News: Music’s Worst Hats, Space Thump from Yuk, Origami On Vinyl, Baths Rmxes Brad Laner

Jay Kay wasn't just kidding with his headgear.

Quick bloggy bits from around the L.A. underground (and up). Share ’em.

  1. FEATURED: The Ten Worst Hats in Modern Music History*
  2. MP3: Space Thump from Producer Yuk from My Hollow Drum
  3. Echo Park’s Origami Vinyl Hosts Album Making Seminar
  4. MP3: Beat Star Baths Remixes L.A. Legend Brad Laner

(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)

* “We’re pretty sure Empire of the Sun derives its power from the insane headdresses of frontman Luke Steele. Out of, erm, respect to that epiphany, we present to you the ten most hideous, god awful, what-in-the-funk-where-they-thinking hats in modern music history.

Mayer Hawthorne Hooks Up with Virginia Beat-Maker Nottz, Drops Etched 12-Inch for ‘I Need You’

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News Roundup: The Do-Over + FlyLo, Jason Boesel, Snoopergroup Pt. 2, Dios, Territory BBQ, Georgia & Dudley, Dead Meadow

Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up). We’ve got some catching up to do, people. Your patience shall be rewarded with MP3s and tips on fresh talent.

  1. The Bromance Continues: Snoop, Mayer, Diplo & Soulja Boy
  2. Listen: Four Songs From New Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley) LP [MP3]
  3. The Do-Over Kicks Off Limited Vinyl Series With Flying Lotus
  4. Dios Announce New Album, Leak Lotsa Free Music [MP3s]
  5. Territory BBQ and Light In The Attic Team Up For Funky Soul Party
  6. Watch: Stoner Rock Trio Dead Meadow Unveils New Video
  7. Download: Two Versions of ‘Endure’ by Declaime and Georgia
  8. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.

Barely related bonus: The wife and I were quoted in this L.A. Times article.

Thanks, Coachella

I’m sure I’m not alone in admitting that I’m still recovering from three days spent soaking up desert sun and distortion. These things take time, and weaning, which is why I’d like to belatedly introduce my baby, Coachella Digital, Issue 1.

Still those clucking tongues: this is a real (digital) magazine. Goldenvoice knows better than to launch a publication that feels like a playbill, and they gave us more editorial freedom than I’ve experienced at some indie outfits.

In short, it’s an online/offline digital publication whose primary goal is to cover the culture of the modern music festival. It’s highly interactive, plenty literate, and features as much fresh talent as it does stories of those who operate behind the scenes.

It’s free for download here. Oh, and I’m the managing editor, which means I touch all the text.

Also, I blogged about the fest for LA Weekly here: