Why LA Timpa Rules by Elliott Vincent Jones (2017)
“Who the fuck is this kid and why am I so intrigued by him” is what I said when I first saw my friend Timpa strut down Kensington Market a couple summers back. Hair cooler and bigger than mine. Shoe heels taller than me. Outfits I could never pull off but only wish I could. Baby is shy… humble… and thankful for everything around him BUT with an “I don’t give a fuck” attitude AND determination to make odd music without anyone telling him what to do or how to do it.
The music just adds to an already impressive package and, for me, there’s something very nostalgic about the soundscapes he creates. I hear elements of everything that got me into music in the first place. I hear film, I hear Korine, I hear Lynch, I hear big empty dark spaces, I hear crowded alienating urban life and I hear pure youthful experimentation — music made by a young man who gets it.
I’m excited for what he’s got down the pipeline next. LA Timpa is the anti-artist. Futuristic love boy. Feel him. Love him. Hate him.
Elliott Vincent Jones is an Toronto-based musician who currently performs as Elliott Vincent Jones and previously made music with Ell V Gore. A Guelph ex-pat, Jones has played in local bands such as Brides, The Meat and Tamsen & Elliott.