Ariel Pink Releases Trippy Video For “Jell-o”

A weird song gets an equally weird video

April 17th, 2015
Melissa Karlin
Category: Video
ariel pink

When I heard the song “Jell-o” off the newest Ariel Pink album, pom pom, I thought, “This is hilarious.” And then I was like, “What?” And then I played it for my mom to help me solidify my own thoughts, and she was like, “What is this noise you call music?”
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Watch Alabama Shakes Perform Via KROQ Livestream

Performing for a live/online audience today at 2pm

April 14th, 2015
Gerry Doot
Category: Video
Alabama Shakes

With one week and counting until the release of their sophomore album, Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes are tearing it up. After what sounds like a legendary performance at Coachella this past weekend, Brittany and the boys must be looking to kill some time in LA, and KROQ seems more than happy to help them out.
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Brand New Releases Frantic New Song, “Mene”

Raw music from their expected upcoming release

Gerry Doot
Category: Video
brand-new-mene-song

The ever-enigmatic Long Island foursome Brand New doesn’t really release that much content. They are the kind of band that has garnered a fan base that actually enjoys this abusive relationship. Since releasing their last record, Brand New has done limited touring, including a pair of shows both here and in New York, during which they played their four albums in chronological order, two per night.
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Play This Playlist: Profound Lore Records

A selection of the metal label’s best

April 13th, 2015
Jay Chirinos
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Profound Lore Records

About 18 months ago, I compiled a playlist for Tri-Angle Records, a label that had a remarkably high quality gauge in the field of underground electronica despite its small size. Swap out the word “electronica” with “metal” and pretty much the same can be said for the excellent Profound Lore Records.
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Lightning In A Bottle Releases Official Video

An inspiring piece gearing up for the festival!

April 8th, 2015
Gerry Doot
Category: Video
lightning in a bottle 2015

Anyone who has been to a major festival knows that the energy of several thousand people with a common purpose of experiencing and creating art is a powerful thing. The festival scene is something truly special, and Lightning in a Bottle is a perfect example of this.
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Premiere: Night Terrors of 1927 Live Video

“Always Take You Back” for At: Guitar Center

April 7th, 2015
Angelica Corona
Category: Lead Story, Video
NightTerrors

LA locals Night Terrors of 1927 recently added their talent to the impressive catalog that is the At: Guitar Center web series. During the mashup of performance and interview, the duo touched on the fluidity and ease that came with writing “Always Take You Back.” The unique sneak peak behind the songwriting process ranged from talk of casual relationships to Patti Smith’s insight on the creative spirit.
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Play This Playlist: Music For Spring!

For when it’s warmer, but not deathly hot just yet

April 6th, 2015
Melissa Karlin
Category: Staff Pick, Video
She and Him

Easter has now bounced on past, and Passover is sticking around for another six days, so that can only mean one thing: spring is truly here! Though we don’t get many weather changes in the seasons in Los Angeles, we can still enjoy all the connotations that come with it, and what better way to bring in the season than with a playlist of sunny, breezy songs both classic and contemporary?
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Watch + Play Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Video/App

New single “Multi-Love” is a video AND video game

April 2nd, 2015
Sean Kramer
Category: Video
Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra has always taken an exploratory approach to making music, so it’s only fitting that they’ve adopted a similar aesthetic for the title track off their forthcoming album, Multi-Love. Case in point: viewers can sit back and just watch the trippy visuals of the song’s music video, or they can explore that world via a downloadable video game that dives further into the playable, interactive environment.
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Seven EDM Anthems For Festival Season

Because sometimes you just gotta party

Marcus Slater
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Ultra LEAD

Some time ago, the masses decided that EDM music needed a drop. I’m not complaining — I love a big, fat electro-banger as much as the next candy kid — but it strikes me as “roller coaster music.” You have the build-up, the drop, the ride, the breakdown, another build-up, drop… And you’re back where you started. As such, it’s kinda turned the main stage at a lot of these festivals into the sonic equivalent of Six Flags.
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