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VIDEO PREMIERE: CALIFORNIOSOS “SISTER MAGICK”

March 27th, 2020

Californiosos is twin icons Farmer Dave Scher—one of the Eden Ahbez-iest guys to lately pick up an electric guitar, or to sit down behind a pedal steel—and Mike Vest, drone-mason behind BONG, OSO, 11PARANOIAS and plenty of other crushing outfits that don't use all caps in their names, although they certainly deserve the honor. Together these are two guys on two different paths to the same place, which people used to call "far out" because, well, it's really far out. It's a drive more urgent than ever as society seals up for the indefinite future.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: THE BLANK TAPES “Sweat Lodge/Jreaming”

March 17th, 2020

The Blank Tapes' cosmically informed Super Bloom was a flower-power trip through canyon country trails that sometimes seemed like the David Crosby (or Sandy Bull) take on "Nature Boy" that never happened. That's where these two songs come from. As fairly typical for the Blank Tapes, Adams played and recorded everything here himself, but he did recruit a cast and crew to join him as he wanders in wonderment through the outskirts of Joshua Tree. (While showing off an excellent succession of outfits courtesy Canadian stylist Ca$h Honey, each more psychedelic than the last.)

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TRACK PREMIERE: ZHAO “reCOLLECTION” (F. Annabelle Maginnis + Tolliver + Def Sound)

March 16th, 2020

Civil society grinds to a stop, but the music still comes out: producer Kenny Zhao's new "reCOLLECTION" (featuring L.A. RECORD contributor Tolliver and prior L.A. RECORD featurees Annabelle Maginnis—premiered here—and def.sound—premiered here) was written and composed before coronavirus lockdown, but its re-examinations of community, connection and navigating the unknown have suddenly become as timely as they were timeless.

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TRACK PREMIERE: B. BRAVO “ATOMIC BOUNCE”

March 12th, 2020

L.A. producer and talkbox warrior B. Bravo is one of those guys that puts the bass in back-to-basics. His recent project Kool Customer makes the smoothest hits the 1980s never had, and now he's announcing a new solo EP (scheduled for release on the Bastard Jazz label in June) with a title track dedicated to the fundamentals of funk. If you ever had even the briefest contact with anything Parliament / George Clinton and/or Zapp, you already know exactly what a song called "Atomic Bounce" is gonna be, and you're ready for a double dose of pure uncut speaker-bursting old school jams.

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WIN TICKETS TO THE 1975 + PHOEBE BRIDGERS ON MAY 7-8!

March 12th, 2020

The 1975 have their new album Notes On A Conditional Form (with a Greta Thunberg feature!) slated for release in April, and some of their very first tour dates afterward will be these Irvine and L.A. shows with L.A. RECORD cover alum Phoebe Bridgers. Tickets are on sale now, but would you like to experience this multidimensional multimedia show for free? We've got tickets to give away -- email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subject 1975 to enter and we'll pick winners at random before the show