FLOATING FEATURES HARDLY ART, OUT 11 MAY
Seattle four-piece relocate to LA for macabre medley of ’ 60s rock.
A spellbindingly gloomy instrumental ushers in the third LP from La Luz, who recently relocated their seductively noirish surf-rock from Seattle to LA. It’s a move the band address directly on the track California Finally, an insouciant celebration of summer that’s soon interrupted by horror, as human screams meld with those of the guitar. Tempering pop sweetness with strains of garage and psych is what La Luz do best, and frontwoman Shana Cleveland strikes a clever balance between her gossamer vocals and swaggering guitar. Yet the band’s mastery of mood often comes at the expense of memorability, with the melodies and refrains of individual tracks tending to merge into a single mass of bittersweet malaise.
Listen To: Floating Features | California Finally | Greed Machine