ALL CAPS band names are a thing. BOYTOY is touring with La Luz. They are entirely compatible on such a bill. They are a little heavier sounds but not without the surf indie pop affections. They even have some Grass is Green-esque guitars happening at times. Their new album just came out so check it out here.
Jim already posted “You Disappear”, the first single from La Luz’s upcoming Ty Segall produced album, and the band just let another song leak from Weirdo Shrine. I’ll let frontwoman Shana Cleveland get real with you for a moment:
That song is about when you lose somebody. A friend of mine died in Michigan, that I was close to when I was in high school. I was thinking about how when someone dies the world is almost physically changed because they’re not giving back to it and their breath isn’t in the atmosphere. That’s the lyrical meaning of the song, for me. But there’s also a lot of breath in the song. The first line is, “I don’t wanna be anywhere, you have not breathed the air.” A lot of that song is also just like breathing, all four of us breathing, all the aaahs and ooohs and stuff.
La Luz has a new album coming out in August. It’s produced by Ty Segall which seems like a great match. Based on this single, I’d say so indeed. They are touring too. But alas, it appears Pittsburgh is not making the cut. I hate that.
I’m a little late this morning. So how about some la luz? Where no blood is too big.
This one doesn’t sound too far off from yesterdays song of the day. If the name Shana Cleveland sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve heard her singing for Seattle indie surfers La Luz.