Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mean Lady

According to Myspace, Mean Lady are two kids from Delaware who would like to play Bonarroo. I don't doubt they will. Adele, please allow me to introduce you to friends Yeasayer and Passion Pit.

Mean Lady - Indian Sun

Here is the official video for "Far Away".

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Holy Ghost - Wait and See (music video feat. their Dads)

I thought i was pretty cool for inviting my parents to my bday party but having them star in my music video, that's sort of stupendous. That's the idea behind NY disco-duo Holy Ghost's new video for their single "Wait and See". Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel asked their dads to act like father like son and show what it's like living the good life as trendy hip dudes making music in NYC. I had to watch it twice. I hope my eventual brethren will have similar impulses vs asking me to drop them off way before the entrance to the mall/movie theater.

Holy Ghost! - Wait & See from DFA Records on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Now Now

Minneapolis trio Now Now will release their Neighbors Remix EP May 3rd via No Sleep Records. The EP was remixed by their drummer/multi-instrumentalist Brad Hale. Download the Jesus Camp remix below exclusively at Filter.

Now, Now - Jesus Camp (Remix) by nownowmusic

Monday, April 25, 2011

Dirty Beaches

I've noticed recently that Taiwanese singer Alex Zhang Hungtai aka Dirty Beaches has been on emusic's most downloaded albums of late. A quick 30 second sample of the tracks left me a little unimpressed but i'm a bit more intrigued by the track "Lord Knows Best", in particular the piano loop. He's coming to the echo this Thursday 4/28. The video below is from his booking agent to give you an idea of what to expect.

Dirty Beaches - Lord Knows Best

DIRTY BEACHES / SWEET 17 / GLASSLANDS from Giovanni P Autran on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Found in London - Katy B

As the beautiful weather seems to be taking a break over here in London (but seems to have found its way back to LA), I find myself back at my computer and looking for the best and brightest of British music to share with you fine folks. Having played the part of iPod DJ this past weekend, I'm looking at an artist that definitely set the crowd going (except maybe that one person who requested Fleetwood Mac!).
Katy B, a pure bred Londoner, has just released her debut album in the UK, On a Mission (Sony/Rinse), and with a few chart-topping tracks under her belt, she's already a regular presence in the UK club scene. A female vocalist in the dance genre producing a solid album is not the easiest of tasks but Miss B pulls it off effortlessly. With hits such as "Katy on a Mission" (see below) and the recently released "Broken Record", this talented lady has already flown into the UK charts at #2 (just behind Adele).

For those who remember the explosion of the garage scene in the UK charts almost a decade ago (boy, I suddenly feel old), you may remember Ms. Dynamite who features on the single "Lights Out", check out the video below:

Next week: am off to LA, and will report back from the Ellie Goulding gig at Music Box LA.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Vamos A La Playa

It's a beautiful day here in LA....we earned it with a long winter but it seems spring is here and with that it's time to get ready to go to the beach..Heard this jam at nomerica's weekly at el cid about a month ago but it seemed like a good fit for today. If you're reading this and the sun is out, get out there and soak it up. Righeira is totally new to me but their dance moves must predate The Carlton from Fresh Prince. Enjoy.

BTW - Vamos a la playa = Let's Go to the Beach

Globe Posters

Great piece about the history Globe Poster company on NPR's Morning Edition today. As someone whose so impressed by the creations of many of the music fliers created on photoshop, it was so fascinating to hear a company that was able to pioneer the poster biz for artists such as James Brown, Solomon Burke, Otis Redding and others with such a analog system of printing.
Check out more of their posters here