The LA synthwave duo of April Love and Loren Luck – known as LUCKYandLOVE – have been busy as of late. They recently finished the recording of their upcoming new album “Transitions”, before heading out on tour, appearing first at Synthplex LA late last March (2019). Now they’re on tour supporting the new album, starting on the west coast until June (2019), when they fly the pond for a couple of appearances in the United Kingdom.
Here’s the tour info below.
Mar 30 Burbank, CA – Synthplex L.A. Mariott Convention Center
Apr 2 Oakland, CA – The Golden Bull
Apr 3 Redding, CA – Armamdo’s Gallery House
Apr 5 Portland, OR – Out From the Shadows Festival, Tonic Lounge
Apr 6 Olympia, WA – Le Voyeur
Apr 7 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place
Apr 13 Highland Park, CA – Highland Park Bowl
Apr 27 Pioneertown, CA – Deathwave Festival
May 16 Los Angeles, CA – Downtown L.A. Art Walk, The Lash
May 24 Lost Angeles, CA – Record Release Show, Pop Obscure Record Store
June 22 London, UK – Synthwave Live 3, Electrowerkz
June 24 Manchester, UK – The Peer Hat
June 26 Sheffield, UK – The Mulberry Bar
In discussing the new album “Transitions”, Loren Luck calls its a “transformational” record and adds, “Making it was an emotional journey with both heart-breaking and fun experiences because we are always in transition”.
The album was recorded by Grammy winning engineer Be Hussey of The Comp-ny Studio. According to them, many of the recordings were done in one take.
LUCKYandLOVE formed in 2014 in Silver Lake, CA – named for the Good Luck bar where the duo met. They eventually started writing and recording, which led to the debut album “Lucky+Love”. According to the bio, they’re continually inspired by 21st century music from Chromatics, Washed Out, Tycho and Phantogram and still obsessed with UK 20th century gems from Cocteau Twins, Human League, Gary Numan. In addition, their sound dichotomy is dancing with darkwave vs. synthwave, electropunk vs. indiepop, electronica vs. dreamgaze. This electronic music often sounds indie because their Kraftwork-like analog control voltage synth layers are often reminiscent of noise pop guitars.
And this inspiration carries on to the new album. Listen to the single ‘Soul Alive’ from the upcoming album on the soundcloud link below.
When speaking of the single, “On our first debut record, there were a lot of sky and space concepts introduced. For this second album, we get down right spooky. Like my brain keeps imagining a transition into ‘rainbow body’ while I’m playing ‘Soul Alive'” says April Love.
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