La Luz – “Strange World” [Video]

La Luz – the band led by Shana Cleveland – has announced the May 24 release of their new album, News of the Universe. The LP marks their first for Sub Pop. With a credo adapted from science fiction author Octavia E. Butler, an album title from a collection of metaphysical poetry, and an expansion in consciousness brought on by personal crisis, … Read more

Shana Cleveland: Manzanita [Album Review]

Shana ClevelandManzanitaHardly Art Records [2023] Manzanita is the common name for a kind of small evergreen tree endemic to California which has strong medicinal properties. It is a fitting title for the newest solo album from La Luz’s Shana Cleveland as the record displays a gorgeousness that will instantly change your state of mind in … Read more

The Blazing Top 50 Albums Of 2021

2021 was great year in music! Solid release after solid release made this year’s list one of the hardest to put together in TFN’s 15 year history. 2021 brought us plenty of surprise entries, more psych rock, an excellent new London scene, modern soul, good old indie rock and simply something new and interesting for … Read more

La Luz: “You Disappear”

La Luz has just shared their new video for “You Disappear.” It is in support of their latest, Weirdo Shrine, and incorporates some far-out 3-D visuals that anyone at home with a pair of 3-D glasses (which were complementary in every copy of the band’s new record) can enjoy.

Tomorrow, the band inaugurates an ambitious 32-date European tour with a set at the Incubate Festival in Tilburg. Dates are below.

Tour Dates:
09.18.15 – Tilburg, NL – Incubate Fesival
09.19.15 – Leffinge, BE – Leffingeleuren Festival
09.20.15 – Haldern, DE – Haldern Pop Bar
09.21.15 – Hamburg, DE – Aalhaus
09.22.15 – Lund, SE – Mejeriet
09.23.15 – Stockholm, SE – Geronimos FGT
09.24.15 – Oslo, NO – Cafe Mono
09.25.15 – Copenhagen, DK – Stengade
09.26.15 – Berlin, DE – Berlin Independent Night
09.28.15 – Prague, CZ – Klub 007
09.29.15 – Vienna, AT – Rhiz
09.30.15 – Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur ~
10.01.15 – Freiburg, DE – Slow Club
10.02.15 – Brescia, IT – Lio Bar
10.03.15 – Bologna, IT – Covo Club
10.05.15 – St. Gallen, CH – Millionaires Club
10.06.15 – Zürich, CH – Bogen F >
10.07.15 – Lyon, FR – Marché Gare @
10.08.15 – Montpellier, FR – Les Internationales de la Guitares
10.09.15 – Barcelona, ES – La [2] De Nitsa
10.10.15 – Madrid, ES – Villamanuela Festival
10.11.15 – Lisbon, PT – Casa Independente
10.13.15 – Bilbao, ES – Kafe Antzokia
10.14.15 – Bordeaux, FR – Iboat
10.15.15 – Paris, FR – Batofar
10.16.15 – Brighton, UK – Bleach
10.17.15 – Manchester, UK – The Eagle Inn
10.19.15 – Glasgow, UK – The Hug & Pint
10.20.15 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
10.21.15 – Cardiff, UK – Moon Club
10.22.15 – London, UK – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
10.23.15 – Brussels, BE – Madame Moustache
10.24.15 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

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> – w/ Ladylamb
@ – w/ Crocodiles

Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles: Oh Man, Cover The Ground [Album Review]

Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles Oh Man, Cover The Ground Suicide Squeeze Records [2015] Fire Drill Album Review: Shana Cleveland has been performing with a rotating batch of musicians tagged as The Sandcastles for over six years, and now, Oh Man, Cover The Ground is her first proper album. It is a much different record … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: La Luz – “You Disappear”

Let’s start out by saying that I think La Luz will be one of the bigger indie surprises in 2015. The Seattle surf-rock female foursome had an excellent debut with 2013’s It’s Alive and after hearing today’s fire track, “You Disappear,” I have a heightened anticipation for their sophomore effort Weirdo Shrine due out August … Read more

La Luz: It’s Alive [Album Review]

La Luz It’s Alive Hardly Art Records [2013] Fire Note Says: La Luz’s debut is full of surf rock surprises. Album Review: Surfy rock from the Pacific Northwest? Sign me up! The all-female Seattle four piece, La Luz have just released their debut, It’s Alive, and it is a very modernized surf record by heart … Read more