The new Vetiver album, The Errant Charm, features simplified production and beautiful music. It seems like the band’s diverse influences are more apparent than ever on this record.
Starring Nick McCarthy, of Franz Ferdinand fame, Box Codax are one hell of whacky, wonderful band. Need proof? Check out this off-kilter pop single, Choco Pudding, the video for which was directed by Bob Hardy. Nick McCarthy is Guest Posting for Lost At E Minor this week.
The video for the new single Jungle sees Ganglians transmogrified into my mind’s eye view of how they sound. They are all bent up and bruised and look a little like they’ve been dipped in a boggy lagoon. Perfect for their gloriously gritty pop and you can see it here in all its gory beauty.
The singer from Little Dragon, Yukimi Nagano, sounds to me like a Swedish-Japanese version of Erykah Badu. She writes very interesting melodies and her band plays very groovy electronic music. They have a new album called Ritual Union out this month.
I’m really loving the music of up-and-coming Seattle artist Zoe Muth. She has this beautifully pure, effortless voice that is refreshingly affect-free. Her lyrics are heartfelt and real, and her band, the Lost High Rollers, are the perfect accompaniment to her sound. Listening to her is like the taste of comfort food after being away […]
Honeydrum has a new EP called Pleasures of the Sun for AMDISCS coming out on July 15. These lo-fi kids are cranking out really wonderful cassettes of swirly baritone pop, totally pure and perfect.
One night back at home in Southern California, I decided to go to a bar called The Crosby to check out the live Bossa Nova jazz band called Sister Rogers. That night I fell madly in love with the whole vibe of Bossa Nova jazz and I highly recommend getting their EP online.
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.