LaSalle

Bio

Forming from the ashes of Small Brown Bike, LaSalle takes the rugged rock of the former and adds a bit more melodic sensibility. LaSalle features the husband/wife team of Mike & Katy Reed plus drummer and long-time collaborator, Dan Jaquint.

Their sophomore record, Pretty World, shows a band that has grown tighter, louder, and more urgent in the three years since the release of their debut album Expeditions Songs (Thick Records). With the welcome addition of keyboards, horns, and electronics, LaSalle adds layers to their sound without going overboard. Pretty World blends male/female harmonies with sharp guitar riffs, glassy bass lines, and intricate drumming to make a record that refuses to stay in one place.

Mike Reed – guitar + vocals
Katy Reed – bass + vocals
Dan Jaquint – drums + misc

History

In 2004, LaSalle formed after the break up of Small Brown Bike (Mike and Dan’s former band).

In 2005, LaSalle recorded their debut record, Expedition Songs, at Tempermill Studios with David Feeny. It was released in October 2005 on Thick Records.

In 2006, LaSalle toured with Cursive and Make Believe and also played shows with The Casket Lottery, Criteria, The Great Sea Serpents, The Hard Lessons, and Oh My God.

In 2007, LaSalle recorded their second record, Pretty World, at Broadside Studios with Mark Larmee and at Tempermill Studios with Dave Feeny.

In 2008, LaSalle released Pretty World on Gangplank Records.

Press

“With vocals that from start to finish compliment each other and such an unprecedented ability to transcend the genres of indie and rock, LaSalle are, without a doubt, something special.” – www.punknews.org

“LaSalle have one of the greatest drummers of our generation backing a duo that writes circles around their contemporaries. Admit you like the Postal Service and rejoice that you miss Jawbreaker and you’ll find somewhere in the middle that LaSalle is everything you’ve waited for in modern music.” – www.decoymusic.com

Recordings

Pretty World

Record Label: Gangplank Records (GPR01004)
Engineer/Studio: Mark Larmee at Broadside, Dave Feeny at Tempermill Studios
Art & Design: Dan Jaquint
Format: CD
Release Date: 5.6.2008
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Track List:
1. Pretty World (MP3)
2. Fictions
3. A Little Bit
4. To Sea
5. 21st Century (MP3)
6. Task Analysis
7. Take This Man
8. So Something
9. Four Years of Fear
10. The Falcon

Expedition Songs

Record Label: Thick Records (THK-114)
Engineer/Studio: Dave Feeny at Tempermill Studios
Artwork: Chadwick Whitehead
Format: CD
Release Date: 10.25.05 (U.S.) / 02.06.06 (Europe)

Track List:
1. A Prescription For His Social Life
2. Oasis In The Sun (MP3)
3. Move, Stop, Repeat
4. Flip Flops & White Suits
5. Hurt For Long
6. Other Side Of Night
7. Little Kicks
8. Vanishing Point
9. Kissinger (MP3)
10. The Ancient Mariner of 1989
11. Don’t Call

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Live at The Atlantic LP

Record Label: Sound Study Recordings (SSR006)
Format: 12″ LP
Release Date: 10.30.2009

Thirteen bands recorded live at The Atlantic during The Fest 7. Limited to only 350 copies, screened printed covers and artwork by Horsebites.

A Side
1. In Defence – “All Hail the Taco Avenger”
2. LaSalle – “To Sea”
3. Cutman – “Self Employed”
4. Fing Fang Foom – “Native Tounge”
5. Comadre – “Make Me Believe”
6. Building The State – “Untitled IV”

B Side
7. City of Ships – “Night Visions”
8. Static Radio – “Stand Aside/Last Call “
9. Tiltwheel – “All I Care About is Me, My Run and You”
10. Gatorface – “Flack Jacket”
11. Suicide Note – “Truly Historic”
12. Used Kids – “Dancing Off The Edge of the World”
13. Ruiner – “Adhering to Superstition”

“Mean It Man” Various Artists

Record Label: Thick Records (THK-110)
Engineer/Studio: LaSalle at Foster Farms
Format: CD
Release Date: 09.13.2005

