LA Music Blogcast: Upcoming LA Music Festivals

Catch amazing lineups (& us!) at these local fests

July 31st, 2015
David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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The LA Music Blogcast — the official podcast of LA Music Blog — posts on the Blog every Friday. If there are any musical topics or questions that you would like to hear us talk about on future episodes – and likely have them answered by musical guests and industry professionals – please let us know by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook and tweeting us on Twitter with #LAmbCast.

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With all of the music news primarily being about music streaming and Kanye West lately, we at the Blogcast felt compelled to have an episode about something — anything — else, so we decided to share a few of the summer music festivals we’ll be attending and that we would have otherwise mentioned earlier in the summer. We hope you don’t miss out on them due to our lack of prior acknowledgement.
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New Album Releases: July 31, 2015

Joss Stone, Titus Andronicus, and more!

Melissa Karlin
Category: Lead Story, News
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It’s Friday, and you know what that means: new music! (It’s still weird, right? It’s not just me?) Anyways, this week we’ve got new LPs from British players Joss Stone, The Maccabees, and Lianne La Havas, a solo release from The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr., some experimental jazz, and a rock opera from Titus Andronicus. This is a good week for music, folks.
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Deafheaven Announces New Album and Label

New Bermuda due on Anti- Records on October 2nd

July 30th, 2015
Jay Chirinos
Category: News
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For somebody who generally dislikes any question that begins “What’s your favorite…” I find it surprisingly easy to answer the question “What’s your favorite album of the decade so far?” It’s Deafheaven’s Sunbather, the absolutely stunning sophomore album from the Bay Area shoegaze/metal band that found an audience well outside the metal scene (along with plenty of predictable haters within it). So it’s safe to say that a Sunbather follow-up, by definition, would be my most anticipated album of this decade.
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Throwback Thursday: 25 Years of Ace of Base

Reliving the apex of ’90s pop

Lesley Park
Category: News, Staff Pick
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For me, growing up in sunny Southern California in the ’90s could succinctly be summed up by Saved by the Bell and many, many car rides to school spent listening to 102.7 KIIS FM, my mom’s radio station of choice. It was this mother-daughter tradition that kickstarted my now-twenty-something-year-strong music obsession.
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Preview: Langhorne Slim & The Law @ The Troubadour

Spirited performer returns to LA on Aug. 11th

July 28th, 2015
Kristin Houser
Category: News
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Three years after releasing The Way We Move, his first album with The Law and #32 on our Best of 2012 list, Langhorne Slim is now just days away from the release of its follow-up with expectations sky high.
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Run The Jewels Share Meow The Jewels Details

The meow-pocalypse is upon us, apparently

July 24th, 2015
Sean Kramer
Category: News
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We here at LA Music Blog have been providing pretty consistent coverage of what is surely the weirdest music project of 2015: Meow The Jewels, the marijuana-induced-joke-turned-crowd-funded-remix-album by Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P). Taking the songs from the duo’s last album, RTJ2, and replacing all of the music with cat sounds, the project is currently slated to possibly drop in September, according to El-P’s Twitter account.
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Battles To Release New Album, La Di Da Di

Experimental trio shares video and album artwork

Gerry Doot
Category: News
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Imagine building an Ikea bedroom set with two friends, no tools, and all three of you blindfolded. Some parts might not end up the way you intended and you would definitely get in a few arguments, but with enough hard work and dedication, you could eventually do it (probably).
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New Album Releases: July 24, 2015

Albums from Public Enemy, Roger Waters, and more!

Twila Grissom
Category: Lead Story, News
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Happy Friday, LAmb readers! Lots of great new albums are being released today for your weekend listening pleasure. From older favorites (Vanessa Carlton) to new entrants to the music scene (Strange Wilds), here are my top ten picks. Be sure to let me know what you’re listening to in the comments below!
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Blogcast: Apple Music & New Music Fridays Take Off

Is Apple Music dominating music streaming?

David Fisch
Category: Lead Story, News
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The LA Music Blogcast — the official podcast of LA Music Blog — posts on the Blog every Friday. If there are any musical topics or questions that you would like to hear us talk about on future episodes – and likely have them answered by musical guests and industry professionals – please let us know by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook and tweeting us on Twitter with #LAmbCast.

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The latest player to enter the music streaming service arena, Apple Music, has been garnering a ton of buzz since its debut nearly a month ago, and it’s being well-received by a majority of listeners, including our Blogcast co-host Naomi Robin, who can’t help but fawn over it and call it her new “boyfriend.” But as Marcus Slater and I wondered in an episode of the Blogcast that was recorded before Apple Music’s release, will it really dominate as the power player in music streaming?
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Your Guide To Insomniac’s Dreamstate

Insomniac’s first all-trance rave will be a doozy

July 23rd, 2015
Marcus Slater
Category: Lead Story, News
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Ravers rejoice! Trance music has always been one of the pillars of the EDM community, but it’s fallen behind big room sound in recent years as electronic music has exploded in popularity. There is, however, a bit of a resurgence in the works with Dreamstate leading the charge.
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