La Luz’s last album, Weirdo Shrine, came out back in 2015. Recently, the quartet announced they’d return this May with their third outing, Floating Features. Along with that announcement, they shared a hazy and humid lead single called “Cicada.” And now they’re back with another: “California Finally.”
Though La Luz originally hails from Seattle, they relocated to LA in the time between Weirdo Shrine and Floating Features. And though “California Finally” is stylistically of a piece with what the band’s done in the past, you can also hear a bit of their new surroundings this time around. Beyond evoking the state in the song’s title, “California Finally” is a lightly psychedelic jam that gently pushes forward at a pace that makes it ideal for directionless cruising through LA. Thanks to its cooing harmonies, it also sounds like a surf-rock lullaby beamed in from another time. Check it out below.