The World Record

Guest Mixtape + Interview / The World Record :: My Favorite Canadians

For the next guest mixtape, get to know LA’s The World Record.  Local fans might recognize brain trust Andy Creighton and friends from The Parson Red Heads (when they were in LA, all members of The World Record were also in The Parson Red Heads, now the line-up has some new faces), but with a new line-up, The World Record deserves attention in their own right.  Hailed by Aquarium Drunkard as the “West Coast heir apparent to Big Star,” their last LP, Guitars Forever came out almost five years ago and received a plethora of favorable reviews.  Since then The World Record has continued to gig around LA, taped a neat session with Little Videos, and had a song on both Gossip Girl and How I Met Your Mother.  I myself used THREE of their tracks in a little film (shot in Silverlake, of course) that I music supervised in 2009, which is how I came to know Mr. Creighton.  Below Andy discusses with me his mixtape, My Favorite Canadians, the definition – and value – of “sheer rockingness,” and spills a bit about what’s next for the band…

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Get Your Body Moving: Ready To Rumble

Photo Credit: Kansas City Star

From “Take Me Out to The Ball Game,”  to “Who Let The Dogs Out” music has always been essential to the team sport experience, and in light of the closing ceremonies of the Olympics and the victories of teams from all around the world it seemed appropriate to end the week of workout playlists with killer jock jams – and some great articles highlighting the (sometimes odd) relationship of music and sports.

What music wins in the stadium? Nelly vs. The Ramones vs. C+C Music Factory.

Rockstars vs. Pro Athletes – who’s more famous?

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