Highland Park quartet La Lenguas was born in the Bayou: New Orleans natives Christopher Stoudt, Jacques Mouledoux and Zak Mouton, along with Dash Krehel, comprise the band making lovably retro paeans to the everyday heartaches of love, work and modern life. Anchored by the single “Love You All the Time,” La Lenguas’ aptly titled “Tears in My Milkshake” EP came out in May on Burger Records. Their song “9 to 5” is not the first of that title to salute the travails of the workaday life, but it’s spot on — as is the Stoudt-directed video for the song, which was filmed in Inglewood and stars a sign-spinner named Oshay Henderson. “I’m really attracted to the sign-spinning profession — it’s hard work for barely any money, and the spinners suffer out in the hot sun all day,” Stoudt says. “Yet despite that, they seem to genuinely love their jobs. I was driving in Hollywood and saw Oshay spinning on the side of the street. I pulled over, pitched him the concept, and we were shooting in four days later on his day off.”
||| Watch: The video for “9 to 5”
||| Also: Stream “Love You All the Time”
||| Live: La Lenguas play at 6 p.m. Sunday at Little Joy as part of Echo Park Rising, and on Aug. 25 at the Silverlake Lounge.