The ever-evolving experimental rockers offer one of their poppiest efforts in recent memory with “Sexy, but Sparkly”, all digital proceeds go to support Ariel Panero VH1 Save The Music Fund. Pre-orders for the 7″s available now. 100 limited copies on white vinyl.
LAMC No. 3: Thee Oh Sees/The Mallard 7″ out Sept 25th, stream clips now
LAMC No. 4: Deerhoof/Half Waif
“Sexy, but Sparkly”/”Black Mountain”
out October 23rd on Famous Class
In loving memory of their dear friend and label partner, the late Ariel Panero, the Brooklyn-based label Famous Class started the Less Artist More Condo series of 7″s. The series gets its name from the epic Less Artists More Condos concerts that Ariel threw, showcasing amazing bands in some strange and unique venues. Ariel’s driving force was a desire to get the bands he believed in the recognition he felt they deserved. This series simply tries to honor that idea. For each LAMC split 7” Famous Class asked one of their favorite bands to provide them with an unreleased track for the A-side. They were then asked to pick their favorite emerging artist to provide a track for the B-side. So far we’ve seen releases from A Place To Bury Strangers, Ceremony, Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Thee Oh Sees, The Mallard, and now today Famous Class welcomes another addition to their series. Like how Ariel’s LAMC shows introduced New Yorkers to bands they might not have otherwise discovered – Famous Class hope that this series will do the same.
Famous Class announces LAMC No. 4 from Deerhoof who have invited Half Waif onboard for the split. The 7″ will be out October 23rd, and just like all the previous releases in the series, the digital proceeds 100% go to charity. Their next release is out later this month September 25th with Thee Oh Sees and The Mallard.
For the October installment in the series, Deerhoof’s contribution “Sexy, But Sparkly” was recorded for an upcoming episode of “Masters From Their Day”, an on-going series of short documentaries. Deerhoof had produced all their own records until being paired with producer Chris Shaw (Weezer, Public Enemy, Bob Dylan) for this episode, making for a very collaborative experience. A short documentary on mastersfromtheirday.com will accompany the release of LAMC No.4 Each episode chronicles the efforts of a band and a record producer as they attempt to record a song in one day. The series gives a first-hand account of the creative processes behind the records being made by today’s luminaries.
The 7″ is available for pre-order right now with limited quantities of on white vinyl (100). Sure to go fast if not gone already.
The digital versions of LAMC No. 1 and 2 are currently available for purchase on the FAMOUS CLASS bandcamp page with 100% of the proceeds going to the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save the Music.
more info on LAMC No. 4’s artists…
Satomi Matsuzaki plays bass and sings, Greg Saunier plays drums, John Dieterich and Ed Rodriguez play guitars. But what is Deerhoof really? Hell if we know. Deerhoof has released 11 self-produced albums and continues to tour the world frequently. The members of Deerhoof are Satomi Matsuzaki, John Dieterich, Ed Rodriguez and Greg Saunier.
Half Waif is half a person and half an idea—as yet in its formational phases, it arose from the ashes of past projects and has demanded definition over the past six months. It is an auditory grappling with life beyond college, beyond walls, beyond home-base. It is placeless and yet the product of many places, among them: the wilds of northern Massachusetts; Ohio’s stark fields; Brooklyn on a warm, lonesome night; and Plunkett’s ancestral homelands of Ireland and India.