L.A. Witch Release New Video “Motorcycle Boy”
L.A. Witch formed in Los Angeles, California in 2011, founded by L.A. natives Sade Sanchez (vocals, guitar) and Irita Pai (bass), with Ellie English joining on drums shortly after forming. The band's sound has been described as a "mix of forlorn psych folk, lethargic lo-fi blues and boozy garage rock drones steeped in moody, drugged-out surf reverb. Their influences include Black Sabbath, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and seminal L.A. punk rock bands X and the Gun Club.
Their newest album, Play With Fire, was released on Suicide Squeeze Records in August of 2020 to rave reviews. It's an unapologetically, reverb and fuzz drenched psych-punk album with hints of the best 50s and 60s vibes that makes you want to set off across the desert going 100 miles an hour with "two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls." in true 'Fear and Loathing' fashion. Rest assured, with Play With Fire accompanying you, the sky will be filled with bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car with the top down, or if you're L.A. witch, your motorcycle.
When asked about the inspiration for the song "Motorcycle Boy", which premiered January 25th, lead singer and guitarist Sade Sanchez told Clash Magazine:
“The song is inspired by Moto Boys like Mickey Rourke, Marlon Brando, and Steve McQueen, so of course we took a lot of inspiration from our favorite biker movies like The Wild One, Rumble Fish, On any Sunday, Easy Rider, Hells Angeles ’69 and The Girl on a Motorcycle. I had worked with (director) Ambar Navarro and Max on another project and loved their other work, so we wanted to work with them on this. They definitely did their homework and came up with a cool story line. I got to feature my bike that I’d been rebuilding during the pandemic. It was nice to shoot a video where you get to do two of your favorite things, riding motorcycles and play guitar.”
Watch the video for "Motorcycle Boy" and purchase Play With Fire below on bandcamp