Tearist L.A. RECORD had the pleasure of co-presenting experimental performance party The Series this month on The Standard, Downtown LA’s rooftop. Observe Tearist and Julia Holter make their way around the place, see some sign language in the elevator, listen to a can transmitting a message, marvel at Air (Ariana Natale) lighting a dancer on [...]
March 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment
March 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment
When producer Nicole Disson asked us who we thought would be good to perform at The Series, a monthly experimental performance night on the rooftop of The Standard, Downtown L.A., we said loudly, TEARIST! JULIA HOLTER! OTHER PEOPLE TOO, BUT WE HAVE VIDEO OF THESE GUYS. WHY AM I STILL SHOUTING?! Tearist’s Yasmine Kittles appeared [...]
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December 11th, 2010 · No Comments
ASKA, DREAMTAPES, DUBLAB DJ’S, HENRY WOLFE, SISTER CRAYON, AND TEARIST ON SATURDAY DEC. 11TH AT THE MASSES, 351 SOUTH LA BREA AVENUE SECOND FLOOR, LOS ANGELES, CA. 8:00PM/ $5/ 18+.
December 8th, 2010 · No Comments
MNDR, TEARIST, AND BODEGA GIRLS ON FRIDAY DEC. 10TH AT THE ECHO, 1822 WEST SUNSET BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES. 8:30PM/ $10/ 18+.
October 5th, 2010 · No Comments
Former Ghosts is giving away a mixtape prequel to New Love, the next album. The mixtape features a good amount of mourning and redemption seeking, a bunch of special guests, remixes, demos, a Blink 182 cover, and many stabs at new love. For the next album, Yasmine Kittles of Tearist joins Freddy Ruppert, Jamie Stewart [...]
Oct. 2: L.A. RECORD + KCRW present Manimal Fest w/ The Like + Swahili Blonde + Afghan Raiders + Love Grenades + Gangi + Amanda Jo Williams + more
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April 9th, 2010 · 16 Comments
Zola Jesus is post-punk Christina Aguilera for these people who gather preciously attentive. Her operatic range dreams of abandoned cathedrals to drag a scarf across. She does pop but—just as Zombelle (and the absent Tearist)—turns the standard form inside out, scratching some runs in its stockings.
December 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Introducing someone to a band you know backwards and forwards is almost like watching someone lose their virginity. Awkward, confused, they make funny noises and shy remarks; their eyes widen as they try following different rhythms; a little sweat breaks on their upper lip; their hips quake. “It makes me feel warm…There’s a lot of them…” My friend’s simple statements suggested she was deeply involved in revelation. “I feel love.” She also commented, “It sounds like Simba being born…”
December 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Eric Wareheim’s sense of humor allows him to push buttons others sometimes only caress. He hasn’t gotten too bloody, but perhaps that’s not his aesthetic…as we watch his music videos develop from dance jam to, well, busting animated nuts. He had us at Flying Lotus—that video’s amazing but we have to take you off-site to [...]