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Salad Days Magazine | May 26, 2024

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For Closure (fronted by vocalist Gizz Lazlo (Dr. Know, U.K. Subs, The Freeze) unveils new single ‘No Condition’

For Closure (fronted by vocalist Gizz Lazlo (Dr. Know, U.K. Subs, The Freeze) unveils new single ‘No Condition’
Salad Days

LA area punk / power-pop band upcoming debut LP Out in 2024 via Mindpower Records. RIYL: Samiam, Superchunk, Alkaline Trio, Doughboys.

For Closure began as a simple studio project, a brief opportunity to relay some finality for multi-decade veterans hailing from the punk rock scenes of the Los Angeles County suburbs, who had desired a last hurrah before they closed shop on their previous bands. But what arose from a “goodbye” project was an assortment of compositions so compelling and novel, there was a change of heart in closing the book on the past and instead, an excitement brewing about the future. Fronted by vocalist Gizz Lazlo—whose prior contributions include Dr. Know, U.K. Subs, The Freeze and his namesake, Dead Lazlo’s Place, plus continued memberships in a bevy of bands too numerous to detail—the ensemble’s material stems from a pairing of songwriters Lazlo and Luis Estefania (F.Y.P., Rhythm Collision, Buford), who most recently were together in longtime San Fernando Valley-based outfit For Sale. The dissolution of For Sale left Lazlo and Estefania with a backlog of yet-unrecorded material and a decision to continue establishing their songwriting partnership via a new outlet—hence, For Closure. Armed with a batch of songs, polished and perfected for tracking, Lazlo and Estefania entered the recording studio named Studio in Redlands, California with producer/drummer Wal Rashidi (Jr. Juggernaut, Revolution Mother, Turning Violet) in the summer of 2022 to begin the sessions that would ultimately sprout the band’s first single, ‘Carousel’ to be released via Mindpower Records. This fruitful batch of material led to a second session in winter 2023, to complete the band’s forthcoming debut full-length album, to be released in 2024. For Closure has since moved its material from studio to stage, as it made its live debut this past fall, via shows all over Southern California, which also feature guitarist Marc Maxey (Sloth Fist, The Killing Flame, Justice League) and bassist Steve Wilenkin (Life In A Burn Clinic, Dead Man’s Life, IDK). What launched as an exercise in finality is now only the beginning of this new musical collective. It’s time for For Closure’s grand opening.

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