Seattle label Suicide Squeeze continues to put out some of the best music the Pacific Northwest has to offer.Their latest release is up for preorder and it comes from Seattle band La Luz, who will make you feel like the 60’s never ended.
This is release is limited to 500 copies on translucent yellow/gold vinyl.Â Suicide Squeeze has a long history of selling out 7″s quickly, so if this floats your boat(and it DOES!) then the time to act is now.
Seattle quartet La Luz immediately brings to mind the girl groups of the â50s and â60s. The immaculate four-part harmonies, the luscious layers of reverb, the occasional choreographed dance move, even the bandâs penchant for oldies-style artworkâit all conjures images of beehived ladies singing sweetly on grainy black-and-white television. But give the new âBrainwash b/w T.V. Dreamâ single a spin and try to pin down a specific reference point from the past. You canât. The dexterous but economic keyboard lines of Alice Sandahl and the stripped-down groove laid down by the rhythm section of Abbey Blackwell and Marian Li Pino donât fit in with wall-of-sound icons like The Crystals or The Ronettes. The nimble surf rock twang of guitarist Shana Cleveland is at odds with classic Motown groups like The Marvelettes or The Supremes. Yes, the doo-wop nostalgia is certainly there, but the manufactured glamour and studio sheen is absent. The ladies of La Luz are true Pacific Northwesterners--swathed in warm wool sweaters, laying into their instruments as their hair messily spills over their faces, making records in trailer parks on the outskirts of the city, and battling the gloomy weather by channeling the summer on the two golden nuggets of their latest EP. The first pressing of this 7â is limited to 500 copies on translucent yellow/gold vinyl with a free download code as well as being available digitally worldwide.
**Pre-Order will ship on or around July 5, 2013**
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive