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VIDEO PREMIERE: TIJUANA PANTHERS “GENERATION SINGULAR”

October 21st, 2019

Much-loved locals and L.A. RECORD alums Tijuana Panthers put out their first full-length in too long this summer: Carpet Denim, breaking the long drought since 2015's Poster, although they did dispense snacks like the Ghost Food EP and drummer Phil Shaheen's anxious Devo-wave Ottofix EP in between. Carpet Denim finds them both refining and redefining their music, and the very Deadbeats-Eyes-Dangerhouse-y first-wave L.A. punk track "Generation Singular"—well, maybe first-and-a-half wave with much respect to Rhino 39—is a bracing example.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: JOEL JEROME “IT WILL FEEL GOOD TO DIE”

October 18th, 2019

Longtime L.A. RECORD featuree Joel Jerome once fronted the mighty dios (malos) and then set himself up as one of L.A.'s premiere engineers: his Abbey Road West studio was the incubator for much-loved locals like Cherry Glazerr, the Buttertones and Froth. He's never stopped writing and recording his own music, of course, and new single "It Will Feel Good To Die" finds him in fine (and philosophical) form. Besides the Radiohead influences discussed comprehensively below, there's a powerful Neil Young connection at work, too—a bleakness that shifts into something maybe more hopeful, depending on how deeply you let yourself sink into the song. (That's kind of how mantras work, isn't it?) And anyone who's run through all of David Crosby's If I Could Only Remember My Name on a long night drive will also recognize the vibe here instantly: reflection born from isolation. Jerome explains the song and his homemade video:

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VIDEO PREMIERE: EDDINGTON AGAIN “FAV” + “SWEET (BAPARI REMIX)”

October 17th, 2019

"Fav" is the second single and smoldering lead track on this summer's Damani3 EP on Apollo Records, a visceral and soulful experiment by L.A. RECORD cover alum Eddington Again that reassembles pop and R&B from the frames up. This video by Kellen Maloy, Miss Inglewood, producer YERSELF and Eddington turns Chinatown's Human Resources into a waking dreamstate: magical purple light and layers and layers of imagery, from between the sheets to up on the screen. (Kinda covers it all, doesn't it?

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WIN TICKETS TO THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME ON THURS. OCT. 31 AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL!

October 11th, 2019

Organist Clark Wilson sets a haunting scene as he provides a live score to the classic 1923 silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a legendary performance from Lon Chaney. Want to go experience Halloween in its most atmospheric form? We've got tickets to give away -- just email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subject HUNCH and we'll pick winners at random before the show!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: CORBO “KIM J” (FT. CALLIE RYAN)

October 10th, 2019

L.A.'s digital psychonaut Corbo put out his Quatro Treses album this summer via like-minded pixelpushers Chewing Foil, and now thanks to this all-consuming video by the enigmatic Paul Plastic, you can almost physically transport yourself into the song.