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VIDEO PREMIERE: ROJAI “JUST A LIL BIT” (F. B. BRAVO)

October 23rd, 2019

Right off some late-nite music video show from a more analog time comes this smoky modern funk song by Rojai, half of previous L.A. RECORD funky featurees Kool Customer. It's sleek, it's slick, and it's a showcase for the unflagging potency of the classic fog machine, and it all comes together as the perfect environment for Rojai's request to spend "just a little bit" of time together.

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WIN TICKETS TO SUBSTANCE WITH GARY NUMAN + JOHN MAUS + MORE NOV. 1-2 AT THE LOS ANGELES THEATRE!

October 21st, 2019

This fall's Substance event is a portal to another world: two nights of post-punk and electronic music headlined by absolute titan Gary Numan (interviewed here) and synthesizer visionary John Maus (interviewed here), with plenty of dark power on the rest of the bill. Substance is Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 at downtown's Los Angeles theatre, and we've got passes for both days! Want to enter to win? Email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subject SUBSTANCE and we'll pick winners at random before the show!

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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?