With South Africa being red-listed across the globe, families in disarray regarding their holiday plans, longing to see loved ones, and a general unknowing, it's a sweet relief to be able to stumble upon the likes of llampaca's debut single "Don't Give Up."
Comprised of Doran Danoff (Cage The Elephant, Kosie, Midland) and Tyler Wenzel (Budos Band, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Dub Is A Weapon, Rollo Treadway), the two explain:
"It’s the best feeling to make music with your best friend, and we want the music to reflect our joy of the process and our shared love for honest and authentic records.”
A little touch of psychedellic joy and old-school funk is a much-welcome addition to our ever-changing landscape that is our turbulent Covid experience. Love, passion, authenticity, and dedication are standout themes and, given a glimpse into the production process, it's easy to see why:
“This record brought together some of our favorite musicians in the world, all recorded with our favorite vintage gear, all live performances, and no samples.”
"Don't Give Up" is the first single from llampaca's forthcoming EP, and I have no doubt it's got more than a handful of us excited for what's to come.