Four-piece Bethlehem band L.A. FASTLIFE joined us at Shards in April 2019. The band has its roots in the punk rock of the 1970’s with band members undertaking cover sets from both Wire and the Stooges before setting out to play their own original songs. The band started with Don on vocals/guitar (Poor Diet, Daytime Cleaners), Ben on bass, and Lee on drums (Ugly Zoo, FAKE CULT). The last addition to the band was Becca on guitar (Small Mess, Ghost Lily) before the band made their live debut in 2017. Since then, the band has released one self-titled album employing a gritty lo-fi recording style.


SHOW #59

A SHARDS SESSION WITH L.A. FASTLIFE
PLUS, A MIX OF MUSIC FROM BALTIMORE D.I.Y. BANDS

---------PART ONE---------
L.A. FASTLIFE: An Introduction (0:37)
Slingshot Dakota - Louder (2:29)
Pretty Lousy - People You May Know (6:00)
Pool Radio - Real Life Hero (8:57)

---------PART TWO---------
L.A. FASTLIFE - Beach Party (14:26)
L.A. FASTLIFE - Killbot (17:32)
L.A. FASTLIFE - Ersatz (20:04)
L.A. FASTLIFE - Interview Part 1
----> Practicing at Shards (23:50)
----> Bands that inspire them (25:54)
----> Doing cover bands for Wire and the Stooges (26:29)
----> Becca on joining the band (27:21)
L.A. FASTLIFE - Therian (28:00)
L.A. FASTLIFE - Pin (30:09)
L.A. FASTLIFE - Interview Part 2
----> Lo-Fi recording approach on their first album (33:07)
----> Mixing their album in Lee’s car (33:38)
----> Discussing the band pick (35:57)
BAND PICK: The Men - Gates of Steel [Devo Cover] (37:02)

---------PART THREE---------
The Lushpockets - Baby Says (41:11)
Raindeer - R U a Dancer? (44:18)
Cora Sone - White Hat (47:18)
War on Women - Silence Is the Gift (49:37)


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