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VIDEO PREMIERE: BRAINSTORY “BEAUTYFUL BEAUTI”

September 16th, 2019

L.A. RECORD alums Brainstory are back with "Beautyful Beauti"—a title that recalls "A Wonderful Why," from their long-ago first EP. It's a gently dazed and dreamy song with Brainstory's characteristically agile instrumentation and powerfully confident boom-bap drums that set this down somewhere right between Arthur Lee and De La Soul.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: JANE CHURCH “STORM RYDER”

September 6th, 2019

Jane Church—named after a Sparks demo from the 60s—is the floppy hat-wearing fluffy-haired ex-New Yorker Matt Stevenson, who blows through bittersweet 60s-style rock songs like a brooding Lou Reed hurricane upending the sandy philosophy books and wine jugs left on Kevin Ayers' tropical beach, with a Big Star power pop warm front rolling in from the south.

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WIN TICKETS TO TROPICALIA FEST W CHICANO BATMAN, CUCO AND MORE ON SAT. NOV. 9-SUN. NOV. 10!

September 4th, 2019

Tropicalia Festival is back with more music—including L.A. RECORD favorites like Chicano Batman, Cuco, SadGirl and more—and of course tacos! Tickets go on presale Thurs., Sept. 5, at 12 pm and on sale Fri., Sept. 6, at 12 pm. Single day or weekend passes available. Just $19.99 down when you opt into the payment plan. And we've got tickets to give away! Want to enter to win? Email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subject TROPICAL and we'll pick winners at random before the show!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: DAISY “BLEACH”

August 30th, 2019

L.A. trio Daisy are a band who found their sound at the opposite limits of loud and quiet—when they hit, they hit hard, and when they pull back, you'll basically be alone with the soft rustling of your thoughts and breath. It's a dynamic that was all over the rock underground of the 90s, and it still sounds powerful now.

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WIN TICKETS TO CAFE TACVBA + CHERRY GLAZERR ON SUN. SEPT. 15 AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL!

August 27th, 2019

It’s impossible to limit what Mexico City's Café Tacvba do to just one genre. The innovative quartet emerged from the rock en español scene of the ’90s to explore indie rock, electronic music, musique concrète, cumbia, norteña and more. It's a thoroughly modern portrait of Mexican music. They'll be performing with L.A. RECORD cover alums Cherry Glazerr, too! It all happens on Sun., Sept. 15, at the Hollywood Bowl and we've got tickets to give away! Want to enter to win? Email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subject CAFE and we'll pick winners at random before the show!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: KEVIN “BIKE”

August 15th, 2019

L.A. trio Kevin—much like L.A. trio Susan—is a band with the name of a person and a lot of personality, too, and their new video "Bike" is an blown-out visual acid-bath that's a perfect fit for those local summer days when the asphalt starts melting and the sidewalks get too hot to touch. Quincy Larsen (Cat Scan, just premiered here, and Sextile), Julian Smith and Kimi Recor wanna be "the perfect mix of the Screamers and La Bouche," they say, which is probably one of the last unexplored conceptual combinations out there—and they do have that serrated Screamers synth tone making everything in this song seem especially unsettling.