Laguardia: Life on the Road Day to Day asked the members of the up-and-coming alternative band Laguardia to record an audio diary of life on the road as they tour to support their debut album. Hear full-length cuts from their CD Welcome to the Middle.
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Laguardia: Life on the Road

Laguardia: Life on the Road

Up-and-Coming Alternative Band's Audio Diary

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On the Road with Laguardia, Part II

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On the Road with Laguardia, Part I

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From 'Welcome to the Middle'

Hear full-length tracks from Laguardia's Universal label CD:

Listen 'Holy Ghost'

Listen 'Butterfly'

Listen 'Duct Tape'

Listen 'Sleepover (116 Overture)'
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The four members of the band Laguardia -- lead singer Joshua Ostrander, bassist Michael Morpurgo, lead guitarist Lee Bernstein and drummer Greg Lyons -- have been touring the United States to support their debut CD, Welcome to the Middle.

Day to Day asked the band, based in Philadelphia, to carry along a minidisk recorder to capture the sense of life on the road. The result is a sometimes funny, sometimes frustrating travelogue of hotels, long days on the road and the thrill of playing a new club every night.

Laguardia has been riding high on rave reviews of Welcome to the Middle, recorded last spring in Los Angeles and released nationwide in September. The band's sound ranges from hard-rocking tunes in the spirit of Nirvana or Smashing Pumpkins to slower piano-based ballads.