Track List:
1. Horace Pinker – Polisci101
2. The Methadones – Mess We Made
3. New Black – Angel With Cockroach Wings
4. The Bomb – Indecision*
5. Fingers Cut Megamachine – Rough Dreams
6. The Tossers – Faraway
7. T. Duggins – Larkin*
8. Calliope – Last Caress (Misfits Cover)*
9. Hanalei – Action Drum
10. Haymarket Riot – My Donuts, God damn
11. LaSalle – Flip Flops and White Suits (demo)*
12. Gasoline Fight – Threadbare
13. Cougars – Dick Dater
14. The Arrivals – Sleeping In
15. Horace Pinker – Crystal*
16. Resident Genius – Dover AFB*
17. New Black – Seventeen (demo) *
18. Haymarket Riot – Cue (LIVE on Q101)*
19. The Bomb – Failures (Joy Division Cover)*
20. T. Duggins – Irish Rover (with The Tossers)*
21. Hanalei – Chamomile (Live at Schubas)*
22. Fingers Cut Megamachine – Fountain In The Rain (hidden album track)*

Shows

2009

07.18.09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw w/ Gigantic Hand, Browns, Evil Cowards

07.01.09 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ The Paper Chase, Narc Out The Reds

06.13.09 – Marshall, MI @ Dark Horse Brewery

05.01.09 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Calliope, Those Transatlantics

04.17.09 – East Lansing, MI @ Scene Metrospace w/ Cheap Girls, Husband & Wife, Ben Keeler

01.09.09 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Cheap Girls, Dead Town, Natural Disasters

2008

10.31.08 – THE FEST 7 – Gainesville, FL @ TBA w/ 250+ bands! More info at www.thefestfl.com

09.12.08 – FREE SHOW: Kittypalooza: A Benefit for the Tree House Humane Society – Chicago, IL @ Double Door w/ The Great Sea Serpents, Old Dog Music, The Gold Stars, Brice Woodall

2007

11.16.07 – YpsiFest 5.2 – Ypsilanti, MI @ Elbow Room w/ Mass Solo Revolt, Ancourage, Jehovah’s Witness Protection Program

10.27.07 – The Fest 6 – Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic w/ Argentina, Fin Fang Foom, Tubers, Old Growth

10.20.07 – East Lansing, MI @ Scene Metrospace w/ The Playback, Scale Model (7:00 pm, $5, all ages)

09.14.07 – Lansing, MI at Mac’s Bar w/ Oh My God!, Relapse, The Hat Madder

09.08.07 – Chicago, IL at Subterranean w/ Small Brown Bike, Keleton DMD, The Great Sea Serpents

04.28.07 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick w/ Rescue, Russian Circles, The Pop Project

04.26.07 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig w/ Wildcatting, Jehovah’s Witness Protection Program

04.21.07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Juke’s Bar w/ The Great Sea Serpents, Wildcatting, Jehovah’s Witness Protection Program

04.20.07 – Albion, MI @ Albion Coffee House

04.06.07 – Chicago, IL @ The Note w/ Millions, Tuxedo

03.30.07 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ The Pantones

2006

EAST COAST TOUR W/ CURSIVE & MAKE BELIEVE

07.15.06 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium w/ Cursive, Make Believe
07.14.06 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews w/ Cursive, Make Believe
07.13.06 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House w/ Cursive, Make Believe
07.12.06 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club w/ Cursive, Make Believe
07.11.06 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa w/ Cursive, Make Believe
07.10.06 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Cursive, Make Believe
07.09.06 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Cursive, Make Believe
07.08.06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls w/ Cursive, Make Believe
07.07.06 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Cursive, Make Believe
07.06.06 – Lansing, MI @ Temple Club w/ Cursive, Make Believe

07.01.06 – Marshall, MI @ Dark Horse Brewery w/ American Mars, The Great Sea Serpents

06.30.06 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ American Mars, Hawks and Snakes, The Great Sea Serpents

06.29.06 – Hamtramck, MI @ The Belmont w/ American Mars, Sunshine Doray

05.06.06 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar (Beatles Tribute) w/ The Pantones, Dirt Road Logic, Canada, The Gentleman Callers, Speakerphone, The Fluroride Program, Hugh Jorgan Luau Band, The Pop Project, Jeff Raudebaugh, John LaCross

