Lost In Los Angeles – SXSW Artist Preview and Interview

Combining impassioned melodies with lush, cinematic instrumentation, Lost in Los Angeles (LiLA) delivers dream-induced indie pop to those searching for something deeper. True sonic storytellers, they wander through hope, love and humanity, while wearing their hearts on their sleeves. The Los Angeles based trio – Danny Klein (vocals, piano, synth, beats), Eddie Deering (guitar, synth, beats) and Clark Souter (bass, vocals, beats) – use their music to explore their dreams. Drummer Iajhi Hampden (Macy Gray, Nikka Costa) completes the band on stage. Pulling from such varied musical inspirations such as Air, Depeche Mode, Led Zeppelin, Moby, Boards of Canada, Deftones, Flock of Seagulls, Stevie Wonder and, Elton John, LiLA stretches musical boundaries on all fronts. Offering listeners personal musings about life and relationships, LiLA gives a voice to those looking to find their way. With videos premiering on MTV, vh1 and NYLON Guys; radio play sprouting up nationally; and a 5-week 28 city national tour under their belt; Lost In Los Angeles now heads to SXSW with a new single, “Cloud City” due out March 11, 2014, and album, “Love Is Fate”, to follow this Summer.

As a lead-up to South by Southwest, The Noise Room is talking to bands and artists performing at SXSW. Here’s what Lost In Los Angeles had to say:

What do like most about playing at SXSW?

Though we passed through Austin for a show last summer on our US Tour, this will be our first SXSW appearance. We are super excited to get in the fray and pour our hearts out for some true music lovers.

Are you out promoting anything?

Yeah. We will be releasing a new single, Cloud City, which will be the first advance single off of our upcoming Summer 2014 Album, Love Is Fate. Cloud City (Single & B-Sides) will be available on iTunes and major digital outlets worldwide on March 11, 2014, along with a limited CD pressing offered at SXSW. Cloud City (Single & B-Sides) offers two additional tracks to accompany the journey through Cloud City. The cover artwork by Garrett Wasserman (aka, PEOPLE), is the first foray into a story which will unfold further this spring, culminating in the cover for the Love Is Fate LP.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?

We are definitely psyched to share the stage with the other Big Picture Media bands coming out to Austin. It’s an awesome roster with so much diversity. It’s nice when the whole family gets together!

What are the challenges for you or your band when playing at SXSW?

As this is our first SXSW experience we’ve just been focusing on getting our gear lean and mobile so we have a quick set-up and tear down. We tend to have a bit more production elements than some bands so we’re building some cool rigs to keep it all compact.

Do you have any survival tips for those attending SXSW?

Not yet but we will!

Are you more “stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene” or “play as many shows as possible then get out”?

We are always down to meet and interact with fans. We usually stay and sign cd’s, take pictures and stuff after shows until the doors close. For SXSW it’s also a great opportunity to meet other bands and share stories, so we’ll probably be enjoying the scene.

What are your SXSW Show Times?

Wednesday, March 12 – 4pm – The Shiner Saloon
Thursday, March 13 – 7pm- Heart of Texas Rockfest – Main Outdoor Stage
Friday, March 14 – Noon – Big Picture Media Showcase – The Blind Pig, Rooftop
Friday, March 14 – 10:00pm – Blue Moon

What is the best way for people to contact and connect with you?

www.lostinlosangeles.com has links to all of our social media, live video sets, tour schedule, etc.

Is there anything you’d like to add?

We can’t wait to meet new and old fans at SXSW, so come one, come all! We’ll also have a limited CD pressing of Cloud City (Single & B-Sides), Cloud City stickers and other cool merch to check out.

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