Deap Vally strutted into the rock stratosphere, a two girls bathed in blues and whisky and Californian sunshine. Like the Black Keys, with a fuck-off sexiness. Brilliant.
After thrilling us at Glastonbury, the pair were kind enough to hook Esquire up with their ultimate LA summer playlist. Best paired with a crisp beer, rough denim and these dying days of sunshine.
Deap Vally says: Heavy and creepy and funky.
Deap Vally says: Anna has such attitude and totally shreds. Plus she's Lindsey's sister!
Deap Vally says: This tune is super chilly and smooth, good for a day that's too hot. And drummer Carla Azar is a hero of ours.
Deap Vally says: Heavy, droney, but then has an awesome surprise outerspace bluegrass moment that always gets our feet a'tappin'.
Deap Vally says: These guys do blues in no particular hurry. And we love it that way.
Deap Vally says: Tasteful, melodic hooky Psychy garage. You can't not love it.
Deap Vally says: Freak folk come completely undone.
Deap Vally says: Sick song from a sick psych band featuring the sickest lady bassplayer of all time, Paz Lenchantin.
Deap Vally says: We're always suckers for a reggae beat.
Deap Vally says: Just a smooth little epic song to bring this playlist to a close. This is Julie's brother's band from the '90s.