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WIN TICKETS +TO BECK + ST. VICIOUS (A.K.A. ST. VINCENT) DJ SET ON FRI. SEPT. 28 AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL!

September 24th, 2018

Beck's singular career has seen him utilize all manners and eras of music, blazing a path into the future while simultaneously foraging through the past. The Beck catalogue is sure to receive a thorough airing during a magical night at the Bowl. ST. VICIOUS a/k/a St. Vincent, one of the most innovative and enigmatic presences in modern music, performs a DJ set to open the evening. Tickets are on sale now, but we've got two pairs to give away! Want to enter to win? Email rsvp@larecord.com with subject BECK! We'll pick winners randomly before the show!

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WIN TICKETS TO ST. LUCIA + THE NIGHT GAME ON FRI. OCT. 19 AT THE NOVO!

September 21st, 2018

St. Lucia's rousing new album Hyperion is out today, and they'll be performing at the Novo in downtown L.A. on Fri., Oct. 19. Tickets are on sale now, but we've got some to give away! Want to enter to win? Email rsvp@larecord.com with subject LUCIA! We'll pick winners randomly before the show!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: POP NOIR “WHITE JAZZ”

September 21st, 2018

Pop Noir is brothers Luke and Joe McGarry, whom longtime L.A. RECORD readers already know—both have highly visible illustration histories in this magazine, and of course elsewhere too! But they've been musicians as long as they've been artists, and they're back from international adventuring with this new video for their "White Jazz." The band considers this a bit of a sequel to their night-drive video for "Don't Fool Yourself," but this time our dynamic duo are on foot, winding through the neon streets of Tokyo's Harajuku and Shibuya districts. (Is that a Shin Godzilla cameo?)

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VIDEO PREMIERE: BRUTUS VIII “JAPANESE CANDY”

September 20th, 2018

Brutus VIII is Jackson Katz from Slow Hollows making a solo turn toward the dark—or at least the dark blues and greys of a city emptied at night—and his debut A Hackney Pursuit is due out soon from locals Danger Collective. This sharp and even stark video for his "Japanese Candy" is deftly directed by Nicholas Rattigan of Surf Curse and Current Joys, whose distinctive work we featured earlier this year.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: CORBO “LOST 4 WORDS”

September 19th, 2018

Previous L.A. RECORD featuree/producer/multitalent corbo is back—back from an alternate future that never quite happened, really, and he's got a song-slash-artifact to prove it. "lost 4 words" (from his recent Love & Productivity album) is a chopped-and-vaporized pop track where you can practically hear the pixels collide—and if that's not enough, you can submerge yourself in this pixeldelicized video by Paul Plastic, which is a shot of VGA adrenalin direct to the optic nerve. Best experienced in total darkness while floating in nonphysical space, if possible.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: DREAM PHASES “TO WALK AWAY”

September 18th, 2018

L.A.'s Dream Phases—the engaging psych-garage project helmed by Brandon Graham—put out a charismatic single this spring, and now they're about to release a promising full-length, too. "To Walk Away" is a moody and understated song that comes off like one of those down-but-not-out early Stones ballads and ends on a nice sharp break—why fade out when you can cut right to black? The extremely complementary video was directed (in kaleidoscopic shades of grey) by Richard G. Auxilio and Roberto Delgado, and this song and more will be on Dream Phases' coming Clear Skies full-length, hitting vinyl/cassette later this fall on top-notch local label Nomad Eel.