N.E.R.D. kick it with Clifford (so Team Jacob)
We’re finally, truly all caught up on two weeks of intense blogging for West Coast Sound. We’ve saved best for last — here’s the highlight reel expressly designed for your reading (and viewing, and listening) pleasure.
- FEATURED: Can Yeasayer Save N*E*R*D from Totally Sucking?*
- New Wavves Album, ‘King of the Beach,’ Streaming Now
- MP3: ‘Simple Severin,’ by Echo Park Pop Stars Superhumanoids
- Peanut Butter Wolf’s 5 Favorite Stones Throw LPs
- OK Go Loses Drummer to the Muppets in Staring Contest
(all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)
* Can a Yeasayer RMX save the Virginia Beach-born, Hollywood-bred band from it’s nearly decade-long obsolescence? “Hot-N-Fun,” featuring Nelly Furtado, is neither of the things that its title suggests.
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And without further ado, here is the brand new installment of INCHES, my vinyl column for LA Weekly. If you like your boundaries pushed, this is the one for you. German doom-steeped slow jazz, funky electro jams, tribal grooves and avant garde twosomes abound. As do, of course, all the reviews, photos and free MP3s you’ve come to expect.
I Heart Lung / DWMTG split
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Tagged Baron Zen, Bohren, free mp3s, High Places, Hydra Head, I Heart Lung, Los Angeles, music crit, PPM, Soft Circle, Stones Throw, vinyl