Ladada - Heaven on the Rocks
Format: 12" Vinyl
Run: 500 (Translucent Red Vinyl)
Design: Josiah Schlater
Release Date: TBD (later in 2018)
Heaven on the Rocks is the first full-length LP from Ladada, coming on the heels of their self-titled and Hi Five EPs. The title stems from a misunderstood conversation when frontman Josiah Schlater asked for “Evan, on the rocks.” A few months later during a tubing trip down the James River, seemingly floating through paradise, rocks would scrape their backs at random. Peace and solace interrupted by shouts of pain from across the water. Heaven on the Rocks is a state of existence: Floating through life, going through everyday activities, loving everything and everyone, pushing forward, then BOOM. A rock hits. Car troubles. Relationship issues. Unprovoked violence. Political turmoil. There are a myriad of short-term remedies to avoiding the pain, and this album is one of them.
"Ladada are a Virginia Beach based band fronted by Josiah Schlater, who has recorded and toured in Mae, We Are Trees, and Jake Clemons. For the past four years he's been making music on his own, a shimmering kind of retro-fuzz pop that pulls from both 60's soul and garage rock." - Post-Trash