They don’t MEAN it in the way Dr. Know and Ill Repute MEANT it.
July 27th, 2012 · No Comments
March 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment
Infinite Body is an exploration of the ecstatic—tone and distortion that bubble and spark like the surface of a star. His album Carve Out the Face of My God is out now on PPM and he warns listeners not to fall into a tropical volcano. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
October 31st, 2009 · No Comments
SHOP UPDATE: NEW ARRIVALS (10/31) We are pleased to announce that our new online shop has soft launched this week! We are also proud to bring you the first installment of our weekly Shop Update email that will be going out every Friday. To directly access our our new store please visit shop.larecord.com. Also make [...]
September 29th, 2009 · No Comments
Download: White Shit “Homeopathic Valtrex” [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (off Sculpted Beef out now on PPM)
August 21st, 2009 · 7 Comments
New York City’s Silk Flowers’ debut self-titled album is coming out on PPM, though they have much in common with the artists on L.A.’s Human Ear Music—from their stripped-down synth sound to their obvious debt to post-punk. Silk Flowers is certainly a hip, smart album perfect for night drives through Echo Park. However, it doesn’t go too far beyond being an aesthetically pleasing collection of songs with consistent production.
June 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments
On the surface, We Be Xuxa almost seems like a retread of old school American punk, but actually it evokes without constant copying—it’s fresh-faced punk, yet my heart hears Born Innocent-era Redd Kross in their sisterly choruses, and early early Black Flag or even Ramones in their strumming (minus Greg Ginn’s noodling) and Wipers downturns on the chords, and a Darby Crash-like insistence on writing lyrics too self-referential and profound to sing straight into the microphone. And there’s even a Urinals cover!?! And there’s a Beach Blvd-esque melodicism to Jessie Clavin’s bass lines, one that perfectly matches their Descendants-like love of making up pragmatic gerunds such as “Totion.” A lot of reviewers have said these gals (et dude) sound like X-Ray Spex, but that is a lazy lie!
May 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Download: Mika Miko “I Got a Lot (New New New)” [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (off We Be Xuxa out now on PPM)
April 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Abe Vigoda have recently released their excellent Reviver EP and will be headlining Spaceland for the first time tomorrow. In honor of this momentous development, we present this interview and this contest to win the EP on vinyl! Photo by Juan’s MacBook and interview by fellow I.E.-er Steven Martinez.
April 17th, 2009 · No Comments
juan velazquez Download: Abe Vigoda “Don’t Lie” [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (from the Reviver EP on PPM) UPDATE: Contest is over! Thanks to those who entered! In honor of Abe Vigoda headlining Spaceland tomorrow—which you can read about here—we are giving away a vinyl copy of their recent Reviver EP, featuring a [...]