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VIDEO PREMIERE: RIVER GODS “LAVA LAMP”

June 6th, 2018

L.A. trio River Gods have just switched on their "Lava Lamp," a sweet (but maybe secretly sad?) indie pop song with some acrobatic guitar and an absolutely perfectly matched video produced, directed, and edited by Katie Neuhof—it's a lonely tour of the city by night, lit only by sputtering neon. (It's also a little like if the cover of the first Big Star album was turned into a little movie.) "Lava Lamp" was the first song on River Gods' 2017 debut full-length Moodboard, available from Bed Weather now, and you can follow the River Gods here.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: OTTOFIX “WETSUIT”

June 4th, 2018

Ottofix is Phil Shaheen from Tijuana Panthers doing low-budget sci-fi synth-punk that attaches a Devo-style dystopian social perspective to Beach Blvd.-style California punk-pop, and this new video (directed by Michael Stonis with Nate Klein as camera operator) captures that feel perfectly: it's a guy looking for modern treasure beneath the mud and the waves, and deeply appreciating his wetsuit the whole time. "Wetsuit" is the lead track from the new System Outmoded EP, follow-up to last year's New Objectivity EP, put out as a limited lathe-cut. Get up to date with Ottofix's System Outmoded here!

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VIDEO + TRACK PREMIERE: EDDINGTON AGAIN “SWEET” + “WHO KNOWS”

May 31st, 2018

L.A.'s Eddington Again just finished his Lazy Gays in Black Turtlenecks co-residency with Tolliver (including sets from FUPU's the Uhuruverse, Thed Jewel, Bapari, Harriet Brown, Abdu Ali, Callie Ryan, Mimi Tempest, Asphodele and more) at the Bootleg: "A celebration of L.A.'s exploding underground queer art n' b scenes," says Eddington. "Every night was amazing in its own way and left me flooded with emotions and breathless." Now here's two new works to prepare you for his next moves.

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TRACK PREMIERE: JJUUJJUU “BLECK” (ELECTRIC BELL REMIX)

May 23rd, 2018

Last month L.A.-adjacent reverb artists JJUUJJUU put out their full-length Zionic Mud—but since then, JJUUJJUU has been releasing remix-slash-rethink singles where friends of the band work their own magic on JJUUJJUU tracks. Here's one by Metz, and above is one by Electric Bell, which is Vinyl Williams' keyboardist/guitarist Ian Gibbs. He changes "Bleck" from a tense and brooding psych-prog track into something deeper, clearer and more subtle—a gentler form of Primal Scream's Screamadelic-ification. You can get JJUUJJUU's full album here, and watch for them on a full national tour this summer—dates below!

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WIN TICKETS TO KILO KISH + DOJA CAT + SUDAN ARCHIVES ON THURS., MAY 24, AT UCLA ROYCE HALL!

May 22nd, 2018

This Thursday, UCLA's SCA presents DOJA CAT & KILO KISH with L.A. RECORD cover featuree Sudan Archives—an all-female lineup coming to UCLA Royce Hall at 8 pm on May 24. It's free for UCLA students but tickets are for sale here. Want to enter to win tickets to go for free? Email rsvp@larecord.com with subject KISH and we'll pick winners at random before the show! (Must be 18+ to enter and please include your full name—details on contest rules and privacy policies here.)

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WIN TICKETS TO THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE ON SUN., MAY 27, AT THE FONDA!

May 18th, 2018

The Brian Jonestown Massacre are about to release their Something Else full-length on June 1—to be followed in September by another new full-length—and they'll be playing this show at the Fonda just days before it comes out! Want to enter to win tickets? Email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subject 'BJM' and we'll pick winners at random before the show!