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TRACK PREMIERE: B. BRAVO “I’M FOR REAL” (XL MIDDLETON REMIX)

September 22nd, 2017

Bay-to-L.A. space-funk producer B. Bravo is about to launch his Paradise remix album next week, and here's the lead track—MoFunk records co-founder (and L.A. RECORD contributor) XL Middleton taking a cosmic-cruise-ready track about reality and making it even more real! iYou can get the Paradise Remixes on Fri., Sept. 29, from Bastard Jazz, and the original Paradise (because what paradise isn't original in some way?) is available here as well. (And don't forget XL Middleton's own Things Are Happening album, due out in October.) Full info and credits on this song and the album below!

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TRACK PREMIERE: HEARTY HAR “RADIO MAN ’56”

September 14th, 2017

Hearty Har is the L.A. outfit led by brothers Tyler and Shane Fogerty with drummer Will Van Santen, and "Radio Man '56" is their new single dedicated to the interstellar appeal of rock 'n' roll. It's got some of the irresistible ecstatic energy of the Kinks, the loose and wild attitude of 60s garage—"Radio Man" might be the spiritual successor to this potent little track, raucously covered by the mighty Reigning Sound—and some unexpected Terry Riley-derived synthesizer to maybe signify the part where the aliens really get involved. Hearty Har will perform at Brouwerij West's PopFuji IV (with L.A. RECORD alums Bombón, Sadgirl and more) on Saturday, Sept. 24, and they've got an EP of covers slated for a winter release, as well as a full-length due next year. "Radio Man '56" is available digitally on Fri., Sept. 15, from all the usual vendors, and we've got a few more Hearty Har local-ish dates below!

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ALBUM PREMIERE: FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS ‘BRAIN TELEPHONE’

September 11th, 2017

L.A.'s Frankie and the Witch Fingers are about to release their new Brain Telephone album this Friday on Permanent, and it's ten freaked out first-album Elevators/Lollipop Shoppe/maybe-the-nuttier-Seeds? mindblown rock 'n' roll songs, bristling with sci-fi effects and transdimensional psychedelic imagery. They'll be celebrating releasing this record at the Echo this Friday with Pow!, the Mad Walls and DJs Sammie Pearson and Peri Levin, and they're raffling off handscreened copies if you buy your tix at the Highland Park Permanent location, too. (If you saw the handscreened Mind Meld LPs, you'll be into this.) They've got a few more local shows before they leave on tour in October—full schedule below!

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TRACK PREMIERE: JESUS SONS “COAST TO COAST”

September 7th, 2017

L.A.'s die-hard rock 'n' rollers Jesus Sons are on deck with a third full-length naturally called Tres and this first single "Coast To Coast," a Flamin Groovies/Rolling Stones-style lightning strike that would've fit nicely between Teenage Head and Flamingo. (And maybe it's like the second cousin of Ducks Deluxe' Groovies-inspired "Coast To Coast," too?) Jesus Sons' Tres (with awesome cover art by Christine Fraguela) will be out on Oct. 20 on Mock Records, and they'll be playing a release show at the Echo that same day with Wild Wing and Levitation Room. You can preorder right now at Mock—don't miss the "niebla azul" blue-haze color and the limited test pressings!

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TRACK PREMIERE: THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE “REVOLVING SUN” – PLAYS EVERY MON. IN SEPT. AT ZEBULON!

September 1st, 2017

The Entire Universe is Jeffertitti of the mighty Corners—and of Jeffertitti's Nile and lots of legit sidemanning gigs, too—creating an entire universe of his own on a record so solo he played everything himself. The result is this sparkling little single, equal parts Bowie glam, Barrett psychedelica and Bomp!-y garage wave revival delivered with confidence, power and an irresistible hook. L.A. RECORD is presenting the first show of the Entire Universe's residency on Mon., Sept. 4, at Zebulon with a transcendental line-up including Reggie Watts (!!), L.A. RECORD raw-power poster destroyer Fatal Jamz, the Shrine's Josh Landau DJing and lots more—full info on the Entire Universe and flyer below!

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TRACK PREMIERE: PAIR OF ARROWS “WALLS”

September 1st, 2017

Blank City is the L.A. label reviving the lost tradition of roentgenizdat—the Cold War U.S.S.R. practice of cutting banned Western songs to X-Ray plates, as spotted on on eBay here!—and Pair of Arrows is vocalist (and Glitch Mob collaborator) Swan Palermo with producer and keyboardist RD White and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Burkart, a heavy presence on other Blank City releases who's handling the drums on this particularly atmospheric lead single and title track from their coming EP.