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Floating Features

La Luz

Floating Features

Third studio album from the indie surf rock quartet from Seattle, recently relocated to California

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Hardly Art Records
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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Hits the ear and satisfies as much as a California-grown avocado, buttery and smooth
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  2. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    La Luz’s sound is a lot like a mai tai: Both sweet and strong, it goes down easy before knocking you flat
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  3. 8.0 |   The Music

    It's like Californian gold dust: an indication that La Luz have fully bloomed into the band they always meant to be
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  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    La Luz walk the line between their trusted surf-noir and a heavier dose of spaghetti western with a tremendous sure-footing
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  5. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    Despite its many nostalgic elements, Floating Features represents a new start in a new city, and though it often looks inward, it’s grounded in the present and glances towards the future
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  6. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    As warm and plain as this album can be, it beckons you to its imaginary world that is not unlike our own. Its dreams make love and true peace feel like an end goal
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  7. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Their surf noir isn’t quite as trippy as their lyrics but nor is it as retro reductionist as it might appear on first play
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  8. 6.7 |   Earbuddy

    With Floating Features, the band’s third album, they use the dreamy backdrop of LA to inspire songs about both the physical and psychological realms
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  9. 6.0 |   Q

    The band's mastery of mood often comes at the expense of memorability, with the melodies and refrains of individual tracks tending to merge into a single mass of bittersweet malaise. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   DIY

    If only their raw knack for rhythm and harmony were left untouched by unnecessarily glossy production
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