Channeling recent heroes Thee Makeout Party but reaching back as far as those pre-British Invasion American party poppers the Rivieras, Heroes + Heroines is here to stay.
May 15th, 2012 · 1 Comment
March 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments
This is a super-group made up of members from some already awesome bands: Jail Weddings, Death Hymn Number 9, the Red Onions, the Commotions, even This Moment in Black History!?! And maybe I’m just a sucker for the simplicity and the dueling female lead singers, but White Murder might just turn out to be better than all of them.
January 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment
A member of OJO, head-mammal Chris Avitabile has been creating piecey “soundtrack-like” jams like these since 2006, after he returned inspired from his own travels to put his odd collection of instruments and records to use. Travel Themes, his third such labors of love and experimentation under the Collapsible Mammals banner, is a perfectly titled release, evoking exotic journeys, mutation, and mechanical whirring.
July 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments
L.A. RECORD presents Kool Keith with Nocando, Busdriver and more on Sat., July 9, at Dark Horse downtown! Win tickets and vinyl within!
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June 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments
True Widow tumbled out from the heart of Texas with a knack for the reverberatory arts. Their ‘stonegaze’ sound, as some call it, sounds a bit like a cool soothing rockslide. They will play the New Weird America Fest this Saturday at Nomad. Win tickets here! This interview by Matt Dupree.
JUST ADDED: RED SPAROWES! WIN TICKETS AND TONS OF VINYL FROM TEE PEE FOR NIGHT HORSE + RADIO MOSCOW + TRUE WIDOW + MORE AT THE NEW WEIRD AMERICA FEST!
June 27th, 2011 · No Comments
UPDATE: Now win A TON OF FUCKING VINYL as well as free tickets to the New Weird America Fest! Read on! Tee Pee and L.A. RECORD are teaming up again to wreck your mind with the all-day New Weird America fest. First prize: two tickets AND an exclusive pack of Tee Pee records vinyl! Including [...]
June 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment
Chicago’s Permanent Records is coming to L.A.! Specifically, Eagle Rock, the new home of their second shop. The grand opening party is this Saturday, and they’ll be hosting performances by the Cosmonauts, Francis Harold and the Holograms, and Amanda of Not Not Fun (DJ set). We spoke with Permanent co-owner Lance about what’s in store. This interview by Lainna Fader.
JAN. 30: B-MUSIC/FINDERS KEEPERS RECORDS + AMOEBA + DUBLAB + L.A. RECORD PRESENT SPACE 15 TWENTY RECORD FAIR 2
January 20th, 2011 · No Comments
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Since I did pretty good on exclusives last year—Dengue Fever/Chicha Libre split, Sonic Youth/Beck split and This LP Crashes Hard Drives, among others—I thought I would post my shortlist of 2010 Record Store Day exclusives that I’ll be looking for early Saturday morning. The full list is here if you wanna look, and if I [...]
October 20th, 2009 · No Comments
It’s just sugary enough, and the lazy-slash-sunny California tinge eliminates any pretension that tends to bog down a lot of Spector wannabes these days. The simplicity is deceiving too, in that the tone of the mics and the amps really acts as another member of the band. Slumberland has found a sharp little band with these guys.