INCHES reviews Dâm-Funk’s 5LP Box o’ Funk (restocked at Stones Throw online) [MP3]

Dâm-Funk, 'Toeachizown' (Stones Throw)

Stones Throw has pressed up some more copies of the incredible Dâm-Funk 5LP box set, which gives me an excuse to finally write about it. This hefty collection has been dominating my at-home rotation for some time now. I think it might have something to do with that incredible hair.

Read about it (the record), and download a track for free at INCHES.

Dâm-Funk’s 5LP Box o’ Funk

INCHES reviews new vinyl from Ascend, Blank Realm, Active Child, Ernest Gonzales [MP3s]

At last! A brand new installment of INCHES, the L.A.-centric vinyl column that’s now numerous feet — no, yards — into its long-playing legacy. It’s a damn ripe time for independent music in Southern California, and this, friends, is your undeniable mainline. Inside, you’ll get your chillwave fix, your dose of droning doom, some spiraling psych and some fuzzy folktronica. Nothing to scoff at, and free MP3s from each. Plus words! And pictures!

Active Child, 'She Was A Vision'

INCHES revs Sunn O))), Flying Lotus + House Shoes, Russian Circles, Langley Sisters [MP3s]

A brand new installment of L.A.’s taste-making vinyl column, INCHES, has officially dropped. New and recent, some deluxe, wax releases from doom kings Sunn O))), Low End Theory figurehead Flying Lotus, Detroit producer House Shoes, Chicago post-metalleers Russian Circles, and Britain’s old fashioned Langley Sisters. MP3s, photography, reviews.

Behold, the first release to earn a space-swallowing vertical shot:

Sunn O))), "Monoliths & Dimensions"

INCHES reviews ‘Secondhand Sureshots,’ Oxbow, Red Sparowes, Topaz Rags (MP3s)

It’s true. Four more primes slabs of virgin wax from L.A.’s extremely fertile independent music scene. Among this week’s crop are my favorite release of the year, the Dublab super-project Secondhand Sureshots, some rabid avant blues courtesy of Oxbow (Hydra Head’s return to the column!), another dreamy psych offering from the kids at Not Not Fun (Topaz Rags), and some post-rock tastiness from Red Sparowes (on Sargent House).

Oxbow, 'Songs For The French'

INCHES reviews ‘Woodstock’, Charizma & PB Wolf, We Break Cameras, Lilofee (MP3s)

Good people, a brand new installment of L.A.’s favorite (only) weekly vinyl column, INCHES, has arrived. Fresh photos, MP3s and reviews of Southern Cali wax. Not to be slept on — this is your guide to this city’s up-and-coming, not to mention a great source for gift ideas, if you’re into that sort of thing. Check it. My pick of the week? We Break Cameras.

We Break Cameras, 'Jock Jams Vol. 2'