Kaleidoscope Eyes: Q&A with Video Artist Jesse Moretti on Her Collaboration with Julia Holter

A slice of Moretti's 'Echo Expansions' LP cover.

L.A.’s Jesselisa Moretti is an astounding visual talent whose work for Dublab, Leaving Records and others has gone criminally unsung thus far. Take a look at her work, and read her thoughts on collaborating with the excellent and always original Julia Holter (Human Ear Music) over at West Coast Sound, and if you like what you see, tell someone else about it.

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All Things Considered: Best L.A. Music with Foreign Born, Nosaj Thing and Nite Jewel

Care to hear  the best songs from the L.A. underground in 2009? Click on over to KPCC, where I visited last week in order to talk to All Things Considered host Alex Cohen about three of my favorites. Discussed: Foreign Born’s “Vacationing People,” Nosaj Thing’s “Coat Of Arms,” and Nite Jewel’s “Artificial Intellience,” as well as the scenes/movements each artist represents. Listen to the audio by clicking the little play button at the top of the article, and feel free to download each song via the side panel.

Foreign Born take a victory lap.

Further reading:

An interview with Foreign Born’s Matt Popieluch (via The A.V. Club)

A feature on Nosaj Thing (via LA Weekly)

Various items about Nite Jewel (mostly via LA Weekly)

Roundup: Fool’s Gold, Universal Music, Asura, Nite Jewel + Dâm-Funk, Foreign Born, We Are The World, Edward Sharpe, Polyamorous Affair

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

  1. Hanukkah or Xmas? Who Cares — Free Stuff Either Way from the Universal Music Truck & Fool’s Gold
  2. Video Feast: New Clips from Foreign Born, Nite Jewel + Dam-Funk, We Are The World, and Edward Sharpe
  3. MP3 Exclusive: Asura, ‘Manzanita’ (on Alpha Pup’s Non Projects)
  4. Video Premiere: Polyamorous Affair in “New York City”
  5. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

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

Roundup: Manimal Signs Sister Crayon, Julia Holter On Leaving Records (MP3, video)

Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up). This week’s is extra short (and late) due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

  1. Manimal Signs Sister Crayon, Holds Echo Residency, Releases Warpaint Video
  2. Julia Holter Prepares Leaving Records Release, Offers Handmade Art Objects (MP3)
  3. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

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