Wand and La Luz Details
Wand and La Luz
September 2013, Wand was quietly dismembered and ritually eaten in the hills near Dodger Stadium. Wand reborn as “Wand” an obese organ falsely organized as 4 overjoyous nerds. Four flesh balloons betting on a few aging amplifiers. I hear they listen to Here Come the Warm Jets on loop all day and plot mail fraud. I hear they stole Dale Crover’s car and sacrificed it to the weather near the Los Angeles County Line. Some few things, at least, are certain: Wand hears ghosts. Wand prefers serpents. The Sun is the mother of every fiction. All phenomena will be consumed in alphabetical order, but desire will recirculate ad infinitum. If all else fails, Wand will just devour more hands.
Featuring Shana Cleveland (guitar), Marian Li Pino (drums), Abbey Blackwell (bass), and Alice Sandahl (keyboards); the group brings a relaxed beach-babe vibe to their take on the sweet, thick harmonies of 60’s girl-group, garage, and doo-wop bands. Born in the Summer of 2012, La Luz is driven by thumping, energetic bass lines, danceable surf beats, trembling organ, reverb-soaked guitar, and a wild love of rock ‘n’ roll.
The band recorded their first EP Damp Face with the help of their friend Johnny Goss in a sweaty apartment across from the laundry room in a Bothell, WA trailer park. The initial run of 100 home-dubbed cassettes sold out after the bands’ first few shows and in February 2013, Burger Records re-popped the cassette. A full length record is now in the works and La Luz looks forward to inspiring damp-faced dance parties in clubs, basements, theaters, and backyard seances all over the world!