Tuesday, 16 February 2016
LP3 & The Tragedy Releasing Debut LP 'Southland Hum' on May 3rd via Maplewood Records
Southern California's LP3 & The Tragedy describe their sound as "two gypsy cousins and three friends (who) form a group of breakfast club rejects bringing you Americana in its darkest & youthful form."
The five-piece, which includes singer/songwriter Louie Perez III (son of Los Lobos guitar player Louie Perez II), bassist Ruby Rosas ) daughter of Los Lobos singer Cesar Rosas), along with drummer Eric Fuller, guitarist Carlos Guzman and accordionist/organist Mike Berault, is getting ready to release its debut album 'Southland Hum' on May 3rd via Maplewood Records. 'Southland Hum' is now available for pre-order at MaplewoodRecords.com.
A new track titled "Heart Locked in a Cell"is premiering today on Purevolume.
About LP3 & The Tragedy:
LP3 & The Tragedy joined forces a little over a year ago, but has a cowpunk past going back decades. There are members sprouted from the Pan-American roots of Los Lobos and tweaked by the dark, swampy blues of The Gun Club. There are members who have refined their chops in punk, ska and fun but inevitably tuned their attention toward the roots of it all. United and propelled by a sense of family through blood, touring and DIY culture, LPIII and The Tragedy possesses a staggering combined mass of musical tastes, talent and muscle memory, but also has the excitement of a novice, vulnerability of a baby, and an unlimited potential to match. A new band to breathe life into classic riffs, celebrate heartbreak as if it never happened before, and remind even the most jaded ears why rock 'n' roll will always matter. - Martin Wong
'Southland Hum' produced by LPIII
Recorded direct onto the analog tape machine formerly used by Death Row Records at Golden Beat Recordings in Glassell Park, Los Angeles. Also recorded at: Artisan Label in Fullerton, CA and LPIII Laboratories in Orange CA. Mixed By Shane Smith and Jeff Saltzman Features guest appearances by: Louie Pérez (Los Lobos/Latin Playboys) David Carpenter (Dead Rock West) Richard Stekol (original 60s garage rock band HONK)
' Southland Hum' (Track List)
1. Southland hum 2. When i Told you 3. 1979 4. Truth Untold 5. Farm 6. City Of Dreams 7. Heart Locked in A Cell 8. Cold Hearted World 9. Uneasy Street 10. Dusty Trail
Upcoming shows supporting X, Los Lobos and The Blasters:
May 6 Observatory Santa Ana May 7 Club Nokia Los Angeles May 8 Observatory North Park San Diego
LP3 & The Tragedy is:
Louie Perez III (voals & guitar) Ruby Rosas (vocals and bass) Eric Fuller (drums) Carlos Guzman (guitar) Mike Berault (accordion and organ)