Tag Archives: free mp3s

News Roundup: The Do-Over + FlyLo, Jason Boesel, Snoopergroup Pt. 2, Dios, Territory BBQ, Georgia & Dudley, Dead Meadow

Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up). We’ve got some catching up to do, people. Your patience shall be rewarded with MP3s and tips on fresh talent.

  1. The Bromance Continues: Snoop, Mayer, Diplo & Soulja Boy
  2. Listen: Four Songs From New Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley) LP [MP3]
  3. The Do-Over Kicks Off Limited Vinyl Series With Flying Lotus
  4. Dios Announce New Album, Leak Lotsa Free Music [MP3s]
  5. Territory BBQ and Light In The Attic Team Up For Funky Soul Party
  6. Watch: Stoner Rock Trio Dead Meadow Unveils New Video
  7. Download: Two Versions of ‘Endure’ by Declaime and Georgia
  8. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

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

Barely related bonus: The wife and I were quoted in this L.A. Times article.

INCHES reviews Baron Zen, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, Soft Circle + High Places, I Heart Lung

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

News Roundup: Beck + Feist + Jamie Lidell, Flying Lotus, Snoop, Atlas Sound + No Age + Jim Jarmusch, Rage, and Madvillain

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

  1. Rage Against The Machine Wins UK Chart Upset, Issues Statement, Plans Free ‘Thank You’ Concert
  2. Watch: Indie Luminaries Covering Skip Spence and Neil Young
  3. Download: ‘A Decade Of Flying Lotus,’ Blended by Gaslamp Killer
  4. Snoop to Lead the 2010 Countdown at YOUR New Year’s Party
  5. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

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

INCHES reviews Best Coast, Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group, Lustmord, Bipolar Bear [MP3s]

Apologies for the lack of updates. Perhaps you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to read a wee bit more in 2010? Well, why not get a jump on it now, here, for free. Check out the second latest edition of INCHES, here. As is my weekly wont, you’ll find four fresh slabs of L.A.-relevant vinyl reviewed, photographed* and MP3’d for your audio-visual pleasure.

My pick of the litter?

Best Coast, 'When I'm With You'

Dam-Funk Leaks Free 12-Minute Song on Twitter [MP3]

Bonus round! Read the whole thing here (West Coast Sound, LA Weekly)

THIS JUST IN: Leimert Park nu-funk pharaoh DΓ’m-Funk has leaked, via Twitter, an unreleased epic titled “The Lone L.A. Funksta”… Hard to believe the prolific fella has any extra material considering he’s released five mini albums this year, and yet, “Funksta” isn’t just a free song — it’s 12 minutes of free song. Perfect for Friday-night boulevard cruising.

Bassmaker Shlohmo Signs To Friends Of Friends, Plays Calling All Kids Friday [MP3]

Something less, erm, bawdy from the L.A. music universe.

Friends Of Friends — friends of ours responsible for a growing crop of exciting releases — has just announced its signing of L.A./S.F. beat music artist, Shlohmo, a.k.a. 19-year-old Henry Laufer, a former intern at Dubab. [...]Β  Shlohmo’s glitchy, bass-heavy soundscapes are already drawing comparisons to the output of Flying Lotus and Nosaj Thing, both of whom are part of the Alpha Pup family, so dude should fit right in.

Read more, and download an MP3, here, via LA Weekly.

INCHES reviews vinyl from Koushik, Avi Buffalo, Nerve City, Psychic Powers (free MP3s)

The latest installment of INCHES is now live on West Coast Sound (via LA Weekly). Click here to read about new vinyl from Long Beach folk-pop crew Avi Buffalo, New Wave revisionists Psychic Powers, scuzz-surf garage “group” Nerve City, and Stones Throw beat etherealist Koushik. Free MP3s and glorious photos accompany each, of course. Dig in!

Avi Buffalo, "What's In It For?"

INCHES reviews Nite Jewel, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, ‘My Estrogeneration’, Slang Chickens

Friends, vinyl junkies, music fans, lend me your eyes. The latest installment of INCHES has landed and you can read it here. One of the strongest sets I’ve had the pleasure of featuring in some time, wiht the free MP3s to back it up. I can’t recommend the My Estrogeneration comp enough. Enjoy.

Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Xenophanes

New INCHES: Vinyl from Railcars, Mayer Hawthorne, The Anasazis, Robedoor (MP3s)

It’s here! Another super sweet installment on your favorite column focusing on L.A.-area vinyl from the underground on up. New vinyl releases reviewed include 7-inches from Mayer Hawthorne and The Anasazis, and 12-inch EPs from Railcars and Robedoor. Awesome stuff. Don’t sleep, or the teeth’ll get ya. (via LA Weekly‘s West Coast Sound)

'Introducing The Anasazis'

'Introducing The Anasazis'

INCHES007: New Wax from EELS, Widow Babies, Night Horse, Eternal Tapestry (+ MP3s, video, chart)

INCHES007 is live! Check it out here, via LA Weekly, of course. New MP3s, photos, reviews, video, chart and, most importantly vinyl.

The Widow Babies, Jet Packs

The Widow Babies, "Jet Packs"