Agitated Records is excited to announce the release of Laurel Canyon‘s debut self-titled album.

Formed in 2019 when Nicholas Gillespie met Serg Cereja via a mutual friend, the duo connected through a shared interest in both Arthur Rimbaud and The Stooges, and began to rehearse together in Serg’s garage. By October 2020, Serg and Nick began composing original songs together as Laurel Canyon with Dylan DePice joining them later on drums.

Their influences are clearly eclectic: guitars are drenched in an Asheton worshipping haze and pummel, melded alongside a Velvets chug and mid-to-late 80s Pacific Northwest guttural / primal howl… this is American primitive music at its most powerful. Pigeonholers beware, this album takes its cues from all the most potent places… Funhouse, Loaded, Green River, early Sub Pop, all providing valid reference points.

In amongst this over-amped harmonious murk are 10 visceral and catchy pop songs practically screaming for attention; the core members of Serg, Nick, and Dylan have created a beast of a record.

Some tracks were recorded with Steve Albini, some with Bryce Goggin. and all were mastered by Howie Weinberg.

The band played 40 chaotic shows in 2022 alone from New York City to Los Angeles, where they opened for Agent Orange and Strawberry Alarm Clock on two separate occasions at the Whisky a Go Go.

Laurel Canyon‘s self-titled debut will be available from April 7 2023 via Agitated Records, and can pre-ordered here.


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