Just in time to soundtrack your summer barbeque is the third long player from Glendale's finest citizens, The Henry Clay People. Somewhere on the Golden Coast comes out next Tuesday (June 8th) via TBD Records (home to Radiohead and Autolux amongst others) and delivers 11 guitar rock anthems. The record's a natural musical progression that pushes them farther from their early, indie/Pavement sound (although I do hear a little bit of "Major Leagues" in "Two Lives At the End of the Night") and more in a bluesy/Stones direction (Jordan Huddock's piano highlights that vibe on a few tracks).
But this is classic rock'n' roll drinking music, and the band's got a record release party scheduled for Tuesday night at Spaceland (CDs and vinyls will be available for sale). It's the last chance you're going to get to see them for a while (at least until Fall), as they're heading out on the road with Silversun Pickups and Against Me!.
To win tickets to this record release show email me [dukeufo at gmail] with the name of your favorite place to drink in LA. Please put "Henry Clay Person" in the subject line. The contest closes Tuesday at Noon.