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One of the newer bands causing a ruckus in Los Angeles these days is a trio called The Record Company. Sure, trying to Google that name might not get you to those guys right away, but if you like a thing called blues, it’s worth it to you to find them. Folks in the modern rock world would be quick to liken them to the Black Keys because of their soulful sound, but this band sincerely rocks pretty pure blues with a whole lot of heart and the vocals to match.
The Record Company recently played at Silverlake’s Los Globos amidst a flurry of LA shows, prepping themselves for a warm-up national slot with the Whigs. They held the room spellbound, with singer Chris Vos’ full and rugged voice dredging up thoughts of Louisiana swamps and not his hometown of Milwaukee on “Don’t Let Me Get Lonely.” Alex Stiff jammed on bass while drummer Marc Cazorla stood up at his kit to shout the chorus of “Medicine Man” along with Vos enthusiastically at the crowd. “I wanna do something special for you now,” said Vos, as the band rolled out a (bluesy, of course) rendition of the Beastie Boys’ “So What’cha Want” and a truly inspired mash-up of Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” with “Can Your Pussy Do the Dog,” from the Cramps, giving shouts outs to both the late MCA and Lux Interior, respectively. Expect to see more fun and mind-blowing shows from The Record Company in the future, if you can fit yourself into the packed rooms.