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News: Boyz Noize RMXs Chemical Brothers, MEDcal Marijuana, Snoop & Quazedelic, New Baths Video Channels Princess Mononoke

Boyz Noize remixes the Chemical Brothers' "Swoon"

Quick bloggy bits from around the L.A. underground (and up). Share ‘em.

  1. FEATURED: Boyz Noize Remixes Chemical Brothers on ‘Swoon’*
  2. Oxnard Rapper MED Celebrates His Medical Pot Card in New Video
  3. MP3: Snoop Dogg & Quazedelic Shout Out the Gรผeros in New Song
  4. Baths Meets Mononoke in Samurai-Feat Vid for ‘Lovely Bloodflow’

* “The Chems have gotten noisier on their new album, but one of the smoother tracks is first single “Swoon.” Apologies, but this is not an electro megamix of the 2009 album by Silversun Pickups.”

(all stories via West Coast Sound, via L.A. Weekly)

Live in LA: Sublime Reunite with New Singer

Rome has got lovin'. Yep, it's what he's got.

Friends, stoners, layabouts — lend me your eyes. Last night I caught the first stop on the Sublime With Rome tour, which just so happened to kick off on a day known within a certain set as “4-20.” If you don’t know, now you know. The air was pungent and the sing-alongs were plenty. A good time was had by all, and you can read about it here, via Spin.

Sub Pop Announces Avi Buffalo LP, IAMSOUND Kicks Off “LA Collection” 7-Inch Series

Two bits of exciting news from Los Angeles-area music-makers. The first pertains to Avi Buffalo, who I wrote about for the Weekly back in October (and whose first Sub Pop release made it into INCHES). The second comes from up-and-coming L.A. indie label IAMSOUND and involves a ton of great local artists including Nosaj Thing and Ryan Heffington’s We Are The World. Since I’m in a beastly mood, click the linx for the links.

Sub Pop Announces Details of Avi Buffalo LP

IAMSOUND Launches 7-inch Series Ft. Nosaj Thing, Fool's Gold, Edward Sharpe...

Live In LA: Cold War Kids Start Mini Tour

So despite what you’ve heard, Radiohead wasn’t the only band to play a show in L.A. over the weekend. Cold War Kids kicked off a mini tour behind its new EP, Behave Yourself, with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah frontdude Alec Ounsworth opening. In a world where artistic chutzpah makes the calls, that lineup would have been reversed, but alas, that is not the world that we live in. Read about the show here, on Spin.

A Cold War Kid, shot by Andrew Herrold

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?"

Feature: Young, Gifted and Slack – Avi Buffalo Signs To Sub Pop

Last week I broke the news (via West Coast Sound) that Long Beach band-of-teens Avi Buffalo had signed to Sub Pop. This week, the LA Weekly has published my feature on the band, which goes a bit more in-depth on the group’s extremely talented leader, Avi Zahner-Isenberg. Read “Young, Gifted and Slack” here, and watch Zahner-Isenberg perform “Jessica” below.

Roundup: Dead Man’s Bones, American Apparel + Father Yod, SUB POP SIGNS AVI BUFFALO, Sole & Skyrider, Friends Of Friends

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

(via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

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

Roundup: WHY? + Blond Chili, Avi Buffalo Gossip, Ben Harper + Flea?, Masked Musicians

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

(via West Coast Sound, LA Weekly)

INCHES001: Local revolutions w/ Mika Miko, Xasthur, Rx Bandits, Castledoor, Shafiq Husayn

I’m exceedingly proud to announce the debut of my new weekly vinyl column, “INCHES” on the LA Weekly music blog, West Coast Sound. The full title of the inaugural installment is “INCHES001: Local revolutions, pt.1 — five L.A. vinyl exclusives revealed and reviewed.”

This edition features five releases by L.A.-area artists on L.A.-area labels — Mika Miko (PPM), Xasthur (Hydra Head), RxBandits (Sargent House), Castledoor (Seven Inch Project), and Shafiq (Poo-Bah) — that either are not available on CD, or sport a drool-worthy design. A free MP3 accompanies each writeup, along with a photo of the package shot, for better or for worse, by yours truly.

Mika Mikos We Be Xuxa (PPM)

Mika Miko's We Be Xuxa (PPM)

Future installments will include up-to-date reviews of wax by L.A. artists and/or L.A. imprints, profiles on local vinyl shops and labels, cratedigger-curated selections, swap meet outings, and whatever else seems like a good idea at the time. If you haven’t clicked over there already, please do so here.

Night Vision: Avi Buffalo @ The Echo

Avi Buffalo (the name of the man and the band) played the third installment of his/its May residency at The Echo last night. The 18-year old frontman seems smaller and younger in person than he does in pictures, but he’s an even larger presence than one would expect. It’s mostly the effect of that impossibly youthful voice, which sounds not unlike the imagined middleground between Devendra and Danielson. Also helpful was the general freewheeling-ness of this particular set, in which Avi eschewed favorites like “Summer Cum” (playing in “Now Hear This”) in favor of loudness and jamitude.

The following clips feature poor lighting but decent sound. The first song is one of the night’s quieter ones, while the second is the band’s 7-minute closer.