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Blissed Out- This Week POW presents: LEAF


LEAF deserves praise this week. Based out of Long Beach/Los Angeles with members from The Gimmicks, Crystal Antlers, and The Orphans it’s no surprise that their fuzz gaze blends the melting pot of 70s roots riffage with ripples of 90s hazy daydream noise so well. The group comprises Mark Starr on guitar & vocals, Phil Shelly on bass, Andrew King on guitar, and Brandon D Werts on drums.

Their tune ‘Outside’ from their ep ‘Nothing Seems Real’ has breathy vocals soaring over droning bass, drums splashing with energetic thrusts, and fuzzed out guitar that carves dewy morning visuals and seaside cliff drives up the California coast. They have played with likes of Dead Meadow and LSD and The Search for God.

Keep them on your radar because  next chance to catch these fellas is November 18th in Long Beach at The Prospector.  https://www.facebook.com/events/146900475945039/

Bandcamp: https://leaflosangeles.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-seems-real


Words: Grace Dunn

Grace is a Los Angeles-based photographer that has contributed to Pow Magazine since 2015. In 2015, she contributed photo feature on Death Valley Girls for CSUN Sundial, her college newspaper. She specializes in interviews/photography for local and traveling bands in LA. She works in digital and film format. She has participated in side poster promotion volunteer work for Austin Psych Fest and Desert Daze, contributed to A LOVE THAT'S SOUND (Vancouver, BC based) for Desert Daze media coverage, and recently JANKY SMOOTH (LA) media coverage of LEVITATION 2019. She has an affinity for new found music based out of labels like Captured Tracks, Permanent Records, Dais Records, Fuzz Club Records, In The Red Records, Astrolizard Records, BuFu Records to name a few. She continues to seek out emerging bands to catch her interest ranging from garage bratty punk rock n roll to electro/synth noise.