Sometimes life just sucks and you can either sink or give it the big middle finger and have fun. The Other LA decided it liked the big middle finger and have fun. It may be ARIA belting it or uncontrolled mayhem on stage but it’s all about taunting, crushing and having fun with destructive forces while exploring a world seen differently through the prism of the Asperger mind.
The Other LA is a 5-piece female fronted rock band drawing on the musical ghosts of their hometown in Louisiana. The music is a mix of destructive forces seen through the prism of Asperger's. The band's core (Aria, McKenzie & Gerardo) started playing regionally together in 2015 putting in their time supporting the likes of Drowning Pool, Lacey Sturm, Halestorm, Lacuna Coil & Testament before moving to Nashville, TN in 2018 to seek a record deal.
The move to Nashville made Concord Music Writer Blair Daly take notice.
“I heard this voice and raw talent and knew immediately I wanted to work with The Other LA”
Whether it’s the groove of “Wild Animal” detailing an illusory prison break of the subconscious or the heavy hitting “I’m not Broken” epitomizing the attitude of sometimes "life just sucks" and you can either sink or swim above the sharks. The Other LA decided on the latter.
Heads are already turning in music city after such a short time -
"The Other LA hit the stage and certainly surprised me. Their sound along with Aria's energy was truly amazing.” – The Fusion Press
“The Other LA took the energy in the room up a level with their pop-tinged flavor of rock.” Metal Nexus
“I went in blind before I listened to “Speak Soft” by The Other La and I didn’t know what to expect. What I got was an eloquent anthem for the outcasted and overlooked … When the chorus kicks in, ARIA is not remotely shy. She belts out words about no longer ignoring shabby treatment.” The One Magazine
It's About to get Real
THe Other LA
Label - On our Own for now
Hometown: Lafayette, LA
We are INDIGO KIDS
Sounds Like: Early on we got Evanescence and Paramore but that is changing. You will still hear that influence but IT"S GETTING REAL - REAL BIG.
Bands we LIKE: TOOL, Breaking Benjamin, Linkin Park, Bring Me the Horizon, Paramore, Deftones
BEST SELLING SHIRT: But we always get the question what's the deal with the girl on the shirt? The eyes are a the key to a person's soul but the face is the puzzle that tells you what is going on. In a sea of faces from the stage, the real ARIA comes out - it is the place she is most comfortable.
“I have never known a world without music. Whether it was singing the theme song to “The Little Mermaid” in our small apartment or surprising my parents that I could play the piano in the Greenville SC Guitar Center after getting lost,
"music has just been a part of my soul” ARIA