Stream: Crown Plaza, ‘Staring at the Wall’

Crown Plaza (Photo by Kelsey Fugere)
Crown Plaza (Photo by Kelsey Fugere)

Crown Plaza is one of the musical tentacles of one of L.A. most talented left-handers, Nima Kazerouni (So Many Wizards), and if you remember its 2012 origins, you know that the project was named for the Crowne Plaza hotel near LAX — Kazerouni’s “scenic view” during the time he was living in a back room at his father’s rental car office. The languid, reverb-saturated pop on 2012’s “Chem Waves Vol. 1” reflected that unsettling sensation you get when you feel isolated in a bustling place. The washed-out bliss of the new song “Staring at the Wall” was inspired by Kazerouni’s trips between L.A. and Tucson, Ariz., where his daughter was born. With Crown Plaza expanded to a full-band effort with guitarist James Roehl, bassist Martin Tomemitsu and drummer Christina Galliard, a full-length album is in works. But first, a 7-inch single of “Staring at the Sun” (b/w “LGO”) via Danger Collective Records later this month.

||| Stream: “Staring at the Sun”

||| Also: Watch Noah Dickinson’s video for the song: