“Drive Your Car” by L.A. Witch

After the release of their self-titled LP earlier this year on Suicide Squeeze Records, L.A. Witch have shared a new video today for album track “Drive Your Car”. The band have also announced a European tour next March including a run of European dates.

Shot in the Californian desert, the “Drive Your Car” video matches the grunge-soaked, reverb-heavy, post-punk sounds of L.A. Witch wonderfully. Director Allie Lane explains, “With the “Drive Your Car” video, I wanted to evoke a surreal state of adventure that matches the romantic lulls and highs of a road trip. L.A. Witch’s psych rock swells and enigmatic lyrics called for bleached colour tones, mirror mirages and expansive desert landscapes.”

In the dimly lit interior of a small nightclub, where the stale smell of a thousand extinguished cigarettes drowns out the smell of spilt beer and broken dreams, a band plays against a backdrop of cheap golden tinsel. Outside, palm trees line the night’s horizon. In the years to come, the streets will swell into highways and interstates, but for now Los Angeles is still a young city growing daily with transplants from across the United States, all looking for a new life. It’s still a city largely cut off from the rest of the country, and in the years before the Manson family forever tarnishes the infinite hope of the Western enclave and before the Hell’s Angels of Altamont interrupt rock n’ roll’s peaceful trajectory with unprecedented violence, there is still a dreamy California sound for those dark rooms suffused with neon light. The three women of L.A. Witch wouldn’t be born for several decades, but their sound transports you back to those warm Californian nights in smoky rooms.

L.A. Witch live:

WED DEC 6 – Bondi NSW, SoSueMe
THU DEC 7 – Brisbane QLD, Crowbar
SAT DEC 9 – Byron Bay NSW, The Northern
THU DEC 21 – Los Angeles CA, Teragram Ballroom
FRI DEC 22 – San Diego CA, Casbah
SAT DEC 23 – Santa Ana CA, Constellation Room
FRI MAR 16 – Sion CH, Le Port Franc
SAT MAR 17 – Parma IT, Milk Party
TUE MAR 20 – Zurich CH, Rote Fabrik
WED MAR 21 – Berlin DE, Quasimodo
THU MAR 22 – Hamburg DE, Hafenklang
FRI MAR 23 – Stockholm SE, Melodybox
SAT MAR 24 – Goteborg SE, Truck Stop Alaska
TUE MAR 27 – Nottingham UK, The Chameleon
WED MAR 28 – Glasgow UK, Sleazy’s
THU MAR 29 – Newcastle UK, Cluny
FRI MAR 30 – London UK, Oslo
SAT MAR 31 – Leeds UK, Headrow House
WED APR 4 – Paris FR, Supersonic
THU APR 5 – Arras FR, Maison de l’etudiant
FRI APR 6 – Glarus CH, Veka
SAT APR 7 – Milan IT, Ohibo