9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
The mysteriosos behind Sir Sly are dark knights in the truest sense. Since first making their presence known last summer, the LA outfit have been running the tastemaker underworld with their monochromatic blend of vigilante pop, leaving onlookers with nothing more than a pair of explosive tracks and a hero-shaped shadow to go on. So it's with great pleasure that we're able to pull the curtain back today and unveil our next release, as we bring Sir Sly's debut 7" into the world on Neon Gold next month in conjunction with our UK sister label, National Anthem.
Sir Sly is not one sir but three - Landon Jacobs, Jason Suwito, and Hayden Coplen to be precise - who have been hard at work for the past few months writing, recording and producing all aspects of their debut offering in Suwito's studio. From the arresting cold open to the ever-restless denouement, lead A-single "Ghost" doesn't just pass our every litmus test, it passes right through it, swimming through a fog of wartorn synths and floating with timeless melancholy in an ocean of unforgotten pasts. Elsewhere, the vinyl's AA-side "Gold" - for which the band have put together the perfect visual accompaniment (below) - jangles with moody desperation and reckless abandon, while digital-only B-side "Where I'm Going" delves deeper into the depths of the trio's doom-and-gloom pop noir.
308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 0
Fowler Out Loud always closes the school year with a bang, and this year will be no exception! Come celebrate the end of the 2012–13 academic year with The Ten Thousand (who have opened for Portugal The Man, Shiny Toy Guns, and Haim, among others) as they fill the Fowler amphitheater with their rockin’ music, energy, and fun. Opening for The Ten Thousand, and returning to the Fowler for the second time this year, will be The Wes Coast. Please join us at 6 pm for hands-on activities, giveaways, and surprises. The following activities will take place in the courtyard from 6–7 pm, so make sure to come inside the museum for refreshments and fun! The performance will begin at 7pm. All free and open to the public.