About La Luz
Formed around the guitar playing and songs of Shana Cleveland, La Luz formed with the intention of blending surf music with garage rock while giving it a mystical dash of psychedelia. Early releases were punchy and raw, capturing the band as they sounded on-stage and showcasing Cleveland's fast fingers and way with a whammy bar. As they evolved, the surf receded in favor of more muscular playing and production as on 2018's Floating Features. By the time of 2021's self-titled album recorded with producer Adrian Younge, the band had become a full-fledged psych rockers who had learned the value of space and dynamics.