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All Things Considered: Best L.A. Music with Foreign Born, Nosaj Thing and Nite Jewel

Care to hearย  the best songs from the L.A. underground in 2009? Click on over to KPCC, where I visited last week in order to talk to All Things Considered host Alex Cohen about three of my favorites. Discussed: Foreign Born’s “Vacationing People,” Nosaj Thing’s “Coat Of Arms,” and Nite Jewel’s “Artificial Intellience,” as well as the scenes/movements each artist represents. Listen to the audio by clicking the little play button at the top of the article, and feel free to download each song via the side panel.

Foreign Born take a victory lap.

Further reading:

- An interview with Foreign Born’s Matt Popieluch (via The A.V. Club)

- A feature on Nosaj Thing (via LA Weekly)

- Various items about Nite Jewel (mostly via LA Weekly)

Review: Molina & Johnson – s/t

Molina And Johnson, Molina And Johnson (Secretly Canadian)

Grade: B (via The Onion)

Review: BLK JKS, After Robots

BLK JKS – After Robots (via The A.V. Club)

Grade: B+

Music Go Music Revealed: Bodies Of Water, Chapin Sisters, Mezzanine Owls, others (MP3 + vids)

Secretly Canadian has signed a new L.A.-based band whose membership has been kept, well, secret. Until, that is, West Coast Sound blew the lid off of that mason jar. With a little bit of elbow grease and lots of Googling, Music Go Music‘s makeup has been revealed in its entirety, here (via LA Weekly), where you can download the ABBA-loving outfit’s music and watch them perform in outfits that ABBA would probably love.

Music Go Music go fencing?

Music Go Music go fencing?

LA Experiential: Foreign Born At Vacation Vinyl

Last night east side big boys Foreign Born played their record release gig at the relatively newly opened Vacation Vinyl on Hollywood near Vermont. It was a cozy, warm show and the fellas ripped it as a sax-weilding seven-piece, despite how tiny the room was. Read about it here (via LA Weekly‘s West Coast Sound).