LA Font, Los Angeles’s distorted-guitar-singalong-
The A-side of the new 7″ is “Teen Bazooka.” It’s a 1994-esque hurricane of distorted guitars, a big nonsensical chorus that recalls the Pixies, Nirvana and Guided By Voices, and a tongue-in-cheek rebuke of all that nostalgia in the refrain, “Who cares about memories? They’re worth about nothing.” What is a teen bazooka, anyway? “Teen bazooka is the weapon of choice for dispassionate annihilation – like saying, ‘the Grand Canyon sucks’ or ‘who cares about memories,'” LA Font frontman Danny Bobbe explains. “It’s not a life ethos, but it’s a handy tool to have in your arsenal.”
“Motor Rally” is a punky two-chord assault that recalls Parquet Courts with its rapid-fire punchlines poking fun at pointless machismo. “I’m Judge Dredd and I am the law / I own every spot in the parking lot,” singer Danny Bobbe says. Bobbe explains: “Motor Rally’s a two minute rock song about what it takes to become a motor cross champion. For one thing, your mom can’t be a chaperone at the prom.
The Echo Park-based quartet LA Font is made up of Danny Bobbe (vocals/guitar), Jon Perry (guitar), Greg Katz (bass) and Harlow Rodriguez (drums). The band formed after Jon woke Danny up in the middle of the night by playing synthesizers loudly next door.