Although the Seattle, WA-based quintet of La Luz (Spanish for “The Light”), have been together for less than a year, they’ve received quite a bit of attention across the blogosphere after releasing a cassette tape EP, Damp Face through Burger Records; and a number of 7 inches for Water Wing and Suicide Squeeze Records. Their full-length debut, It’s Alive will see an October 15th release through Hardly Art Records.
Recorded in the same bare bones, trailer park-based recording studio where Damp Face was recorded, the band continues their reputation for a sound that owes a great debt to surfer rock, psych rock, and girl rock. The first single off their forthcoming debut, “Big Big Blood” has the familiar elements of surfer rock, psych rock and girl rock but underneath the surface is a sense of menace that kind of begins to bubble up slowly to the surface.
Throughout the fall, they’ll be touring with Of Montreal, and it’ll include dates in Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; October 28th at Music Hall of Williamsburg; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; Madison, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Denver, CO; and others.