Video: PAPA – I Am The Lion King


Pitchfork premiered PAPA’s video for “I Am The Lion King today. Yes, I am aware that I seriously need to stop gushing on this PAPA EP. People are starting to get the wrong idea. It’s really simple peeps – SHIT IS GOOD. You need to give it a test drive.

If you’re in LA you certainly wont want to miss PAPA’ s EP Release Show at The Bootleg tomorrow night. RACES and The Franks will also play.

PAPA: “I Am The Lion King” from Hit City U.S.A. on Vimeo.




Hit City U.S.A. & Psychedelic Judaism Present

PAPA “A Good Woman Is Hard To Find” 

Wednesday October 12th, 2011

with special guests:

RACES (Frenchkiss Records) – Listen

The Franks – Listen

Doors at 7:30pm | $10 | Strictly 21 yrs+

Advance tickets available at Ticketfly

MP3: Papa – I Am The Lion King


Win Tickets To See Empire Of The Sun This Sunday At Club Nokia

Empire Of The Sun certainly know a thing or two about putting on a spectacle. Their stage show is filled with pagentry, style, dancers, glitter, lights, and more. Watch the video below to see what I mean. This could all come across as being too indulgent but when you pair it with their sacchrine crusted electro tunes it all makes total sense. It’s a guilty pleasure that you crave to get lost in.

I certainly don’t want anyone of you to miss their amazing over-the-top stage show which is coming to LA this Sunday October 16th at The Nokia Theater. So much so that Rock Insider is giving away 3 pairs of tickets to see the show this weekend!

To Enter:

1. LIKE Rock Insider on Facebook
2. Follow Rock Insider on Twitter
3.  Describe your most recent dream in 50 words or less in the comments below.

Promo vid for the show below. Go to Nokia Inside Track’s facebook page where you can catch pre and post event content including exclusive MP3s and video.


MP3: Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Treasure Fingers Remix)

MP3: Empire of the Sun – We Are The People (Stephan Jacobs Remix)


No – Stay With Me

A few friends have sent me this track recently so I figured it’s about time I finally shared. No is a project of Bradley Hanan Carter. The native of New Zeland is now based right in my backyard – Echo Park. His deep baritone vocals and strong prescence has drawm comparison to the likes of Matt Berninger from The National.  No will release a debut EP Don’t Worry You’ll Be Hear Forever on November 11th. I have a strong feeling you’ll be hearing much more about it. A track this good doesn’t come around very often.

MP3: No – Stay With Me



New M83 Full Album Stream at Urban Outfitters

Well this seriously made my morning. Head over to Urban Outfitters where you can stream M83‘s glorious new album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming in its entirety as well as read an interesting interview with Anthony Gonzalez himself.

Record of the year? Strong chance it might be.


MP3: M83 – Intro (Featuring Zola Jesus)


The Weeknd – Initiation


The Weeknd posted a new jam on soundcloud over the weekend. “Initiation” is laced  with some pretty impressive smooth pitch shifting. Listen below.

  The Weeknd – Initiation by The_Weeknd


Givers – Meantime (Deerhoof Greg Saunier Remix)

I kind of really love this bombastic remix of Givers track “Meantime” created by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. Lot of big thundering drums and it’s just… well… deliciously weird.

Download below.

MP3: Givers – Meantime (Deerhoof Greg Saunier Remix)


Video: Little Dragon – Brush The Heat

Little Dragon will finish up their two night stint at the Avalon TONIGHT in LA. “Brush The Heat” has been on repeat all morning.



MP3: Little Dragon – Night Light

MP3: Little Dragon – Seconds (Syd The Kyd of OFWGKTA Remix)


Subscribe To Rock Insider On Hype Machine

Are you on Hype Machine? I’m kind of seriously obsessed with it. You can subscribe to all your favorite blog feeds and then play it like a radio station. If Hype Machine had been around in the late 90s I probably would have lost my virginity to it.

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Moon Bounce Feat Steffaloo – Gone

When Moon Bounce and Steffaloo get together you know its going to be nothing short of magic. You seriously must listen to this glitched out high energy gem.

Don’t forget to pick up Steffaloo’s debut 7 inch “On Fire” in our JAXART store. These two releases couldn’t be more night and day different.

MP3: Moon Bounce Feat. Steffaloo – Gone


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MP3: Steffaloo  feat Pandit – The Red Runs Free 



Changed The World

The world has lost of true visionary. There is not one of us who has not been affected by computer revolution he helped to build. You truly changed the world forever.

RIP Steve Jobs 1955-2011




Nite Jewel – She’s Always Watching You

Congrats go out to Nite Jewel  – who recently signed to Secretly Canadian. Check out her new single “She’s Always Watching You” which will be available on 7 Inch vinyl via Yours Truly‘s label Love Letters Ink. It also includes a hand written note from Nite Jewel’s Ramona Gonzalez.

Pick up the 7 inch right here.


