L.A. Witch Honduras & Hot Garbage at The Garrison
Wednesday November 8, 2017
1197 Dundas Street West Toronto
& Rotate This 186 Ossington Ave, Toronto
On their eponymous debut album, L.A. Witchs reverb-drenched guitar jangle and sultry vocals conjure the analog sound of a collectors prized 45 from some short-lived footnote cult band. The melodies forgo the bubblegum pop for a druggy haze that straddles the line between seedy glory and ominous balladry; the production cant afford Phil Spectors wall-of-sound, but the instruments simple beauty provides an economic grace that renders studio trickery unnecessary; the lyrics seem more descendent of Johnny Cashs first-person morality tales than the vacuous empty gestures of pre-fab pop bands.