Tag Archives: MP3s

INCHES reviews ‘Secondhand Sureshots,’ Oxbow, Red Sparowes, Topaz Rags (MP3s)

It’s true. Four more primes slabs of virgin wax from L.A.’s extremely fertile independent music scene. Among this week’s crop are my favorite release of the year, the Dublab super-project Secondhand Sureshots, some rabid avant blues courtesy of Oxbow (Hydra Head’s return to the column!), another dreamy psych offering from the kids at Not Not Fun (Topaz Rags), and some post-rock tastiness from Red Sparowes (on Sargent House).

Oxbow, 'Songs For The French'

INCHES reviews Lambo, The Marshmallow Ghosts (members of BMSR, Appleseed Cast), Bipolar Bear, and The Pink Noise (MP3s)

The latest edition of INCHES is up! Click here to read reviews of records by Lambo (AutoTune funk on Stones Throw), The Marshmallow Ghosts (featuring members of Black Moth Super Rainbow and The Appleseed Cast), The Pink Noise (Canuck punk on Kill Shaman Records), and Bipolar Bear (local crew whose latest is on Mexican Summer). Good, free tunes. Good, free photos. Good, free words. You’ll like it. Check out older installments here.

Lambo's "Computer Bagel"

INCHES012: New Vinyl from Talking Heads, Sole & Skyrider, Edward Sharpe, No Age (MP3s!)

INCHES012 is here! Find out what it’s all about for yourself. You won’t be sorry.

No Ages Losing Feeling

No Age's "Losing Feeling"

INCHES011: New Wax from Fool’s Gold, Inca Ore, Now-Again (Rare Psych!), Samiyam (MP3s, chart)

Friends, INCHES011 exists. Featuring fresh wax from L.A.’s favorite Eritrean-Hebrew Afrobeat outfit, Fool’s Gold, a limited 10-inch platter from beat music maker Samiyam (via Poo-Bah Records), some experimental goodness from the Not Not Fun label (SF’s Inca Ore), and an incredible international psych/funk/rock/soul comp put together by Stones Throw general manager, Eothen “Egon” Alapatt. Can I get a Twit-ness?

Egons Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads And Dirges, 1968 - 1974

Egon's "Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads And Dirges"

Best Of Supplement: Coffee + Stones Throw, Shafiq Husayn, HEALTH’s Golden Ticket, & Leaving MP3s

Four more for good measure: L.A. bests from the Weekly’s blog, half-disguised as news stories, all worthy of your attention. If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.

*This is taking place of the “news roundup” for the week.

INCHES009: Manimal Special ft. Hecuba, Chapin Sisters, Rainbow Arabia, Warpaint (Q&A, MP3s)

INCHES009 is the first installment of the column to focus entirely on one label. In this case, it’s local indie Manimal Vinyl, who are throwing a bacchanal in the desert this weekend at the always awesome Pappy And Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. Inside this edition you’ll find an interview with Manimal founder Paul Beahan, and choice wax from Warpaint (featuring Shannyn Sossamon), Hecuba, Rainbow Arabia, and The Chapin Sister/Winter Flowers.

See you in the desert. Just be sure to leave the vinyl at home.

Warpaints Exquisite Corpse EP

Warpaint's "Exquisite Corpse" EP

News Roundup: Dangerbird Owner To Cycle Cross-Country, Koushik Releases Free Album

Dangerbird co-owner Jeff Castelaz will be cycling across America in October, with Lance Armstrong’s blessing. Find out why here.

Stones Throw beatsmith and psych-hop soundscapist Koushik has released a new album and it’s free (for now). Read it here.

(via West Coast Sound, LA Weekly)