Premiere: LA Font, ‘Swish 2’ (full EP)
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Here’s the part where we tell you LA Font remains one of the best and most underrated indie-rock bands to call Southern California home. Here’s the part where we tell you they sound like Weezer and Pavement and Guided By Voices, only more pissed off. Here’s the part where we tell you that they’re releasing a new five-song EP Friday titled “Swish 2” on New Professor Music, the self-professed “world’s greatest record company,” helmed by LA Font’s master of bass-face Greg Katz. Here’s the part where we tell you that fatherhood doesn’t seem to have softened frontman Danny Bobbe very much, as he still sounds like the wounded wiseguy pouring acid on your silly infatuations. Here’s the part where we tell you “Swish 2” is even more infectious, though less like getting boxed in the ears, than last year’s “Hangtime Vol. 1.” Here’s the part where we trumpet the pearls of wisdom you can always find in LA Font songs, like “Don’t smile when they’re patting you down” and “A quarter in the fountain never drowns.” Here’s the part where we admit loving all the sports metaphors in LA Font’s titles, like “The American Leagues” (2010), “Diving Man” (2013), “Motor Rally” (2014) and “Hangtime.” Here the part where you know what we mean when we say: Nothing but the bottom of the net.
||| Stream: “Swish 2”
||| Live: LA Font plays the Hi Hat on Oct. 23 along with Mumblr, the Black Heartthrobs and Doctrin. Tickets.
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