Hands Like Houses Reimagines Old Songs in New Ways

Flaunting their talent with captivating new EP

September 19th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: News
Hands Like Houses

In times of great fortune, a band comes along that changes the way one listens to music. Through a combination of lyrical excellence and technically driven grooviness, Hands Like Houses has forever changed how I experience music, and their newest EP, Reimagine, only reconfirms that realization.
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Weekend Jumpstart: September 19-21, 2014

So many great bands, so few days off…

September 18th, 2014
Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
SSMF 2014

Still don’t have plans for the weekend? Maybe we can help you with that. An expanded music festival and a couple left-of-center acts will be taking over Los Angeles this weekend, so check out our suggestions for the best live music experiences of the weekend, and be sure to let me know in the comments where you’ll be dancing, singing, and swaying.
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Schoolboy Q Remixes Disclosure’s “Latch”

LA rapper slips himself into Disclosure track

Marcus Slater
Category: News
Schoolboy Q

I had figured that “Latch” had been remixed by everyone who had any intention of remixing it by now. The track has been out for years, and Disclosure has only grown in popularity since that song first lit up headphones across the US. However, Los Angeles’ very own Schoolboy Q has dropped a “Latch” remix now.

— cue the collective groan from the masses —

I know, I know. The song doesn’t need a remix. It doesn’t need a rap. When this popped into my email, my eyes rolled so hard you could hear them rolling.
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Manchester Orchestra Releases Surprise Album

Acoustic HOPE reimagines previous LP COPE

Mary Bonney
Category: News
Manchester Orchestra

On Tuesday, one of my favorite indie-rock bands Manchester Orchestra released the surprise album HOPE, a reimagining of their fourth studio album, COPE, which was released in April of this year. The band also announced plans to tour inmate venues this fall in promotion of the release, and tickets come with a download of the full album.
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Arca Announces Debut Album

Xen due for release November 4th

September 17th, 2014
Jay Chirinos
Category: News

It looks like Venezuelan-born producer Arca may be ready to fully emerge from the shadows. You might not know him by name, although chances are you are familiar with his work without realizing. Last year, he was one of a trio of producers (along with the more celebrated Hudson Mohawke) that worked on Kanye West’s divisive Yeezus. This year, he continued his partnership with FKA Twigs on the excellent LP1. And now the 24-year-old known to friends and family as Alejandro Ghersi is following up last year’s &&&&& mixtape with his debut album.
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KCRW’s Eclectic24 Is Now On Air At 106.9FM

Tune in to the collective talents of KCRW’s DJs!

September 16th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: News

Public radio fans rejoice! KCRW is now streaming their all-music broadcast, Eclectic24, on 106.9FM out of Santa Barbara. For those of you whose phones aren’t quite smart enough to stream the program online, you can now tune in on the radio!
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New Album Releases: September 16, 2014

White Arrows, Generationals, Sir Sly, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Lead Story, News
New Album Releases 091614

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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Sargent House Announces Fall Tour With TTNG

Emma Ruth Rundle and Mylets supporting

September 12th, 2014
Gerry Doot
Category: News
sargent house

While at a Tera Melos show last year, I stumbled upon a few more reasons to love Sargent House Records, namely the show’s opening bands, TTNG (This Town Needs Guns) and Mylets, both of which simply blew me away. The unique label is dedicated to genuinely good music and musicians, and they’ve now announced their Fall 2014 tour lineup with TTNG headlining with openers Mylets and Emma Ruth Rundle.
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Walk The Moon Drops A Big News Bomb

They announced so many things I can’t even…

Christine Perez
Category: News
Walk The Moon

If you’ve ever in your life said that Walk The Moon lacks online presence and expert marketing tactics, you can just stop right now. This band is as ruthless in social media as they are musically infectious. In one swift announcement spanning across Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook, they dropped the biggest news bomb to hit the interwebs since Queen Bey broke the internet (and Target) with her sneaky album launch last year. This band is good…almost too good.
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