It's late yesterday and I'm proofing the Black Lips feature that will run in the OC Weekly that streets Friday. In the middle of some fact-checking I visit Japanese Motors' MySpace page and notice the Costa Mesa-based Vice Records act canceled their opening slot for the Jan. 20 date with fellow Vic ... More >>
Costa Mesa's Japanese Motors are one of Orange County's most promising current bands, having toured all over the place with Modest Mouse and landed a spot on the Vice Records roster. UK garage act the Horrors have had one of the best 2009s of anyone, with their sophomore album Primary Colours end ... More >>
Costa Mesa-based "surf-garage-pop" quartet Japanese Motors, signed to the dependably hip Vice Records label in July, released their debut album this week, handily enough titled Japanese Motors.
It's attracted the attention of frequently stingy yet inarguably influential review site Pitchfork, who h ... More >>