Posts tagged with ‘FOMO’
WHAT HE SOUNDS LIKE
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT
How To Dress Well’s Tom Krell has at the forefront of the perpetually blog-dominating wave of indie R&B since his 2010 debut, and continues to push his intensely meditative, sonically dense balladry in exciting directions with the 2014 release of What is this Heart? Armed with the voice of the saddest angel in heaven and inspiration from the likes of TLC and Aaliyah, Krell is a modern pop songsmith whose new live band is sure to bring cuts from his three stellar albums to new heights.
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS THEM
After releasing the single “Dreaming” off of their debut EP, Smallpools was instantly on the map. The EP was a synth-y indie pop jammer that you could dance to and since along with and led to their music being featured in a number of TV and media spots. Right on the heels of Lollapalooza, they are playing at the Peterson Automotive Museum and getting ready to drop their first LP this spring. Their show is guaranteed to be a blast and their catchy beats and choruses are bound be stuck in your head long after you leave!
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS THEM
BADBADNOTGOOD are a bit of a musical enigma: this instrumental jazz/hip hop outfit comprised of three recent jazz school grads are just as keen on tackling a Coltrane number as they are jamming on some Waka Flocka at their high-energy, not-so-typical-for-a-jazz-trio shows. Backing the likes of Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean while finding the time to open for jazz heavyweights like Roy Ayers, BBNG are already are force.
Saturday, 8/23 at The Getty
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT
Considering his album hasn’t even dropped yet (August 9th via ATO Records FYI), New Orleans native Benjamin Booker is doing pretty damn well for himself; he’s on tour with Jack White and booked for a slew of festival dates including LA’s own FYF. Inspired by The Gun Club, Blind Willie Nelson, and T. Rex, Benjamin Booker is a pressure-cooker of raw talent.
August 21st at The Echo
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT
Taking their name from the esteemed Big Bang theorist, Norwegian electro-pop duo Lemaitre make highly infectious, club-ready tunes that would be equally as appropriate to soundtrack a sunset drive down PCH. Texturally-dense production achieved by self-sampling and live instrumentation puts Lemaitre at a level of ambition more akin to Phoenix and Daft Punk than any old EDM artist they may share a festival bill with.
August 8th at Echoplex
Young & Sick are on a journey to bless us with the highly infectious melodies and synth tones that are in abundance on their self-titled and debut album.
Take a listen to their single “Magnolia” and prepare to float downstream to a world of oratory pleasure as they take The Echo stage July 2nd.
DMV-bred emcee GoldLink is pioneering a new rap sound: one that blends R&B vocals, classic hip-hop breaks, and underground dance styles.
With only a string of singles out online, he had already received support from outlets like FADER, Complex, and Noisey, who were championing GoldLink as the artist to watch in 2014. He made good on their expectations with the release of his debut mixtape, the God Complex, in April, and solidified his place as a leader of the “future-bounce” scene.
It would make sense, then, that the forward thinking rapper would collaborate with the equally progressive LA-label Soulection. Together, they are pushing the boundaries of R&B infused electro rap: the sound of tomorrow, hitting the Echoplex this Friday night.
So contrary to their name, we don’t have much shade to throw on Trash Talk.
The native Cali thrashers have made a name for themselves far beyond the rock world with their fierce live shows. With their 2012 LP for Odd Future’s label, Trash Talk group proves they’re on a musical forefront as the first act signed to the Sony subsidiary separate of the Odd Future collective itself.
As per their aforementioned live show, Front-man Lee Spielman chides, “It’s fucking boring to see bands stand still and rock back and forth and expect it to be fucking entertaining and shit.”
They’re opening for the Dillinger Escape Plan this Thursday at the Echoplex
Here’s a preview of their highly energized show and what you can expect:
This woman, Alynda Lee Segarra, is making a stamp on American folk tradition and your ears need to hear her out. If you’re listening to her newest album, “Small Town Heroes,” then you gotta give her the credit the music industry folks have. The album earned her impeccable reviews from NPR, The New York times to Mojo and paste, earning her a breakout performance at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Reimagining American roots music.
Growing up in the Bronx, she traveled to New Orleans where she explored her talent and rediscovered her passion for her art. Her stories are told through her songs on her newest album where she shows special reverence for the city.
At the forefront of a new generation of American folk music, you MUST see her live at The Echo this Friday
Be apart of the riff raff with a little tune we leave you here
You don’t get the head honcho of Alpha Pup / Low End Theory singing your praises without showing up to the plate with some heat.
Similarly to our dear friends Team Supreme, Soulection is on the fast track to LA superscenedome.
The record label, radio show and niche collective of creative music makers has been on the grind for years, and 2014 is poised to be a breakout chunk of months for the crew. Producers Ta-ku, Joe Kay, Evil Needle, Sango, Carmack, Waldo, Esta and Sango are all label regulars, slinging mature and soulful beats that send dance floors throbbing.
With support from big dogs Low End Theory and other FOMO collective Team Supreme,
Nothing screams FOMO like getting Pitchfork Best New Music, and on Angel Olsen’s sublime sophomore album, she’s done just that.
We’ll even give Pitchfork the benefit of an excellent summary of Olsen: “Olsen’s voice is enchanting; it sounds like the result of a spell that called for Leonard Cohen’s blood, Buffy Sainte-Marie’s larynx, and a still-operational old-timey microphone emblazoned with radio call letters. Her songs are powered by a strange, anarchic electricity, always flickering on the edge of blowing out.”
Do not miss her live show at Echoplex Sunday, March 2nd (we’ve got a smattering of tickets left).
We leave you with this blissful little tune.
Proggy computer driven awesomeness.
That’s the how we would describe Seth Haley’s project Com Truise. Some might say, synthy cosmic elector jams, but to each their own right?
Fact of the matter is that Com Truise has garnered a cult like following after only a select few proper releases, and his live shows are something to behold. He’s sold out his gig this Friday at Echoplex (although we’ll have a couple tix at the door for those that arrive early enough), which usually means huge things are coming for Mr. Truise.
Stream “In Decay” in full below, which has all sorts of rarities and other goodies to be gobbled up.
Wildcat! Wildcat! is more than just three beardy dudes from LA. Jesse Taylor, Michael Wilson, and Jesse Carmichael produce intricate and beautiful indie rock tunes that have drawn comparisons to Fleet Foxes, Alt-J, and parts of MGMT.
Touring nationally after only a debut EP, the dudes are on their way to achieving some serious international accolades.
Warp has a penchant for putting out next level producers and musical minds. Daniel Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never is no exception.
Using an array of synths to constantly explore new musical terrains, Lopatin’s latest full length, R Plus Seven explores new digital soundscapes, releases and creates tension, and takes you on a bewildering emotional ride.
R Plus Seven topped many blahger’s best of 2013 lists, and the live OPN performance is pretty spectacular. Oneohtrix Point Never started niche and the project is well on its way to selling out the Wiltern’s of the world.
Catch OPN live Friday at Echoplex with #needtoknow artist Dawn of Midi
You know you’re getting somewhere when Thom Yorke puts you at the top of one of his famed “Office Playlists.” If the beats are good enough for the Yorke, they’re good enough for those of us smart enough to understand them ourselves.
FaltyDL holds it down in New York, and his twisting, progressive UK garage tinged beat arrangements are one of a kind. He’s worked with and remixed everyone from Machinedrum, The XX, Scuba and Mount Kimbie, and has a formidable slew of originals circulating.
He doesn’t come around these parts often, and the next time he will you’ll be hard pressed to find him at a cozy place like The Echoplex. Even harder to find a better co-bill than Prefuse 73 and Nosaj thing this Friday.