"On the night of November 6th, 1979 Black Sabbath was at their most drug addled and explosive standing. They were on tour supporting their newly released Never Say Die album and had a night off in Los Angeles. After knocking back a few drinks at the infamous Rainbow Bar, they decided to check out the local rock scene at the Whiskey A-Go-Go. Arriving late, they caught the tail end of a set by The Circle Jerks. Feeling intimidated yet inspired, they rented a rehearsal space and spent the rest of the night jamming. For an unknown reason they exclusively played Thin Lizzy material and Keith Moon was sitting in… These events never took place. But if they did, the results may have sounded similar to Los Angeles's The Shrine. Formed in 2008, The Shrine play a houserocking breed of heavy, psychedelic, riff based Rock n' Roll. Their debut, recorded on vintage reel-to-reel tape, by local hero Dave O. Jones and under the auspices of the notorious Chuck Dukowski, is the perfect soundtrack to any debaucherous gathering of longhairs. If you and your rag-tag group of riff-raff friends are planning a road trip to Humboldt County to "Score", this is the album you need to be listening to on the way. The Shrine is Josh Landau on guitar/vocals, Courtland Murphy on bass, and Jeff Murray on Drums. Dig It. "-Harley Rother
The OBEY campaign can be explained as an experiment in Phenomenology. The first aim of Phenomenology is to reawaken a sense of wonder about one's environment. The OBEY campaign attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the campaign and their relationship with their surroundings. Because people are not used to seeing advertisements or propaganda for which the motive is not obvious, frequent and novel encounters with OBEY propaganda provoke thought and possible frustration, nevertheless, revitalizing the viewer's perception and attention to detail. To catalyze a thoughtful dialogue, deconstructing the process of image absorption, is the ultimate goal. All in the name of fun and observation. The medium is the message.
Born in reaction to an expensive and often all-too-serious eyewear market, we create quality sunglasses that are design driven, fashion forward and accessibly priced.
FEELS: psych punk post future art rock + roll whatever band born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and taking the world by storm with the wild energy of their live shows and Ty Segall produced, self-titled debut LP, released in Spring 2016 on Castle Face Records. Second full-length album is in the can and awaiting release in 2018!
Directly east of the not-so- bright lights of Downtown Los Angeles, three young men met under a
janky fire escape next to a dumpster and put their shriveled, pocketed dollar bills and loose change
together to pay for the necessities (mostly booze) of starting a new band.
Furthering their minimal efforts in the dull, cultural wasteland known as Echo Park in June 2015:
Andrew Taylor, Jesse Youngblood and Sean Carroll began to write songs with a high level of energy they
felt most people would not really like very much at all. Shortly after, the three found John Tyree
(Richmond Sluts/Dirty Eyes) lurking around the same local dives without a pot to piss in himself. The
four got together infrequently over the next six months and put the not-so- polished touches on the turd
that is CHEAP TISSUE.
Though most would describe CT as a garage-punk/rock 'n' roll outfit, they prefer being referred
to as a very small, extremely sub-par orchestra with no conductor and the tendency to play songs at
whatever tempo they feel like.
Brandishing snarling, fuzzy guitars and three "singers" up front, Cheap Tissue is coming to
sloppily satisfy the needs of your girlfriend, sister and mother. And guess what? You won't even care.
DJ Chris Ziegler (LA RECORD)