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TRACK PREMIERE: J. BONIGNO “TRIP”

Echo Park (via this continent and one more) musician J. Bonigno is about to release the follow up to 2017's charmingly hazy San Minotauro EP, and here's the especially charismatic A-side.

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WIN TICKETS TO FATHER JOHN MISTY AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL ON SUN., JUNE 24!

Father John Misty brings his sophisticated folk sound to the Hollywood Bowl where he'll perform cuts from his Grammy®-winning album Pure Comedy and the brand-new God's Favorite Customer. Gillian Welch and her longtime musical partner David Rawlings, pillars of the modern acoustic music world, will perform an intimate set. Opening the night is Big Thief. Info and tickets here! Want to enter to win tickets? Email rsvp@larecord.com with subject MISTY and we'll pick winners at random Friday morning!

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TRACK PREMIERE: LFZ “NATURALISTIC”

L.A. experimental guitarist Sean Smith has a new album about to materialize on Castle Face under the name LFZ, and his new song "Naturalistic" is seven scintillating minutes of something like Sandy Bull transformed into Terry Riley-style Rainbow In Curved Air fractal repetition, presented with such depth and clarity you can practically hear the air molecules vibrate and collide.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: BANDY “OLDER”

Brian Hill was the drummer in Pasadena's Ride The Wave, but now he's got his own outfit called Bandy, and this video for his debut single "Older" finds him making music something like particularly self-aware pop-punk and Vaselines-style indie rock—charming, catchy and a little bit cynical underneath, too.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: JENN CHAMPION “COMING FOR YOU”

Jenn Champion's coming Single Rider is the next step after her unexpectedly electro 2016 single "No One" and the intimate/intense "Leave Like That" with producer SMYL, and the album—and especially this song "Coming For You"—offers a careful and artful kind of pop with an immense sense of emotion within.

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TRACK PREMIERE: HOOVERIII “GUILLOTINE”

Fully committed freak rockers Hooveriii have a new 7" about to hit atmosphere and here's the A (for "attack," or maybe "alien"?) side "Guillotine," a gnarly mid-tempo piece of pulp sci-fi that's part Hawkwind—especially when they hit low orbit about three minutes in—and part Chrome and of course part some contemporaties like Ty Segall and thee Oh Sees.

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