Thursday, February 7

Kevin Shields Keeps It Real With m b v

After 22 years since Loveless, it's both reassuring and not unexpected that Kevin Shields has not lost his way:

"This vinyl album has been recorded as an analogue album. It was recorded on 2 inch 24 track analogue tape and mixed onto half inch analogue tape and mastered with no digital processing involved.

The vinyl is a true analogue cut, i.e. it hasn't been put through a digital process during the cutting process unlike over 90% of all vinyl available today."

Wednesday, November 28

Video: Dungeonesse - "Drive You Crazy"

Infectious pop from Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and White Life/Art Department's Jon Ehrens project Dungeonesse.  12" single available on Secretly Canadian.

Friday, November 2

Show Alert: Other Lives - 11/3/12 - The El Rey

Oklahoman "baroque pop" group Other Lives will be performing at The El Rey Theater on Saturday, November 3, 2012.  This is their last tour in support of the LP Tamer Animals.  Having seen them open for Radiohead's previous North American tour (when they were excellent), they should be even better in the more intimate environs of The King.  Sponsored by KCRW, with opening bands Indians and Oren Lyons.  Tickets still available here.

If you do make it, Other Lives' new EP Mind the Gap will be available for purchase.

Wednesday, June 15

Show Alert: FYF Fest 2011 - 9/3/11

FYF Fest is back this Labor Day Weekend with a new location and a slew of great bands. Previously held at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, this year the festival will happen in Downtown L.A. at 1st and Main, in the streets around City Hall. That should definitely cut down on the dust, and hopefully they figure out the lines and add more vendors.

As for performers, there are the heavy-hitters like Broken Social Scene, Explosions In The Sky, Descendents, Guided By Voices and Death From Above 1979, as well as No Age, Dan Deacon, Four Tet, Yacht, Pink Mountaintops, Twin Sister, among many others.

Tickets on sale for $35 at noon on Friday, June 17.