josh landau

Going forward in reverse is the Shrine’s specialty, thanks to guitarist/bandleader Josh Landau’s love for old-school fuzz, analog sounds, and unfettered, punk-fueled psychedelic wailing.
Photo by Debi Del Grande

A hallucinogenic and heavy 6-string strangler plumbs the past and blends punk, metal, and classic fuzz tones to define the future of psychedelic rock.

After being taught “Norwegian Wood” on a nylon-string acoustic in his first guitar lesson, the Shrine’s Josh Landau quit.

“At that point I was interested in learning punk songs, Black Flag songs,” says Landau, who went on to pick up the tools of the trade from his guitar-playing father.

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