LAS ROSAS – ” Boys “

Posted: March 13, 2017 in MUSIC
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The words “Brooklyn” and “Garage” might as well be peanut butter and jelly in Austin; we can’t tell you how many groups of long haired kids with trust funds stop wearing deodorant and buy tight jeans as a “fuck you, dad!” statement of internalized otherness. But Brooklyn’s Las Rosas succumb to none of that shit. The autumns of teenage years often pass unhurried, like a languid river, unaware of its eventual violent end down a crushing waterfall. In this metaphor, Las Rosas are three shed leaves, floating and bobbing on the water’s surface, edging closer to the muddy banks, then climbing out of the water, walking along the road on their little brown stems, piling into their sea-foam-green van, driving away, and releasing “Flower in the Sun” and “Ms. America” (Dizzybird Records 2015). They’re the little leafs you see driving around the USA, playing rock shows far and wide, with their little guitars and drums. No autumn leaf, if you bothered to check, ever stops moving.

Catching them opening for King Khan was one of that week’s greatest surprises, and the band performed their paisley, catchy numbers with all psychedelic cohesion of a multi-sensory acid test cavalcade. Las Rosas also channel the swinger-iffic swagger of Khan, serving up soulful pop tunes fit to soundtrack a night of boogie.

Band Members
jose boyer, christopher lauderdale, jose aybar
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