|In the fall of 2013, Los Angeles’s The Rare Breed slowly rose out of a series of impromptu jam sessions which would carry on until the summer of 2014. For good friends Oscar De la Torre and Joey Castle, both had played together in a number of local groups over the years, each to varying degrees of success, yet together they had at last hit upon a groove that would help steer their ambition and hunger in the right direction.
Joined shortly after by childhood friend and drummer Hernan Rojas (who was on a similar path to self-discovery himself) together the trio channelled their talent into a form of ’70s hard rock which at the time was going through something of a spectacular revival with bands such as Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats and Graveyard. In fact, that very movement became the catalyst the trio needed and deeply sought, to focus on what they considered, “The Final Effort”. In essence, their last chance to truly make the music they longed to make.
Drawing inspiration from bands such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, infusing that vibe with a legendary laid-back L.A. attitude, and topping it all off with a “top that” mentality, The Rare Breed recorded and self-released their debut album, 2016’s impressive Looking For Today, which now, in 2018 gets an official worldwide release via the good folk at Ripple Music.
Released on 22nd June on vinyl, CD and all digital formats, pre-order your copy of Looking For Today by The Rare Breed now at www.ripple-music.com