As many of you know, there’s more to college than just, well, college. So L.A. quintet the Ten Thousand made the most of its time at UCLA. The band – Kevin Moultrie, Dylan Robin, Garrett Harney, Satoru Yamamoto and Nathan Kersey-Wilson – is kicking up dust by making high-energy rock that’s somewhere between what you heard on the radio in 1996 and the indie-rock that was too good to make the radio in 1996. Their pummeling rhythms and shout-along choruses were on full display on their “Nobody Gets Hurt” EP (and a new EP, “Nausea” is in the works for this fall). Beyond advancing their own cause, the Ten Thousand earlier this year curated “DO UCLA!? Vol. 1,” a digital compilation of what’s happening in Westwood that included tracks from Alto, Kian, Nick Valenti and Owl Fly South. Rock ’n’ roll spirit, meet school spirit.
||| Stream: “Fight Inertia” and download the entire “Nobody Gets Hurt” EP on Bandcamp.
||| Download: “DO UCLA!? Vol. 1” on Bandcamp.
||| Live: The Ten Thousand headline the Bootleg Bar tonight, supported by Decorator.
||| Also: After the jump, check out the video for “Fight Inertia”