After a sold out cassette and a vinyl single, La Luz – the latest awesome band from Seattle – have signed appropriately to Hardly Art and released a truly amazing debut album, It’s Alive.
Now, there is absolutely nothing new in the sound La Luz create – it is a mixture of surf, ‘60s rock and female pop. But, as always, the secret is in writing good songs and La Luz obviously know how to do it, despite having a relatively short experience as a band playing together.
Despite some melancholic, dream-like moments, the general feel of the album is upbeat and positive. The arrangements and playing are exceptional, with all band members not overindulging in showing their obvious great skills. Every single note on the album has been measured right and nothing can be added or deducted.