LA Font Premiere Video for “Onshore”

LA Font Premiere Video for "Onshore" It was directed by Hank Friedmann who has also directed videos for Other Lives. the band starts their tour in Boston

LA Font, Los Angeles’s distorted-guitar-singalong-with-the-windows-down band, are back with a new video for “Onshore” which premiered today. Set in LA’s Echo Park Lake, the video takes an apocalyptical/ literal approach to the phrase “loose lips sink ships.” It was directed by Hank Friedmann who has also directed videos for Stars and Other Lives. This weekend, the band is beginning a string of East Coast tour dates that will take them to Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore. 


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 PixiesNirvana 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.

Upcoming LA Font Shows:
8/22 – Boston – Great Scott
8/24 – NYC – Baby’s All Right w/ SWIMMING
8/25 – NYC – Cake Shop w/ KNTRLR, Ravens & Chimes, Water
8/26 – Philadelphia – Girard Hall w/ Chelsea Kills + Mumblr
8/27 – Baltimore – Holy Frijoles w/ Silence Kid
8/28 – Boston – WZBC radio session


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