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VIDEO PREMIERE: SADGIRL “BREAKFAST FOR 2”

August 13th, 2018

L.A. trio SadGirl signed to Seattle's Suicide Squeeze earlier this summer—they're now labelmates with locals like L.A. WITCH, the Coathangers and Guantanamo Baywatch—and they're about to make their label debut with their "Breakfast For 2" EP and this extremely atmospheric video. "Breakfast" is an Ed Wood-meets-Twilight Zone tale of tragic romance and forbidden science—and the true tragedy that happens when breakfast goes unfinished.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: THE MAY COMPANY “SO STONELY”

August 7th, 2018

L.A./O.C. Shocking Blue-style garage psych trio the May Company are here with a pointedly psychedelic instructional video—directed by Daniel Lake and the band's own May McDonough—that demonstrates scientifically what happens when you go past reefer madness all the way to psychotropic bubble-blowing cosmic insanity.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: DISTRACTOR “NOT THE SAME”

August 3rd, 2018

Costa Mesa pop-punk outfit Distractor—who've probably spent a lot of hours listening to Devo's Freedom of Choice, too—have a new video for "Not The Same" from this April's This Time I Got It Figured Out full-length on Burger, and it's the total opposite of their last eye-popping DIY blockbuster.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: SUGARPLUM FAIRIES “MALTA SMILE 55”

August 2nd, 2018

Silvia Ryder is the leader of the long-running Sugarplum Fairies, who added the new Payday Flowers to their discography just last month, and "Malta Smile 55" is a T. Rex-y (especially The Slider) mid-tempo charmer with Ryder's deadpan but still charismatic vocals and some unexpected George Harrison-style horns. It'd make a good fit for those moments when you're just about finished feeling down-and-out and things are finally ready to start looking up.

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WIN TICKETS TO SLEEP AT BROUWERIJ WEST IN SAN PEDRO ON SAT., SEPT. 15!

July 27th, 2018

It's true: genre-redefining and mind-expanding weedians Sleep will be performing at San Pedro's Brouwerij West—a show so heavy it might sink California into the sea! Tickets just went on sale this morning, but we've got a pair to give away, too. Want to enter to win? Email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subject SLEEP! We'll pick winners at random before the show!

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CASSETTE STORE DAY USA: 2018 EXCLUSIVE RELEASE LIST

July 27th, 2018

Cassette Store Day—the wilder younger sibling of Record Store Day—is back again on Sat., Oct. 13, and of course there's a giant pile of exclusive releases on deck. This complete CSD release list comes from Burger Records, world-famous cheerleaders of the cassette culture revival, and includes lots of releases by L.A. RECORD-reviewed locals.