About Lazuli Vane
Lazuli Vane is a moniker adopted by Trash Panda creator, producer, and front man Patrick Taylor in 2018. Vane fuses aspects of classic pop, lo-fi indie, and psychedelia together in his bedroom studio, producing a sound which is infectious and somewhat experimental, though rooted in pop form. His debut single, “Snakes,” takes a stab at untrustworthy relations and explores the seasons of life when life feels like a strange dream or a nightmare. It celebrates the process of restarting when you need an overhaul. Featuring Max Hewett on bass and Paul Wagner on drums, it was recorded partly at Aaron and Nancy Hill’s Green House Atlanta and partly at Lazuli Vane’s home studio. The single’s cover art was created by Daniel Plascencia. The song was released in October of 2018 and has since grown in popularity on Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist as well as over a thousand independently curated playlists.
Trash Panda began in 2015, the year Taylor experienced several months of seizure medication induced dissociation, which gave birth to the song "Off," followed by several other songs which would become the band’s debut EP.. After becoming roommates on Craigslist, Patrick asked Mitch Standfield to play drums on the recordings, and coinciding with several raccoon attacks on their deck, Trash Panda was born. Just before the viral success of "Giuseppe" Patrick ran into long time friend Max Hewett at a party and recruited him to play bass. The band quickly solidified as a trio and began a creative journey, recording the 2018 follow up to the Off EP, entitled The Starclimber, in a house they rented in Roswell, Georgia. Taylor engineered and produced the LP, which came out in early 2018. Trash Panda came to a soft ending in early 2018, after the release of the record. Since that time, Trash Panda’s audience has only grown, making it clear that Trash Panda’s music - Taylor’s songwriting and production - has some staying power.