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Tiny Ruins at Mississippi Studios

Tiny Ruins at Mississippi Studios

24 July 2014

Portland - Hollie Fullbrook's calm, pensive singing might lead one to believe that she's already been defeated by the world.  Maybe it’s because of...

The Sea Life  - Track Review And Interview

The Sea Life - Track Review And Interview

16 July 2014

Brooklyn – Maryland’s own The Sea Life is a beloved local band well worthy of farther-flung audiences. The group’s work is engineered for lovers...

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And...

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone....

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Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing

25 July 2014

New York - On Real Friends' new album, their first full length, the intro/opening track “Maybe This Place Is The Same…” sets the tone. Primarily instrumental, with only a line or two of vocals, it introduces the themes of change and interpersonal relationships. The album isn’t simply...

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

Album Review: When I Was Younger by Colony House

24 July 2014

New York - After Franklin, Tennessee's CALEB reinvented, renamed and re-imagined themselves to create Colony House, band members Caleb Chapman (vocals), Scott Mills (guitar) and Will Franklin Chapman (drums) released their debut, When I Was Younger, off of Descendant Records. A lengthy fourteen tracks long, the album...

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

Rey Pila Announce Interpol Tour And Austin City Limits Festival

24 July 2014

Los Angeles - Rey Pila has announced they will be supporting Interpol on their upcoming tour, starting September 15 in Vancouver, BC and have been added to this year's incredible Austin City Limits Festival line up. The Mexico City quartet released a new track, "Blast", earlier this month, in conjunction...

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

Tame Impala Release "Live Versions", A 9 Track Live EP

23 July 2014

Los Angeles - Tame Impala has released Live Versions, an album of songs selected from a 2013 Chicago Tame Impala concert on Interscope Records. Chief songwriter Kevin Parker chose the 9 tracks for the record based on how different the live versions are from the album versions....

Tiny Ruins Announces Fall Tour With Sharon Van Etten – Premieres Video

Tiny Ruins Announces Fall Tour With Sharon Van Etten – Premieres Video

23 July 2014

Los Angeles - New Zealand singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook is currently on tour in North America, playing songs from her new album Brightly Painted One, out now on Flying Nun Records. NPR premiered the video which was shot, directed and even edited by Neil Finn while the two were touring together...

No Family Is Safe When I Sashay – Perfume Genius

No Family Is Safe When I Sashay – Perfume Genius

22 July 2014

New York - Perfume Genius is the moniker of Seattle’s own singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas. Since his debut, this soloist’s tracks have crashed through playlists with unforgiving, tidal might. But Hadreas’ power is neither loud nor sonically invasive. Rather, his work carries a message that’s both apt and...

Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

Alvvays’ New Album Is A Dazed Dream

21 July 2014

Los Angeles - What a debut! Alvvays’ self-titled record is a 9-track, lo-fi haze that is perfect for a joyride down the coastline. The strong and sentimental indie-pop has fanciful guitar breakdowns and vocals from lead singer Molly Rankin that are so fluffy they’re almost too good...

The Black Angels Debut New Video, Release 'Clear Lake Forest'

The Black Angels Debut New Video, Release 'Clear Lake Forest'

21 July 2014

New York - The Black Angels are excited to announce that their new offering Clear Lake Forest is out now via Blue Horizon. Clear Lake Forest saw a limited vinyl release on Record Store Day, but the 7-track set sees a much wider release today in a variety...

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Harriet Ends Its Echo Residency With A Bang

Published in Live Reviews
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 07:45
  One of my favorite things about the Los Angeles music scene is its residencies. Every month, a few magical venues host Monday (or in some cases, Tuesday) night residencies, in which one lucky (and well-deserving) local act is graced with the privilege of headlining once a week for a whole month (!!). During March, Harriet was that fortunate band...

TORCHES And Lovelife Transform The Echo

Published in Live Reviews
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 03:26
  Friday nights in Los Angeles are always exhilarating, and last weekend The Echo transformed from its typical small bar/venue feel into a stadium of sorts with epic performances by L.A. natives TORCHES and UK/New York-based electro-poppers Lovelife. The night began with TORCHES’ sweeping, anthemic brand of indie rock. Though recorded the band co...

Foxygen Awes The Echo

Published in Live Reviews
Sunday, 23 September 2012 23:05
Foxygen was a name I heard floating around in the blogosphere, but something I (shamefully) never took the time to research. When I heard that the duo was playing with Moonface at The Echo, I figured I’d check them out. Why not? Getting to that show early was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. Led by vocalist Sam France and keyboardist/g...

Multi-Instrumentalist Harlan Is Ready To Take Over

Published in Interviews
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 15:54
For a new artist, Harlan has been making a lot of headway and fast. It’s not too often that you can score a Monday residency at The Echo in Los Angeles unless you have the chops to win over the notoriously fickle crowd of hipsters and industry types. But Harlan has done that. Citing Prince, Genesis and Shuggie Otis, his music is filled with memor...

Album Review: RACES, Year of the Witch

Published in Album Reviews
Monday, 26 March 2012 23:58
Los Angeles band RACES is hitting the scene with their first full-length album, Year of the Witch. Formed in 2009, RACES have distinguished themselves through their alternative, orchestral, rolling melodies and awesomely spastic moments of fuzzed-up, garage instrumentals. This LP is the follow up to their Big Broom EP and limited edition 7” feat...

Class Actress Takes The Echo Back to The ‘80s

Published in Live Reviews
Friday, 24 February 2012 11:53
  When you see Elizabeth Harper twisting and twirling on stage, seductively cooing lyrics about sex, love, and fame, and occasionally pounding on a synthesizer, it’s hard to imagine that the chanteuse started as a singer-songwriter. With the amount of energy she exudes during her live performances, it seems unnatural to picture her planted on a ...