LA Font - "Stay Dry"
December 15, 2010
We filmed this at Greg's place in Echo Park the week before Christmas (hence the stockings and little tree). They'd tried to make as much space as possible, clearing out the little living and dining rooms (the separation actually helped for recording the drums, although I guess it's probably a bit awkward playing with the drummer in the next room). But even cleared out it was still a bit cramped for four band members, amps, instruments, and two cameras, not to mention these are guys that tend to move around while rocking out.
There's something really genuine about LA Font's straightforward, no nonsense brand of indie rock. It doesn't feel like just another band trying to be of-the-moment (especially around here, where these days it feels like everyone is trying to be the next Local Natives meets MGMT). Maybe it's even a bit of a reaction to those bands; Bobbe's songs definitely seem to tinge a bit with that punk-era angst (and they certainly don't seem to mind the comparisons to Pavement).
There's hardly anything "stripped down" about this session - it's pretty much the setup you'd get seeing them play out anywhere - but maybe that's part of their sticking-to-their-guns ethos. And it seems to work. Their enthusiasm definitely translates into their performance, and it's fun to watch.
Find out more about LA Font at lafont.bandcamp.com
Camera: Aaron Davidson & Elliot Glass
Sound: Elliot Glass
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