SPIN Premieres: HOTT MT Kidnaps Wayne Coyne, Growlers Diss Uncle Sam, Nick Waterhouse Slays

Been doing some blogging for SPIN lately, which included wrangling a trio of super sweet premieres from West Coast up-and-comers. Included: L.A. weirdos HOTT MT, who forced the lead Flaming Lip to do their bidding on camera; Costa Mesa beach bum kingpins the Growlers, who’ve dubbed America’s top-hatted human mascot a “dick”; and Nick Waterhouse, a San Francisco neo-greaser whose brand of soul revival won’t make you gag. Click below to dig in:

And some bonus Waterhouse for your troubles:

Roundup: Jump Clubb, Nosaj Thing, Lucky Dragons + Miranda July + Paper Rad, Thavius Beck (MP3s, videos, etc)

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

  1. Download Most Of Jump Clubb’s Debut LP For Free
  2. Nosaj Thing Talks Beat Junkies and The Smell, Stars in Sampler Porn (video)
  3. Lucky Dragons, Miranda July, Paper Rad included in Space 15 Twenty video exhibition
  4. New Thavius Beck Album Arrives Three Months Early (MP3)
  5. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

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