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VIDEO PREMIERE: LEALANI “FLOATING”

January 21st, 2019

Pomona producer and multi-instrumentalist Lealani's new "Floating" connects Broadcast's deadpan psychedelia to Low End Theory's pixelated instrumentals for a song that sounds like a message beaming in from a celestial intelligence—distant, extraterrestrial and highly advanced. That's certainly on purpose: her new Fantastic Planet album is named after Lealani's radio show on KSPC, which she'd intro with, "Welcome earthlings, my earthlings, my aliens, you have just landed on Fantastic Planet!"

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VIDEO PREMIERE: DOG PARTY “HIT & RUN”

January 18th, 2019

Sacramento duo Dog Party have a tape coming soon on Burger and a video for the title track ready right now: "Hit & Run" is moody British Invasion-style 60s rock with just-so harmonies and just barely contained heartbreak, paired with a video (directed by Andrew Hooper and starring Amanda Hawkins) with plenty of style. "Hit & Run" is the title track from Dog Party's full-length, released last summer, and they'll be playing their only L.A. show at El Cid on Sun., Jan. 20get tickets here!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: JONNY KOSMO “STRAWBERRY VISION” (F. K.C. RABBIT)

January 17th, 2019

Jonny Kosmo played bass in Mr. Elevator (and the Brain Hotel) but now he's stepping out on his own with a new solo album and this adorably surreal new video for his "Strawberry Vision." It's got a little Stevie Wonder/Shuggie Otis funk thing happening—Otis did some prominent work with strawberries, too—as well as a winning sense of dynamic and rhythm and speak-shout vocals a la the mighty Annette Peacock by K.C. Rabbit, who makes this already colorful song turn absolutely fluorescent.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: MOISTURE BOYS “TO HOP WOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING MY G” (PLUS BONUS EP!)

January 10th, 2019

Moisture BOYS is the duo of Tolliver (also an L.A. RECORD contributor!) and Ramiro Zapata of L.A.'s limit-breaking Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound, and their new "To Hop Woo..." video is the definition of a slow burn. Moisture Boys will premiere this video in actual life tonight—Thurs., Jan. 10—at 9 pm at Full Screen Mode at the Semi Tropic in Echo Park. And as a special bonus—because Moisture Boys always give you more than you ever expected—they've also unveiled a surprise new four-song EP called Today, 6:00:48 PM—it's exactly 18 hours old and it's waiting for you below!

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WIN TICKETS TO MAC SABBATH + THE DICKIES + MORE ON FRI. DEC. 28 AT THE FONDA!

December 19th, 2018

It's time for a holiday fast-food feast with Mac Sabbath, the Black Sabbath tribute/parody band that decided rat salad was just too healthy and dedicated their entire existence to Big Macs and bigger riffs. They'll be supersizing the Fonda on Fri., Dec. 28, with support from the Dickies, PPL MVR and Captured by Robots. Want to win tickets so you can (war) pig out? Email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subj SABBATH. We'll pick winners at random day before show!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: JAMES V “TELEVISION”

December 18th, 2018

L.A.'s James V is a master when it comes to mutating the medium to make a message. He and White Fang/Memories/Gnar Tapes' Jerry Rogers just finished this eye-searing new video for his cathode ode "Television," which looks like something from MTV's cult-y experimental Liquid Television—and/or looks like the lo-fi "where are they now?" sequel Dire Straits deserved—and tells the story of a young musician who through the power of late-night TV and the largesse of not-really Jay Leno finally makes it big. (Really big.)