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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LA Upcoming: Donovan + Friends, Todd + Takara + Raff, Julia Holter + Nudge + Matthewdavid

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

  • Region: Miracle Mile
    Music: Donovan & Friends
    Vitals: El Rey Theatre on Friday, March 19
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Silver Lake
    Music: Mia Doi Todd, Mauricio Takara, The Rebekah Raff Harp Ensemble
    Vitals: Bootleg Theater on Sunday, March 21
    (details at LA Weekly)
  • Region: Westlake
    Music: Julia Holter, Nudge, Matthewdavid
    Vitals: Synchronicity Space on Monday, March 22
    (details at LA Weekly)

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.

INCHES004: New Wax from Division Day, Nosaj Thing, Anticon/Dublab and Bygones (+ MP3s, chart)

INCHES004 has landed over at LA Weekly‘s West Coast Sound. Installment number four picks off where last week left off, an unthemed collection of just-released (this week!) L.A.-relevant vinyl reviewed, photographed, and MP3’d, accompanied by a top ten vinyl sales chart from one of our neighborhood record shops. Inside, you’ll find a Velveeta-yellow slab of wax by Bygones (Zach Hill + Tera Melos’ Nick Reinhart), the latest from Division Day, the premier Anticon/Dublab release (featuring music by Hecuba, Lucky Dragons, Julia Holter, matthewdavid, and four others), and the long-delayed vinyl version of Nosaj Thing‘s Drift. Plus, check out the local-friendly list from Origami Vinyl.

Bygones, "by-"

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

Anticon + Dublab = fresh L.A. vinyl

My favorite record label, Anticon, and L.A.’s greatest event-promoting radio collective, Dublab, have teamed up to co-author a series of 12-inch vinyl releases called In The Loop. Dublab curates, while Anticon (taking over from Plug Research) handles the physical release. Read about the two entities’ upcoming collaborative debut, and download an MP3 off of it, here.