Enduring a case of the Mondays is certainly easier in Los Angeles, thanks to the seemingly endless options for free shows. Perhaps if Garfield lived here, he’d be more chill. In any case, this past Monday’s must-see event was Buzzy Lee at the Zebulon Cafe.
Under the moniker Buzzy Lee, LA-based artist Sasha Spielberg (yes — the daughter of THAT Spielberg) dazzled the Zebulon with a set of moody, chill tunes that salved the sting of an unseasonably muggy Monday evening. She was joined by three other bandmates on stage for this set. Drawing from her forthcoming Nicolas Jaar-produced debut EP Facepaint, Buzzy Lee mesmerized with an exquisitely lush, dreamy sound that had everyone in the room swaying along.
Facepaint drops Friday, April 27 via Future Classic. You can pre-order the EP here via Bandcamp. Watch the video for “Coolhand” where you can hear some unmistakably Nicolas Jaar-sounding production behind the lush and soulful vocals of Spielberg. If you listen to KCRW, keep your ears peeled for more from Buzzy Lee — “Coolhand” was #3 on the station’s flagship music show Morning Becomes Eclectic recently.
UPDATE: Buzzy Lee’s debut EP Facepaint is now out! Give it a listen below.
Photos by Frank Mojica