04.21.2006 – Traverse City, MI @ American Legion Hall w/ Escanaba Firing Line, Selah Selah, Victor Fix the Sun, Arming the Amish

04.03.2006 – Lansing, MI @ Temple Club (Red Light Lounge) w/ Criteria, War Between The States

03.18.2006 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House w/ M Sord, Anchorage, Light

03.17.2006 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Corner Bar w/ M Sord, Anchorage

03.06.2006 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection (front lounge, 18+) w/ Go Josephine, The Hard Lessons

03.04.2006 – Hamtramck, MI (Hamtramck Blowout) @ Carbon Lounge w/ Tiny Steps, Starling Electric, Brave Rifles

03.03.2006 (acoustic set) – Marshall, MI @ Dark Horse Brewery w/ Dirt Road Logic, Liam McKay & The Saints

02.25.2006 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Oh My God, The Nice Device

02.17.06 – Lansing, MI @ Temple Club (80′s party/tribute) w/ The Gentlemen Callers, The John Westly Harding Overdrive, Dangerville, Dirt Road Logic, Matt Carlson & The Pantones, Niki Pierce, Calliope, The Posibilitys, Mike Vasas and The B.O.B, The Good Mornings, New Wave O Pants, Custer’s Last Band, Fire Wheel Handshake, and Mark King

02.12.2006 (9:00 pm, 21+) – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club w/ The Casket Lottery, Sleep Comes Down

02.12.2006 (2:00 pm, all ages) – West Bend, WI @ Pillars Cafe w/ The Casket Lottery

02.11.2006 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ The Casket Lottery, The Great Sea Serpents

01.27.2006 – Lansing, MI @ Temple Club w/ The Avatars, The Playback

01.14.2006 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Rubbles w/ Those Transatlantics, Cameron McGill

2005

12.11.2005 – Hamtramack, MI @ The Belmont w/ Rescue, Paradise, Scout’s Honor

12.10.2005 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Kraftbrau w/ Rescue, Hornet

11.25.2005 – Marshall, MI @ Marshall Center for the Arts

10.29.2005 – Detroit, MI @ Jacoby’s w/ Leaving Rouge, Paradise

10.28.2005 – CD RELEASE PARTY – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s w/ Calliope, The Holy Fire, Paradise

10.27.2005 – East Lansing, MI @ WDBM 88.9 FM The Basement

10.22.2005 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Skelletones w/ Mercury Radio Theater, Ari Ari, Man At Arms

09.24.2005 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ The Felix Culpa, zZz, War Between the States

09.23.2005 – Palatine, IL @ Bethel Lutheren Church w/ The Felix Culpa

09.20.2005 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Cursive, Ladyfinger

08.26.2005 – Muskegon, MI @ North Way Lanes w/ Rescue, If He Dies He Dies, Ingrid

07.17.2005 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Neva Dinova, Mayday

05.23.2005 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ The Appleseed Cast, Chin Up Chin Up, Ettison Clio

04.11.2005 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Owen, Decibully, The Snake The Cross The Crown

04.03.2005 – Grand Haven, MI @ Deelite w/ North Lincoln, Marshall Plan

03.20.2005 – Ferndale, MI @ Club Bart w/ Paradise, Anchorage

03.15.2005 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Bella Lea, Javelins

02.16.2005 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ A is Jump, Nobody’s Favorite

01.29.2005 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Heads Will Roll, Hawks And Snakes, Rome for A Day

01.22.2005 – Lansing, MI @ Bermuda Rectangle w/ Hundreds, Heroes Love Revenge, The Van Ermans

2004

12.17.2004 – Milwaukee, WI @ Onopa Brewery w/ El Oso, The Five Mod Four

12.18.2004 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge w/ Haymarket Riot, Call Me Lightning, Chariots Race

12.11.2004 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Kraftbrau Brewery w/ Hondo, Nobody’s Favorite

11.14.2004 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Old Canes, Chin Up Chin Up, Bear Vs. Shark

11.05.2004 – Saginaw, MI @ Swan Valley Church w/ And After The Fire, The Conqueror Worm, Anathallo

10.19.2004 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ These Arms Are Snakes, Since By Man, Decibully