Original power trio Los Santos features drummer Brock Scott (Flavor Snacks, Collage Menage, Harbinger), along with Jeff Thomas (Harbinger) and John Cox. According to Scott, their collaboration began with "a three hour jam in a 102 degree sweat filled garage. The chemistry between the three of us was good and the music was even better. We decided soon after that to give it a go and put Los Santos together."
With originals created in a classic rock style, their debut performance took place December 27, 2015, at Navajo Live. Specializing in Bachman Turner Overdrive–style anthems, the band’s tracks (like “Viva Los Santos”) are decidedly local-centric, with an accompanying video shot around town as they show increasing enthusiasm for “flyin’ down the 805, with a bottle of Beam and a gun in the glovebox.”
Other original tunes like “She Was Sentimental” seem more informed by punk-leaning acts like Fishbone than the FM arena rock that supplies their usual go-to construct.
The band recorded their debut full-length at Scott's home studio in 2017.