acclaimed Israeli artists as Berry Sakharof, Arik Einstein, and Yehudit Ravitz. Not to mention random gigs like a loose recording session with Ryan Gosling and local musician/producer Rona Kenan.

Lavie also lent his steadfast rhythms to two successful albums by the heady band Habiluim. One of Israel's most unlikely major label acts, they're known for sneaking dark and subversive lyrics into a restless mix of punk rock, Balkan folk, and klezmer music. Kind of like a Trojan horse, subsisting on a steady diet of irony, rage, and Kurt Weill. That approach brought them as far as a Brooklyn recording studio, giving Lavie his first taste of the city he'd soon call home.

When Shlomi Lavie’s mother realized she had a hyperactive kid on her hands, she didn’t treat his ADHD tendencies with pills. She signed Lavie up for a marching band class at a community center. The only problem? Its music director thought the drummer “had no coordination whatsoever” and should play the trumpet instead.

The comment didn’t sting so much as stick, ensuring he’d spend the next couple decades trying to prove everyone wrong. And wrong they were, starting with Lavie’s studio and stage work alongside such acclaimed Israeli artists as Berry Sakharof, Arik Einstein, and Yehudit Ravitz. Not to mention random gigs like a loose recording session with Ryan Gosling and local musician/producer Rona Kenan.

Lavie also lent his steadfast rhythms to two successful albums by the heady band Habiluim. One of Israel’s most unlikely major label acts, they’re known for sneaking dark and subversive lyrics into a restless mix of punk rock, Balkan folk, and klezmer music. Kind of like a Trojan horse, subsisting on a steady diet of irony, rage, and Kurt Weill. That approach brought them as far as a Brooklyn recording studio, giving Lavie his first taste of the city he’d soon call home.

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Contact

Michael Lantz michael@tellallyourfriendspr.com

Tour Dates

12/08 – Kingston, NY – The Anchor

12/29 – Brooklyn, NY – Cobra Club

1/19 – Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds