I feel like I’ve been listening to rock trio L.A. Witch forever. I most certainly should have been. They formed in — you guessed it — in Los Angeles, in 2011. Nevertheless, my first experience of them was only a few years ago, and I haven’t been able to stop listening. Of course, I do wish that Ellie English (drums), Irita Pai (bass), Sade Sanchez (vocals, guitar) had more for me to listen to — I’m selfish that way — but their bluesy, psych, garage rock sound isn’t one that I tire of, and I’m always thrilled to listen and re-listen to both their self-titled 2017 debut album and their more recent Play With Fire (2020).
When you adore a band and practically everything they’ve done, it can be a bit difficult to decide on one single track to feature on a playlist. Initially, I added “Baby in Blue Jeans.” At some point, I switched it out for “Kill My Baby Tonight,” and then replaced that one with “I Wanna Lose.” I don’t know how long I was wavering back and forth, but when I finally got around to watching the video for “Drive Your Car” and caught sight of that beautiful vintage pony car, the decision to add this track to my Music to Play in Your Vintage Mustang playlist was an absolute no-brainer.