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L.A. Unheard: LA Font's trunk music

October 7, 2010 | 11:26 am

Editor's note: Every week, our colleagues at Brand X’s L.A. Unheard column unearth one of L.A.’s best undiscovered acts.

The band: LA Font, an Echo Park act whose name is pronounced like the pachyderm.

The sound: With the Pavement reunion in full swing, LA Font may be the lo-fi legends' biggest local fans. The band's garage-rock debut, "The American Leagues," smolders with "Slanted and  Enchanted"-style fuzz and spastic songs that threaten to run off the rails. Leading the charge is frontman Danny Bobbe, an Alaska native who arrived in L.A. by way of Montana who sings from a constant state of snarly irritation. His topics (and targets) of choice include girls, elitism and elitist girls; sounds like he's settling into L.A. just fine.

The details: Name your price for a digital copy of the self-released "The American Leagues" now on the group's Bandcamp page and pick up a hard copy on wax at Origami Vinyl on Saturday at 7 p.m., when the band plays its album release party.

The rest: Head over to Brand X for more on the band and to download the blog premiere of title track "The American Leagues."

-- David Greenwald

Photo: LA Font, all smiles. Credit: Phillip Gadrow

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