SCHMAVE is the indie / lo-fi / jazz project of Avery John, based out of the thriving music scene of New Paltz, NY. In Avery’s New Paltz bedroom, there is a small path weaving between music equipment, leading to the recording gear and a blanket-lined closet that serves as makeshift vocal recording booth. The debut album, Painted Post, is filled with references to books, cryptic and relatable personal experiences, and stream-of-consciousness thoughts that often reflect indecisiveness. The live ensemble creates an intimate, yet energetic atmosphere, drawing everyone’s eyes and ears to the stage.