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Presenting La Luz

Do you consider yourself a psychedelic and garage rock fan? Then this LA based American all-female trio La Luz is a must-know for you! Discover the group here with us on Music Daily.

Discover this all-female revolutionary act

La Luz is one of the most interesting and must-follow bands around. The trio is changing psychedelic and garage rock with their western influences, being one you must know if you want to dig into psychedelic rhythms!

Founded in 2012 in Seattle, WA, by Shana Cleveland, Marian Li Pino, Alice Sandahl, and Abbey Blackwell. La Luz is a Los Angeles American all-female psychedelic and progressive rock band.

The band reminds one of acts like King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, The Mystery Lights, Allah-Las and Dumbo Gets Mad. In particular, comparing the band to King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard becomes even better when done to the group’s second act, The Murlocs’ Calm Ya Farm. With the latter, La Luz shares their western music influences and “Old West vibes.” In fact, while revolving around a psychedelic sound, the group introduced few musical characteristics that made their sound unique. This include the use of frequent tonal, major and minor scales, an easy-to-recognize meter and straightforward rhythms that give the band its strict, unique sound.

Floating Features and La Luz

After the release of their first two albums, It’s Alive and Weirdo Shrine, La Luz dropped their two biggest and best created work, two main albums, La Luz and Floating Features.

The surf rock and psychedelic influences melt in the band’s unique vibe. The latter includes the band’s biggest single, “In The Country.” Cleveland, the group’s lead guitarist and vocalist, said:

“‘In the Country’ encapsulates the mood of the whole record. The pandemic has been a psychedelic time. It’s this big shift in everything we thought we knew about our society. I think that contrast of unease with this place where I live, which is in this little bubble of peacefulness within this wider world of insanity, was creepy.”

Moreover, she defined the “experience of giving birth” as “super creepy and intense and beautiful and terrible.” This led her and the band to create “deeper intimacy” and “wanted to explore that in the record.”

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