Tinashe Premieres New Track & Video For “Pretend”

Will Tinashe blow you away? Bet on it.

September 30th, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: Video
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Tinashe is on a roll. First, she released “Bet,” a new song from her forthcoming album Aquarius that features Devonte Hynes of Blood Orange. A few hours later, she premiered the music video for her track “Pretend,” which features a verse and an appearance from A$AP Rocky.
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Play This Playlist: Life is Beautiful 2014

One of the best festival lineups of all time

September 29th, 2014
Lesley Park
Category: Staff Pick, Video
Life Is Beautiful 2014

Yo, Life is Beautiful 2013, I’m really happy for you, I’mma let you finish, but the Life is Beautiful 2014 lineup is one of the best lineups of all time.
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Top Five Music Videos From Film Soundtracks

In case you forgot how great the late-90s were

September 26th, 2014
Alice Carson
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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Think about how many soundtracks have stuck out to you after seeing a movie. Forrest Gump (1994), for instance, has one of the best soundtracks of all time because the songs so appropriately aid the storytelling. Film series like The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter feature musical scores that are so unique, they’re recognizable after hearing only a few measures of the title song. Music can help take an audience to a tangibly more emotional place, and the power of music in film should never be underestimated.
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LA Music Blogcast: September 25, 2014

The crew talks music news, releases, and more!

Kristin Houser
Category: Video
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After a couple months packed with guests, the LA Music Blogcast hosting crew got together at the TradioV studio last night for a full hour of music news, reviews, and more!
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SBTRKT Premieres Video for “New Dorp. New York”

A mysterious adventure through a dark city

September 23rd, 2014
Winnie Fan
Category: Video
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SBTRKT has always been eccentric, and “New Dorp. New York,” the first single from his upcoming album, Wonder Where We Land, reflects that aesthetic perfectly. The track features Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend half-singing, half-rapping over a thumping beat, and if you’re a fan, you’ll appreciate its uniqueness.
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Hip Hop Meets House: Six Rap Songs That Sample

“You remind me of something…I know what it is.”

September 22nd, 2014
Marcus Slater
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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“Oh man, did you hear that new Drake? HE TOTALLY RIPPED OFF MAYA JANE COLES! How dare he. How. Dare. He.”

This is an excerpt from a heated conversation I had over this new tack from The K.I.D Heat and Mall Mall and Drake and (deep breath) Tyga.
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LA Music Blogcast: September 18, 2014

With guest Alice Boman!

September 19th, 2014
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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Top Five Acts Who Stopped Too Soon

These guys, for various reasons, left us hanging

Jay Chirinos
Category: Staff Pick, Video
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I could fill reams and reams of paper with a list of bands that went on a lot longer than they should have. (Have the last couple of decades of Mastercard-sponsored arena tours done anything to enhance the reputation of The Rolling Stones? Didn’t think so.) It’s much more interesting to speculate about bands that cut their careers short for various reasons.
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Premiere: We Are Scientists Perform “After Hours”

From At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt webseries

September 16th, 2014
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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