“If their demos are any indication of what’s in store, we’re expecting raunchy rock at it’s best.”
– ROLLING STONE
“Growling rock n’ roll…”
– NYLON MAGAZINE
“Clearly all this band does is feel, and that is exactly what the audience will do when listening to this album”
– FILTER MAGAZINE
“Cousins Ryan, Ian, and Jamie Baca play with the bleary-eyed intensity of a late 60’s biker-band combo, recalling both the blues rock of the early Stones and the proto-punk of the Stooges.”
For those still reeling from the White Stripes’ split, Wake Up Lucid is here to help ease the pain with savage guitar riffs and thunderous drums coated in garage grit. “I want to howl like the wind tonight,” Baca sings on “You & I,” and for five too-short songs, his weathered vocals do just that.
– LOS ANGELES TIMES
“…it’s exactly the kinda thing your folks might’ve been listening to at the moment of your conception.”
– MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
“’Look Alive’ affirms the muscle of a good old-fashioned power trio. And for a first outing, Wake Up Lucid is pretty ripped.”
– BUZZBANDS LA, Kevin Bronson
“What starts with a four count, ends with sex-drenched vocals, high octane guitar, and a glorious drum solo outro. The band holds true to their blend 70’s blues driven British rock and balls-to-the-wall garage lo-fi across all five new tracks, while title track “Sugar” gets my nod as another song to pay special attention to.”
– THE DELI MAGAZINE
“Forging a fresh take on funk, while bronzing the best in blues, this heavy trio’s stripped-down sound earns their renown.”
– PERFORMER MAGAZINE
Sounding like a cross between Deep Purple and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, I can only imagine that their live set would deliver in spades.
– CITIZEN DICK
Wake Up Lucid is one of the bands that can join the league that is organic rock at its best in Los Angeles, it’s an intense and honest sound you can grab on to and dig your finger nails into.
– Seraphina L. WILD TONIC
Their song “A Minor” off of their debut EP “Look Alive People” really sets the bar high for this up and coming rock band. Wake Up Lucid may have a long journey ahead of them, but if they continue showing off their amazing guitar skills, surely someone (ahem, label) is bound to pay attention.
There is no glitz and glamour in Wake Up Lucid’s camp, just blue-collar strutting. Throw in a celebratory guitar solo and you will be head bopping before half of the song is over.
– ZAP TOWN
Wake Up Lucid takes you back 40 years in rock ‘n’ roll only to bring you much farther forward than you thought you were.
– Ben Squires MUSIC SPECTRUM