LA Music Blogcast: Audiophiles Rejoice?

We talk the talk around TIDAL and Record Store Day

April 17th, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
LA Music Blogcast Tidal RSD

Ever feel like your choices in music streaming services are just a bit overwhelming? Well, guess what! You’re about to be introduced to another one! Yay…?
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Throwback Thursday: Purple Rain

Prince & The Revolution’s iconic album and movie!

April 16th, 2015
Gerry Doot
Category: News, Staff Pick
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When I saw Prince at Coachella, I’ll admit it… I cried. I may or may not have been sober for the occasion, but when that little dude got all emotional and said the classic line, “If you know what I’m singin’ about, come on and raise your hands!” it was like he was talking directly to me. My hands shot up. My eyes welled up. “Purple Rain! Purple Rain!!” Magic.
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Solomon Grey Releases Mini Album, Selected Works

Score and songs from HBO’s The Casual Vacancy

April 15th, 2015
Melissa Karlin
Category: News
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London-based duo Solomon Grey (Tom Kingston and Joe Wilson) has released a mini album, Selected Works, in anticipation of the upcoming HBO miniseries The Casual Vacancy. The series, which already aired in UK on BBC One, is based on the bestselling novel by J.K. Rowling. The duo wrote the score and contributed original songs to the series, and these songs are interwoven throughout the album.
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The Tallest Man On Earth Shares New Track

Dark Bird Is Home set for May 12th release!

Winnie Fan
Category: News
Tallest man On Earth

It’s been a good year for folk so far, and things are shaping up to get even better. Swedish folksinger Kristian Matsson, better known as The Tallest Man on Earth, is due to release a new album next month, and he’s just shared its title track.
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Flying Lotus Spins Kendrick-Themed Set On BBC

The LA natives also discuss music and more

April 14th, 2015
Sean Kramer
Category: News
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It seems like everyone is still talking about Kendrick Lamar’s outstanding To Pimp A Butterfly album, including some of its contributors. More specifically, producer extraordinaire Flying Lotus, whose influence weighs heavily on the record (he also produced the opening track, “Wesley’s Theory”).
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New Album Releases: April 14, 2015

Plenty to soothe that Coachella Weekend 1 hangover

Lesley Park
Category: Lead Story, News
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Another week, another fresh batch of album releases. We’re seeing a little bit of a slowdown in between both weekends of Coachella, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of new tunes for you to jam to, starting with…
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Diary Of An Experienced Frontman

Donald Fagen of Steely Dan writes Coachella diary

April 13th, 2015
Anthony Marks
Category: News
Steely Dan

Donald Fagen, the frontman and hit-maker for the classic band Steely Dan, is doing something different during the group’s latest tour: he’s keeping a diary. Back in the ’70s and ’80s, when “the Dan” was releasing eclectic albums every few months, Fagen didn’t have time for reflection or another creative entity, but now that he does, he’s produced something quite interesting to read.
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Ratatat Premieres “Cream on Chrome” At Coachella

Catch them live at The Fox Theater this Wednesday!

Winnie Fan
Category: News
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Ratatat dropped a taste of their follow-up to 2010’s LP4 during their set at Coachella on Saturday, and immediately following the duo’s performance, the track “Cream On Chrome” was made available online.
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Top 5 Affordable (And Local) Late-Spring Fests

Check out these under-the-radar, low-stress fests

April 10th, 2015
Jillian Goldfluss
Category: News, Staff Pick
desert daze

With Coachella kicking off today, other fests gradually releasing their lineups, and the sun blazing just a little hotter each day, music festival season is about to kick into high gear. The volume of festivals seems to be increasing rapidly, and musicians have finally caught on that being a part of the scene is a full-proof way to actually be seen.
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LA Music Blogcast: Grimes, SXSW, and Blurred Lines

Controversy abounds on the latest episode

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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We here at LA Music Blog — particularly the Blogcast crew, myself and writer Marcus Slater — were enamored with electronic musician Grimes’ 2012 breakthrough third record, Visions, and while three years is hardly a long gap between LPs, her next album is one of our most highly anticipated right now. While trickles of new material have surfaced, we’ve heard more about the controversy surrounding the new album than the music itself.
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