Larissa Loyva is a busy woman. In addition to her solo project, Kellarissa (which literally translates from Finnish to "in the basement"), we've heard her soaring vocals on noteworthy previous releases from P:ano, The Choir Practice, and Gigi. The summer of 2011 was a big one for Larissa too, she travelled North America as part of Destroyer's touring band and released her sophomore Mint album, Moon of Neptune. We're really proud of her. Moon of Neptune is a synth nerd's dream, inspired by ancient Egypt, breakups, her Scandinavian heritage, and outer space. It was released on glossy black vinyl (only 500 copies) and digitally from Mint Records on March 29th, 2011.
Her critically lauded Mint Records debut Flamingo came out on September 9th, 2008. The record is a stunning kaleidoscope of Kellarissa's haunting vocals, her prized Candied Yam(aha SK15) synthesizer, bits of coloured glass, and other surprises.
You can catch Larissa around town in her latest project, synth-duo Fake Tears, or on the road singing with How To Dress Well.
"Loyva’s creative scope, as well as the beauty of her voice, marks her as an artist to watch." - Rachel Sanders, Exclaim!