Eddie Vedder, the Pearl Jam vocalist revealed that the group his favorite band nowadays is the group La Luz, from Los Angeles, that was founded in 2012 consisting of Shana Cleveland, Marian Li Pino, Alice Sandahl, and Lena Simon. La Luz has received critical acclaim following the release of three studio albums It’s Alive, Weirdo Shrine, and Floating Features.
La Luz is known for their “surf noir” style with layered vocal harmonies. Their energetic live shows often include Soul Train-inspired dance contests and crowd surfing.
Through an Instagram publication, the Easy Street record store revealed that Vedder is one of his famous clients and said the musician is “obsessed” with the group’s sound:
“When Eddie Vedder becomes obsessed with a band, he needs all the material. Between watching the World Series of baseball, composing new songs and practicing batting, he sometimes asks us to make a record deal. Ed’s favorite band this year is La Luz. Complete discography. See the band performing live at The Crocodile in Seattle on October 31st.”
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Eddie Vedder is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and one of three guitarists of Pearl Jam. He is known for his powerful baritone vocals. He also appeared as a guest vocalist in Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to the late singer Andrew Wood.
In 2007, Vedder released his first solo album as a soundtrack for the film Into the Wild (2007). His second album Ukulele Songs and a live DVD titled Water on the Road were released in 2011.
In 2017, Vedder was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam.
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