New Album Releases: October 21, 2014

Cold War Kids, Jessie Ware, Transit, and more!

October 21st, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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I couldn’t resist including a pair of cover albums on this week’s list of new album releases, but plenty of original material is being released this week as well, including a new album from one of my favorite local rock bands, a couple of heavier offerings, and a few efforts from across the pond. Check out the full list of new album releases below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to today!
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Win Tickets To See Broken Bells At The Orpheum!

Danger Mouse/James Mercer collab hits LA on Friday

October 20th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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Anyone surprised by the success of Broken Bells clearly hadn’t been following either of its members’ careers prior to their teaming up. Producer/songwriter Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) has been turning heads since the 2004 release of his Grey Album, a mashup of Jay-Z’s The Black Album and the Beatles’ White Album, and that very same year James Mercer, the other half of Broken Bells, found himself in the mainstream spotlight when his indie-rock band The Shins were featured in the film Garden State.
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Interview With Odesza’s Harrison Mills

EDM duo returning to LA for HARD Day of the Dead

October 17th, 2014
Mary Bonney
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Odesza would have landed in the electronic music spotlight sooner or later. Their dreamy, mesmerizing style pulls from multiple genres — classical, rap, hip hop, and indie to name a few — and the attention to detail in every song distinguishes this Seattle-based duo from the chillwave pack.
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LA Music Blogcast: October 9, 2014

With musical guest Act As If!

October 10th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
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Last night’s taping of the LA Music Blogcast included possibly my favorite five seconds in the show’s entire history when cohost Naomi Robin delivered her impression of frequent Blogcaster (and my husband) Mike Houser. Maybe I’m too close to the subject, but her Kentucky accent and fish tank reference had me floored.
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Win Tickets To See St. Lucia At The Belasco!

Co-presented by us awesome folks at LA Music Blog!

September 19th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Contest, Lead Story
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There’s something to be said for musicians that can continue to blow you away no matter how many times you see them live. Having closely followed Jean-Philip Grobler — AKA St. Lucia — and his live band from their early days of opening for Ellie Goulding and Two Door Cinema Club in 2013 to their solo show this year at El Rey, I can safely say he falls into the category of being better and more brilliant with every gig.
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Interview with Jack Antonoff of Bleachers

We talk creativity, the universe, & Strange Desire

Christine Perez
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It’s a totally typical thing. You don’t really mean to write an album. It sort of just happens. You write a song or put some notes together on a page, and before you know it, you’ve released a full-length with RCA Records and you’re embarking on a national tour.
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LA Music Blogcast: September 18, 2014

With guest Alice Boman!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
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When they weren’t comparing Apple giving the new U2 album to all iTunes users for free to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (sure, you can get rid of chlamydia, but wouldn’t you rather not get it in the first place?), our hosts talked about their favorite new releases, Run The Jewels’ creative new Kickstarter campaign, and so much more on last night’s brand new episode of the LA Music Blogcast.
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New Album Releases: September 16, 2014

White Arrows, Generationals, Sir Sly, and more!

September 16th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
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Several of today’s new releases are coming straight out of LA, so check out the ten albums that have us most excited for new music and support some of your hometown acts!
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Premiere: We Are Scientists Perform “After Hours”

From At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt webseries

Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, Video
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In the latest installment of Guitar Center’s ongoing webseries, At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt, Brooklyn-based rock trio We Are Scientists spoke with the show’s host about the band’s start (meeting at a Dawson’s Creek viewing) and their influences, which range from glam-rock to Marilyn Manson. The band also touched on early recordings in Berkeley, CA and the ultimate decision to transition to New York.
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LA Music Blogcast: September 11, 2014

The return of Yell For Help!

September 12th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, Video
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Last night’s taping of the LA Music Blogcast featured terrible ideas, a whole lot of U2 talk, and a repeat visit by LA duo and LAmb favorites Yell For Help!
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