Dominic Adams (guitar, lead vocals, and keys) came up through the wide and treeless streets of Southern California’s suburban sprawl, where he first discovered The Beatles, The Clash, and gasoline-powered tennis ball cannons. From a family of eleven, he found a refuge in music and new energy in local radio like KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. After years of songwriting and, in the grip of a new creative flush, Dominic went looking for a collaborator and found:
Adrian Noack (drums), who grew up in West and East Berlin, before moving to Southern California as a teenager and discovering the marching band scene. Adrian soaked up Tito Puente, Sixpence None the Richer, Coolio, Sheryl Crow, and BB King, but his first touring gig was with Acapulco Radio, which played the tiki circuit, ending in San Diego at the famed Tiki Oasis. His search for new sounds led him to new bands, where he met:
Davey Munch (bass), from the city and the suburbs of Philadelphia, was a student of Metallica, Nirvana, and Miles Davis. Years of playing cocktail-hour jazz/fusion gigs brought him to Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, and a love of Latin, Puerto Rican, and African rhythms. In 2019, he answered an invitation from Adrian to meet Dominic and sit in with the band, where he also met:
Will Riddle (guitar, vocals), who grew up daydreaming in the backyards of Southern California,
teaching himself to play guitar, following the influence of singer/songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, James Taylor, and Talking Heads. Surrounded by a giant family of musicians, he continues to search out new inspiration with artists such as Arlo Parks, Phoebe Bridgers, and Gang of Youths. He is learning to dance and cry at the same time.
LAROCA LAROCA is a reverberation of the many paths that these musicians took to Bedrock Studios in Los Angeles where they began workshopping songs in 2019. Muscular and lyrical, their first record, Into The Night, was recorded in 2020