Sexy, but Sparkly” marks the first time the long-running experimental band has worked with an outside producer, all digital proceeds of LAMC No. 4 go to support Ariel Panero VH1 Save The Music Fund. Available now though Famous Class.
LISTEN: Deerhoof “Sexy, but Sparkly”
LISTEN: Half Waif “Black Mountains”
LAMC No. 4: Deerhoof/Half Waif 7″
“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 is thrilled to release 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. .
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.
For the excellent b-side they invited to intriguing Half Waif to an arresting piece of baroque art pop that is as mysterious as it is difficult to place.
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.