Narnack Records and Greatminds Records released Beat LA, a very special collection of songs from classic SoCal artists performed by contemporary artists from the Los Angeles underground. Proceeds from this albums will benefit Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF), and their life-saving endeavors helping those adversely affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Classic songs from the likes of Wall of Voodoo, X, The Germs, and Gun Club have been covered by an eclectic selection of contemporary artists who call Los Angeles their home, including experimental electronic geekmaster Boom Bip, folk rocker Imaad Wasif, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and indie rock/noise pop duo No Age, among many others. All songs were donated by the artists.
Dylan Trees is a Los Angeles-based band consisting of British singer-songwriter Jeremy Simon, and long-term collaborator and chanteuse Monica Olive. Their sound has been described as "a sweet amalgam of British psych-folk drenched in sunny California dreamin'." They contributed a song by Kathy Smith called "Topanga" to the Beat LA compilation, and will be coming into our loft space to celebrate the record and play us a few little ditties. Come in at 7 pm to hear their wonderful musical stylings, and pick up this awesome compilation, it is pretty sweet and the proceeds go to Haiti! Woohoo!