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Tennis – Take Me Somewhere

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Tennis (Denver, CO)

MP3: Tennis – Take Me Somewhere

Tennis were the undisputed blog darlings from this past summer. The husband and wife duo’s glowing lovestruck songs just somehow seemed the perfect fit for lazy days in the park and warm summer nights.

The denver duo recently signed to Fat Possum and announced plans to release their debut LP “Cape Dory”on January 18th. The first track revealed off the record “Take Me Somewhere” is a pensive breezy track filled with amazing oohs and a great hook.

Tonight they will play the Echo in Los Angeles with Sonny & The Sunsets – ALSO AMAZING. Be sure to download both tracks and see them tonight!

MP3: Sonny & The Sunsets – Death Cream

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Video: Kid Infinity 3D Live Pt 2 Coming Soon!

Kid Infinity (Los Angeles, CA)

So maybe you were there – maybe you just heard about it. Back in July Los Angeles electro project Kid Infinity debuted the 3D stereoscopic light technology originally intended for Michael Jackson’s comeback shows at a SOLD OUT show at The Smell. The show was super DIY, most people attending based on word of mouth, and featured performances from Signals and Juiceboxxx as well as DJs.

In a nutshell – MINDS WERE BLOWN. If you missed it – you blew it BIG TIME. LA Times even called the technology “The future of live performance” [READ ARTICLE HERE]

Kid Infinity are now prepping their 2nd 3D show which will be announced soon via e-mail. Want to see what you missed the first time? Watch the teaser video below and sign up for the list using the e-mail sign up below. By signing up you will also receive a download for Kid Infinity’s track “P.Y.C.O”

Kid Infinity‘s new EP “Electric Candy” is also available now for digital download or as a limited edition USB drive in their online store at http://www.kidinfinity.com/store

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Therapies Son – Rose Red Rose

Therapies Son (Van Nuys, CA)

Therapies Son (Van Nuys, CA)

MP3: Therapies Son – Rose Red Rose

Stereogum’s joking description of Therapies Son‘s singer seriously made me laugh out loud. In a recent post on the project Stereogum called him the “Indie Shy Ronnie” – making reference to the absolutely hysterical SNL skit featuring Rhianna and Andy Samberg as Shy Ronnie [WATCH VIDEO].

True – His vocals hover barely above a whisper but almost have an Antony & The Johnsons quality to them. The track picks up with swells of warbled keys that project a sense of a slightly deviant childlike glee and suddenly you’re really intrigued.

Then there’s the video for the same track – all I can say is WOW. It has some of the most whacked out imagery in a video I can recall ever seeing. Seriously don’t watch if you just ate lunch.

I’d be interested to see where Therapies Son are headed in the coming months. There’s something in their music that reminds me a lot of Ariel Pink‘s earlier work.

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TV Girl – If You Want It

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TV Girl (San Diego, CA)

MP3: TV Girl – If You Want It

MP3: TV Girl – On Land

Download EP For Free At Bandcamp

K – I am officially OBSESSED with “If You Want It” above. Such a breezy narrative track about being jilted by a chick.  “On Land” is also a strong favorite because I’m a total sucker for “oohs” in a chorus.

You could pigeon hole TV Girl as being “chillwave” but with the addition of break beats and horns it definitely has one up on fellow San Diego lo-fi predecessors Crocodiles, Dum Dum Girls, and Wavves.  Their songs are primarily about the typical adolescent fare – girls, SATs, finding ones place. There’s just something very special about these tracks. They have a strong sense of voice and direction that resonates with me.

TV Girl hail from San Diego. Not much information is out there about them online right now but holy cow – are you going to be hearing about them. The entire EP is flawless. Do yourself a big favor and download the EP above.

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NazcarNation – Dynazty EP

NazcarNation (Los Angeles, CA)

NazcarNation (Los Angeles, CA)

MP3: NazcarNation – Destiny Intro

BUY DYNAZTY EP AT BANDCAMP (Name Your Price)

FREE DYNAZTY REMIX EP

On a recent trip into my iTUNES vault I re-discovered Los Angeles based electro-pop project NazcarNation. The project was started by two co-workers who were bored with the 9 to 5 and started working on songs together after hours.

The duo combine dub-step, hip-hop, indie pop and ambient influence to create a some pretty sweet down-tempo gems. These kind of jams seem like they would be right up Jason Bently’s ally.

You can pick up the Dynazty EP above and the act is also offering up a free remix album and stems for any would be remix artists.

