New platter coming in June…
By Blurt Staff
Up and coming L.A. band Late Night Friends is prepping for their longplaying debut What I Think I’m Not, due June 30 via our pals at Limited Fanfare Records. Produced by Steve Kille of Dead Meadow, it’s a steamy blend of ‘60s psych, ‘70s punk and ‘90s indie, and you, the discriminating BLURT reader, is hereby privy to an exclusive advance listen by way of album track “We Are Okay.” Check it out:
Some background deets, which may or may not be 100% accurate but still seem to convey the group’s sense of musicality and playfulness:
“Founding members Jonathan Baron and Barrett Shuler started awkwardly constructing songs sometime around Christmas 2013. At first, Shuler didn’t appreciate Baron’s affinity for ‘60s psychedelia and ‘70s punk. Baron, in retaliation, smugly dismissed Shuler’s enthusiasm for obscure instrumental bands and Jeff Tweedy. The two buried the hatchet over a shared love for several ‘90s bands and have cohabitated politely since.
“Mutual friend and drummer Keith Roenke always joked that they should start a band because “the marriage of their styles would either work really well or not at all.” LNF was shaped up once Barrett recruited his former [Coral Springs, FL] Little League teammate Alex Gallner to play bass.”
Well, all right then! Rawk, y’all. The song is also the first single, available at some or maybe even all of the usual outlets…