Young the Giant tweeted at us yesterday after the blog went live. They said, “We live in the quiet hills of East LA and the label doesn't pay rent. We do. We live together and can write at will this way. We appreciate your concern but we are OC all the way. Straight Irvine OG represent.” Right on, boys. Right on.
The Gromble also tweeted at us, surmising on the reason OC bands are fleeing OC: “I think they're afraid the Slidebar will steal their gear and hang it on the walls.”
Original post: Jan. 26, 2012, 12:34 p.m.: Maybe it's been happening since the dawn of the 5 Freeway, but it seems there a surge in the exodus of OC grown bands who've forsaken the idyllic land of their birth and claim to be native sons of Los Angeles.