LA Font, Los Angeles’s favorite distorted-guitar-singalong-with-the-windows-down band, are back with a new 7″ out July 29 on Kill/Hurt Records, a July residency at L.A. club The Satellite, and an East Coast tour to follow in August. Pure Volume has premiered the B-side to the 7″ “Motor Rally” and the track is also available to stream and share via SoundCloud. The “Teen Bazooka” 7″ is available for pre-order now in the Kill/Hurt Online Store.
“Motor Rally” is a punky two-chord assault that recalls Parquet Courts with its rapid-fire punchlines poking fun at pointless machismo. “I’m Judge Dredd and I am the law / I own every spot in the parking lot,” singer Danny Bobbe says. Bobbe explains: “Motor Rally’s a two minute rock song about what it takes to become a motor cross champion. For one thing, your mom can’t be a chaperone at the prom.”
The A-side of the new 7″ is “Teen Bazooka.” It’s a 1994-esque hurricane of distorted guitars, a big nonsensical chorus that recalls the Pixies, Nirvana and Guided By Voices, and a tongue-in-cheek rebuke of all that nostalgia in the refrain, “Who cares about memories? They’re worth about nothing.”
What is a teen bazooka, anyway? “Teen bazooka is the weapon of choice for dispassionate annihilation – like saying, ‘the Grand Canyon sucks’ or ‘who cares about memories,'” LA Fontfrontman Danny Bobbe explains. “It’s not a life ethos, but it’s a handy tool to have in your arsenal.”
The Echo Park-based quartet LA Font is made up of Danny Bobbe (vocals/guitar), Jon Perry (guitar), Greg Katz (bass) and Harlow Rodriguez (drums). The band formed after Jon woke Danny up in the middle of the night by playing synthesizers loudly next door.