YOU GOTTA SEE THIS: “L.A.” by Fanzine
UK lo-fi group Fanzine don’t shy away from stereotypes in their video for single “L.A.,” but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In it, a blonde emerges from the ocean just as the fuzzed-out vocals and guitar drop, beginning with the hazy line “Down in L.A….” The beauty finds a flower for her hair and thumbs for a ride from a suited gentleman in a yellow convertible. It seems the only way to see this city would be to follow her lead. With a sound as faded as Best Coast and a dash of lo-fi grunge (think Real Estate), Fanzine provide the perfect combo of a slightly sunny and slightly trippy backdrop for their debut.