By Nancy Woo
If you like Foster the People, MGMT or Superhumanoids, you will love the electronic/pop grooves of LA-based Y Luv. Listen to or download their song "All Night" below. It's catchy fun pop music that would go well with strobe lights and some absolutely carefree fun, which they will be providing on their tour this summer:
Stream or Download "All Night"
So if you dig it and you're ready to party tomorrow night in the Los Angeles area, you might think about spending a raging, sweaty Thursday evening dancing and bopping to the high-energy sounds of LA-based Y Luv at the Silverlake Lounge. They are returning to their old stomping grounds Thursday, July 21st with Oakland psych-pop band Metal Mother and Riverside's synth rock group The New Division to provide a surely wild, beat-driven dance party... all night.
"Out of the heart of Los Angeles comes four USC recent alums making indie pop music with a twist. The quartet incorporates psychedelic rock, spine-chilling harmonies, explosive beats and aggressive guitar riffs. Sharing comparisons to Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon, Bloc Party and The Killers, the band keeps their sound eclectic, blending in winding guitars one minute and heavy bass the next. They’ll be playing a month-long residency at Los Angeles’ 3 Clubs in July to accompany their recent release How Chill Can You Let Go.
After several years together with two records under their belt (Nothing Matters EP, Spring 2009; So I Play, Winter 2009), Y Luv spent this past year juggling college classes and restructuring their music for their newest exploit. They recently released the EP How Chill Can You Let Go, produced by Josiah Mazzaschi (Built to Spill, Rilo Kiley, The Pity Party). The EP is inspired by everything from Kings of Leon to Phish to Kid Cudi and although Y Luv has a cohesive sound, they don’t limit themselves to genre-constrictions. Vocalist Freddy Janney notes, 'So many bands fit under the ‘indie’ genre or ‘pop.’ Good songs are good songs. We're just trying to write good songs . . . maybe some great ones.'"
So if you dig the upbeat liveliness of Y Luv, get your love on somewhere on their tour:
7.21 Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge (w/ Metal Mother, The New Division)
7.29 Thousand Oaks, CA @ Open Borders (w/ Bear Hands, Polaris At Noon)
8.13 San Francisco, CA @ The W Hotel (Outside Lands After Party)
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