La Bouquet have released “Sad People Dancing,” the title track from their soon to be released debut, full length LP. The track is a gorgeously melancholic journey taking musical influences from icons like Tears for Fears mixed with the modern post-punk attitude that La Bouquet is known for. Fans can check out the single now below.
“Obviously, there’s an eighties influence, but there’s also a big R+B influence,” the band’s Bryan Sammis explains. “At the same time, we also come from that punk ethos. We don’t want everything to sound TOO perfect. We just want every note to evoke some sort of emotion.”
La Bouquet, is a Los Angeles-based trio consisting of Bryan Sammis (formerly of The Neighbourhood), Jake Lopez and Drew Bruchs. The band craft a sound that siphons bedroom-rattling falsetto through post-punk soundscapes. It’s a striking blend that leaves the group existing between three worlds.
The group have steadily gained critical acclaim since their inception from outlets as diverse as Ones To Watch, FLOOD, and Culture Collide for their “expertly combined emotional balladry and R&B with a punk sensibility” (Culture Collide), “…pristine guitar work and gorgeous melodies” (The 405), “emotional post-punk soundscapes” (Ones To Watch), and “slick fusion of contemporary pop punk and ’80s aesthetics” (Flood).
The band will play a show on March 30, 2019, in Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones to hail the release of the song and their new LP.
“Sad People Dancing” follows the 2018 releases of “Names Like Songs” and the Sunshine Sessions collection, which saw La Bouquet experiment with acoustic interpretations of their 2017 EP Heavy Sunshine. Also appearing on Sad People Dancing are “Loveless” and “Loser Baby”, both singles featured on KROQ Locals Only
Sad People Dancing is out March 29, 2019.