First, the obvious: Friday night’s The FADER/Fred Perry Subculture party at The Echo in Los Angeles was hot. Equatorial hot. Science experiment gone wrong hot. Luckily the complimentary Bass Ale keep things as cool as possible. But you know what? Heat means dresses and shorty shorty short-shorts. The back patio was bursting with partiers, glowing with perspiration and looking fine. Inside, LA's Jeremy Jay offered momentary reprieve from the record temperatures. Mixing dirty synth lines and slinky bass to their new glam, Jay and his band heroically kicked off the first show of their national tour. Even more surprising, J.B. from the UK's These New Puritans really did rock his chain mail throughout the entire show. Dude, if you're trying to lose the poundage, don't sweat it (ha!)! You're skinny enough!
June 23, 2008