FYF Fest Today In Los Angeles. Set Times!

Who’s going to FYF Fest today? Set times and schedule below. Also check out the full list of after parties right here.



Silent Diane – Capella

To quote Blink 182 – “I’m Feeling This”

Silent Diane yalls. A-side of the 7″ available now on True Panther. Ltd. to 500 copies, no repress.

Order here:

Released by: True Panther Sounds 

Silent Diane- Capella by truepanther


What Do Jack White, Insane Clown Posse, Mozart, and Jeff The Brotherhood have in common?

I’m so disturbed right now.

YES ITS TRUE. Jack White produced a track for Insane Clown Posse – with Jeff The Brotherhood as the backing band – and they chose to sample Mozart.


Listen below. Read more at Stereogum.

Insane Clown Posse – Leck Mich Im Arsch by Third Man Records


M83 Feat Zola Jesus – Intro

M83 has been hard at work recording a double album with some help from Zola Jesus. The first of this made its way on the internets this week – AND HOLY COW IS IT AMAZING.

Listened to this track at least 20 times yesterday. Already on my 4th listen this morning alone.

I cannot wait to get this album. Listen to “Intro” below and stream “Midnight City”

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is out on October 17th via Naive.

(via Abeano)

MP3: M83 feat Zola Jesus – Intro

Midnight City by M83


Steffaloo – On Fire 7 Inch


2011 has been quite the journey for the ambient folk songstress Steph Thompson – who performs under the name SteffalooSo far this year Steffaloo played her first live show ever, released a collection of early demos entitled “Meet Me In Montauk, and has been featured in an avalanche of collaborations alongside Chrome Sparks, Blackbird BlackbirdGermany Germany, and Sun Glitters that have spread like wildfire across the web.

Steffaloo’s debut 7 inch “On Fire” is available this week on our very own JAXART Records. Listen to “On Fire” and “The Red Runs Free” feat. Pandit below.

Steffaloo also plans to hit the road this fall including an appearance at the CMJ Music Marathon performing with Chrome Sparks and will be performing live at the Goldrush Festival in Denver, CO Sept. 16th and 17th w/ Tennis, How To Dress Well, Candy Claws, Teen Daze, Galapagos, and more. 

Steffaloo- On Fire by jaxart

Steffaloo – The Red Runs Free (feat. Pandit) by jaxart

All There Is (Feat. Steffaloo) by chrome sparks



Track Listing
Side A.  -  On Fire
Side B. - The Red Runs Free (Feat. Pandit) - FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD
Digital Bonus Track: On Fire (Sun Glitters Remix)







Dum Dum Girls – Bedroom Eyes

With every track I hear off Dum Dum Girls forthcoming sophomore release I hear more and more Siouxsie influence. Not complaining. Siouxsie and The Banshees is one of my favorite acts of all time.

Only in Dreams
is out September 27 via Sub Pop. Head over to Pitchfork for a crazy list of upcoming tour dates – including dates with the always amazing Colleen Green. Get there early people.


MP3: Dum Dum Girls – Bedroom Eyes


Stream Wild Flag’s Debut Album

Like you needed anymore proof that chicks rock. You can now listen to the all female super group Wild Flag’s new album in its entirety over at NPR. The group features Carrie Brownstein and Sleater-Kinney bandmate Janet Weiss, Helium’s Mary Timony, and The Minders’ Rebecca Cole.

Put a bird on that.

Wild Flag – Short Version by fromgotowhoa.com


Tyler The Creator Won A Freakin VMA

I didn’t watch the VMAs so I only the highlights from the show I’ve seen in tweets and via tumblr feeds. This is what the internet is telling me went down

- Beyonce is one damn good looking pregnant lady
- Lady Gaga dressed up like Doogie’s Howsers best friend Vinnie
- Chris Brown can fly.



Wavves – I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl




MP3: Wavves: I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl

MTV premiered a new track by Wavves last night off his upcoming Life Sux EP that will be released September 20th on his own imprint -  Ghost Ramp. The EP features collabs with Best Coast and future tour mates Fucked Up. Download the new track above!



Purity Ring – Belispeak

Purity Ring are the best thing to happen to my ears in 2011. Just in time for your weekend here’s a new one entitled “Belispeak”

Head over to Pitchfork and check out their Rising Featurand don’t miss them at FYF Fest on September 3rd.

