I don’t know much about these guys, but since I’ve moved to Los Angeles, Papa are the best band heard or seen. I had the pleasure of playing with them a month ago at the Bootleg Theater. Led by their drummer, they bring it hard and channel a level of songwriting which is severely missed […]
Sometimes, I just crave good old-fashioned punk rock. In those moments, bands like New Orleans-based Small Bones fit the bill quite nicely. They also put on a great live show, so check them out if they ever come through your town.
Created for the Holy Spirits‘ debut EP, The Afternoon’s Blood, this motion collage was hand cut-out, scanned and digitally assembled entirely from a pile of 40 year-old magazines. I’ve made videos for every song on the EP, so keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks for the rest of the set.
The Live at Pompeii title is an oxymoron. This is progressive rock performance in an ancient Roman amphitheatre, wrapped from an October-warm sunlight. Definitively magical.
Siriusmo used to be on Boys Noize’s record label. But now, apparently, he’s not. I’ve been working to his irreverent and nursery-rhyme like electro-techno-German-blip-pop EP, The Uninvited Guest, for the last three years on repeat. You should start doing the same. Now.
Kansas-based Split Lip Rayfield is part bluegrass, part punk, with a little speed metal mixed in for good measure. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen guitar genius Wayne Gottstine play the mandolin. Actually, scratch that. All you’d see is a blur. An incredible-sounding blur.
Yes, we’re digging the Class Actress Terrible Remix of Ghosts by CANT, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor solo project. We caught up with Class Actress frontwomen, and occasional Lost At E Minor contributor, Elizabeth Harper, for a chat. [Photo by David Yellen for Feature Shoot]
We went to see The Hollies Anniversary Show at the London Palladium because I had annoyed Mark pretty good the day before, and I wanted him to hear the song, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother. We were mocked in studio for going, but they killed it. You need to check out King Midas in Reverse.
I heard this and everything changed. Years ago, I started listening to it like I listened to everything: analysing notes and chords and song structure like there was going to be a test straight after.
Weird little video from Yacht for new song Utopia/Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire). The spatial environment in the video is a 3D visualization of the ideas of the radical architecture group Superstudio, whose vision of Utopia was a world without buildings and objects.
Frequently claimed to be one of the worst albums ever made, I’m totally entranced by the sloppily poured love, enthusiasm, boredom, and hatred sloshing to and fro in equal, intoxicating measure.
We’re digging this track from Hot Head Show, a melodic, off-kilter sonic assault which flits and flows in unpredictable ways. The band are currently touring with American alt-rock heroes Primus in Europe and have their debut album, The Lemon, due out in August.
If there’s one thing San Franciscan garage pioneers Thee Oh Sees are not short of, it’s albums. Since 2007, the band has churned out LP after LP, documenting the band’s evolution from a psychedelic noise experiment to a well-rounded garage rock band.
After a day in the studio, I sometimes struggle to fall asleep due to the music still going around in my head. The debut album by Quiet Evenings has been an antidote to this audio overload. They provide a perfect ambient grace that allows me to drift off into slumber. Out now on Sydney based […]
This album is great. I haven’t listened to him much before, though all my friends have for years, and I am psyched to have finally listened. It reminds me of Al Green a little bit.
There is a few things we all seem to know about Finland: it is in the cold North, people are depressed, and their music is heavy. Just look at Nightwish, Children of Bodom or HIM. But if you dig deeper, you’ll find that at least the latter is not the only truth. Historic traditions, Russian influence and a captivating melancholy. Or simple beauty. That’s what Jalava embodies, with haunting folk melodies and heart-breaking lyrics. In Finnish, of course.
Portland-based ‘dream-pop’ band Radiation City will be releasing their debut album, The Hands That Take You, in late September. Check out this taster from it, The Color Of Industry, which resonates with their deep ’60s bossa nova and Chicago jazz’ influences. [Free download of the single here]
White Shoes & The Couples Company is an Indonesian pop, funk, jazz band from Jakarta. Their music is influenced by Indonesian movie soundtracks from the 1970s and inspired by the acoustic spirit of 1930s jazz musicians.