La Luz will release their new album News of the Universe in May ahead of a string of European dates including Manchester Psych Fest.

The album marks their first release for Sub Pop with the first taste of the album landing in the form of the single Strange World.  It promises to be an album which embraces a changing world with unconditional love, whilst formed from harsh calamities.

“It’s been a strange and difficult few years, and at moments, I have found myself rushing to move forward in time, to leave the present and escape to whatever is next,” says La Luz guitarist and songwriter Shana Cleveland. “The best advice a friend gave me during a time when I was feeling particularly overwhelmed and battling consecutive panic attacks was to go outside, take my shoes off, and sit with my feet on the earth. This seemed to slow the universe down in a way that made it feel easier to handle. So this chorus is something of a mantra to myself ‘we’ll be fine, just take your time.”

News of the Universe marks the first appearance for drummer Audrey Johnson and the final ones from longtime La Luz members bassist Lena Simon and keyboardist Alice Sandahl.

La Luz release News of the Universe on 24 May 2024.

When do La Luz perform at Manchester Psych Fest?

La Luz perform at Manchester Psych Fest on 31 August 2024.

Image of La Luz courtesy Wyndham Garrett