L.A. artists explore the sense of ‘Adventure’

by Kevin Bronson on June 22, 2010

laventure-television Television’s 1977 album “Marquee Moon” is recognized as one of the greatest debut albums of all time. The quartet’s follow-up, “Adventure,” was excellent (if less rough around the edges) in its own right — and now L.A. blogging luminary Aquarium Drunkard has cast a spotlight on it with the release of “L’Aventure,” a digital compilation that features eight Los Angeles bands covering the album’s eight tracks.

Like AD’s 2009 release “RAM in L.A.” — on which 11 local artists covered the songs on Paul McCartney’s 1971 album “RAM” — “L’Aventure” is a charity effort. All proceeds from the pay-what-you-will downloads benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. There are plenty of highlights: Foreign Born’s nuanced version of “Days;” the pairing of Imaad Wasif and Lykke Li on “The Fire;” and the Happy Hollows’ shriek-addled take on “Foxhole.” Local Natives, the Henry Clay People, the Deadly Syndrome, Dirt Dress and the Growlers also check in. Recommended.

||| Stream: The Happy Hollows, “Foxhole”

||| Live: The Happy Hollows perform with Admiral Radley on July 8 at the Hammer Museum as part of July’s Also I Like to Rock Series.


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