La Luz / Floating Features
Album:Floating Features Collection:General
Artist:La Luz Added:May 2018
Label:Hardly Art 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-05-14 Pull Date:2018-07-16 
Week Ending:Jul 22Jul 15Jul 8Jul 1Jun 24Jun 17Jun 10Jun 3

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 08, 2023:Early Riser
Mean Dream
4.Jan 06, 2022:Down in The Basement
California Finally
2.Oct 20, 2022:down in the basement
Lonely Dozer
5.Sep 15, 2021:Draupadi's Half-Hidden Garden
My Golden One
3.Jan 20, 2022:Down in The Basement (rebroadcast from Jan 6, 2022)
California Finally
6.Jun 29, 2021:Magnetized Toner: Best of 2018 [Part 1] (rebroadcast from Jan 15, 2019)
California Finally

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2018-05-14 
Floating Features is the third album by the eternally touring Los Angeles surf psych quartet La Luz, one of the best live bands around these days. Produced by Dan Auerbach, Floating Features delivers a hypnotic chill-intoxicating trip soaked in pure timeless California psychedelia. This is La Luz’s most melodic and inspired record to date. Their exquisite trademarks - haunting melodies, great vocal and chorus exchanges, and impressive instrumentation – make this their more outstanding set of songs to date. Instant classic. One of the best of 2018.

RIYL: The Shangri-Las, Peach Kelli Pop, Summer Twins, The's and Shannon & The Clams.

Recommended Tracks: All! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

1. (2:14) **Floating Features – Medium/Medium-up tempo. Instrumental. Spaghetti Western SDTK inspired piece. 1970s forever.
2. (3:12) ***Cicada – Medium-up tempo. La Luz sound at full splendor. Surf up.
3. (2:48) **Loose Teeth – Medium-up tempo. Waves and surfboards up and down the sunny shore. In full colors. California all the way.
4. (3:35) **Mean Dream – Exquisite ballad – medium tempo. Shana and The Luzers a la 1960s girl pop.
5. (3:21) ****California Finally – Wow!! Instant classic. Surf meets psychedelia meets California garage rock. Medium-up tempo. Impeccable.
6. (3:29) *The Creature – Medium tempo mellow recording. Has a 1960s pop feeling. Tasteful instrumentation.
7. (4:14) ***My Golden One – Slow piece enhanced with exotica sounds. Dreamy vocals and chorus. Hypnotic pop.
8. (3:15) *Lonely Dozer – Medium-up tempo surf/garage track. The Ventures meet The Shangri-Las. Solid instrumentation.
9. (4:20) *Greed Machine – Medium tempo recording. La Luz being La Luz.
10. (2:46) ***Walking Into the Sun – Another gem here – Surf ballad. Influenced by 1960s Southern California oldies. Beautiful melody and music arrangements. Killer.
11. (2:35) **Don't Leave Me On the Earth – Medium-up tempo track. Another Luz’s impressive upbeat tune, just perfect.

Track Listing
1.Floating Features 6.The Creature
2.Cicada 7.My Golden One
3.Loose Teeth 8.Lonely Dozer
4.Mean Dream 9.Greed Machine
5.California Finally 10.Walking Into The Sun
 11.Don't Leave Me On The Earth