No Age Announce New Album

No Age Announce New Album

No Age have finally announced the details for their highly anticipated (at least around these parts) follow up to 2008′s Nouns. The album entitled “Everything in Between” will see the light of day Sept. 28th via Sub Pop.

The band will be playing a handful of shows this summer including gigs in Moscow and a few spots opening for Sonic Youth and Pavement.

Everything in Between:

01 Life Prowler
02 Glitter
03 Fever Dreaming
04 Depletion
05 Common Heat
06 Skinned
07 Katerpillar
08 Valley Hump Crash
09 Sorts
10 Dusted
11 Positive Amputation
12 Shred and Transcend
13 Chem Trails

07-03 Calgary, Alberta – Royal Canadian Legion #1
07-04 Calgary, Alberta – Sled Island Festival
07-10 Pomona, CA – Glass House
07-24 Baltimore, MD – Whartscape Festival
07-31 London, England – Field Day Festival
08-02 Edinburgh, Scotland – Edinburgh Fringe Fest
08-04 St. Petersburg, Russia – Tanci
08-06 Moscow, Russia – Solyanka
08-08 Myslowice, Poland – OFF Festival
09-11 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
09-12 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium *
09-13 Chicago, IL – Millennium Park *
09-14 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater *
09-16 Columbus, OH – The LC Pavilion *
09-17 Washington, DC – Black Cat
09-30 Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl *^

* with Pavement
^ with Sonic Youth


VIDEO: OK GO – End Love

It is no mystery that I love and truly adore OK Go. I worked with the band on their last record Oh, No while I was at Capitol Records. The band recently split ways with EMI. Now on a label of their own making the band are free to do whatever they want with their videos including offering up their latest eye popping experiment “End Love” to fans to download for free on their website. They  even launched a pretty web savvy contest using Facebook promoting one and all to download that shit totally for free.

There is seemingly no end to their creativity when it comes to making eye catching and stunning videos. Watch it below!!

PS. The video for “End Love” was filmed on Echo Park Lake. I actually live right on Echo Park Lake. You can actually see my house. haha


Pearl Harbor Are Now Puro Instinct

Thanks to Gorilla vs. Bear for this tasty tid-bit. Lo-Fi Pop duo Pearl Harbor have officially changed their name to Puro Instinct and have just released a new EP.

Changing band names seems to be a trend in Los Angeles these days. The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra=Walking Sleep. Afternoons=Shadow Shadow Shade. The Muslims=The Soft Pack. The Weather Underground=Red Cortez.

I quite liked the name Pearl Harbor so hopefully Puro Instinct grows on me.

Maybe this means I should change the name of this website?

The band will also be touring later this summer with Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. You can also pick up a new digital EP direct from the band for only $5 on bandcamp. All the money goes straight to the band so be a dear and buy direct.  The EP will be out on vinyl later this summer on Gloriette.

MP3- Puro Instinct – California Shakedown

Jun 19 2010 Showcave Eagle Rock, California
Jul 9 2010 Echoplex Los Angeles, California, US
Jul 10 2010 Bimbos San Francisco, California, US
Jul 12 2010 doug fir Portland, Oregon, US
Jul 13 2010 Neumo’s Seattle, Washington, US
Jul 14 2010 Biltmore Vancouver, British Co, CA
Jul 16 2010 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah, US
Jul 17 2010 BLUEBIRD DENVER, Colorado, US
Jul 19 2010 7th St. Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota , US
Jul 20 2010 Lincoln Chicago, Illinois , US
Jul 21 2010 Pike Room Pontiac, Michigan, US
Jul 22 2010 Mod Club Toronto, Ontario, CA
Jul 23 2010 la sala rosa montreal, Quebec, CA
Jul 24 2010 Irving Plaza NY, New York , US
Jul 25 2010 Middle East Boston, Massachuse, US
Jul 27 2010 Johnny Brendas Philly, Pennsylvan, US
Jul 28 2010 Rock N Roll Hotel Washington D.C., US
Jul 29 2010 LOCAL 506 CHAPEL HILL, North Caro, US
Jul 30 2010 Earl Atlanta, Georgia , US
Jul 31 2010 Bottle Tree Birmingham, Alabama , US
Aug 2 2010 Hailey’s Denton, Texas, US
Aug 3 2010 Mohawk Austin, Texas, US
Aug 5 2010 Plush Tucson, Arizona, US
Aug 6 2010 CASBAH SAN DIEGO, California, US
Aug 7 2010 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California, US


Neverever – Angelic Swells

Neverever | Rock Insider

Neverever now call Los Angeles home by way of Glasgow, Scotland. I had the pleasure of seeing them live back in late 2009. They were the last band to play but MAN was I capitavated and in awe.

I am a sucker for classic rock n’ roll tunes circa late 50s early 60s. Neverever sits comfortably amid the sock hops and teenage culture of the time. Their sound is part glam, part retro with everything enveloped in a blanket of lo-fi fuzz and delicious noise. Singer Jihae Meek’s voice is deep and sultry and it almost sounds like your listening to them on a vintage radio adding even more to the summer lovin’ vibe.

Neverever recently released their debut album Angelic Swells on Slumberland Records – The label home bands like Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Stereolab. you can pick up a copy of the album right here.

If you live in Los Angeles you can catch the band at their CD Release show Tomorrow June 12th at the Kibitz Room in Hollywood and again June 14th at Synchronicity Gallery with Nodzzz, Animal Style, and Dunes.

