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WIN TICKETS TO THE WAR ON DRUGS + ALVVAYS ON SUN. SEPT. 16 AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL!

September 10th, 2018

The War on Drugs are known for carrying the torch of original rock 'n' roll as well as for their epic live shows. Their 2017 Grammy®-winning A Deeper Understanding brings their sounds to even greater heights with wistful melodies and emotional lyrics. Toronto's female-fronted Alvvays mesmerize with their twist on sonic dream-pop over playful rock beats. 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 WAR! We'll pick winners randomly before the show!

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WIN TICKETS TO THE ADULT SWIM FESTIVAL WITH RUN THE JEWELS, FLYING LOTUS, THE RICK AND MORTY MUSICAL RICKSPERIENCE AND MORE AT ROW DTLA OCT. 5-7!

September 7th, 2018

The inaugural festival will showcase more than 24 hours of live entertainment, featuring 42 musical and comedy performers over three days and and comedy performers headlined by musical powerhouses Run the Jewels and Mastodon. L.A.'s Brainfeeder, Flying Lotus' independent record label, dominates Saturday with special performances from Dorian Concept, Flying Lotus(in 3-D), Georgia Anne Muldrow, Hannibal Buress and Thundercat. Try your luck and enter to win tickets from L.A. RECORD! Just email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subject ADULT and we'll pick a winner at random before the show!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: NECTARINES “LIES”

August 31st, 2018

Long Beach's Nectarines (guitarist/vocalist Nima Kazerouni of So Many Wizards with bassist Zeynep Graves, keyboardist Jackie Yates and drummer Allie Bumsted) have a new video for their February single "Lies," in which a particularly catchy kinda break-up song turns into a scary story about bright light and empty graveyards, and about what might happen when nobody listens. (Spoiler: that graveyard gets a little less empty by the end of the video.)

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VIDEO PREMIERE: BUNDY “HONEYDEW”

August 31st, 2018

Long Beach band Bundy—our review of their January full-length Bastard Performer here—have a new single (with a new video) that's a cover of the already heartrending "Honeydew" by fellow Long Beach musician Rachel Rufrano. This painterly video by the Psychic Wave adds depth and power to Bundy's deep and soulful reading of the song, and underscores the song's built-in bittersweet feeling. (Somehow the sunshine, flowers and smiles make it sharper, not softer.)

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VIDEO PREMIERE: FAWNS OF LOVE “ROCKET SCIENCE”

August 28th, 2018

Fawns of Love put out their cover of the Chills' "Rocket Science"—enthusiastically Chills approved, by the way—earlier this month, and now they've made a lovingly abstract analog video about flowers, sunrise and bright lights in the sky. (The brightest lights people have ever been able to make, really, possibly as also seen in the movie Threads.) The Chills' 2017 original moves more quickly and hits a little harder, but here Fawns of Love slow it down and stretch it out, making it softer and somehow sadder.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: DANIEL T. “A DAY IN L.A.”

August 27th, 2018

L.A. DJ and producer Daniel T. put out the stand-out "Fahrenheit / Celsius" 12" last year, and it was an especially nice slice of slick futuristic disco. But now he's got his long-anticipated full-length debut about to land: Heliotrope, scheduled for release on Cascine on Fri., Sept. 14. (Besides his un-usual heady mix of Arthur Russell-meets-"I Want More"-and-more vibes, Heliotrope includes a vocal feature from longtime L.A. RECORD artist Ohara Hale!)