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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.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: THE UNCLAIMED “YOU NEVER COME”

September 30th, 2019

Frontman Shelley Ganz has been at the head of the Unclaimed since their debut for the legendary Moxie label in 1980, so you can trust that he's in complete command of this style. In an era when garage sometimes more means OC-style Posh Boy punk, the Unclaimed are working with more primordial stuff. "You Never Come" and two more are out next month on Groovie Records—get the EP here!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: BRAINSTORY “BEAUTYFUL BEAUTI”

September 16th, 2019

L.A. RECORD alums Brainstory are back with "Beautyful Beauti"—a title that recalls "A Wonderful Why," from their long-ago first EP. It's a gently dazed and dreamy song with Brainstory's characteristically agile instrumentation and powerfully confident boom-bap drums that set this down somewhere right between Arthur Lee and De La Soul.

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TRACK PREMIERE: PINK $OCK “STAY IN TONIGHT”

September 12th, 2019

You'll probably know just what this new single by L.A.'s Pink $ock will sound like by the art—they included everything but the glass of white wine with ice cubes—but just in case a pastelified beachfront paradise at sunset doesn't compute for you, expect smoothness so smooth it's practically intoxicating. "Stay In ..." is a late-nite FM1980s ode to Betamax-and-relax that lands gently between litely funky AOR and a slow-mo modern funk b-side, drifting toward the sound of Hobo Camp locals like Boy Dude or Brian Ellis, although Brian Ellis is lately into a gloriously bold AOR-auteur sound, as detailed here. Anyway: this is luxury itself, from a crew of people that includes members from normally more abrasive L.A. RECORD featurees Wild Wing, although as we heard this summer, even Wild Wing is succumbing to the power of the synthesizer. Single is out Friday the 13th—Spotify it here and get on board here.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: JANE CHURCH “STORM RYDER”

September 6th, 2019

Jane Church—named after a Sparks demo from the 60s—is the floppy hat-wearing fluffy-haired ex-New Yorker Matt Stevenson, who blows through bittersweet 60s-style rock songs like a brooding Lou Reed hurricane upending the sandy philosophy books and wine jugs left on Kevin Ayers' tropical beach, with a Big Star power pop warm front rolling in from the south.