Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rex Nitro - Laserjumanji Comedy Album


From the Bay Area's foremost conceptual comedians Sammy Franco and Jesse Elias comes- Rex Nitro Laserjumanji!

WHOA- Rex Nitro is a totally awesome grown-up with a brain filled with flavor-blasted green-apple toxic waste from the 90s. HEY KIDS - Get advice on safety, arcade etiquette, extreme sports, changing the world and saving the rain forest! Don't listen too loud - hearing damage is totally lame-o! N-N-N-NITRO.


Preview Tracks:
Rex Nitro - Laserjumanji Preview by Official Inc.

THIS WILL BE THE MOST EXTREME+ HILARIOUS COMEDY ALBUM YOU WILL LISTEN TO ALL YEAR.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

YEAH ARROW & ATLANTIS HAUNT

Newish pre-barbershop-era jams from What Have the Unborn Done For Us? for That Ass. Or mind. Or ass. Mindass. Assmind. Hear em:

YEAH ARROW/ATLANTIS HAUNT EXCLUSIVE 7" by What Have the Unborn Done

Friday, December 31, 2010

What Have the Unborn Done for Us? Live at KZSU with Brick

Thanks to Brick at KZSU 90.1 fm for hosting an all night show with members of What of the Unborn Done for Us? The show was an undeniable success devolving into pure nonsense and neo-glossolalia as the hours disappeared into the morning. Since the band neglected to bring any instruments the set is mostly acapella. For those who didn't stay up for the craziness, the live performances of  WUDU have been compiled for your listening pleasure by the folks here at Official Inc. Start your year or end it with this mind-blowing journey into minds of 4 truly twisted individuals. Make sure to catch Brick's show Orangasm on Wednesday nights from 0:00-12:00. Happy New Year!

What Have the Unborn Done for Us? Live on KZSU w/ Brick by What Have the Unborn Done


LISTEN TO THE WHOLE THING YOU WILL NOT DISAPPOINT. Or skip around.

"this album is everything that's right and wrong with our generation." - Sammy Franco, Producer

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Buckingham Wines & Spirits 2.0 Mixtape


Buckingham Wines & Spirits is the redux of the secret mixtape by LIL BEN remixed by Ex Princess. The mix  features music by LIL BEN, What Have the Unborn Done for Us?, Flora and Waverly, Joel Reber, and Ex Princess.

Buckingham Wines & Spirits 2.0 Mixtape by Official Inc.

Track list -
01 BIG LOOKS - LIL BEN
02 Green Bottle - What Have the Unborn Done For Us?
03 WAIT - LIL BEN
04 CHUPA LA CHEAPA (Instrumental) - LIL BEN
05 Decivilize - What Have the Unborn Done For Us?
06 THAT IS HOT DUDE (Instrumental) - LIL BEN
07 Food (Against U) - Flora and Waverly
08 VIP Technique - LIL BEN & Joel Reber
09 Lost Guardian - Ex Princess
10 KA KA BOOM (Instrumental) - LIL BEN
11 WHO THIS (Instrumental) - LIL BEN
12 HONKY (Instrumental) - LIL BEN
13 APPLE JACKS - LIL BEN
14 TIME WARNER (Instrumental) - LIL BEN


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Local LA Bands - When.i.o.d, Anus Kings, Fantastica Bastidas

These are a few videos of some smaller bands I have enjoyed seeing live in the past few years.

When.i.o.d
I saw these guys play when they were still in highschool and was blown away. They were a part of what was called the AMAR Collective with bands Naima Earth and Not The Government for a while. I don't know where they are now.




Anus Kings
I had the fortune of hosting these two at a house show in 2008. Total sweethearts. Punk as fuck. Video by LA art champion Vim Crony. 



Fantasticas Bastidas
I'm pretty sure this band is going to blow up eventually. Notice Brian from Anus Kings as the skeleton boy. Again, video by Vim Crony (shot at The Smell).

Monday, October 11, 2010

Gumshoes Reviews - Soul Kitchen (2010)


Firstly,
I wanted to congratulate Los Angeles for the success of its first CicLAvia on Sunday. Modeled after the original "Ciclovia" of Bogota Colombia, CicLAvia will hopefully become a monthly tradition in Los Angeles as it has in some other US cities and slowly bury its reputation as an auto-dependant city.



Now... Gumshoes Reviews: Soul Kitchen (2010)
The 3rd directorial effort by director Fatih Akin, Soul Kitchen is a quarter-life crisis comedy a la Friday and is equally as good. It follows Zinos (co-screenwriter Adam Bousdoukos), a struggling restraunteur in Hamburg who looks like Jim Morrison and named his restaurant after the song "Soul Kitchen" by The Doors. Zinos’s Soul Kitchen, is a depressing chow house that caters to a steady clientele of dock hands and warehouse workers. When his girlfriend Nadine moves to Shanghai for her career, Zinos becomes dead-set on joining her there. In order to get to Shanghai, Zinos must spruce up Soul Kitchen and sell it. This proves to be a troublesome endeavor that leads to a rollercoaster of misfortune and crime punctuated by exhuberant dance parties.
The comedy pushes hard to breach the heavy layer of trial and tribulation that drives the story and some reviewers have considered of the gags forced, but maybe that’s the point. Zinos is constantly frustrated by life's little snags, a character trait that gets him into bigger trouble. The bursts of comedy provides us with a way of relief from the heaviness of Adam's perpetual frustration, allowing us to stick with him emotionally, which is important because, aside from his temper, he's a great guy. Every performance shines and the soundtrack is full of both contemporary and classic dancehall jams. Akin and Bousdoukos play with their ethnic heritages (Turkish and Greek respectively) and turn Soul Kitchen into a multicultural salad bowl of eccentricity and camaraderie. Ultimately a feel good movie about self-discovery, Soul Kitchen will appeal to anyone who's every been young, confused, and frustrated.
Fatih Akin's dizzying directorial style has all the sass of Martin Scorsese, but with focus on stylized violence and more on character (yes, I'm implying that he's more emotionally mature than Marty). He's THE young filmmaker I'm keeping my eye on right now. Be sure to catch his directorial debut, Head-On. I think it is one of the greatest movies about agonizing whirlwind romance ever made.
Feel free to comment. Peace!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Foot Village - Lovers with Iraqis - Video



Los Angeles based Foot Village has always been more than just a band. From the visceral, gestural, and cathartic experience of their live show to their product packaging, the band has always challenged expectations. Their video for the 7" 'Lover's with Iraqis' goes beyond the typical form of a music video. Rather than creating a video juxtaposed with the form of the song as whole, producer Rob Heppell has made a video cut on the drum strikes and the raw nature of the sound. Go to the vimeo page to read the directors notes about the concept of the video.

Foot Village's last video for "Anti-Magic" took similar approach but with a completely different subject matter and spirit. This a really fun video that captures another aspect of Foot Village. Seizure warning on both videos.