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Play With Fire

by L.A. WITCH

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Charlie Hodgson
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Charlie Hodgson Effortlessly cool, there's elements of punk and surf in there and the vocals make the listening nice and easy, nothing jarring here just a smooth ride in the california sun. Favorite track: Dark Horse.
Brant Heflin
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Brant Heflin I Wanna Lose has been an anthem for my past year. Thank you for this gift of an album. I cannot pick a favorite track, but Starred has a lot of flavor of their previous work, so maybe start there and spin this puppy back to front. Don’t listen to me. Pay Up! And see for yourself! Favorite track: Starred.
breadmittens
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breadmittens Really amazing song. Easily won of the best I've heard this year.
I saw reviews of them teetering between JAMC and Mazzy Star and where I can see that, I think they have their own sound.
Favorite track: Fire Starter.
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Fire Starter 03:21
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Dark Horse 03:34
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I Wanna Lose 04:03
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Gen-Z 04:08
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Sexorexia 03:14
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Starred 02:58

about

Where L.A. Witch's self-titled album oozed with vibe and atmosphere, with the whole mix draped in reverb, sonically placing the band in some distant realm, broadcast across some unknown chasm of time, Play With Fire comes crashing out of the gate with a bold, brash, in-your-face rocker “Fire Starter.” The authoritative opener is a deliberate mission statement. “Play With Fire is a suggestion to make things happen,” says Sanchez. “Don’t fear mistakes or the future. Take a chance. Say and do what you really feel, even if nobody agrees with your ideas. These are feelings that have stopped me in the past. I want to inspire others to be freethinkers even if it causes a little burn.” And by that line of reasoning, “Fire Starter” becomes a call to action, an anthem against apathy. From there, the album segues into the similarly bodacious rocker “Motorcycle Boy”—a feisty love song inspired by classic cinema outlaws like Mickey Rourke, Marlon Brando, and Steve McQueen. At track three, we hear L.A. Witch expand into new territories as “Dark Horse” unfurls a mixture of dustbowl folk, psychedelic breakdowns, and fire-and-brimstone organ lines. And from there, the band only gets more adventurous. Play With Fire is a bold new journey that retains L.A. Witch’s siren-song mystique, nostalgic spirit, and contemporary cool. Despite the stylistic breadth of the record, there is a unifying timbre across the album’s nine tracks, as if the trio of young musicians is bound together as a collective of old souls tapping into the sounds of their previous youth.

“Los Angeles has always been a home for misplaced souls, and L.A Witch has the sound to go with it, dripping with nostalgia, heavy reverb, and glamour.” - NYLON

“Sanchez sounds like she genuinely might steal your car and your soul, and then drive them both through the darkness to Hell.” - VICE

“As one might expect of a band called L.A. Witch, this West Coast trio plays pitch-black pop-rock wrapped in blankets of reverb.” - Consequence of Sound

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released August 21, 2020

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2nd Album 'PLAY WITH FIRE' out now on Suicide Squeeze Records

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