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PLAYLIST: ONE REPORTER’S OPINION – SEPT. 20, 2017 – SHANNON LAY LIVE SET!

September 22nd, 2017

Here's the playlist from L.A. RECORD editor Chris Ziegler's monthly radio show "One Reporter's Opinion," aired on dublab on Wed.,Sept. 20, with new music from the Dream Syndicate, Swarvy and Pink Siifu, Asal Hazel and MNDSGN and more ... plus an exclusive live set by Shannon Lay! Listen to the show here! The next edition of "One Reporter's Opinion" will be at noon on Wed., Oct. 18. Send us music for consideration! Details on submitting at bottom.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: THE DO-ITS “HANG IT UP”

September 22nd, 2017

60s-inspired South Bay soul 'n' rollers The Do-Its have a new single coming in October and a brand new video to go with it—pow-pow-powerful stuff, if you recall a certain jingle from a certain child-sized car from the 80s, many of which are showcased in this megamix of lost Saturday morning commercials. (Fits the let's-get-moving! vibe of the song, too.) "Hang It Up" will hit various physical/digital versions in mid-October, all of which you can obtain for yourself here, and you can catch The Do-Its live across Southern California next month as well. Full info and tour dates below!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: WILL SPROTT “MY NAME” (MEM. SHANNON AND THE CLAMS)

September 22nd, 2017

Will Sprott is the keyboardist for Shannon and the Clams and the solo creator of this garage-y little song from his new solo album Ten Fingers. "My Name" comes bearing some Lee Hazlewood-style gunslinger gravitas and a few flashes of subliminal menace, too, which makes a nice match for the bristly video—nicely curated and edited by La Luz's Shana Clevekand—and the surprise cameo by Smokey The Bear! (Spoiler alert?) Ten Fingers is out today on Burger and Sprott's own Hairdo Records, and you can get one for yourself here! He'll be performing at the Love Song on Nov. 8, but he'll be hitting Europe and more—like the beloved Bob Baker Marionette Theatre!—with the Clams next month. Full credits, tour dates and bio info below!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: BRAINSTORY “FRUITLESS TREES”

September 21st, 2017

We had a lovely talk with Brainstoryincluding live musical accompanimentback in July and now they've returned with this late-night basic-cable video for "Fruitless Tree," the stand-out lead track on their recent self-titled mini-album. (Which was ably produced by Chicano Batman's Eduardo Arenas.) Consider it a glimpse at the old-school version of augmented reality—and all natural, too! They'll be performing at Long Beach's Music Tastes Good festival next weekend. Credits and video thesis statement below!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: BOYO “INSOMNIA”

September 20th, 2017

BOYO is Robert Tilden, once of Bobby T. and the Slackers but now gone solo and gone a little deeper and weirder, too, and this is the first extremely advance single from his next album. "Insomnia" is (naturally) an uneasy, anxious and even melancholy indie song with what the craftspeople among you might call "live edges, always the mark of a true artist. In this video directed by Nathan Castiel, you'll watch as the watcher becomes the watched—literally, actually—and then think about where that leaves you. BOYO's Me, Again will be out on Danger Collective in January 2018, and you can visit BOYO here. Some coming tour dates and full video credits below!

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WIN TICKETS TO TOGETHER PANGEA + TALL JUAN + SIDE EYES ON FRI. SEPT. 15 AT THE EL REY!

September 13th, 2017

Together Pangea have a powerhouse new album out now and they'll be doing their blow-out hometown show this Friday at the El Rey with Tall Juan and L.A. RECORD alums Side Eyes. Want to enter to win tickets? Just email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subject TOGETHER and we'll pick winners at random day of show! (Must be 18+ to enter and please include your full name!)