On The Rise: Chanel Beads

Rough Trade Records

February 15th, 2024

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A timeless, transcendental meditation on being.

Chanel Beads is the project of Shane Lavers, an established presence among the New York DIY scene whose early output of experimental electronic pop singles drew, quite rightly, great affection and a keenness from many a would-be label home.

Now settled on the esteemed turf of Indiana’s Jagjaguwar, Lavers is set to release his debut album under Chanel Beads, Your Day Will Come, a dreamlike mix of raw sonics and eclectic structures that blend to form a searingly beautiful record that is acutely emotive.

“If it didn’t move me while performing, then I couldn’t make it into a song. As much as I wanted to make something that was cool to the touch, I had to make something that made me feel something.”

Shane Lavers

With notable contributions from live bandmates Maya McGrory (vocals) and Zachary Paul (violin), Lavers uniquely deciphers sound and thought to produce an atypical but wholly deliberate musical charisma, that is both honest and profoundly affecting. A carefully curated sound is steeped in reality while simultaneously evoking an otherworldly occupation – this is the music that soundtracks the spatial relationship between us all.

Chanel Beads – Your Day Will Come

Red vinyl + Rough Trade Exclusive fanzine.


We’re excited to announce Chanel Beads as part of Rough Trade On The Rise, our dedicated curation putting a spotlight on the emerging music we are the most excited for you to hear, to follow and become a fan of. Read on to discover more about the band in their own words and check out debut album Your Day Will Come on Jagjaguwar.

Chanel Beads on Chanel Beads

A self-penned bio

Five by Five

5 Qs, 5 As

Describe Chanel Beads in 5 words.

Interesting snare sound, good vocal.

5 records you listened to prior to making your album?

Brian Wilson – Love and Mercy (Libera performance at the Kennedy Center 2007)
Lou Reed – Bottoming Out (from Legendary Hearts)
Sade – Lovers Rock
playboi carti – whole lotta red
Trevor Duncan – The Girl (Theme)

Top 5 career moments since forming?

September 24th, 2018
October 8th, 2021
June 7th, 2022
Thanksgiving 2022
Spring 2023

You host a pre-release listening party for the album. Who are your 5 VIP guests (dead or alive)?

Dolores O’Riordan
Jack Lemmon
One member of my immediate family (I would make them choose who)
Spotify CEO
Apple CEO

Top 5 essential tour snacks?

Haribo gummy bears
Infused vodka
Magnesium gummies


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