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La Luz announce new LP, share soap opera-inspired video, touring (NYC this weekend)

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Photo: Vikesh Kapoor

La Luz, who relocated from Seattle to the decidedly more surfy Los Angeles, are back with their first album in three years, Floating Features, which is out May 11 via Hardly Art. The first single is “Cicada,” which finds the band’s dreamy, twangy style sounding better than ever. The video, meanwhile, has fun with myriad soap opera tropes and is a lot of fun. Watch that and check out cover art and tracklist below.

The band will be in NYC this weekend just to play Jonathan Toubin’s NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance Off which will take over every inch of Bushwick’s Elsewhere on Saturday (2/17). La Luz are an inspired choice as their shows often include a dance-off portion. The Mystery Lights, Bodega and Jane Church will also perform. Live music goes from 7 – 11 PM and the dance party begins at midnight. Tickets are on sale and flyer for the show is below.

La Luz will also be playing some Southwest shows around SXSW and they’ll be back in Austin for Levitation in April. All dates are listed below.

Speaking of Soul Clap, the March edition happens 3/17 at Elsewhere with live sets from Sun Ra Arkestra and The Contortions. More performers are still to be announced but tickets are on sale.

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La Luz – Floating Features tracklist:
Floating Features
Cicada
Play
Loose Teeth
Mean Dream
California Finally
The Creature
My Golden One
Lonely Dozer
Greed Machine
Walking Into the Sun
Don’t Leave Me on The Earth

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La Luz – 2018 Tour Dates
02.17.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
03.10.18 – Phoenix, AZ – Flying Burrito Festival
03.11.18 – El Paso, TX – The Monarch
03.13.18 – 03.17.18 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03.18.18 – Dallas, TX – Not So Fun Festival
03.20.18 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
04.26.18 – Austin, TX – Levitation Festival

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