Posts tagged with ‘fomo’
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.
FOMO #109 - Ryan Hemsworth
Ryan Hemsworth aka “Ry Hems” for those that know him well, is a young money producer from Canada who’s been straight up killing the game with his unique hip hop and R&B productions.
He’s remixed everyone from Grimes to Danny Brown, collaborated with Mishka, and is the go-to producer for Deniro Farrar, Main Attrakionz and others.
Honing a new craft sitting somewhere between chill wave and trap ain’t easy, and for his progressive Canadian mind, and stellar live show, Ry Hems is going to have a massive 2K14.
Check his Fader mix below if you don’t believe us, and grab a ticket to his show Saturday at Echoplex w/ Spazzkid + The-Drum whilst you can.
January 3rd at Echo + Echoplex
Photos by Carl Pockett
Once in a while there comes along a kid that seems to sing directly into your soul. You’re not quite sure where he came from, or how he possessed the ability, but you’re damn sure he’s going to do something special.
Moses Sumney is an L.A. native with roots in Ghana, and the SPIN proclaimed “soul-folk warrior” uses breathtaking arrangements built on loop pedals, unique vocal tones, and sheer vocal power to create a live show that was recently hailed by Rolling Stone among others.
Let your ears open up to ‘Alchemy,’ the demo KCRW’s Jason Bentley is addicted to spinning.
Moses plays The Echoplex tomorrow, December 5th with Thundercat & Jonwayne.
The LA based synth power trio flexed their muscles during their February Echo Residency, showing off shades of Coldplay, M83 and The Neighbourhood all at once. We had a feeling big things were in store for the kids, but our feelings were all the more reaffirmed when they signed with Interscope to release their shiny new Gold EP.
For those of you who have yet to piece this one together, our FOMO series is a handsomely curated and intricately crafted list of bands we are featuring that you want to see now while they’re still able to be seen in an intimate locale. This next band is sort of like, the epitome of that.
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE:
WHY YOU CARE:
That electro-pop jammer is what we call a SMASH HIT ladies and gentlemen (or the modern indie equivalent of that…sans Lorde). The Swedish trio managed to get Nylon to use the words “euphoric sonic whirlwind” to describe them, and if that’s not an accomplishment, we’re just not sure what is.
What FEVER THE GHOST sound like:
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT:
FEVER THE GHOST are a relatively new band, but in just a short span of time they’ve generated quite a buzz in the LA music scene. Their psychpop tinged performance at the year’s ECHO PARK RISING proved full of promise and sparkle.
Kevin Bronson of BuzzBands writes: “Fever the Ghost is heavy on the effects, but equally heavy on complexities. The cosmos will want to hear more.” And our friends over at Origami, who also hosted an in-store with FTG a few months back, write “We’ve played their newest 7” titled ‘Rounder’ a bunch in the shop, and Sean, aka ‘The Stentz,’ summed up their sound best by describing it as ‘Avi Buffalo meets UMO meets Led Zeppelin.’”
Come see for yourself why all ears and eyes are on this foursome.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
WHAT LITTLE GREEN CARS SOUND LIKE:
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT:
It’s hard not to feel just a little tender after listening to Irish darlings, Little Green Cars. Their music echoes heartache. These aren’t whinny teenage tunes—their wistful harmonies sweep us away into a Fleetwood Mac era wave of nostalgia.
MTV says of their album Absolute Zero,”It’s an album that’s quite heavy to swallow upon its first listening, not only because of the raw, enticing lyrics but the way they excel at delivering moody crescendos — a perfected soundtrack to falling tears.”
Fall under Little Green Cars’ spell while watching the dreamy video to “My Love Took Me Down to the River to Silence Me.”
What Oh Boy Les Mecs Sound Like:
“Future forest dweller science fiction experimental synthesizer lovers” is what they call themselves on Twitter. To us, they’re just Oh Boy Les Mecs. The duo, made up by singer, Tracy Marcellino, and multi-instrumentalist, Hanford Pittman, have an eclectic sound made up by psychedelic, synth-heavy rhythms. Raising the bar with their first EP, Nurture Nuture, released earlier this year, their emotionally intense and electronic complexity is delivered in five tracks. Driving, dreamy, and rhythmatic is how they’ve been described. Catch them live to see for yourself September 27th!
What Chet Faker Sounds Like:
Australian DJ Nicholas James Murphy, AKA Chet Faker, has been slowly and steadily gaining popularity over the year and a half since the release of his 2012 EP Thinking In Textures. Chet Faker’s brand of downtempo and soulful EDM has garnered the attention of both the music public at large (he won “Breakthrough artist of the year” at the Rolling Stone Australia awards this past January) but also that of his peers, as he’s been a featured artist on tracks by contemporaries like Flume, Say Lou Lou, and Ta-ku. A debut LP is expected within the next year but as Murphy has admitted, “I keep going through stages where I think its done – and then I scrap 60% of it”.
What Escort Sounds Like:
With their huge ensemble and funky disco tunes, Escort puts on a show to be seen.
What PHARAOHS Sounds Like: (40 minutes of it)
Pharaohs have been mixing business and pleasure in one form or another since Cooper met Alejandro Cohen while working at Amoeba Records in 2007. After bonding in the store over shared music tastes, Cohen invited his new friend to an event hosted by Dublab, the L.A.-based internet radio station where he works. “It was called ‘Tonalism,’ all night ambient music,” Cooper recalls. “It was under a bridge and they were projecting visuals on the walls. Everyone was lying on blankets spacing out. It was definitely a musical connection.” That experience sealed the deal, and the two jammed together for a while before Cohen brought on Diego Herrera, a DJ and co-worker at Dublab. - MTV Hive