On their self-titled fourth album, La Luz launch themselves into a new realm of emotional intimacy for a collection of songs steeped in the mysteries of the natural world and the magic of human chemistry that has found manifestation in the musical ESP between guitarist and songwriter Shana Cleveland, bassist Lena Simon, and keyboardist Alice Sandahl.

To help shape La Luz, the band found a kindred spirit in producer Adrian Younge. Though primarily known for his work with hip-hop, soul, and jazz acts, Younge saw in La Luz a shared vision that transcended genre. “We both create music with the same attitude, and that’s what I love about them,” he says. “They are never afraid to be risky and their style is captivating. It was an honor to work with them.”

The result is an album that is both the most naturalistic and psychedelic of the band’s career. All the elements of classic La Luz are still present—the lush harmonies, the impeccable musicianship, the gorgeous melodies—but it’s a richer, earthier iteration, replete with inorganic sounds that mimic the surreality of nature—the humming of invisible bugs, the atmospheric sizzle of a hot day. La Luz is an album that celebrates love—of music, of friendship, of life in all its forms.

Past Shows


Mar
11
th
2022
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Mar
11
th
2022
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Cancelled

La Luz

with Mamalarky and Tino Drima
May
21
st
2016
7th St Entry
May
21
st
2016
7th St Entry

La Luz

with Sick Sad World and France Camp
Sep
7
th
2015
7th St Entry
Sep
7
th
2015
7th St Entry

La Luz

with Strange Relations
Sep
24
th
2014
Turf Club
Sep
24
th
2014
Turf Club

Ty Segall

with La Luz
Nov
1
st
2013
The Cedar Cultural Center
Nov
1
st
2013
The Cedar Cultural Center

of Montreal

with La Luz

More Shows

Oct
25
th
Turf Club

The California Honeydrops

Oct
14
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Alexander 23

with renforshort
Oct
9
th
Turf Club

Bumpin Uglies

with Kyle Smith
Oct
7
th
Turf Club

Danielle Nicole