Listen: L.A Witch’s ‘Drive Your Car’

Californian trio L.A. Witch are sharing their new single “Drive Your Car” ahead of their debut self-titled album release. The band are also set to tour the UK this September with shows in Bristol, Brighton, London, Glasgow & Liverpool.

In the words of singer Sade Sanchez, “Drive Your Car was written about power and being in control. I borrowed my ex boyfriend’s Cadillac when he was out of town during one Christmas a few years ago. I drove it recklessly, like a mad man. I drove Vincent Gallo’s Tesla through Korea Town one night with him in passenger seat. I felt liberated and I don’t know why. To be behind the wheel of a car, which could be a man’s most prized possession, is a sense of power. There is constant repetition throughout the song to give the sense of driving.”

Listen to “Drive Your Car” here: http://stereosanctity.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3f8301a2a6779cdf0044de54a&id=d8f3e287ec&e=49bb70e696
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Though the band hails from Los Angeles, they do not partake in any sort of witchcraft. Yet their ability to conjure a specific time and place through their sound does suggest a kind of magic. On their eponymous debut album, L.A. Witch’s reverb-drenched guitar jangle and sultry vocals conjure the analog sound of a collector’s prized 45 from some short-lived footnote cult band. The melodies forgo the bubblegum pop for a druggy haze that straddles the line between seedy glory and ominous balladry; the production can’t afford Phil Spector’s wall-of-sound, but the instruments’ simple beauty provides an economic grace that renders studio trickery unnecessary; the lyrics seem more descendent of Johnny Cash’s first-person morality tales than the vacuous empty gestures of pre-fab pop bands. This isn’t music for the masses; it’s music for miscreants, burnouts, down-and-out dreamers, and obsessive historians.

Suicide Squeeze Records is releasing their debut album on September 8th, 2017. L.A. Witch is available on CD, digital formats, and 1500 LPs on translucent pink vinyl with a download card.

Pre-order L.A. Witch here: http://stereosanctity.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3f8301a2a6779cdf0044de54a&id=4b78f87298&e=49bb70e696

L.A. Witch tracklist:
1. Kill My Baby Tonight (stream)
2. Brian
3. Untitled (stream)
4. You Love Nothing
5. Drive Your Car
6. Baby In Blue Jeans (stream)
7. Feel Alright
8. Good Guys
9. Get Lost

See L.A. Witch live:
31/8 – Levitt Pavillion (MacArthur Park), LA
4/9 – Vera, Groningen
5/9 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
6/9 – Kinky Star, Ghent
7/9 – Kantime am Berghain, Berlin
8/9 – Burger Invasion: Cologne, Köln
9/9 – Burger Invasion: Molotow, Hamburg
11/9 – Le Cog D’Or, Olten
13/9 – Gonzo Club, Zurich
14/9 – Le Baraka, Clermont-Ferrand
15/9 – Festival TBC @ 013, Tilburg
16/9 – Le Batofar, Paris
17/9 – DIY Cafe, Lille
18/9 – The Crofters Right, Bristol UK
19/9 – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton UK
20/9 – Moth Club, London UK
21/9 – Mono, Glasgow UK
22/9 – Psych Festival, Liverpool UK
23/9 – Rotown, Rotterdam

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