MP3 – Neverever – Young and Dumb


Jun 12 2010 The Kibitz Room at Canter’s, Neverever Angelic Swells RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!! Hollywood, CA
Jun 14 2010 Synchronicity Gallery w/ NODZZZ, ANIMAL STYLE, & DUNES L.A., CA
Jun 18 2010 Fresh and Fabulous Cafe w/ the Avocados & Catwalk Oxnard, CA


New Japandroids – “Younger Us” 7 Inch

I got to know Brian and Dave of Japandroids a little bit this spring while Avi Buffalo were on the road with them. There is no denying how dedicated, hardworking, and absolutely crazy these guys are. Haha. Some of the coolest dudes I have ever met.

The band have been on the road for well over a year and are continuing strong after the release of last year’s much touted and loved LP Post-Nothing.

Japandroids have been releasing a series of five 7 inch singles this year – The 2nd and most recent of which for the below track “Younger Us” which is a rawkus post-punk anthem with an energy and genuine spirit that I think only Brian and Dave could pull off. These guys are the real deal. Download the track below and pick up the 7 inch right here.

MP3 – Japandroids – Younger Us


New Washed Out Track – ‘You And I’

So most of you who follow me on Twitter know what a huge fan of WASHED OUT aka Ernest Greene I am. Yesterday the project unveiled a new single recorded for Kia Adult Swim Singles Program featuring Caroline from Chairlift. This track has been on repeat for the last 24 hours. It is quite the breezy hypnotic tune. Sooo good.

MP3 – WASHED OUT feat Caroline Polacheck – You and I


Cloud Nothings – Turning On

You know – Last.fm has proven to be one of the best tools to finding new music I’ve used in recent years. My most recent last.fm discovery – Cloud Nothings from Cleveland, OH.

Tracks like “Hey Cool Kid” showcase  lo-fi infectious pop gems with the typical high gain vocals + distorted guitars you would expect to hear from a bedroom recording.

Then you hear tracks like “Even If It Worked” (the b-side of their new “Didn’t You”  7 Inch coming out June 24th) which is a better recording that lets the deliciously catchy hooks breathe. The lyrics thrust me right back into that time period of post high school love affairs with earnest vocals and jangly guitars. Without a doubt Cloud Nothings show a lot of promise. Download two tracks below!

Cloud Nothing’s debut LP  Turning On is out now on CD on Bridgetown and on vinyl from Speaker Tree. The band  are currently on tour with WAVVES. Remaining dates can be found below.

MP3 Cloud Nothings – Even If It Worked Out
MP3 Cloud Nothings – Hey Cool Kid

Jun 20 2010 IL MOTORE w/ WAVVES Montreal, Quebec , CA
Jun 21 2010 METRONOME w/ WAVVES Burlington, VT
Jun 22 2010 GREAT SCOTT w/ WAVVES Boston, Massachuse, US
Jun 24 2010 KNITTING FACTORY w/ WAVVES New York, New York , US
Jun 25 2010 ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL w/ WAVVES Washington DC, Washington, US
Jun 26 2010 THE BARBARY w/ WAVVES Philadelphia, Pennsylvan, US


Rock Insider Summer Mixtape 2010


please check out our patented ROCK INSIDER SUMMER MIX 2010!

All of these tunes are hand picked in the hopes that we can help provide you with  the perfect soundtrack to your hazy sun-soaked summer activities. What’s a BBQ or game of kickball without some killer tunes!!!

You may be familiar with a few of these tracks but I HIGHLY recommend you check out the lesser knowns – namely New Jersey’s Slow Animal and all the way from London YUCK.



1. The Morning Benders - Cold War
2. YUCK – Georgia
3. Slow Animal - Sanity
4. Woods – Suffering Season
5. Wavves – Mickey Mouse
6. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round
7. Beach Fossils – Daydream
8. Toro Y Moi – Leave Everywhere
9. Kisses – Bermuda
10. Surfer Blood – Swim
11. Avi Buffalo – Remember Last Time


The Fresh And Onlys – Second One To Know

The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys (San Francisco, CA)

Remember once upon a time when I actually used to post about new music on this website? I know. Hard to remember those days since its been so long. I wanted to introduce you to one of my recent obsessions: The Fresh and Onlys from San Francisco, California.

They already have a pretty solid pedigree of releases out on a who’s who of  influential independent labels including Woodsist and In The Red. Their shambolic sun soaked psychedelic tunes seem almost ideal for Nor Cal summer driving.

The Fresh and Onlys
‘ released a new 7″ single in January on Woodsist. You can pick it up right here. If you live around San Francisco be sure to check them out June 10th at Great American Music Hall w/ Sleepy Sun and at the Woodsist Festival in Big Sur June 12th!

Jun 10 2010 Great American Music Hall w/ Sleepy Sun & Moon Duo San Francisco, CA
Jun 12 2010 Woodsist Festival @ Henry Miller Library Big Sur, CA
Jun 25 2010 Northside Music Festival Brooklyn, NY
Jul 3 2010 Serra Bowl w/ The Oh Sees & Sic Alps. FREE! All Ages! Daly City, California

The Fresh & Onlys – Second One To Know


Where the hell have we been?

Why hello one and all – It’s been a while…..

No doubt you have noticed a complete and total lack of posting on rock insider over the course of the last two months. Truth be told I have been working on other projects and opportunities. I’m sorry for the interruption in service to the music community of LA at large.  Rock Insider has been a labor of love for a little over 5 years. As with anything there comes a time to focus on other things so that we can come back to our passions with renewed vigor.

I just wanted to post a note saying that rock insider is NOT DEAD. we are simply taking a break to re-evaluate things and make this website even better than before. I thank you for your patience.

Coming up this week: A new format for the concert calendar, one of our famous mixtapes, and new features that should renew your interest and excite your senses.

Thanks again for following us.