Also don’t miss “Ungirthed” and “Lofticries” below!

Belispeak by PURITY RING

Lofticries by PURITY RING

Ungirthed by PURITY RING


Sleeping Bags – Pehr


Sleeping Bags  is a  shoegazey side project from Matt and Jesse Kivel of Princeton. Yesterday Stereogum posted an instrumental track entitled “Pehr.” Los Angeles music geeks know doubt will recognize what the track is in reference to. There are definitely some Explosions In The Sky worthy moments on this offering.

Sleeping Bags’ debut LP is out Sept 13th on their own Easter Everywhere label.

MP3: Sleeping Bags – Pehr


Video: Male Bonding – Tame The Sun


I got to know Male Bonding last year running into them across the US. Next Tuesday the band will release their 90s twinged sophomore album Endless Now via Sub Pop. You can listen to the album in its entirety over at PunkNews.org.


MP3: Male Bonding – Tame The Sun 

MP3: Male Bonding – Bones

The band’s follow up features all the energy from their first release but adds in a swath of beautiful melodies and some damn catchy moments. This album sounds a little more polished than the first which will no doubt lead some lo-fi purists to make comment but honestly I think it sounds tremendous without losing its bite.

Leading up to the release of the album Sub Pop will debut live videos of every song on the record via their youtube account. Follow it here. and do yourself a favor - pre-order the album in the Sub Pop Shop.


New Atlas Sound LP Parallax Out Nov 8th!


Yeah I’m pretty stoked about this.

MP3: Atlas Sound - Terra Incognita

Atlas Sound’s new LP Parallax, out November 8 on 4AD.

(via GorilvsBear)



Video: St. Vincent – Cruel

Can Annie Clark do wrong?

The songstress aka St. Vincent unveiled a new video today for “Cruel” which comes off her forthcoming release Strange Mercy out Sept 13th on 4AD. Read about the shoot at Huffington Post.

Download “Surgeon” off the album in exchange for your email address here.


Sunset Junction Performances Rescheduled

Big thanks to Downtown Lobby for assembling this awesome list of rescheduled shows in the wake of Sunset Junction’s cancelation this weekend.

View Full List Here! 

Saturday, August 27th:

  • Art BrutArt Vs Science and The Hundred Days early show at 5pm at The Satellite.
  • Art Brut after party at The Grand Star (943 North Broadway)
  • Butthole Surfers and 400 Blows at Echoplex at 9pm.
  • Butch Walker & The Black WidowsThe FlingMilo GreeneUseless KeysVanaprasta and Chasing Kings will be at Dangerbird HQ on Sunset Blvd for an early day party from 12-6pm.
  • The Damselles and TC4 will be at Stories Books and Cafe (1716 West Sunset Blvd).
  • Barrio Tiger will do an in-store at Origami Vinyl.
  • Milo Greene set a late night show at Hotel Cafe at 11pm.
  • Marvelous Toy and The Broken Numbers Band will be in Koreatown to perform at R Bar. There is a password needed to enter this one which is “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash”.
  • Cinderella Motel will play an early show at Lot 1 Cafe

Sunday, August 28th

  • Clap Your Hands Say YeahCharles Bradley and Hands will headline the Echoplex starting at 6pm.
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery will perform at Origami Vinyl.
  • The Black Apples will be at Shop E.P.I.C. (1712 W. Sunset Blvd.).
  • Carina Round will play at Hotel Cafe at 10pm.
  • Peaches will do a DJ set for “Peaches DJ Extravaganza Festival” at Freak City (6363 Hollywood Blvd)
  • The Rescues at Hotel Cafe starting at 9pm.

Monday, August 29th

  • Tapes N Tapes will play with The Stone Darlings during their residency.

Sunset Junction Is Canceled. City Denies Permit

Music fans looking forward to this weekend’s Sunset Junction Festival are in for a rude awakening.  The LA Board of Public Works rejected Sunset Junctions permit for the festival in a unanimous decision.  This weekend’s schedule festival is officially canceled. Details below.

