Seattleite quartet La Luz emanates peerless haunted surf. The band self-released stellar debut EP Damp Face in 2012. The act’s now signed to rarefied indie label Hardly Art, and garage/pop-centric microlabel Burger Records reissued its five rays of sound on limited-edition cassette. If greatness is measured by response to adversity, La Luz lives up to their lofty moniker. On Nov. 5, 2013, Abbey Blackwell, Shana Cleveland, Marian Li Pino and Alice Sandahl’s tour van collided with a semi en route from Boise to Seattle, and all members sustained injuries and had their equipment destroyed and vehicle totalled. The band issued a statement post-crisis: “We lost a lot of things ... and got pretty banged up when we were hit by a semi on our way to Seattle last night, but we're just awfully glad to be alive, and we'll be back on our feet in no time.” And they’re women of their word. See the light at Sister (407 Central NW) on Thursday, Jan. 30, along with surf noir stalwart Phantom Lake and pub-punk fivesome Get Action. Think 21-and-over beach blanket bingo with Musidora, Louise Brooks and Mike Watt. The eerie twang revs up at 10pm, and five bucks gets you in.