Last Fall Chicago-based musician Lala Lala (Lillie West) released one of our very favorite pandemic albums, I Want The Door to Open, via Hardly Art. The album, the artist’s third, has already received a plethora of critical acclaim. Pitchfork said, “I Want the Door to Open slips into new grooves on each track, like a mind in a perfect state of creative flow,” while Boston Globe characterized it as, “one of the most spellbinding music moments of 2021.” Earlier this month Lala Lala released “Memory,” the album’s latest single, which features synth and piano by WHY’s Yoni Wolf, who co-produced the LP. The epically ethereal track resembles something that would be found on the soundtrack to one of Gregg Araki’s Teen Apocalypse trilogy films, sandwiched between Cocteau Twins and Slowdive. Earlier this month Lala Lala kicked off a tour in the support of I Want The Door to Open (which has West joined by Abby Black on drums and samples, Reno Cruz on guitar and vocals, and Yasmine Mifdal on keyboard and saxophone) in Oakland, which goes through early May and includes an April 22nd stop at The Foundry for only $16!!! If you don’t already have them, get your tickets below and check out the official video for “Color of the Pool.”
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