“Large issues are coming quickly,” says Will Kim, singer and guitarist for Las Vegas indie rock band Luxurious Furnishings Retailer. However he’s cautious to not reveal way more. “That’s one of many issues about our artwork. We actually do effectively off the ingredient of shock.”
Although Kim may be tight-lipped about future endeavors, we do know the group launched a three-song cassette (and digital obtain) titled Weird Recollections on March 5, rounding up songs launched throughout final yr’s pandemic lockdown.
“All these singles have been COVID releases, in a manner,” Kim says. “We didn’t actually imply it to have such weight, however I feel music on the whole actually hits dwelling in a tough interval like that. That’s what music is meant to do, put which means into ache and struggling.”
Comprising Kim, bassist Julian West and synth participant Holly Haywood, Luxurious Furnishings Retailer has morphed through the years from a psych-rock band to a shoegaze act. And now, the trio is getting ready to shape-shift as soon as extra.
“We’ve been attempting to maintain plenty of it an enormous secret,” Kim says. “We have been on a roll with releasing singles after which simply immediately stopped. I feel artwork has rather a lot to do with enterprise ways, and there’s an inventive strategy to do it, having a component of shock. We haven’t formally introduced something, however we’re positively engaged on some cool stuff.”
Kim says Haywood, who’s additionally his girlfriend, handpicked the three singles for Weird Recollections—the fuzzy, dream-poppy “Crimson Hearts,” “Rainbow Wheel of Loss of life” and “Warming Up.” The three musicians all contribute to the musical course of in several methods.
“I write all of the songs,” Kim says, “Julian does all of the recording and producing and helps me understand my concepts. And Holly, she’s just like the artwork director. She’s all the time behind me going, ‘Ooh, that sounds superior,’ or ‘That appears like sh*t.’ She’s one of many individuals who has plenty of say in what the band chooses to launch.”
Whereas COVID-19 isn’t fully within the rearview simply but, Weird Recollections appears like progress—a band shifting forward after the isolation of 2020.
“Everybody says it, however [writing] it was the one factor conserving me sane,” Kim says of the pandemic. He says the band seems ahead to taking part in reveals and finally returning to life as standard. “Simply with the ability to have some tea with a few of my associates,” Kim says. “I simply miss issues being regular.”