Swedish post punksters Divsion Of Laura Lee recently played their first show in Los Angeles in nearly 4 years. Touring behind their new album Violence is Timeless the group wowed an audience at Spaceland with their uncompromising rock that recalls Fugazi challenged through fellow natives Refused. Brendan hangs with the guys as they "brown bag" it with some Steel Reserve on the streets of Silver Lake. The band talks about their European view of the US and advises that Americans "stop buying guns" and "vote for Obama" all the while tempting Brendan into moving to Swedan, "we've got socialism!"
Spirited performances include the songs "Violence is Timeless", "Black City" and "Central Park" can be seen in the 4 parts that make up Episode 11 at ManiaTV
We're also pleased to offer "Violence is Timeless" as an exclusive free download here on RCRDLBL.
Last month, Nicole Morier of Electrocute had a party at Spaceland. All her friends were there; The Bird and The Bee, Willoughby, The Polyamorous Affair, The Lady Tigra, Le C (King Crab), Wolfkin, Hard Place and DJ Lance Rock. But this wasn't a birthday party, nor was it a record release party. This was a party for one man that has united the artistic community behind him. The man is Barrack Obama and the party was Obamarama. A party that raised $4,000 for the Obama campaign.
Brandon, ManiaTV and Spaceland Recordings were there to bring you into the special night as Brandon talks with The Bird and The Bee, Electrocute and gets Cliffnotes on what propositions to vote "yes" and "no" on. Performances include bits from The Bird and The Bee, Willoughby, Electrocute's "Uh Oh", The Poyamorous Affair's "Whoever Controls the Groove" and Lady Tigra's ode to Michelle Obama "First Black, First Lady" which we are making available for exclusive download here on RCRDLBL. So donwload it, throw it on your iPod and rock it straight to the polls!
So tonight, our song "THINGS THAT PEOPLE SAY" will be featured on an episode of "The Cleaner" starring Benjamin Bratt. I don't think it's about a janitor......Either way, tune in TONIGHT (Tues. Sept 30) to A & E at 10pm (Pacific).
For all ya'll LAer's, we are playing a last minute show tomorrow night at Spaceland as part of CLUB NME. It's sponsored by Indie 103.1 FM and NME Magazine from the UK. We play at 9pm and it's 21+.
I guess that's it for now. Keep listening to our RCRDLBL tunes and if you want more, go to www.myspace.com/wearethevoyeurs!
I remember first hearing the name Langhorne Slim a couple years back and for some reason thinking of the cartoon rooster Foghorn Leghorn from Looney Tunes. It was the first time I saw him a month later that I realized he's about as close to a cartoon come to life as any performer I've seen. Over the past two years, I've seen the guy and his War Eagles a handful of times (CMJ '06 and 3 times in LA) and he never fails to impress with his frantic fingerpicking, wiley dance moves and occasional rolls on the stage floor. Bringing a much needed life to the genre of folk that usually consists of a smooth voiced guy or girl sitting on a stool with just a guitar.
Langhorne Slim was among many up and coming artists on the label V2 to be able to release an EP, build some buzz and then to find themselves label-less after V2 folded...but Langhorne landed on his feet with Kemado Records who this April put out his debut self-titled full length. The band recently brought their raved about live show to Spaceland happy to once again we present you with some live footage and exclusive interviews from that night. The sixth episode in the At the Show series on ManiaTV includes the songs "Restless", "I Love You, But Goodbye" and "Be Set Free". Brendan sits down with Langhorne as he discusses playing Letterman, War Eagle cuddle time and his Mom telling him when his music is in movies. Watch the entire episode now at www.spacelandrecordings.com/attheshow
Also, we are making an exclusive download of "Restless" available here on RCRDLBL.
hey everyone. I thought that it would be fun if as we put some of these tracks up, we got the artists to chime in, a bit. This one is from Joey. the singer of The Henry Clay People. He's brother is the other guy that looks similar to him, playing guitar... that's andy.
At the bottom there are some reviews of some of the residency shows for you to check out too. At spaceland and the echo we have a resident band that plays every monday in the month. its FREE to attend and a great way to see a band "grow up" some of my favorite shows at the club have been these. -kV
The residency was a blast. We tried to have something a little different each night to keep the spirit spontaneous. Rock and roll should be shot from the hip. We relearned some Op-Ivy covers that we hadn't played since high school, we got alot of friends to join us on stage. It was chaos and I loved every minute of it.