LA Witch – Drive Your Car

LA Witch – Drive Your Car


  • Limited 7" AA side - EXTREMELY LIMITED

  • "Dirty distorted country" -- Dark Party

  • "Images of Gun Club 'Fire Of Love' era and early X" -- Buddyhead

Often compared to early Gun Club, The Black Angels and Brian Jonestown Massacre, L.A. WITCH are Los Angeles natives Irita Pai (bass), Sade Sanchez (singer/guitarist), and Ellie English (drums). This “Drive Your Car” 7″ release is limited to 500 copies worldwide.
“Drive Your Car” — off of the Drive Your Car 7-inch, out February 11 via Ruined Vibes/Black Mass Recordings — squeals into chugging riffs from guitarist and vocalist Sade Sanchez and bassist Irita Pai, spurred into a higher, exit ramp-climbing gear from drummer Ellie English. Sanchez’s voice howls through the canyons of her own reverb like she’s yelling behind the wheel of a stolen Mustang in a Santa Ana tunnel, reveling in her cacophonous freedom Thelma & Louise-style.

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Casting spells with their self-labeled “reverb-soaked punked-out rock,” L.A. Witch is going to be huge in 2016. This week, the trio (guitarist/vocalist Sade Sanchez, bassist Irita Pai and drummer Ellie English) released a new song off their forthcoming 7-inch. The single, “Drive Your Car,” is one-half of the two track album Drive Your Car, due out Feb. 11 via Ruined Vibes/Black Mass Recordings.

Following “Kill My Baby Tonight,” L.A. Witch returns with another spooky surf rock banger. Neither distinctly masculine nor feminine, at times Sanchez’s haunting vocals bring to mind Bass Drum of Death’s John Barrett, and at other times Siouxsie Sioux circa 1982’s A Kiss In the Dreamhouse. Sanchez’s simple, repetitive lyrics give way to Pai’s eerie riffs and English’s ecstatic drumming.

Although many are quick to compare them to other all-girl bands like Savages or Bleached, L.A. Witch is paving the way for a psych-rock occult sound that’s uniquely their own.



“Imagine Kim Deal influenced by Nirvana (rather than the other way around)” — Los Angeles Magazine

“Recalls the early ragged glory of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or the Black Angels” — Buzzbands LA

“Haunted surf rock, road trip blues and 60’s-sounding psychedelia” — L.A. Weekly

“A dirty country-blues sound… a darker, scuzzier, more psychedelic Holly Golightly” — Kalamitat

“Scuzzy dark country minimalism… ghostly lo-fi vocals and Black Angels-sounding psychedelia.” — Tom Tom Magazine

Track List

  • Side A – Drive Your Car
  • Side B – Ain’t Comin Home