Last month, we mentioned a new tribute compilation of Los Angeles bands today covering their L.A. influences. Titled Beat LA, the punk-leaning album features city upstarts like No Age and Crystal Antlers digging deep into L.A.’s musical history to cover bands both obvious (The Doors, Minutemen) and less so (Thelonious Monster, 20/20). It’s out today and you can stream the whole thing below.
Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.
• The upcoming Beat L.A. comp raises money for Doctors Without Borders’ work in Haiti through new covers. The first listen is Crystal Antlers, doing a grungy punk version of Black Randy and the Metrosquad’s 1980 track “I Slept in an Arcade.”
MP3: Crystal Antlers – I Slept in an Arcade (Black Randy and the Metrosquad cover)