A child of Baltimore, Lauren grew to embrace the fatalistic spirit of the city in her work and art. With stunningly raw, haunting tones, Lakis has fashioned her own brand of “delightfully gut-churning shoegaze”. Authentic and honest lyricism, paired with lush, darkly romantic vibes, her songs are “a refreshing change from today’s polite rock…” (Earmilk).
Following the release of her critically acclaimed debut full-length Ferocious with Cavity Search Records (Elliott Smith, Helio Sequence) in 2018, Lakis has delivered audiences the highly anticipated Sad Girl Breakfast. Both records were produced by Billy Burke (REL, Luna Lovebad) with additional engineering by Grammy-winning mixer Chris Kasych (Adele, Deftones, Phantogram). Both releases have gone on to garner radio airplay on 40+ stations nationwide, and placement on 65+ Spotify playlists. Lakis has also licensed tracks to Dating Pains and The Drunch.
Lakis and her full band have completed 3 PNW & SW tours since 2018, and have shared bills with Drowse, Coastlands, and Emmet Palaima (Elizabeth Colour Wheel). Most recently, the band played to a sold-out room at Doug Fir Lounge, as well as shows at the Bootleg Theatre, Ace Hotel, Hi-Hat, and a pair of shows with SoFar Sounds Austin.
Lakis is currently tracking her second full length album at Seahorse Sound.
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