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THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS @ THE FONDA THEATRE

Photography by Matt Cowan The New Pornographers filled the Fonda Theatre with new music from their latest endeavor In the Morse Code of Brake Lights. Neko Case, Carl Newman, John Collins, Blaine Thurier and Kathryn Calder were on fire with their vocal work, singing us…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: NOT FROM ENGLAND “INTERRUPTED”

Despite the name, L.A.'s Not From England are actually pretty enthusiastic about musicians from England—this is not a "We Don't Need The English" situation—and you'll hear some of that in their Manchester-adjacent amen-break drumbeat and in those bluntly charismatic vocals that lift a little of Primal Scream's swagger. (And of course there's some Sonic Youth in that shock-you-awake intro, too.) This intensely motivated teenage quartet—guitarist/vocalists Cass Blum and Leo Blumenfield plus bassist DeRon Munroe and drummer Beckett Pasdar—started with home demos in the summer of 2018 and graduated to a 2019 EP recorded with FIDLAR drummer Max Kuehn, which is where "Interrupted" comes from.

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WIN TICKETS TO TUNE-YARDS + VIEUX FARKA TOURE ON FRI. JAN. 31 AT WDCH!

L.A. Phil presents a hyper-rhythmic synthesis of sound from around the world when Mali’s Vieux Farka Touré joins Tune-Yards this Friday at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus pursues a dramatic, hyper-rhythmic synthesis of sound from around the world, incorporating elements of R&B, funk, house, Caribbean, and African music into her digitally altered—and socially conscious—dance music. To win tickets, email us at rsvp@larecord.com with subject YARDS. We’ll pick winners at random before the show!

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VIDEO PREMIERE + INTERVIEW: BIIANCO “13 DEAD END DRIVE”

Beloved L.A. singer and multi-instrumentalist Biianco had a bad 2017. Brutalized by her own thoughts—and the discouraging words of piss ant jerks—she lost herself, her voice, her VOICE, and probably part of her mind. But lights this bright don’t stay obscured for long. We talked about art—duh. But we also talked about fear and the future and the fucked up past. Biianco is a friend and collaborator—you should be so lucky. This interview by Tolliver.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: PACHYMAN “SENSI”

Pachy Garcia is the singer and drummer for L.A. synthpunk annihilators Prettiest Eyes, so he's already intensely adept at doing two difficult things at once. But he took that capability for disciplinary ambidexterity to another level of intensity when he revealed himself as Pachyman, a reverent disciple of classic dub and reggae whose debut In Dub was a sleeper winner in 2019. He returns now with At 333 House, a salute to his own personal Studio One due out Feb. 7 on Mock, and this video valentine to summer days spent soaking in sun and sound.