Eddie Vedder Reveals Next Great Rock Band In 2018


Easy Street Records have revealed Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder’s favorite 2018 band in a new Instagram post.

“When #eddievedder obsesses on a band, he needs it all. Between watching the @mlbworldseries2018 , making new music, and taking batting practice…he sometimes requests a delivery. Ed’s favorite band this year goes to @laluzband . Discography complete. See them live @thecrocodileseattle 10/31.”

La Luz is a band in Seattle, WA, started in the summer of 2012 by Shana Cleveland (guitar), Marian Li Pino (drums), Alice Sandahl (keyboard) and Lena Simon (bass). Everyone sings. Songs by Shana and La Luz.

Paste wrote about La Luz:

“Psych-rock is often a nostalgic genre, firmly rooted in the traditions of decades past. La Luz know this, so their third album, Floating Features, looks both ahead and backwards. On Floating Features, the band take classic psych attributes—dreamy melodies, swirling vocals, surf riffs—and repurpose them to create a collection that is classic, but also current, placing their distinctly modern perspective squarely in the limelight.

Floating Features finds La Luz—singer/guitarist Shana Cleveland, drummer Marian Li Pino, keyboardist Alice Sandahl, and bassist Lena Simon—relocating from Seattle to Los Angeles. Now that Hollywood is their home, it’s fitting that Floating Features includes references to movement and travel, and overall, cultivates the vintage feel of a B-movie soundtrack. The album’s title track, a soaring instrumental opener, sets the scene for adventure, and fully embraces 60s kitsch via heavy organ, snappy beats and intricate, knotty riffs.”