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ALBUM PREMIERE: EARTH GIRL HELEN BROWN ‘MARS’ EP

August 2nd, 2017

L.A. RECORD is honored to present the premiere of this portable little powerhouse EP by Earth Girl Helen Brown and her Center for Planetary Intelligence Band, second in a series metaphorically exploring the planets and what they mean. This thing is bristling with big-credit guests (Ty Segall, Nora Keyes, Jack Name, Shannon Lay … see below for complete list!) but more importantly it’s bristling with charm, personality, originality, commitment and—because this record never stops at four things when it can try five—conviction, too. Listen til the very end—duty demands it. The Mars EP is available Friday from Empty Cellar and Earth Girl Helen Brown et al perform at a bunch of local shows soon, starting Sunday at Zebulon and culminating at Echo Park Rising. Full credits and dates below. And can't wait for the Pluto EP!

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TRACK PREMIERE: EASY LOVE “LOOP”

July 28th, 2017

Easy Love is the new band fronted by Justine Brown of L.A. RECORD alums Summer Twins, and the brand-new "Loop" is their lovely dreamy slo-mo ode to what could have been—or just what already was? It's perfect little sequel-slash-single to their spring debut full-length on Burger / Lolipop, as well as their recent Volcom single. Listen now and stay in touch with Easy Love here!

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TRACK PREMIERE: ELUSIVE “SIDE STEP”

July 17th, 2017

L.A. producer Elusive has a new album Moments out July 28 on the powerhouse Dome of Doom label, and here's a stand-out track: the slinky glitchy loop-the-loop instrumental "Side Step," which sounds like someone running a video game level in reverse. (Lower the flag, abandon the princess, lose all your money ... but also get your lives back!) 200 blue cassettes of Moments available here—get them before the game is over!

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TRACK PREMIERE: DZANG “Deepest Darkest” (f. Maria Minerva)

July 13th, 2017

Dzang is L.A. producer Adam Gunther and a very particular sort of vision that takes a gourmet 80s big-budget production style and bends and warps it just enough to fit these warped times. His 3G is out tomorrow on his own label and here's the second single, featuring L.A.-relocated vocalist Maria Minerva. "Deepest Darkest" is a spare slow-burner of a song built on a ghostly hook and made for solo trips down deserted surface streets. He'll be performing on July 19 at the Hi Hat in Highland Park and on Aug. 4 at Touch Vinyl. Get the music and visit Dzang here!

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TRACK PREMIERE: BILLY CHANGER “NEW YEAR DREAMS”

July 7th, 2017

L.A. producer/musician/mutant-pop visionary Billy Changer is back with the second single from his forthcoming LP: "New Year Dreams" catches that auld-lang-syne feeling of delirium and joy perfectly, with perfectly precise Cure-meets-Wire guitar work underscoring this story of romance, regret and hoping against hope. Changer starts his tour with the mighty Broncho today with double dates at Brooklyn's Union Pool, and returns home for a show at the Smell on Aug. 4. Full tour dates below!

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TRACK PREMIERE: WARGIRL “LITTLE GIRL”

July 7th, 2017

Last night, they played the Hammer, and today Wargirl releases the first single from their long-awaited debut EP, slated for release later this year on Sweden's Lab259 label. "Little Girl" matches shimmering new wave melody with a little feel-good funkadelic falsetto to make a song perfectly suited for a long summer drive or a wild summer dancefloor. Visit Wargirl here!