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PLAYLIST: ONE REPORTER’S OPINION – SEPT. 20, 2017 – SHANNON LAY LIVE SET!

September 22nd, 2017

Here's the playlist from L.A. RECORD editor Chris Ziegler's monthly radio show "One Reporter's Opinion," aired on dublab on Wed.,Sept. 20, with new music from the Dream Syndicate, Swarvy and Pink Siifu, Asal Hazel and MNDSGN and more ... plus an exclusive live set by Shannon Lay! Listen to the show here! The next edition of "One Reporter's Opinion" will be at noon on Wed., Oct. 18. Send us music for consideration! Details on submitting at bottom.

Album reviews

F.J. McMAHON: SPIRIT OF THE GOLDEN JUICE

August 8th, 2017

It’s one of those strange 60s underground classics, an obscurity swimming in and out of and back in to print again on a committed combination of word of mouth and clarity of vision. Think of it as album with a message, and a simple one: “Is there anybody out there?”

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EARTH GIRL HELEN BROWN: MARS EP

August 3rd, 2017

Mars is bristling with big-credit guests (Ty Segall, Nora Keyes, Jack Name, Shannon Lay—plenty of people who’ve been in L.A. RECORD already) battalionized here as the Center for Planetary Intelligence Band, but more importantly it’s bristling with charm, personality, originality, commitment and—because this record never stops at four things when it can try five—conviction, too.

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LÍNEAS: UNTITLED

July 19th, 2017

These eight songs chop into the roots—or the guts—of G-funk with slasher-movie relentlessness, making for a dimly lit creepy crawl through sleazy modern funk, low-budget boogie and cokey AOR noir that finishes with the ripped-from-the-crypt gangsta-harmony closer “Goodbye My Love.”

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COLLAPSING SCENERY: STRAIGHT WORLD PROBLEMS

May 19th, 2017

Collapsing Scenery—like Zappa’s quote about opening the theatre curtain to reveal the brick wall behind?—turn in six unsettled versions of this disco-not-disco song about how the new thing is too often just the same old thing, which is too often wasn’t even a good thing to begin with

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VEX RUFFIN: CONVEYOR

April 14th, 2017

Here Vex finds a perfect space for his spaced-out vocals and his delirious dub dynamic and sample selection: Conveyor was born between dusk and dawn, when exhaustion exaggerates every sound and you feel like the last person on the planet with a light still on.