Back in summer 2015, when the world was bright, La Luz released their second album, the Ty Segall–produced Weirdo Shrine. It feints in the direction of subversive American darkness, but where their labelmates Shannon and the Clams might double down on a country-fried Lynchian weirdness, La Luz head to the beach, where they mine a particularly haunted—though miraculously camp-free—form of surf rock.
It’s a sound that translates well to the woods of Oregon, where the quartet brought their big show to a hidden clearing in the middle of Pickathon. On this month’s edition of the Slab Sessions—part of the Oregon festival’s 2016-2017 season—La Luz rip through Weirdo Shrine’s “You Disappear,” a cut made all the fizzier by the bright atmosphere.
Like previous episodes of the Slab Sessions, “You Disappear” was produced by Half Stop Sessions. You can check it out below.
Pickathon runs August 3–6 in Happy Valley, OR. More information is available here.