Watch St. Vincent’s Video For “Birth in Reverse”

Annie Clark in her rightful place as space-goddess

December 19th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: Lead Story, Video
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St. Vincent’s self-titled album landed the top spot on our Top 50 Albums of 2014 list, but she’s not done being amazing yet. Her recently released video for “Birth in Reverse” is gorgeously mesmerizing and definitely deserves viewing even if it missed most “best of” cut-offs.
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LA Music Blogcast: Top 50 Countdown – Part 1

LAmb writers discuss our Top 50 albums of 2014!

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
LA Music Blogcast 2014 Wrap Up

Lo and behold, it’s that time of the year again, and it’s usually my favorite time! It’s “lists” season, and since 2014 is coming to a close, we here at LA Music Blog collectively gathered our opinions on our favorite records of the year to help roll out our Top 50 Albums list, as well as our Top Singles and Top Music Videos lists.
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Interview With Moby

Inspirational Q&A with an electronic luminary

December 15th, 2014
Lesley Park
Moby Innocents Promo

When you jump into the crazy world that is music blogging, there are certain interviews you dream about being able to do one day, certain artists or groups that irrevocably shaped the landscape of music as you knew it growing up. These are the same artists that you find yourself temporarily blanking out on when you finally get the chance to ask them all those questions you’ve longed to ask because no matter how many times you’ve done the Q&A song and dance, interviewing the people that have inspired you for over a decade is still unbelievably daunting.
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LA Music Blogcast: Covers and Remixes

Do music covers serve a purpose? We figure it out.

December 12th, 2014
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
Flamings Lips Beatles

Oklahoma psych rockers The Flaming Lips recently released an entire cover album of The Beatles’ finest achievement, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. I, David “DJ” Fisch, wasn’t particularly a fan of it, which made me question: are covers really homages? Are they disrespectful to their influencers?
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LA Music Blogcast: The Streaming Struggle

Streaming and physical services dominate news

December 11th, 2014
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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The debate for and against online music streaming services heated up in the wake of Taylor Swift bowing out of Spotify and taking her entire discography off the popular service. In light of these events, many streaming services and popular Internet companies started offering new options, and labels and musicians put in their two cents on the whole situation.
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New Album Releases: December 9, 2014

Angels & Airwaves, J. Cole, PRhyme, and more!

December 9th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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With the holidays just around the corner, we have a decidedly less plentiful slate of new album releases coming our way than we are used to the rest of the year, but that doesn’t mean our list of notable new releases is lacking in substance! We’ll be checking out the following albums this week while sipping on our peppermint-mocha lattes and suggest you do, too!
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The LA Music Blogcast Returns Via TuneIn

Listen to our first podcast on TuneIn now!

December 5th, 2014
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
LA Music Blog and TuneIn

Sound the alarm! The LA Music Blogcast — the official podcast of LA Music Blog — has returned after a short hiatus, just in time to close out a year filled with wildly exciting music news and releases!
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Top 10 Music Videos of 2014

The videos we couldn’t take our eyes off in 2014

December 3rd, 2014
David Fisch
Best music videos of 2014

A lot of attention was given to music videos in 2014, but not in the way you might think. Services such as Vevo and YouTube signed new deals with labels and other publishers to promote new and existing content, and this news kind of overshadowed the actual videos themselves. Let’s not forget, however, that several creative artists did shine through the behind-the-scenes industry dealings to release truly great visual accompaniments to their aural creations.
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Top 10 Singles of 2014

The songs we had on repeat this year!

December 2nd, 2014
Angelica Corona
Top singles of 2014

Bands’ schedules are constant. After the writing, recording, releasing, and supporting of album releases, the cycle doesn’t offer much opportunity for rest for the weary. Once an artist debuts a record, they hit the road, and from that point on, fans get a couple of local shows and an album to play on repeat until we’re blessed by that next taste of what’s to come: the new single!
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New Album Releases: December 2, 2014

Walk The Moon, Wu-Tang Clan, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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This week’s list of notable new album releases is only seven LPs long and two of those are cover albums. It must be December.
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