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TRACK PREMIERE: RACHEL FANNAN “FEVER PITCH”

March 23rd, 2019

Longtime L.A. fixture Rachel Fannan just joined Black Mountain—great for them, great for her—but she's got a solo album of her own coming that promises great things, too. Forthcoming The Marigold Experiment (out Aug. 16) is something unexpected from someone who's always played with expectations, and this "Fever Pitch" (Spotify/Apple Music out now!) isn't about heat or speed. Instead it's more like a fever dream, starting with what sounds like a scientist checking in on an experiment and then drifting deeper into inner space. It's awesome in the old school sense—like that feeling up looking up at the stars and recognizing there's so much more emptiness than light. "Fever Pitch"'s atmospheric lyric video was directed by Anthony Ferrara and you can check in with Fannan and her developing Marigold Experiment here.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: MYSTIC BRAVES “THE GREAT UNKNOWN”

March 22nd, 2019

L.A.'s Mystic Braves have a new video for the ode-to-the-road title track from last year's The Great Unknown album, and it's the psychedelic excursion you'd hope for and more. Created by Mystic Braves' Ignacio Gonzalez and multimedia artist Andrew Pitrone, this is a happily anachronistic homemade/handmade video, put together over several months at Lolipop's studio with every single shot a separate photo. It looks like an old school Terry Gilliam cut-up made from equal parts Yellow Submarine and Sgt. Pepper's, and it captures the spirit of the song perfectly. Mystic Braves' The Great Unknown is available on LP/CD/CS from Lolipop here, and they're heading out on tour at the end of May—full dates below

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VIDEO PREMIERE: WEIRD NUMBERS “MINOTAUR DREAMS”

March 20th, 2019

Weird Numbers is the new band from Zache Davis of Maniac with Colin Griffiths and Ethan Jacobsen from Tourist, and this new video for their bittersweet but ultimately inspirational ode to escape "Minotaur Dreams" is the story of a bull-headed guy in a bad situation who finds a new kind of contentment by breaking away from the herd. Remember, once you recover your confidence, you just can't be cowed. (Plus it helps to find a little grass, too.) The "Minotaur Dreams" 7" is out Fri., May 3, on Dirt Cult and you can pre-order it here, and you can find your way to the Weird Numbers here, here and here. Full credits below!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: TOLLIVER “TOO MUCH”

March 15th, 2019

Singular L.A. musician (and L.A. RECORD contributor) Tolliver is about to put out his first release since last year's Rites EP, and "Too Much" is the b-side of the coming "Keep It Wet" 7" single—a song that lights up bit by bit like a city skyline at sunset. Much credit to director (and also producer) Kellen Malloy for a powerfully less-is-more sense for composition and contrast, which gives this video a kind of clarity and confidence that could help us all in daily life. It's written with clarity and confidence, too, an honest but not histrionic chronicle of those moments when you're just too ... much for your own good

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VIDEO PREMIERE: WYLIE CABLE “DOG PARK”

March 5th, 2019

Wylie Cable's "Dog Park" was originally a why-not/just-because exercise in musical positivity, premiered here by L.A. RECORD as Cable's contribution to making the world a better place for at a least a few moments. Next the song moved to his solo album Buried At Sea, a raw and personal examination of mortality and immortality that Cable created in part to process the passing of his father. And now "Dog Park" has found new life yet again in this masterful stop-motion video by Arizona artist Gabriella Molina, who turns chopped-up National Geographics and textbooks into a symbolically supercharged Harry Smith-style thesis on the human condition.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: ALLOFME “LOSING TOUCH”

March 1st, 2019

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but can also stop it altogether. ALLOFME’s interstellar video for "Losing Touch" (off his recent The Past Is Still Present) showcases an artist obsessed with space, whether it be in the cosmos or here on earth. Even his sumptuous auto-tuned vocal is delivered in minimal, legato flights. This is a narc’d out breakup song with an insidiously weird beat, a sad jam about losing someone slowly and painfully.