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Lala Lala & Grapetooth Share Surprise Collaborations “Fantasy Movie” and “Valentine,” Available Now From Hardly Art and Polyvinyl Record Co.

WED, FEB 12, 2020

Lillie West of Lala Lala has collaborated on two new songs with fellow Chicagoans Grapetooth. The swooning, romantic “Fantasy Movie” and “Valentine” are available digitally worldwide today from Hardly Art and Polyvinyl. Of the tracks, Grapetooth’s Chris Bailoni explains, “I wanted [“Fantasy Movie”] to be filled with lots of layers of wobbly detuned organs and synths with a similar timbre that constantly cut in and out throughout the arrangement. [On “Valentine”] Lillie and Clay [Frankel] sang beautifully for hours and left the session file with almost 100 tracks on it - organizing and then mixing that song was a wild maneuver but I’m super happy with how the songs came out. I love making music with these two pals.” 

Stream or download Fantasy Movie today from whichever Digital Service Provider you desire, and have a Happy Valentine’s Day!


Whitmer Thomas Shares Lyric Video For New Single “Dumb In Love”

FRI, FEB 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day, one and all! In honor of the occasion, comedian and musician Whitmer Thomas has shared “Dumb In Love,” the second pre-release single from his forthcoming debut album Songs from The Golden One, out Friday, February 21st on digital and Friday, April 3rd on CD and LP.  Songs from The Golden One includes studio versions of songs featured in his upcoming HBO COMEDY® special “Whitmer Thomas: The Golden One,” which premieres Saturday, Feb. 22nd at 10:00-11:05 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO.

First pressings of the record will be available on CD and “Golden One yellow” vinyl and are available for pre-order now. 

Songs from The Golden One features two exclusive tracks (“The Codependent Enabler” and “Dancing With My Dad”) and was recorded in Los Angeles with production by Jona Bechtolt and Rob Kieswetter of electro-pop band YACHT. Whitmer was recently named one of the “Best New Up-and-coming Comedians to Watch” by Vulture and has previously appeared in GLOW, The Good Place, and more.  Whitmer has also announced new Spring tour dates, click here for more. 

Whitmer Thomas’ Songs From The Golden One Out Now on Digital

FRI, FEB 21, 2020

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Happy (digital) release day to comedian and musician Whitmer Thomas , whose debut album Songs from The Golden One is out now today and coming to CD and “Golden One yellow” vinyl on Friday, April 3rd.  Songs from The Golden One includes studio versions of songs featured in his HBO COMEDY® special “Whitmer Thomas: The Golden One,” which premieres tomorrow, Feb. 22nd at 10:00-11:05 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO.

Songs from The Golden One is available now to stream or download, and CD and LP pre-orders are also available. 

Songs from The Golden One features two exclusive tracks (“The Codependent Enabler” and “Dancing With My Dad”) and was recorded in Los Angeles with production by Jona Bechtolt and Rob Kieswetter of electro-pop band YACHT. Whitmer was recently named one of the “Best New Up-and-coming Comedians to Watch” by Vulture and has previously appeared in GLOW, The Good Place, and more.  Whitmer also has upcoming Spring tour dates, click here for more. 

Watch Whitmer Thomas’ New Music Video for “Partied to Death”

FRI, FEB 28, 2020

Musician, comedian, and actor Whitmer Thomas has shared a new music video for his single “Partied to Death” off of his debut album Songs from The Golden One.  Click here or the links above to watch the video from director Kailee McGee., which hilariously places Whitmer’s synth-pop mediation on his mother’s untimely passing in the context of a first date at a karaoke bar. Songs from The Golden One features music from Whitmer’s HBO Comedy special “Whitmer Thomas: The Golden One,” which premiered over the weekend to rave reviews. It is available now to stream or download, and CD and LP pre-orders for it’s April 3rd physical release are live . 

Songs from The Golden One features two exclusive tracks not included in his HBO special (“The Codependent Enabler” and “Dancing With My Dad”) and was recorded in Los Angeles with production by Jona Bechtolt and Rob Kieswetter of electro-pop band YACHT. Whitmer was recently named one of the “Best New Up-and-coming Comedians to Watch” by Vulture and has previously appeared in GLOW, The Good Place, and more.  Whitmer also has upcoming Spring tour dates, see below for more.