Vancouver, British Columbia based hard rockers La Chinga premiere the second single »Bolt Of Lightning« taken from their upcoming album, »Primal Forces«, set to release on October 6th, 2023 via Ripple Music.
01. Light It Up
02. Ride The Dragon
03. Bolt Of Lightning
04. Backs To The Wall
05. Witch’s Heart
06. The Call
07. Stars Fall From The Sky
08. Electric Eliminator
09. Rings Of Power
10. Motor Boogie
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Vancouver-based hard rock power trio La Chinga unleash their thunderous new single »Bolt Of Lightning« today via Outlaws of the Sun website! Their fourth studio album »Primal Forces« will be released on October 6th on Ripple Music.
La Chinga is a hard rock power trio with psychedelic powers sitting on the world’s edge in Vancouver, Canada. Drawing from Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, MC5, and their own superbad habits, the band has established a beachhead with two albums on Detroit’s cult label Small Stone Records and a penetrating buzz across Canada.
Stream La Chinga’s new single »Bolt Of Lightning«!
About new single »Bolt Of Lightning«, La Chinga comments: “The song is about someone who can’t get enough thrills. They are standing at the edge and peering over into the darkness and getting ready to leap into the abyss. Thinking that whatever is behind them can’t be as good as what lies in front. With no regard for their own safety, or what’s left of their sanity, the chase of the thrill pushes them on higher. Freedom, the ultimate ride: damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead they ride. One foot in the grave, one hand on the throttle. white knuckle, white lines… Brave or crazy, the listener can decide.”
Their upcoming fourth album »Primal Forces« was written and recorded during the tumultuous times of riots, lockdowns and pandemic: a perfect ground for dystopian vibes to permeate the lyrics and album storyline. “The themes of love, sex, death, and hell in a handbasket, so why not go for it and go out with a bang are what drive this album to new territory for us,” says the band. The rock’n’roll is heavy, the riffs are flying and so is La Chinga. Madness, frustration, joy, terror and ecstasy all mingle in a rip-roaring fusion of electric hooks, hip-swaying grooves and choruses to be sung along til the world collapses! ► Listen to the album’s debut single »Light It Up«!
La Chinga was born in Vancouver, BC in 2012, although in reality it was conceived about a year earlier when bassist/vocalist Carl Spackler was surfing in SoCal and his Chicano beach buddies kept hailing each other with the mysterious phrase: “La chingaaaaa!”
Drummer/vocalist Jay Solyom and guitarist/vocalist Ben Yardley – also a noted professor of theremin – were conscripted shortly after, both veterans of Vancouver’s notoriously dead-end music scene, both beautifully obscene in their own right. La Chinga’s self-titled debut record was rushed out of a makeshift studio in 2013 on nothing but fumes and the liberating force of not giving a shit, landing like a hairball crossed with a stink bomb inside a world of yoga pant commerce, condo developments, and Macbook “musicians.” This was a revolutionary act, or maybe a devolutionary one, at least.
Meanwhile, Spackler was busy pouring all of his demented ’70s obsessions into wild three-minute homemade music videos, finding the visual language of fuzz itself inside shitty horror films as he furnished the great infernal drive-in of his mind. Somehow, miraculously, this charming brew conspired to make La Chinga the hottest bunch of stoned ape groovers to hot wheel out of the Pacific Northwest since forever.
»Freewheelin’« followed in 2016 on Detroit’s Small Stone Records, and so did unhinged tours of Europe, more year-end accolades, festival slots (420 Fest, Sasquatch), and Spackler’s continuing evolution as the Orson Welles of retard-o-tronic found footage scuzz. And then things got serious: in late 2017, La Chinga entered Vancouver’s fabled Warehouse studio with no-less-fabled producer Jamey Koch (DOA, Copyright, Tragically Hip). The result? »Beyond The Sky«, 45 minutes of sublimely confident freedom rock, sometimes meaty and beaty, sometimes glam-handed, and occasionally even dirtbag pretty, where the listener gets rolled, boogied, and otherwise supernaturally conveyed well beyond the sky, maybe even beyond ridiculous. This is how it feels to get chinga’d, amigos. Now the fiery trio is gearing up to release their new offering »Primal Forces«, to be unleashed in the fall of 2023 via Ripple Music.
La Chinga is:
Carl Spackler – Vocals & Bass
Ben Yardley – Guitars, Vocals & Moog Synth
Jay Solyom – Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals