Laith is a chimera of indie, emo, and post-rock music hailing from Jonesboro, AR. It all started in May 2017 in the garage of vocalist/guitarist Chenoa Summers - the place where she and drummer Alex Washam first met. Every couple of weeks Alex and Chenoa would jam to some Brand New or Coheed and Cambria covers and some of Chenoa's original songs.
In July 2017, mutual friends of theirs joined - Gunner Basinger on guitar/synthesizer and Jarod Roberts on bass/vocals. Shortly after, they both parted ways on good terms. In fact, Jarod named the band! However, Gunner could not quite stay away - he returned to help fill out the sound in September 2017 but as a bassist and synth player. Another mutual friend of all of theirs, Trevor Scudder (guitar/vocals), joined in October 2017. After Gunner departed the band, Jeremy Jackson (bass) and Austin Turbeville (keys/synth) joined in January 2018.
Laith evolved from the musical influences of all members - there is an element of punk, emo, indie, and post-rock (and even post-hardcore in the mix). The harmonies of Chenoa and Trevor are often intertwined with the screams of Alex, and polyrhythms are a norm for this band.
The band has played a wide variety of venues ranging from bars to house shows to political rallies, with their most notable appearances at The Cavern and Waffle House in Russellville, AR as well as Vino’s in Little Rock. They were semi-finalists in the 2017 Arkansas Times Musican's Showcase at Stickyz in Little Rock. They completed two DIY summer tours in June and August 2018. A Spring 2018 tour is in the works.
Laith's debut release, the Endless EP, was released to most digital outlets such as iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, and Spotify on December 7th 2017. They have finished writing and recording for a full-length album, released January 12th 2019.
"Kept me wanting to hear more, and to dig into their EP."
"Nice layering in your songwriting."
"Singer is sincere in her delivery which comes across. When they mesh they are a tight unit."