Friday, August 28

Show Alert: Friendly Fires @ The Henry Fonda Theater - 11/21/09

After a triumphant performance at the El Rey (review here), neo dream-funk dance machine Friendly Fires will return to L.A. for a November 21, 2009 concert at the Henry Fonda Theater. Tickets available to the general public starting August 29, 2009 here.

In the meantime, their self-titled debut will be re-released on August 31, 2009, chock full of B-sides, remixes and videos, including live tracks from a May 2009 show at The London Forum. Check out the video for forthcoming single "Kiss of Life" below:

Monday, August 10

New Music: Assembly Line

Assembly Line is a semi-instrumental hip-hop duo from Perth, Australia. Nathan-J and Luke Pierre have been crafting beats together for a few years now but have only recently delivered their first official release, The Assembly Line EP. The disc contains four tracks of instrumental hiphop "with two tracks being laced with live keys." Self-described as "Polish psych jumpoff" or "a downbeat cosmic carpet ride", this is a solid headnodder that showcases sampled hip-hop at its best. Available now on Cardboard City Records and at selected brick and mortar outlets.