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Every year, the pholks at Philter Records, Japan’s phearless purveyors of phoreign indie pop, bring a phleet of artists to these shores for a special showcase called Wonderful Parade. Last year, the pheatured artist was Of Montreal, which has nothing to do with Canada and everything to do with the Elephant 6 collective that included other indie phaves like Elf Power and Olivia Tremor Control. We say “was” because the collective recently called it quits, taking most of its members into the void with it.

No phear. Philter still has the inimitable Linus of Hollywood (Kevin Dotson), the most phormidable one-man pop encyclopedia in Los Angeles. Once a well-used studio musician, Linus phormed his own record company in the late ’90s in order to release his ’60s-style songs. The roots of his unaffected pop are characterized by his phavorite singer-songwriter, Margo Guryan, who penned hits for Spanky and the Gang, and Bobby Sherman way back in the Stone Age.

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