News Roundup: FlyLo Announces Live Band, Dublab Launches Weekly, Liars and more…

Flying Lotus contemplates world domination.

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

  1. FEATURED: Lotus Announces Live Band, Release Shows*
  2. Dublab Takes Over Fridays at Hyperion Tavern
  3. Watch: Liars Debut Psych-Thriller Vid for L.A. Anti-Anthem
  4. Learning Music Kicks Off Third Free Album-A-Month Series
  5. MP3 Exclusive: Pollyn Covers ‘Tom’s Diner’ by S. Vega
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

* “We’re trying to make people levitate. You won’t know where the floor is.” — Daddy Kev

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News Roundup: No Age, Sister Crayon, Tonalism, Free The Robots, Mishka, Host A Hoedown!

I’ve been neglectful. Terribly so. Below you’ll find some recent bloggins from the L.A. underground. Click on the links to get the full story, each of which hails from LA Weekly‘s growingly excellent West Coast Sound blog.

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Some old school Tonalism.

  1. No Age Debuts Songs On Daytrotter, Dean Reminisces
  2. Video Premiere: Sister Crayon’s “(in) Reverse”
  3. Dublab’s Ambient All-Nighter ‘Tonalism’ Headed To Portland
  4. MP3 Exclusive: Free The Robots, “Jupiter,” Forthcoming on Alpha Pup
  5. Mishka Opening To Feature A. Milonakis, Wavves, Best Coast [NSFW]
  6. Host An Indie-Folk Hoedown in Your Kitchen!

News Roundup: Abe Vigoda, Michel Gondry + Mia Doi Todd, Salvador Santana, Intuition + Al Bundy

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

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Mia Doi Todd in her new Gondry-directed video

  1. Abe Vigoda Leaks Demo, Tours With Vampire Weekend
  2. Exclusive: Salvador Santana’s “Don’t Do It”, Plus Michna Remix
  3. Watch: Gondry and Mia Doi Todd Make Human Rubik’s Cube
  4. Watch: Rapper ‘Intuition’ Pays Tribute to Al Bundy
  5. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

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

Trip-Out Tuesday: Psychedelic Visions from Red Sparowes

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

Durlin Lurt's 'Him Jenson'

  1. ‘Him Jenson’ Releases Wild Muppets Mixtape [MP3s]
  2. Dâm-Funk Making LPs w/ Steve Arrington, Nite Jewel [MP3]
  3. Trip-Out Tuesday: Psychedelic Visions from Red Sparowes
  4. And The Top Radiohead Benefit Donor Is… Dangerbird?
  5. ASKA of Moonrats Collaborates Flea, Spike Jonze
  6. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

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

Trip-Out Tuesday: Psychedelic Visions from Red Sparowes

LA Upcoming: Daedelus + Nosaj Thing + Jogger, Haiti Relief Done Ska Style, and Wild Beasts

A short list of recommended L.A.-area shows for the coming week (plus videos for instant gratification). Click “details” for descriptions.

  • Region: East Side
    Music: Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Jogger, Frosty
    Vitals: Echoplex on Friday, February 5
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Mid-Wilshire
    Music: Haiti Relief with Hepcat, Dengue Fever, Joey Altruda’s Crucial Riddims, The Lions, Very Be Careful, The Tuffingtons
    Vitals: El Rey Theatre on Saturday, February 6
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: West Hollywood
    Music: Wild Beasts, Still Life Still, Magic Bullets
    Vitals:
    The Troubadour on Wednesday, February 10
    (details at LA Weekly)

Stones Throw & Dublab Release Coolest Thing Ever, Pretty Much (MP3, video)

It’s hard to know where to start with this one. At the end of the day, you could be the proud owner of: a DVD of the Secondhand Sureshots documentary (to be explained); a 12-inch picture disc featuring music by Daedelus, J-Rocc, Nobody, Ras G, and Kutmah; which itself comes packaged inside of a one-of-a-kind hand-screened LP sleeve; plus two slipmats. And all of that looks like this:

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Click below for the explanation, an MP3, a video clip, and purchase info…

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Feature: A Decade Of Dublab – Celebrating L.A.’s Most Inspiring and Intuitive Music Collective

It was a true honor to collaborate with LA Weekly Music Editor Randall Roberts on a piece honoring one of this city’s most exceptional audio organizations, Dublab. What began as an Internet radio collective 10 years ago has grown into a veritable small universe of music-making, education, and events-throwing (and then some) — Dublab is a creative engine operating at full bore with no signs of slowing its roll. Read my article on how it happened, or skip straight to Roberts’ piece on the 10 days of incredible celebration Dublab’s got planned.

Watch Lucky Dragons perform at the Dublab studios.

INCHES003: New wax from Flying Lotus, Dublab, Triorganico and Adam Payne (+ MP3s, chart)

Ladies and gentlemen: INCHES003. By journalistic law, this column now qualifies as a trend. Installment number three is actually the first “regular” edition, an unthemed collection of just-released L.A.-relevant vinyl reviewed (with original photos and free MP3s, of course), accompanied by a top ten vinyl sales chart from one of our local record shops. This week, you’ll find a new Flying Lotus EP, some incredible throwback bossa nova by Triorganico, seven inches of Adam Payne jamitude, and a killer Dublab release compiling work from the best of this city’s beat music scene. Plus, see what Vacation Vinyl’s been selling (hint: rhymes with “meth kettle”).

Flying Lotus, L.A. 3 X 3 EP

Flying Lotus, "L.A. 3 X 3 EP"

Stay tuned for much, much more, and if you’ve got ideas, reach out.