Where I’m Matt solo LP, also for Volar last year, is a proudly idiosyncratic personality piece that comes off like a Psychedelic Furs B-sides compilation as recorded by R. Stevie Moore on a beach in Mexico. (Where it sorta was recorded, actually.) With the mysterious Vanilla from Anaheim and committed Clean fans Smokescreens.
Here are two local boys making good. Tracy Bryant is a former member of the much-missed Echo Park band Corners, destined for a favorable place in history, but he’s making a little history on his own now, too. His recent “Parachute” 7-inch for Volar adds relentless, Wipers-style rhythm action (and alienation) to Rain Parade paisley-punk guitar. Matt Lamkin was the deadpan singer of much-missed Echo Park band The Soft Pack, and his