by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Following up a promising demo released back in 2017, Los Angeles’ Lunch Lady have arrived (or nearly arrived) with their full length debut, Angel, out August 23rd via the impeccable Upset The Rhythm (Terry, Trash Kit, Constant Mongrel). The band, comprised of former members of Abe Vigoda and Heller Keller, are digging deep into the 80’s jangle of both LA and British post-punk, leaning toward the western twang that riddled early The Fall and Gun Club efforts. Yet, they sound nothing like either of those bands, instead creating their own dreamy twang, full of atmosphere and hypnotic melodies.
“Sweet One” is the second single from the record (following the well wound “Window”), an intricately coiled slow burner that lurks in the shadows while retaining an unflinching shimmer. The country influence is evident in Rachel Birke’s vocals, enunciating with a Southern drawl that works an added texture to the otherwise insistent post-punk menace. The video is a nice tripped out voyage into LA’s gardens and the disorienting effect of a day spent cooking out in the sun. It’s a great time and that burn goes away eventually, so sit back and enjoy.