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VIDEO PREMIERE: KOOL CUSTOMER “BLACKBERRY”

December 4th, 2018

Kool Customer is the all-in-on-the-funk duo of L.A. producer B. Bravo and Bay Area vocalist Rojai, and their "Blackberry"—available on Kool Customer's debut LP and as a special white-vinyl 7"—is an instant hit about the complicated logistics that come with crushing on someone. Now they've got this brand new video that's practically glowing with a pink-and-blue 80s-pop-style aesthetic and an irrepressible charisma. Naturally, it was as fun to make as it is to watch.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: NIKOLAS ESCUDERO “IS IT TOO PLAIN TO ASK?”

November 30th, 2018

L.A.'s Nikolas Escudero makes songs with a little of Elliott Smith's less-is-so-much-more delivery and a little of the Go-Betweens' or the Triffids' slo-mo emotion—Australia has suburbs, surf and sand, just like California—and his understated surf-guitar touches suggest the big waves sliding in from the horizon more than the crash and dissolution of the breakers on the beach. Escudero opens for Justus Proffit and Jay Som on Sat., Dec. 1, at the Moroccan Lounge. Get tickets here!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: TRIPTIDES “WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN”

November 29th, 2018

L.A.'s ambitiously psychedelic Triptides recent Visitors album—reviewed here—made a perfect soundtrack for a particular kind of inner journey, and now with help from notable local Lionel Williams (a.k.a. Vinyl Williams) they've made a video that's basically a road-trip movie through another dimension. As Triptides' Glenn Brigman (also spotted making a valentine to Brazil here) explains:

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VIDEO PREMIERE: CALVIN VALENTINE “BAKERY” (F. CHUCK INGLISH)

November 21st, 2018

L.A. producer/rapper/everything-ist Calvin Valentine put out the stand-out Keep Summer Safe solo album this fall on Mello Music, and it was ten tracks that felt like they were floating—the kind of thing where you can tell it took a lot of heavy lifting to make something seem so natural and effortless. Now he's back with a cheerfully hallucinatory neon-nostalgic video and a remodel/remix of Summer's "Bakery." Valentine's Keep Summer Safe is available here, and you can keep up with Valentine himself here.

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WIN TICKETS TO THE WORLD OF STANLEY KUBRICK AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL FROM NOV. 23-25!

November 16th, 2018

See and hear the world of Stanley Kubrick at Walt Disney Concert Hall from Nov 23-25 as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and LA Master Chorale bring to life excerpts from 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Barry Lyndon and Eyes Wide Shut, in a tribute to the music the late director chose for his iconic films. The evening will be hosted by Malcolm McDowell, star of A Clockwork Orange. Get tickets here, or if you'd like to enter to win, email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subj STANLEY—we'll pick winners for the Sun. Nov 25 matinee show early next week!