About

We are launching the LAMC split 7” series in loving memory Ariel Panero, our dear friend and a partner in Famous Class.

The series gets its name from the epic Less Artists More Condos concerts that Ariel threw, showcasing amazing bands in some strange and unique venues. Ariel’s driving force was a desire to get the bands he believed in the recognition he felt they deserved. This series simply tries to honor that idea.

For each LAMC split 7” we ask one of our favorite bands to provide us with an unreleased track for the A-side. We then asked them to pick their favorite emerging artist to provide a track for the B-side. Ariel’s LAMC shows introduced New Yorkers to bands they might not have otherwise discovered – we hope that this series will do the same. We’ll also make the tracks available on the FAMOUS CLASS bandcamp page with 100% of the digital proceeds going to the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save the Music.

We’ve got a bunch of these bad boys coming at you – stay tuned from more details as they come.

No.1: A Place to Bury Strangers/ Ceremony -April 10th 2012
No.2: Future Islands/ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – July 17th 2012
No.3: Thee Oh Sees/ The Mallard – September 25th 2012
No.4: Deerhoof/ Half Waif – October 23rd 2012
No.5: HUNX/ Cassie Ramone – January 22nd 2013
No.6: Cass McCombs/ White Magic – February 19th 2013
No.7: Ty Segall/ Chad & the Meatbodies – April 30th 2013
No.8: Xiu Xiu/ Lawrence English – June 11th 2013
No.9: Lower Dens/ Horse Lords – June 25th 2013
No.10: Fuzz/ CCR Headcleaner – January 21st 2014
No.11: Mikal Cronin/ WAND – April 1st 2014
No. 12: White Fence/ Jack Name – September 2nd 2014
No. 13: Parquet Courts/ Future Punx – September 16th 2014
No. 14: Speedy Ortiz/ Chris Weisman – October 7th 2014