Rhode Island by-way-of Pakistan, Rafay Rashid fronts Happiness with three members of Deer Tick but also leads his own band.. Enter RAVI SHAVI.
RAVI SHAVI is the concoction of classic punk, modern indie, new wave with a shot of rock n’ roll all raggedly blended into one.
Their self-titled LP is set to release this summer, but recently have released another track. The second single from the band’s forthcoming Self-Titled LP is out now and is called Indecisions.
RAVI SHAVI keeps their music free of extra embellishments – resulting in a communal experience that is high-energy, melodious, and raw. Ravi Shavi has been gaining momentum in the United States through DIY touring and supporting larger indie acts such as Deer Tick, Man Man, The Kominas, Charles Bradley, Budos Band, Justin Townes Earle, Felice Brothers, Titus Andronicus, Rough Francis, Gringo Starr, Two Gallants, Tommy Stinson, Atlas Sound, Liquor Store, Jessica Hernandez. The band has played several sold out shows within the past year and continue to make strides and carve out a scene for poc making music in post 9/11 America.
Ravi Shavi is due for release June 2nd on Almost Ready Records.