I’ve picked a few songs by L.A. Witch now, the last time back in 2018 when they brought out their brilliant EP Octubre. This one, ‘I Wanna Lose’, is I think the lead single from their upcoming second album Play With Fire.
For me, the band has always successfully merged a sort of sleazy underground psyche rock style with a more organic garage rock/punk vibe, and this is no exception. It sounds a bit like Jefferson Airplane crossed with The Stooges. The driving, paranoid guitar riff that runs throughout is actually reminiscent of Neil Young circa mid to late 70’s, although that’s where the comparisons end there. The vocal is pure Nico era Velvet Underground (though more tuneful) and the whole vibe very downtown, backstreet LA.
Yeah, they’re back. It’s been a while but I do keep an eye out for the bands I like and it usually pays off. Can’t wait for the album.
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