La Luz wants you to meet the newest member of their family: their third LP, Floating Features! Also, today marks the first night of their national tour! They’ll be starting in San Francisco and will wrap around the country, ending in their home, LA. Thrillcall is giving away tickets to select dates along the tour! See their full schedule below. Download the Thrillcall app in order to enter.

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For their most ambitious release yet, La Luz consulted landscapes both physical and psychological. References to dreams abound on their new record, Floating Features. “Loose Teeth” catalyzes nightmare fuel into a propulsive, intentionally-disorienting collision of honeyed harmonies and Takeshi Terauchi-esque jetstreams of distorted surf guitar. “Mean Dream” unsurprisingly mines dreamstate imagery, and the lyrics and melody for “Walking Into the Sun” actually came to Cleveland during a particularly-vivid night of deep sleep. Looming over the album’s coterie of surreal figures (gargantuan cicadas, a monstrous “Creature,” The Sun King, aliens, the titular “Lonely Dozer”) is the magnificent “Greed Machine,” a skulking, insatiable engine of consumption–Nathanael West’s “business of dreams” fearsomely manifested.

To bring these visions to stereophonic life, La Luz pivoted from the DIY trailer-park brio of It’s Alive and the gritted-up urgency of Weirdo Shrine toward lush, hi-fidelity production value. Li Pino’s drums have never sounded more thunderously muscular, Simon’s basslines more robust-yet-agile, Sandahl’s organ melodies more complementary, Cleveland’s layers of guitar more versatile, or the group’s trademark harmonies more bewitching and rapturous. For every one of Floating Features’ seismic crescendos, there are just as many small, evocative details coloring its somnambulist soundscape. (source: Hardly Art)

La Luz Tour
& All Ages
$ with Ancient Forest
* with Savila
! with The Whiffs
^ with Gymshorts
% with Timothy Eerie
# with Summer Twins

5/11 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop $ &
5/12 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop $ &
5/13 – Arcata, CA – The Miniplex $
5/14 – Eugene, OR – Wow Hall $
5/16 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret $
5/17 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile $ *
5/18 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project $ * &
5/19 – Portland, OR – The Aladdin Theater *
5/20 – Bellingham, WA – Shakedown *
5/22 – Boise, ID – The Olympic *
5/23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
5/24 – Ft. Collin’s, CO – Hodi’s Half Note *
5/25 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
5/28 – Omaha, NE – O’Leavers !
5/29 – Kansas City, MO – Record Room !
5/30 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room !
5/31 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean ^
6/1 – Chicago, IL – Do Division Fest
6/2 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme ^
6/3 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern ^
6/4 – Montreal, QC – L’Esco ^
6/5 – Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery ^
6/6 – Boston, MA – Once Ballroom ^
6/8 – New York, NY – Public Arts ^
6/9 – Brooklyn, NY – Northside Festival at Baby’s All Right &
6/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts Black Box %
6/11 – Washington, D.C. – Songbyrd %
6/12 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook %
6/13 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl %
6/14 – Jacksonville, FL – Root Down %
6/15 – New Orleans, LA – Santos %
6/16 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas #
6/18 – Houston, TX – Rockefellers #
6/19 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger #
6/20 – El Paso, TX – Monarch #
6/21 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress #
6/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Teregram Ballroom #