“Welcome to Southern California, our beautifully broken paradise-dying of thirst. This song is an homage to its natives and transplants as they unconscionably race for fame and minimum wage…” LP3 and the Tragedy frontman Louie Perez III said of the Mike Ott-directed clip for for the title track from their debut album Southland Hum.
The band has an impeccable pedigree; Perez is the son of Los Lobos guitarist Louie Perez II and Ruby Rosas is daughter of Los Lobos singer Cesar Rosas.
Southland Hum is out on May 3 via Maplewood Records.
The band has been together for just over a year but describes their sound as, “two gypsy cousins and three friends (who) form a group of breakfast club rejects bringing you Americana in its darkest & youthful form.”
Catch LP3 and the Tragedy on the following dates;
May 6 Observatory Santa Ana
May 7 Club Nokia Los Angeles
May 8 Observatory North Park San Diego