UPDATE: Sunset Junction issues statement  - Read statement here. – 8/24/11 4:00PM PST


  • Sunset Junction Is Off. Permit Denied - LAist
  • Board of Public Works Denies Sunset Junction a Permit for This Weekend’s Event - KCET
  • Sunset Junction is off — city denies festival’s second request for permit; makeup shows in the works - Buzz Bands

Agents/Manager/Artists are now scrambling to book makeup shows on what is already a packed weekend of events. A few shows have already been scheduled. List below. We will continue to update the list as more news trickles in. In the meantime read all the details about Sunset Junction at LAist and Buzz Bands.

Acts scheduled to perform this year included Butthole Surfers, Hanson, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, Peaches, Melvins, Tapes N Tapes and More.



- HANDS – Fri. Aug 26th, 2011 – Mezzanine at The Alexandria Hotel – Details


Speculator – Nice LP


It’s been nearly a year since I first discovered  ”Pure Ecstacy” by Speculator - a warbling track layered in fuzzed out analog glory. The sound he creates reminds me of watching music videos on recorded VHS tapes that are close to the end of their life.

Speculator is a project of former Angeleno Nick Ray – who recently relocated to the Bay Area. Most people know Nick as a renaissance artist with an insane capacity for taking music and formats from the past and evolving them for the mix media generation. It’s creating tracks that evoke instant nostalgia where Ray excels. Think of it as the perfect soundtrack for a lost generation of millenials born between 1981-1991.

Next Tuesday Speculator will release his debut full length Nice on Underwater Peoples. Stream the album in its entirety over at Altered Zones and don’t forget to Pre-order it over at Underwater Peoples website. When you buy records – you support artists.

Download “Blue Rose” Off “Nice” Below

MP3: Speculator – Blue Rose

Aug. 30, 2011

Pre-Order Nice from Underwater Peoples here:

1. Nice Intro
2. Century Select
3. Play Nice Couple
4. Jenny Says
5. I’m a Slug
6. Colleen
7. Design
8. (It’s On) Every Channel
9. Boyfrie d
10. F.E.R.G.I.E.
11. Blue Rose
12. Sweet Emotion


Video: Cerebral Ballzy – On The Run

Cerebral Ballzy have been taking over lately. Watch the video and download the track for free over at AdultSwim.com as part of their 2011 Adult Swim Singles Program. You can also now download all of the exclusive tracks featured all summer long from Best Coast, Mastadon, El-P, Tallest Man On Earth, Ford & Lopatin and more! Download free MP3 right here.


Candy Claws In Dreamland


I promise I’ll be better about posting. It certainly has been a while.

MP3: Candy Claws – The Breathing Fire

Today we throw it back to a recent obsession of mine – CANDY CLAWS. Their glowing cinematic sophmore album Hidden Lands (buy it here) recieved a ton of well deserved praise from the likes of Pitchfork and NPR. Since then they have continued to work on worthwhile projects including  their “Candy Claws In Dreamland” video series w/ accompanying soundtrack.  What I love most about Candy Claws is they still maintain the title of being perhaps the most genuine and NICEST band I have ever come into contact with.

Hell, During their performance at our SXSW showcase with twosyllable I watched Chris Walla from Death Cab For Cutie sit awestruck during their performance only glancing down occasionally to tweet about how magical the project was.

Candy Claws return to Los Angeles next week and will be headlining a show at the Echo. Moses Campbell, RACES, and Masxs will also perform. Purchase advance tickets here or from Origami Vinyl in Echo Park. Details Below!


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$8 | 18 Yrs + | DOORS AT 8:30



Video: FIDLAR – Wait For The Man


You have to appreciate bands that have purity of concept. Case in point –  Rock Insider mega favs FIDLAR. The SoCal thrash punks play punk rock, enjoy cheap beer, and want to party. Hell their band name stands for “Fuck It Dog. Life’s A Risk.”

We first introduced you guys to them with “Max Can’t Surf” – a tongue-in-cheek anthem about how their drummer can’t surf. Yesterday the band unveiled their video for “Wait For The Man” which features fast snarky quibs delivered in the form of AWESOME etched animations.

Just TOTALLY in love their whole vibe. Watch the video below!

FIDLAR – Wait For The Man from Black/White Iris Music on Vimeo.

Fidlar Article In LA TIMES.

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