LATE NITE LAUNDRY
Juan J. Arroyo | November 26, 2021
"Hailing from Chicago, soul outfit Late Nite Laundry went through a sudden recalibration last year after their debut EP’s tour was halted due to the pandemic and their lead singer left the band. The remaining members trekked forward and have been releasing new music at a steady clip, with a new-yet-not identity that maintained the jazzy recipe that made them lift off to begin with. Their new single, “Back of My Head,” is where the twain meet as the vocals of bassist Emily Burlew and guitarist Ari Lindo glide over a dreamy melody, together echoing the heartbreak of its lyrics."
Luccas Hallow | November 28, 2021
"What’s striking about “ISO,” though, is that the single has an even breathier warmth to it, an evocation brought out by the interactions between mellow keys and crisp percussion. Soft vocals from Lindo and Burlew convey a feeling of longing, embedded within the lyrics. The tonality of their delivery could easily come across as lethargic, but it lands more on the side of forlorn. There is a sense of contentment that quickly gives way to personal loss — in the vein of losing your sense of self. The track depicts that mid-quarantine drollness in a pitch-perfect manner, endlessly throwing one’s self into activities despite never quite feeling alive."
By Vocalo Radio | July 1st, 2021
"With an 80s synth flair and funk-driven basslines, “Free Time” is Late Nite Laundry’s latest single — and their second following the loss of their bandmate. Retaining the smooth and relaxed elements that were key to Thru The Wash, “Free Time” steps away from the band’s contemporary jazz roots and incorporates fresh psychedelic funk — focusing less on the importance of vocals and stepping up attention to detail in their instrumentation. The accompanying music video amps up the track’s surrealist qualities, playfully encompassing listeners in a world of swirling lights and abstract imagery."
By Juan Arroyo via Remezcla | June 21, 2021
"Founded in 2019 in Chicago, indie band Late Nite Laundry comprises first- and second-generation immigrants hailing from Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentina, and Cabo Verde. Together, they keep the flame of ‘70s soul & funk alive, at times recalling acts like the Isley Brothers and Cymande. With their new single “Free Time,” bassist & vocalist Emily Burlew perfectly captures the sultry energy that powered the best songs from the era and demonstrates it’s still too early to lower the curtain on that sound."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Late Nite Laundry is ‘psychedelic soul.’ Right. Say what now? But this Chicago group has a remarkable sound.
By Britt Julious via The Chicago Tribune | January 14, 2021
"This return to their DIY roots is a direction the band plans to continue throughout the rest of the year. So although the pandemic disrupted their initial plans, it also gave the group a unique opportunity to reaffirm who they are and how they want to pursue music going forward. “It’s definitely a different atmosphere and I think everybody is a lot more at ease with who they are in the band and what this band really means to them,” said Cabrera. And if upcoming releases are anything like “Fantasy,” they should be fairly successful."
By Ruby Izatt via Earmilk | December 12, 2021
"Fantasy" kicks off with jazzy drum flourishes and a juicy piano line that leads into guitar riffs and a laid back, woozy vocal. Late Nite Laundry bring a sense of ease and wonder to their performance, and create an inviting jazz meets pop vibe reminiscent of Crumb and Toronto's Jaunt. "Fantasy" evokes the nostalgia of a late night/early morning adventure, where real life and dreams converge."
via The Deli | December 17, 2021
"LNL is soft, warm blend of jazz and pop that have you instantly floating, dancing, and always smiling."