July 22, 2014 Shortly after airing a surreal apocalyptic music video for “Do You,” Spoon debuted their third single “Inside Out” from their forthcoming album They Want My Soul. The lyric video for “Inside Out” is built on abstract art pop images that pixellate into different illustrations, exuding the same wacky zing from “Do You.” The undulating electronic thumps in the background create an in-and-out melodic effect where Britt Daniel’s zesty chants capture us into a phantasmagorical soundscape. They Want My Soul will be out on August 5th.
July 16, 2014 In the competitive rising genre of electro-pop, many synthetic soft duo’s get left behind, but one duo has been riding a tidal wave of success: Made In Heights. Composed of producer Sabzi, of the Blue Scholars, and vocalist Kelsey Bulkin, a San Diego native, Made in Heights has made a significant impression on the musical community. Their sound is like a foreign lullaby, easing the listener into a synthesized daze caressed by the simplistically soft vocals of Bulkin. Which brings us to Monday night at the Bardot. When Made in Heights was released on Bardot’s weekly school night! line-up it created quite the buzz throughout our local neighborhood. L.A. radio station KCRW received over a 1000+ reservation for the show and was greeted by a momentous line. The show was outstanding mixed with beautiful vocals and amazing live set by Sabzi. This duo has already paved their way to ensuring a spot on next years festival lineups, I can almost hear their sounds vibrating through the warm bodies of Coachella. Lend a receiving ear to their latest release, “Murakami.” By: Ben Slavich
July 16, 2014 Today, Ones To Watch band Lovelife prove once again that they are the masters of cinematic flair. The L.A.-via-London quartet have premiered a new single off their upcoming album. ”Nova” is an especially pronounced example of the group’s penchant for exultant choruses and saga-like narratives. In this case, standing on a swelling symphony of strings, the band recalls rebellion, revolution, and triumph in the act of love. Hear the song above, and also grab a free download of their single Angel below! While we wait for the album, check out our interview with the band about making it.