Sea Level Records in Echo Park has shows for free!

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Did you know that Sea Level
Records
in Echo Park is not only one of the best record stores in town, but also has totally rad instore performances all the time? And they’re free? This weekend you can see Hudson Bell on Saturday and The
Glass Family
on Sunday.

Of course you should also drop by Sea Level, buy some records and say hi to Todd. He’s a good kid, I swear. You should also go check out LAist’s interview with Todd, the photo of him is particularly stunning (mostly because I shot it, as well as the photo above. Sorry, I’m apparently a bragger.)

More info on the bands and some other shows they’re playing this weekend after the jump.

Hudson Bell is an indie-rock band that, at moments is full of
fuzzed out guitars and long sweeping anthems. Yet stop paying
attention for a moment and they drop a hooky, acoustic guitar-laden
pop song on you. Certainly worth checking out and you’ve got three
chances this week! (Of course, one of them is like, RIGHT NOW, so maybe only 2, sorry.)
9:30 TONIGHT @ Fold/Tangier
3PM Saturday @ Sea Level Records
or sometime Sunday somewhere at Occidental College.
Download these songs (from the Monitor Records website)
to see what it’s all about:
Slow Burn
Atlantis
Nights

The Glass Family I had never heard until today but each time I listen they seem to draw me in deeper. Think jangly pop songs with a piano. They’ve drawn comparisons to Gram Parsons, Wilco and My Bloody Valentine. I’m not feeling the MBV comparison so much, but it’s good stuff. They’ll be playing LA three times in the coming weeks:
4PM Sunday @ Sea Level Records
Sunday night @ Fold/Tangier
You want to hear what it sounds like?
Swimming In Fiction