Articles from September 2012
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Lovely is a perfect way to describe the music of Citizen Cope (aka Clarence Greenwood).
He may not be the most expressive frontman, but he has this magical ability to completely capture my attention with his soulful singing. And just watching him play chills me out. He is the master of mellow yet meaningful music.
Apparently he arrived at the studio yesterday with a massive toothache, …
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On October 7, arguably the most influential band of the past 50 years, New Order is playing the Greek Theatre. I missed seeing them at Coachella a number of years back, and have been praying for an opportunity to see them live since. So, the fact that in 2 weeks time I will, is amazing.
In my pre-show excitement, I’ve been listening to ALL New Order everything for …
Digital Music Forum – set in the relaxing and hip Roosevelt Hotel in the heart of Hollywood – DMFW is attended by senior digital media leaders at top technology and media companies, startups, record labels, artists and management, media outlets, industry associations, investors and law firms.
Registration includes access to all speaking and networking sessions on Oct. 3 and 4, including invitation for Oct. 3 …
Bay Area duo Moon Duo create soundtracks for dark forest and scorched Earth vision quests.
Comprised of Wooden Shjips’ Erik Johnson and Sanae Yamada, the duo released Mazes last year, and have are set to release it’s just slightly less puzzling (but no less dizzying) follow-up Circles on October 2nd.
As their name implies, they make spacey psychedelic dirges that are as fascinating as they are cold and droney. Haunted and seemingly informed by freaky …
In a private show for KCRW last night, Band of Horses bounded up on stage and launched into a starkly beautiful acoustic version of “No One’s Gonna Love You”, setting up an incredible night of music at Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studio.
The first set was entirely acoustic, a perfect platform to display some of their best songs, including “Is There A Ghost” and a …
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(Love From London is an ongoing series where correspondents Alex Kenning and Izzy Lawrence introduce us to bands generating excitement across the pond.)
I actually met Jerome Thomas on a London bus. I heard him singing along with his headphones. I felt compelled to say hi and find out more…
He is only 23 and based out of East London.
I like how Jerome has created his …
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FYI: With the exception of the more descriptive part about the self-titled debut album from Melody Prochet, Melody’s Echo Chamber, much of this post is speculative. Like most of it. That being said, it’s not unreasonable.
In the wake of the massive worldwide success and endless touring of Tame Impala‘s debut record, “Innerspeaker“, frontman/songwriter Kevin Parker decides to settle into the anonymity of being an …
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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums for the Week of 9/24/2012
1 XX == Coexist >> [Xl/young Turks]
2 ATOMS FOR PEACE == Default >> [Xl]
3 NDEGEOCELLO, MESHELL == Pour Une Ame Souveraine >> [Naive]
4 RAVEONETTES == Observator >> [Vice]
5 STEPKIDS == Sweet Salvation >> [Stones Throw]
6 ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI == Mature Themes >> [4ad]
7 DJANGO DJANGO == Django Django >> [Ribbon Music]
8 TAME IMPALA …
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Jason Bentley was pretty giddy about having Orbital live on MBE.
The 2 brothers, Phil and Paul Hartnoll, are dance music legends whose iconic utilitarian LED light glasses were on and beaming throughout their electrifying Monday morning set.
The duo set up two tables of combined vintage and completely unique state-of-the-art gear to play some tracks for us — a mix of tunes off their latest album, “Wonky,” and warehouse …
It’s been extremely hot and sunny in LA for the last few weeks but the last couple days we’ve had grey mornings and the first true indication that Fall weather is on it’s way.
Luckily, I found the perfect grey morning album just in time. It’s by an artist named Natureboy (who is actually a girl) out of Brooklyn.
It’s lo-fi yet totally intoxicating. In fact, …