L.A.’S FINEST INDIE BAND THE WORLD RECORD
WILL BE PERFORMING A FREE SHOW AT STAG HAIR PARLOR IN
LOS ANGELES ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Stag Hair Parlor
7223 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles CA 90046
Time: 1:00 PM
Indie rock band The World Record, featuring Andy Creighton (Guitars/Vox), Aaron Ballard (Bass), Brian James (guitarist) and drummer Jacob Summers (LauraLaura, The Rhone Occupation), will be playing a free show at Stag Hair Parlor in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, September 23rd starting at 1:00 PM.
The band will be performing songs off their second full-length album, Freeway Special. The album will be released by Squid vs Whale label on October 9th and available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, and independent record stores across the country.
The Phoenix New Times recently spoke with Andy Creighton about The World Record’s experiences and what brought them to record their second album. Read about their upcoming double vinyl LP and download “She’s Not a Liar,” the band’s first single from the album, by following this link: http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/2012/08/the_world_record_mp3.php
With influences ranging from bands like The Records, The dB’s, Blue Öyster Cult, and Big Star, The World Record have crafted their own take on rock. Freeway Special, their first album in six years, is a collection of songs which speak to a time when it was important to make a lasting impression.
Six years ago they released Guitars Forever on Tallboy Records, where it landed on CMJ’s chart at #107. The Los Angeles Times raved: “The band offers the instant-favorite choruses and bouncing rock rhythms favored by acts ranging from Big Star to Fountains of Wayne, with a hearty helping of sincere lyricism”. Aquarium Drunkard said: “Sure, name checking a band as the West Coast heir apparent to Big Star is a bold statement, brave in fact, but that’s exactly how I’ve been hailing The World Record of late.” The track, “We’re #1″ made appearances in several TV shows including Gossip Girl and How I Met Your Mother and Fox’s New Girl.
Despite earning critical praise from the likes of L.A. Times, LAist, You Ain’t No Picasso and others, The World Record rarely ventured outside of Southern California. This is soon to change, as Freeway Special is about to deliver the band to a much wider national audience with their upcoming US tour.
More tour dates to follow!