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Virginia’s Lovitt Records releases a single by L.A.-based pop songster Jason Falkner (Jellyfish, the Grays) this week. “Holiday” previews material from his forthcoming Elektra album, and B-side “Down at the Lake” is a Lovitt exclusive. After months of trying to get through to Falkner’s manager and negotiating stipulations with Elektra, Lovitt’s Shelby Cinca says Falkner was “really positive, really easy to work with,” and “excited that somebody like us was interested.” Another Lovitt band, Engine Down, will record eight or nine songs at WGNS this week for release sometime soon. The group includes former members of Sleepytime Trio; the music, Cinca says, builds like Slint’s and explodes like Hoover’s. (JD)