1) RFSL is excited beyond measure to introduce (premiere!) the brand new video for "Baby, It's Magic" from Professor Possessor. As you'll see, it begins this weeks theme of nostalgic tv themed music video, namely in that prominently features several faux ads for some wonderful cleaning products. The band does a wonderful job getting into character with period costumes and applies great attention to detail in capturing the ethos of 1960s-1980's advertisement. With a bit of gore thrown in to ensure that your attention is maintained.
4) Around the time I first started writing this column, I resolved to take videos at every show I attended, and thus have a library from which to post fresh, live videos of local acts. Unfortunately, my camera became obsolete almost immediately, and I again resolved to leave it to others to capture the videos I'd be posting. So here I am, posting what appears to be a fan-made video of Fort King performing "Trouble" at the Echo last month.
5) L.A.'s Army Navy's new video for "World's End" features Freaks and Geeks and Adventureland star Martin Starr and Camille Cregan, framed through a faux 1970's interview program called "Making It with Chester Felt and Viv." The song is reminicent of the sound of Roy Orbison or the Everly Brothers, and the band is dressed in the standard 1960's British Invasion suit. Army Navy will be playing on September 26 at the Troubadour.
6) Fashion models? Silver Lake hipsters? Euro-trash techno DJs? Icelandic eccentrics? Who else can it be but Reykjavik via L.A.'s Steed Lord. In their new video for "Hear Me Now", Steed Lord allow themselves to be filmed amongst remarkably ordinary L.A. scenery, but fear not, they've retained their unique dress style and thumping house beats.