The World Record Double LP Record Release Show

The Echo, Radio Free Silverlake, and Origami Vinyl Present

The World Record Double LP Record Release Show

Francisco The Man, Seasons, Geronimo Getty, The Damselles & The TC4, Adeline & The Philistines

Thu, October 4, 2012

8:00 pm


Los Angeles, CA

Free 21+ or with Culture Collide wristband; $7 under 21

This event is 18 and over

The World Record
The World Record
The World Record is led by Andy Creighton, who can be seen most nights
in L.A. playing in one band or another (Apex Manor, Big Search, The
Parson Red Heads, to name a few). But The World Record is no side
project. Hailed by Aquarium Drunkard as "the West coast heir apparent
to Big Star", they deliver 60s and 70s-inspired pop with a sense of
wit and melody, in a ruthless quest for aural joy.

"The Los Angeles band is indie pop merged comfortably with smarter,
artier rock and more lackadaisical Pavement-y sounds. These guys are
good and deliver perfect summer sounds no matter what you're looking
for. There's a little bit of everything within the World Record --
although, certainly, it all revolves around pop, folk, and old garage
rock (think the Kinks) -- and I couldn't be more thankful for them." -
Francisco The Man
Francisco The Man
Born amidst the 7-Elevens and white trash comradery of Southern California's suburban desert, Los Angelenos Francisco the Man grew up the way bands used to grow up. Huddled in the corners of their parents' garages. In church halls. In basements. Passing cheap beer, pissing each other off, and dreaming of the day they might continue to do the same without a dead end day job.

Francisco the Man is indeed a real band from the days of yore, yet their sound is anything but dated: locomotive Crazy Horse jams with squalling feedback, the punky spirit of 1977 New York, sunburnt shoegaze hymnals, and chunky Motown grooves, all saturated in rose-hued California power pop.

The guys latest release is just as sweet. Right when the band's euphoric crests have you shaking off goosebumps, Francisco the Man pulls the plug at the most dramatic moment to send you floating dreamily down a river of ambience reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. It's perfect, really. The only thing left is to drift off and tune in to the earnest, idiosyncratic vocals of singer Scotty Cantino, who stands out from his peers as one of the few true innovators of modern guitar pop. Evocative of a young Doug Martsch, Cantino's sanguine and nostalgic lyricism hearkens back to those early memories of suburban paradise, with all the heart and pluck of a wisened street child who never forgot where he came from.

Their new 7" drops August 7th via Small Plates Records.

"psychedelic guitars, fuzzed out melodies and a deep love for the wall of sound" - YVYNYL

'music transcribing heavy influences of psychedelic rock alongside hints of post-punk, manifesting a gauntlet of wavering sing-alongs and power chords.' - Indie Ball

"Francisco The Man play a type of sunny, post-punk guitar rock that's all been all but absent from the indie rock scene since the early/mid-2000′s... Broken Arrows" won me over immediately with it's hook-filled, shoegaze-y guitar riffs and exuberant melody. The last half of the song is absolute bliss, indulging in nearly four minutes of some seriously enthusiastic guitar jamming" - Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good

"Broken Arrows is pure energy" - I Guess I'm Floating

"L.A.-based Francisco The Man makes reverb-drenched, ebullient indie rock." - Gold Soundz

"[Francisco the Man's came] just in time for the warming temperatures as it would make a great passenger for a destination-less cruise along the PCH" - Good For Your Ears
"Surfer aesthetic paired with sixties AM makes it something of a perfect jam..." - Friends With Both Arms
" Highland Park's Seasons really pile on the shimmering keyboards, fuzz-heavy guitars, saturated synths, loads of effects pedals and an occasional beating laptop, accordion or harmonica riffing in the background. Their sound is full and showy, building up to great heights then lilting low into soft, cuddly breakdowns."- Wendy Gilmartin (LA WEEKLY)
Geronimo Getty
Geronimo Getty
The southern-stained Americana project from journeyman Aaron Kyle, Geronimo Getty is a starkly honest and personal voyage inward for the former Le Switch frontman.

Though it may be his most assured work, it’s certainly not Kyle’s first rodeo—as the vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Le Switch, Kyle and Co. quickly rose to prominence over the past several years within the L.A. ranks as one of the town’s finest indie bands. A barroom brawl of nicotine’d vocals and boozy country-rock guided by moody popcraft. And when Le Switch danced its last waltz in 2011, Kyle quickly set his sights on something a bit more quietly intense and personal: Geronimo Getty. A means by which to the explore the Venn Diagram of roots genres—country, Americana, and folk—that have always spun in the periphery of his music, GG finds Kyle’s musical background and history coming into full bloom over a warm and whiskey-soaked loam of distinctly American music.

Darkness Hides is the first salvo of this new project. Mostly recorded within the confines of Kyle’s basement with Le Switch bandmate and guitarist Christopher Harrison (with a few touches from the home studios of Radar Bros.’ Jim Putnam and Le Switch’s Joe Napolitano), along with Seb Baily (Division Day; Imaad Wasif) on bass and Brian Soika (Les Blanks) on drums, the disc was mixed by Jeff Halbert (Nick Cave, St. Vincent, The Californian) and produced by Kyle and Harrison.
The Damselles & The TC4
The Damselles & The TC4
Not every band can proudly claim to have met while making it to third base. But that is precisely where The Damsels & The TC4 made their first musical debut: on third base, during a kickball game in the Glassell Park district of Los Angeles. The count may have been down for their team on that fated Sunday afternoon, but The Damselles, (Maria DeLuca, Jillinda Palmer, and Brittney Westover), knew ...they were the type of girls who could spontaneously sing a chorus of "Chains" in three part harmony and still find a way to slide home – in time, and in tune.

And so, The Damselles' game was officially on.

The Damselles took to the streets and clubs of Los Angeles, performing – at times impromptu - with artists ranging from Jonathan Richman, to Will Ferrell, Ryan Gosling & Dead Man's Bones, Andy Paley, Dan Bern, Common Rotation, and The Upright Citizen's Brigade, and many local Los Angeles bands such as Fitz & the Tantrums, The Henry Clay People, Walking Sleep, Correatown, & Sara Radle. The Damselles have toured nationally with Tom Kenny and the Spongebob Squarepants Hi-Seas. They have made exclusive performance appearances at LAPD events, The California Endowment, Comedy Central show tapings, Podcasts such as Nerdist, The Adam Corolla Show, and The Thrilling Adventure & Supernatural Suspence Hour, and they've even performed at Comic Con.

When performing live, on stage they are backed by the tremendous talent of the TC4 (Sean Johnson: drums, Adam Kurtz: guitar, Mustang Lang: keys, and Jake Maltinsky: bass) this seven piece band is an unstoppable force. The Damselles & The TC4 exude a style that fuses 1960's girl-groups (The Ronettes, The Cookies, The Shangri-Las), with the energy of R&B performers (Tina Turner, Leslie Gore, Dusty Springfield), adding hints of Soul & Motown (Martha & The Vandellas, The Supremes), all the while creating a sound that is current and unique. Their sound harkens back to a time when the simplicity of song-writing captured the hearts of listeners worldwide, while their style and musical craftsmanship speaks to the new era of fans who've "heard it all before."

Their new and original, upcoming, self-titled EP will not only make you shake your groove thing, twist & shout, and do the soulful strut - but simply, The Damselles & The TC4 will slide you into home.
Adeline & The Philistines
Adeline & The Philistines
Venue Information:
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026