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The Soft Moon – Breathe The Fire

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The Soft Moon (San Francisco, CA)

MP3: The Soft Moon – Breathe The Fire
MP3: The Soft Moon – Tiny Spiders

I don’t know why but for some reason I have been listening to a lot of goth driven fuzzed electronic music lately. I think it all stems from the recent discovery of acts like San Francisco’s The Soft Moon. Their track “Breathe The Fire” is  psychedelic/industrial in nature and has an almost cryptic vibe. It’s loaded with and intense fuzz and drone that dare I say is incredibly sensual. I’ve seen a lot of people refer to these kind of tunes as “Dark Pop.”

The Soft Moon hail from San Francisco and have a new 7 inch “Parallels” out now on the fabulous Captured Tracks label. Be sure to order a copy before they’re heirlooms.

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Dirt Dress – Junk

Dirt Dress (Los Angeles, CA)

DIRT DRESS (LOS ANGELES, CA)

jangly art punk’s Dirt Dress will be the resident band every Monday this month at Spaceland – wait wha? Kind of a stunner there considering the band largely have only played at art galleries and all ages spaces across Southern California for the better part of two years. Still we’re happy to see them graduate to more a more traditional venue. Their track “Junk” is a shambolic ode to garage rock and worthy of a download.

You can also download every track off all their albums over on their last.fm page. Two tracks posted below.

MP3: Dirt Dress – Junk
MP3: Dirt Dress – Sonic Death

DIRT DRESS SPACELAND RESIDENCY NOVEMBER 2010
Nov. 8 – w/ Summer Twins, Ghost Porn, Slipping Into Darkness
Nov. 15 – w/Audacity, Tomorrow’s Tulips, Cosmonauts
Nov. 22 -  w/ Them Hills, Zig Zags, Wonder Wheel
Nov. 29 – w/ Allah Lahs, Cum Stain, Oh Darling

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Shameless Plug: The Monolators Double EP Release Show This Sat. At Pehrspace

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MP3: The Monolators – Silver Cities

All right dudes so get ready -

The Monolators will be celebrating the release of their new double EP “Silver Cities/Ruby I’m Changing My Number” this Saturday at pehrspace in Echo Park. As most of you know I play bass in The Monolators and if you ask me I’m quite pleased with the way these new recordings came out.

A few months back we asked friends and loved ones to donate to the production costs of the record using Kickstarter. Thanks to your charitable donations The Monolators were able to raise enough to make this saucy double EP come to life on 12″ Vinyl!

You will be able to pick up the EP at the show on Saturday. It will be a GALA event so we asked that everyone come dressed to the nines in your best red or silver get up. I for one fully plan on getting gussied up!

Info for Saturday’s show can be found below. You can also Download “Silver Cities” off the new EP above. Hope to see you There!

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The Monolators
Silver And Ruby Gala!
Saturday November 6th at Pehrspace
In honor of the release of
Silver Cities/Ruby I’m Changing My Number Double EP

WEAR RED AND/OR SILVER!

The Silver Cities/Ruby I’m Changing My Number double EP will be on 12″ vinyl thanks to all our wonderful amazing friends and fans who pre-ordered the album & donated funds through Kick Starter!

w/ The Tleilaxu Music Machine, BoxViolet & Hot TV

$5 | All Ages | 9PM

pehrspace
325 Glendale Blvd
In Echo Park

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Video: Tamaryn – Dawning

Tamaryn The Waves
Tamaryn (San Francisco, CA)

Tamaryn‘s debut album The Waves is one sonic masterpiece and will easily earn a spot on my list of top album’s of the year. The project will play one final stateside show in San Francisco on Nov. 19th before taking a break for the remainder of the year. Check out yet another video from the album – this time for the track “Dawning” below. Also download an MP3 for one of my favorite tracks “Love Fade.”

MP3: Tamaryn – Love Fade

Pick up a copy of The Waves on Mexican Summer’s website.

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VIDEO: El Guincho – Bombay

El Guincho – Bombay from CANADA on Vimeo.

Even a month after El Guincho‘s video for “Bombay” debuted I’m still finding myself watching it at least a few times a week. One of the best music videos I’ve seen in recent memory. Probably not safe for work so you might want to save this for viewing at home.

El Guincho‘s new album “Pop Negro” is out now on Young Turks/Beggars Group. IT.IS.FABULOUS.

MP3: El Guincho – Bombay
MP3: El Guincho – FM Tan Sexy

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Well…. Sometimes we post on here


The Black Jesus (Los Angeles, CA)
Photo By A.Dola Baroni

I’m making a pact to start blogging again – therefore I will be making a post at least once a day for the month of November. I know y’all just missed me terribly and quite frankly – I missed me too.

There is so much amazing music floating out there these days. I would be remiss not to share some of my amazing finds with all of you. Only thing I ask is you pay it forward by sharing postings with your friends on facebook and twitter and support the bands by checking them out live in concert.

First up – a group that has been hovering silently under the radar in Los Angeles for several months now with some of the best 3 part vocal harmonies in recent memory – The Black Jesus. LA-Underground has already been singing their praises and it wont be long before the rest of Los Angeles picks up on their fabulous tunes. The 7 piece folk rock project features members of The Janks, and Gangi, and other established LA acts.

The band are currently working on their debut EP but will be playing in Slab City (I had to look it up too) on Nov 13th. Watch video of two of the

Black Jesus – debt from Daniella Hovsepian on Vimeo.

Black Jesus @ Molly Malones 7/12 from Daniella Hovsepian on Vimeo.

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Klaxons, Baby Monster @ Troubadour

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John Cale, Ben Gibbard, Mark Lanegan @ UCLA Royce Hall

JOHN CALE + BEN GIBBARD + MARK LANEGAN AT UCLA’S ROYCE HALL ON THURS, SEPT. 30. 8PM / ALL AGES / $38-68. HTTP://WWW.UCLALIVE.ORG/.

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Passion Pit @ Hollywood Palladium

Tickets on sale Oct 1st at 10AM

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Devo @ Club Nokia

Tickets for Devo at Club Nokia on 11/12

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KXLU FUNDRAZOR

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You remember not so long ago when College radio ruled the alternative airways and artists actually sold record based on its airplay?

OK ok ok College radio is not what it used to be but there are a few stations that still continue to break the mold and put well deserving quality bands on the air. My favorite is KXLU – which is entirely funded by donations from its listeners. NO COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING WHATSOEVER

Let’s keep it that way

PLEASE donate to KXLU today between 3pm-6pm! We really need support to keep free-form, commercial free radio ALIVE! No donation is too small!

Here are a list of things you can get…

Sweatshirt
t-shirt
stainless steel water bottle (highly recommended)
KXLU SNUGGIE!!!!!
Keychain Bottle Opener
Beach Towel
Soap on a Rope
Dirty Projectors- Bitte Orca expanded version CD (2 CDs!)
2 Deerhunter tickets for Nov 1
KXLU shot glass
KXLU Zippo Lighter
Free Pizza for Life!!! (see the band Pizza! perform for free for the rest of your life!!!)

and many many more things!

PLEASE CALL 310-338-5958 between the hours of 3pm and 6pm Pacific Time
or donate online at KXLU.com

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Video: Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars

Such a simple video but shot so well. Watch Sleigh Bells’ new video for “Infinity Guitars” below. Don’t miss them opening for LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip at The Hollywood Bowl on October 15th!

Sleigh Bells “Infinity Guitars” from Phil Pinto on Vimeo.

MP3: Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars

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Waved Out II w/ Dungen, Entrance Band, Sharon Van Etten, Lord Huron, John Carpenter, Summer Darling, Young Prisms, Bowery Beasts @ The Echoplex

Aquarium Drunkard, in conjunction with the Echo, is holding its second all ages festival here in L.A. in Echo Park. Dubbed WAVED OUT, after Justin Gage’s favorite Robert Pollard solo album, this is the second recurring event featuring emerging national, local and international artists.

with:
DUNGEN || LISTEN
THE ENTRANCE BAND
SHARON VAN ETTEN
SHANNON AND THE CLAMS
LORD HURON
JOHN CARPENTER
SUMMER DARLING
HANNI EL KHATIB

ORIGAMI STAGE:
GESTAPO KHAZI
SO MANY WIZARDS
YOUNG PRISMS
VICTORIA NOLL
THE ZIG ZAGS
BOWERY BEASTS

Plus:
Food Trucks
Tamales
Tarot card readers
HIT& RUN silk screening on site

and more!

enter at
Echoplex
1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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3pm / $10 until Sep 16th, $13 after / all ages

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Soundtrack To Your Friday – Twin Sister “Lady Daydream”

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MP3: Twin Sister – Lady Daydream

Where do the weeks go? Honestly. I can’t believe its already Friday.

I hope youve had a lovely week. Looking for some action this weekend? Why not check out our new Concert Calendar and figure out your weekend show-hopping schedule.

While you’re getting ready to hit the town I strongly suggest downloading and listening to Twin Sister‘s track “Lady Daydream” off their  EP Color Your Life.

The band are selling the EP themselves on their bandcamp page. All I can say is it’s absolutely FLAWLESS. Twin Sister will be coming through Southern California next month on tour with The Morning Benders and Cults playing the Henry Fonda Theatre Oct 14th.

HERE’S YOUR WEEKEND SHOW SCHEDULE LOS ANGELES! HOPE TO SEE YOU OUT AND ABOUT!

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Bedouin Soundclash @ Troubadour

Tickets on sale now

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