Fans in Brooklyn and New York, NY can see them play live on two nights next week: April 25th at the Knitting Factory April 26th at Berlin
Hear "Ain’t Comin’ Home" that was recorded live during their performance at Levitation Fest in 2015 and premiered recently on Bust:
04.21.17 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory 04.22.17 – London, ON @ Call the Office 04.23.17 – Montreal, QB @ L’Esco 04.25.17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory 04.26.17 – New York, NY @ Berlin
05.01.17 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar 05.02.17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vague Space 05.03.17 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive 05.04.17 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar 05.05.17 – Norman, OK @ Opolis 05.06.17 – Austin, TX @ Levitation Presents at Hotel Vegas 05.07.17 – Dallas, TX @ Transit Bike Company 05.09.17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Pioneer 05.10.17 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas 05.11.17 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s 05.12.17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Psych Fest 05.13.17 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar 05.14.17 – Springfield, IL @ Alter Fest 05.16.17 – Amarillo, TX @ Golden Light 05.17.17 – Taos, NM @ Mesa Brewing 05.18.17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar 05.19.17 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
06.02.17 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Fest 06.24.17 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
It’s easy to forget that just a few decades ago, the only viable means for penetrating the golden glamour of Los Angeles was via the dusty trail of Route 66. And just as the arteries of the interstate latched onto the thumping heart of California, so too came the amplified sounds of a new restless generation. There was acid on the streets and revolution in the air, but there were also Hell’s Angels in the alleys and Manson’s family on the desert periphery. It was an age of innocence, beauty, and opportunity, with an underbelly of lawlessness and depravity. And it had a soundtrack.
It’s impossible to listen to L.A. Witch and not hear echoes of that time. The sound of dusty neon and the first dim-lit bars of Sunset ring out with every reverb-drenched note. The juxtaposition of Hollywood allure and Skid Row desperation throbs in every three-chord riff. And the perilous wager of temptation lies in every sultry vocal melody. Yes, L.A. is the land of sunshine, but it also harbors a certain kind of dangerous magic. And no one seems to understand that more clearly than the three women of L.A. Witch. Whether they’re conjuring the downtrodden cowpunk of The Gun Club, the seedy metropolitan balladry of Velvet Underground, or the beefed-up blues of Black Sabbath, L.A. Witch remind us of that exhilarating revelation that a city can elevate you just as quickly as it can grind you into the dirt.
Given the beguiling nature of their music, it’s hardly surprising that L.A. Witch’s recent Brian 7” on Greenway Records is nearly out-of-print. While their vinyl offerings are all on their way to becoming collectors items, some solace can be found in knowing that a reworked version of 'Brian' will appear on their debut album later in 2017 courtesy of their new label home at Suicide Squeeze Records.
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