Los Coast (from the album Samsara available on New West Records)
The Pop heard from Los Coast is a direct result of the effervescent psychedelic Soul that Austin, Texas band uses to build the grooves on Samsara, their recent debut release. The sounds of Samsarahave a Vintage texture, Los Coast channeling a rhythmic lineage that weaves through the sounds of Soul, Funk, and Rock. The freedom found in the beat of early rock’n’roll was in due in large part to the danger found in the chaos of a band let out of their cage. Los Coast head to the garage finding that same sense of freedom in the 4/4 force of “Masquerade” as they hammer a disco funk framework to hold the lyrical flow of “(Everything But) The Kitchen Sink” and dial in outta space signals to ward off the snakes slithering with the groove through “Monsters”.
Paying attention to their local scene, Los Coast are hearing the changes occurring in Roots and Americana music when they describe the diverse sonics of Samsaraas ‘we love pop music, but we also love to experiment. We try to avoid letting the listener know what's coming, and we like playing with people's expectations and catching the listener off guard. It becomes stale if it's too familiar, so we like to come up with music that's familiar and surprising at the same time’, guitarist/keyboardist John Courtney feeling that ‘I think this album captures a moment in time for the band, and a moment of time in Austin too, with certain things that were in the air at the time, and certain tides turning’. Samsaraspins its song wheel, the hammering beat of “Battles” demanding attention, giving the running rhythms of “Testify” a hint of Ska, carrying “The Morning Weight” on heavy Blues footsteps, and soundtracking “Cymatics” with sonics blurring on an audio screen. Los Coast strut out on a Neville Brothers born swampadelic boogie urging “Simplify” and exit Samsarawith a campfire strum lapping at “Chesapeake”.
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