No Regular Play Talk New Album and More

Hip-hop & Cuban influences combine for NRP

August 26th, 2016
Ashlee Burke
no regular play

No Regular Play members Greg Paulus and Nick DeBruyn met as 8-year-olds growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the duo bonded early over a mutual love of hip-hop and jazz legends such as A Tribe Called Quest. No Regular Play became integrated into the Wolf + Lamb family, and since 2008, they’ve had a string of releases on the label, including the Owe Me and Too Dramatic EPs, as well as their debut album, 2012’s Endangered Species.
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LAmb Session: I The Mighty

Prepare to be dazzled.

August 15th, 2016
Lex Voight
I the Mighty Cover

I the Mighty is a band in constant creative flux. From their beginnings as a post-hardcore band solidly in the Rise Records wheelhouse of sound, the band has adapted, changed, and evolved, yet the seeds for that evolution have always been apparent.
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Exclusive Video: State To State At Eat|See|Hear!

Get to know the alt/post-rock quartet!

August 11th, 2016
Kristin Houser
state to state eat see hear

Once we get to August, I’m hit by the startling realization that summer is slowly but surely on its way out and we’ll soon be headed back to school (or whatever we do as adults). While that may be, it shouldn’t get you down, especially when some moments in August includes witnessing a fantastic band like State To State, food truck food, and an outdoor screening of a movie that is literally about Summer.
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Show Preview & Interview With OMNI’s Frank Broyles

Deerhunter alumn discusses his new venture

August 9th, 2016
Jillian Goldfluss
omni 4

Where many contemporary bands fall short, OMNI succeeds at paying homage to the sounds of ’70s and ’80s garage rock by melding fuzzy instrumentals with lo-fi sensibilities. They alternate between melodic shifts from one second to the next while still remaining accessible and even poppy at times, experimenting with starkly varying instrumental progressions under the veil of lo-fi, jazzy punk. The result is a sound that is reverent but also current and progressive.
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Interview With Silversun Pickups’ Nikki Monninger

Bassist talks new album, motherhood, and LA

August 5th, 2016
Mary Bonney
silversun pickups by Claire Marie Vogel

Silversun Pickups stand amongst the most legendary bands to recently rise out of the cacophony of music here in LA. Since their formation in 2000, this Silverlake-bred alt-rock outfit has released four incredible albums and toured around the world.
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Exclusive Video: [Naomi] at Eat|See|Hear!

A dose of indie-folk with the crunch of grunge

August 4th, 2016
Kristin Houser
ESH Naomi

After last week’s scheduled venue was blanketed by bad air quality and high heat, we decided to skip a week of Eat|See|Hear only to come clamoring back this past weekend at The Autry Museum in Griffith Park. We missed it all too much, it seemed, and our own LA Music Blogcast leader David Fisch has missed hosting, so he’ll be back in front of the camera and behind the mic to interview the rest of the bands in the series!
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Show Preview: Caught A Ghost @ The Echo

Songwriter/producer Jesse Nolan talks new single!

July 29th, 2016
Lexi Kelson
Category: Interview, News
Caught a Ghost

After first catching everyone’s eye with 2014’s full-length album Human Nature, Caught A Ghost has delivered once again with “If You Only Knew,” a new single that experiments with sampled vocals and gives fans a preview of the group’s forthcoming sophomore LP.
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Must-Know Artist: Vritra

Unstoppable, experimental hip hop

July 27th, 2016
Lex Voight
Category: Interview
vritra

There is something inscrutable about Vritra.

The Atlanta-born, Los Angeles-based rapper seems to be listening to something only few musicians can ever tap into, some creative heart of the universe or something. He channels it into a seemingly never-ending stream of experimental music that defies all classification or expectation. Thought it rests firmly within the realm of hip hop, it makes hungry forays into everything from jazz, to funk, to soul, to dub, to electronic, with another half dozen more genres thrown in for good measure.
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