News Roundup: Franz vs. Foot, Elvis Perkins, Free Languis LP, Mayer RMXs Snoop, El Guincho

El Guincho rides again.

Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up).

  1. WTF: Did Franz Ferdinand Rip-Off L.A. Band Foot Village?!
  2. Elvis Perkins Plays Surprise Gig in Echo Park, Gallery 2023 Closes
  3. Dream-Poppers Languis Release Free Album, ‘Higher Hell’ [MP3]
  4. Snoop Dogg + Mayer Hawthorne Bromance, Pt. 3: The Remix
  5. Watch: The Amazing El Guincho Plays in Rainforest [MP3]
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

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

Review: Beach House, ‘Teen Dream’

Beach House, Teen Dream (Sub Pop)

Beach House

Beach House, 'Teen Dream'

In 2008, Devotion removed some of the molasses, uncovering a handful of sing-along moments and a whole lot more fans, thus paving the way for Teen Dream’s Sub Pop release. Beach House is still a duo. That duo still lilts through its haze. That haze is still gorgeous as all get-out. So what’s changed?

Grade: A- (via The A.V. Club)