Cool Show Alert: Oct. 12 – PAPA EP RELEASE with RACES & THE FRANKS

PAPA’s amazing new EP officially came out yesterday on Hit City U.S.A. and Psychedlic Judaism. The band are currently out on tour with Girls but will celebrate their EP Release next Wednesday Oct. 12th at The Bootleg. I think I’ve said this numerous times before especially via Twitter – YOU NEED THIS.

Pick up the EP on 12″ vinyl right here. RSVP for the release show on facebook below!




Hit City U.S.A. & Psychedelic Judaism Present

PAPA “A Good Woman Is Hard To Find” 

Wednesday October 12th, 2011

with special guests:

RACES (Frenchkiss Records) – Listen

The FranksListen

Doors at 7:30pm | $10 | Strictly 21 yrs+

Advance tickets available at Ticketfly

MP3: Papa – I Am The Lion King



Frank Alpine – Dark Places



Frank Alpine is the alias of Rich Moreno – who is no stranger to the underground scene in Los Angeles.

While I’m still trying to wrap my head around all the different “wave” genres I stumbled upon one I’ve never heard of before – cold wave. Frank Alpines’s music has been described by many as such. Could it be due in part to his frantic synths and aggresive melodies that hold more than a few notes to cold war era kraut rock? Possibly… Frank however seems more inspired by David Lynch’s view of America.

MP3: Frank Alpine – Dark Places

Listen to “Dark Places” above and pick up Frank Alpine’s debut LP October 25th on Wierd Records. It’s a doozy.


In The Mix: September 2011


Woke up this morning to rainclouds and the sound of the storm drain above my bedroom window rattling under the weight of last night’s showers. Yep. Fall finally decided to rear its ugly head. I’m sure I’m not the only one who wishes desperately for eternal summer but I’ll take a few days of other seasons here and there.

This change in season has made me especially itchy for new music. I stumbled across two great mixes on the web this week so I thought I would share!

First up – Quit Mumbling (which is quickly becoming one of my fav daily reads) has the September installment of their monthly mix featuring music from RACES, Kurt Vile, Young Galaxy, Chad Valley, A$AP Rocky, A.A Bondy and more. Download it here.

and you really don’t want to miss Live For The Funks September mix. It’s absolutely perfect for a rainy day like today in Los Angeles. The mix features music from The Internet, Drake, Thundercat, Raleigh Moncrief, Ludacris and more and clocks in at just under an hour making it the perfect length for my daily bus ride.  Download it here.


MP3: RACES – Big Broom

MP3: A.A. Bondy – Surfer King

MP3: The Internet – Love Song-1

MP3: Raleigh Moncrief- Lament For Morning

MP3: Thundercat – Daylight

MP3: Chad Valley – Now That I’m Real (How Does It Feel?)

MP3: Youth Lagoon – Montana  





Video: Trash Talk – “Burn Alive”

Youth vs Riot Cops. Simple concept but with current events being what they are this video directed by High 5 Collective hits a little close to home.

Trash Talk‘s new Awake EP will be out Oct 11th on True Panther.


MP3: Trash Talk – Thorns


The Moor – Warm Winter

The Moor is a project born of love out of Erica Daking and Josiah Steinbrick’s Mt Washington basement. The duo began marrying Erica’s smoky vocals, minimal synth and washed out guitars back in 2008 and it’s been happily ever after ever since.

I can’t help but think how apropriately named this project is.  Many may find their music firmly rooted in brit-pop but I find their album somewhat disarming. When listening images of a dark hazy morning overlooking an alien landscape marked by fog just coming out of sleep seem to dance in your head and you can’t help but be sucked in.  Pick up their debut LP on iTunes via Dilettante.

MP3: The Moor – Warm Winter 

(via Rollo & Grady)


Video: Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out

Florence and the Machine unveiled a new video for “Shake It Out” today. Watch it above! new album Ceremonials is out Nov 1st on Universal Republic.

Florence + The Machine – Shake it Out by Artur Cunha

Also Download: 

MP3: Florence + Machine – Shake It Out (Weeknd Remix) – Zane Lowe Radio 1 Premiere


Daughter – The Wild Youth EP

Big ups to Chris at CoS for the heads up on this artist. I am a sucker for a haunting yet subtly strong female voice. Elena Tonra who performs under the moniker Daughter is all that and more. The 21 year old songstress hails from North London and has a new EP entitled The Wild Youth which will be out Nov 21st in the UK via Communion Records. Listen to two tracks off the EP below and be prepared to have your socks blown off.

If you love Sharon Van Etten and Florence + The Machine YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS.

Daughter – ‘Home’ (Taken from ‘The Wild Youth’ EP) by ohDaughter

Daughter – Love (taken from ‘The Wild Youth EP’) by ohDaughter


Video: Ronika – Only Only

Is this for real? No seriously? Is This For Real? Just discovered Ronika and really have no idea what to think. Now I have this song stuck in my head and I’m not sure if I want it there.


Video: Drake – Headlines

Drake ~ Headlines (Official Video)

What better way to start off the week than with a new video from Drake. What I really want to know is how necessary was it to tag a building with 2 story letters. Was it important to the artistic direction or overall concept of the video?

“Headlines” is off Drake’s forthcoming album, Take Care, out Oct 24th.



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