TRACK PREMIERE: ANNA LUISA “GREEN PLACE”
Endlessly imaginative L.A. artist and musician Anna Luisa previously made music under the name Jeepneys, releasing three albums and videos and more, including a single for L.A.’s Human Ear, also once home to Julia Holter, Nite Jewel and Ariel Pink. (Her Jeep Jeep video game installation dedicated to the “ritual death” of Jeepneys is up until Aug. 26 at LACE.)
But now the new full-length Green is coming out under her own name, heralded here by “Green Place.” It’s a multi-layered and multi-faceted piece of electronic music that’s arguably the conceptual heart of Green, itself a complicated and considered piece connected to Anna Luisa’s many other varied projects. Her work as a visual artist—with its waves of searing color just about to break frame—naturally overlaps with the way her music sounds, but Green also builds on reincarnations of soundtracks she’s made as it reveals its overarching idea of a redemptive kind of paradise where rest itself is the reward. Says Luisa: “I imagine us all chilling in a rich green ambiance of plants, herbs, birds, lizards … a conjured space to provide a mental and spiritual break from reality.”
Anna Luisa’s Green is out Fri., Aug. 3, on Practical Records—get it here!—and she’ll be doing a record release show at Leroy’s (Happy Place) in Chinatown the same day with Adee Roberson, Julius Smack, Ana Roxanne and Gavin Gamboa, all of whom were involved in making Green. The show starts at 8 pm and a $5-$10 donation is appreciated!