— Unsigned Sunday (@UnsignedSunday) August 5, 2015
We can’t say enough good things about this band! With the help of prolific garage rocker Ty Segall on production and engineering duties, La Luz will release their newest album Weirdo Shrine August 7th.
There’s lots to look forward to as far as the new album goes. Front woman Shana Cleveland’s newly fuzzed-up guitar solos—which now incorporated the influence of Japanese Eleki players in addition to the twang of American surf and country—were juxtaposed against the group’s most angelic four-part harmonies to date. The organs of Alice Sandahl and the drumming of Marian Li Pino were granted extra heft and dimension.
The resulting album is a natural evolution of the band’s self-styled “surf noir” sound—a rawer, turbo-charged sequel that charts themes of loneliness, infatuation, obsession and death across eleven tracks, from the opening credits siren song of “Sleep Till They Die” to the widescreen, receding-skyline send-off of “Oranges” and its bittersweet epilogue, “True Love Knows.”
Watch their video for “Call Me in the Day:”