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VIDEO PREMIERE: BARRIE ROSE “ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES”

January 19th, 2018

Barrie Rose was part of the band Races and also had her Tes Elations project, which shared a song with Ariel Pink. But here's a new video for "Endless Possibilities," which starts out completely sweet but then ... well, let's just say it won't end how you expect. As Barrie explains: "The 'Endless Possibilities' video explores the idea that there are endless levels of consciousness to investigate, and perhaps we are actively creating our physical experience and the reality we believe to be true." She'll be celebrating "Endless Possibilities" on this plane of existence next month—flyer and complete show info below!

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PLAYLIST: ONE REPORTER’S OPINION – JAN. 17, 2018 – MAD WALLS GUEST DJ SET!

January 19th, 2018

Here’s the playlist from L.A. RECORD editor Chris Ziegler‘s monthly radio show “One Reporter’s Opinion,” aired on dublab on Wed., Jan. 17, with new music from Earth Girl Helen Brown, Olivia Kaplan, Healing Gems and more … plus a guest DJ set by L.A. psychedelicists Mad Walls! Listen to the show here! The next edition of “One Reporter’s Opinion” will be at noon on Wed., Feb. 21. Send us music for consideration! Details on submitting at bottom.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: ALMAS FRONTERIZAS “EL BARRIO”

January 17th, 2018

Gilberto Rodriguez calls his band Almas Fronterizas "barrio soul," and that's exactly right—and exactly illustrated in "El Barrio," a video about movement and motion that's a shotgun-seat surface-street ride through a particularly classic kind of night, soundtracked by a song that slips easily between psychedelia, dub, Latin and more. It's a trip, in several different ways. Almas Fronterizas perform on Thurs., Jan. 18, at Zebulon with Chulita Vinyl Club DJs and a new project from Thee Commons members—get tickets here! And you can get the full Rosa Tropical EP from Almas Fronterizas here! (Look for a new project—with heavy connections to hometown heroes Chicano Batman—coming soon!) Full release info below.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: THE MAD WALLS “REALLY THINK SO”

January 9th, 2018

L.A.'s Mad Walls appear here with an art film-slash-video by Alfredo Lopez—like something peeled from a lost Warhol reel—and a strangely affecting song that touches on the lone-creator confidence of Michael Yonkers, the production inspiration of Stephen David Heitkotter and the warped melody of the Syd Barrett Floyd's most damaged tracks. (And of course there's something from a flotilla of half-forgotten 45 b-sides where teenage garage rockers got slow and sad, too.) Naturally, this came out on an EP on Tim Presley of White Fence's BIRTH Records—that's not just a perfect home, but a perfect home planet. The Mad Walls will surely be playing out again soon—keep two or three eyes and at least one ear on them here!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: ASAL HAZEL “CAN YOU HANDLE”

December 15th, 2017

Here's something special from L.A.'s Asal Hazel, who put out a happily hazy track with producer mndsgn in August and whose forthcoming Like Water EP includes work from not just mndsgn but Lindsay Lowend and L.A. RECORD alums Swarvy and KNXWLEDGE—look for that in 2018! But for now we've got a striking teaser video shot by Lyle Mouton that'll hold you til to then: "Can You Handle," which takes a few lines from the heart of the Usher song and turns them into a smoldering midnight mood piece. If there's such a thing as R&B noir, this is it. (Live version here too, if you want more!)