For the first week of the new year, The Satellite hosted free shows in partnership with Moheak Radio, Grimy Goods, and Downtown Lobby. A great way to lure fans in on cold nights usually spent recovering from overeating and the doldrums of returning to the nine-to-five grind. I ventured out on Tuesday to check out Midwest transplants, Line & Circle , whose anthemic indie rock is drenched in nostalgia. They played an impressive set that proved that while they may be new to LA, they came prepared. Lead singer, Brian Cohen's vocals harken back to an era before whining [...]
Tuesday's totes: ► It's a night of local power pop at the Bootleg Bar. Thorcraft Cobra [check out "Count Me Out" and "Another Day" ] headlines. Boys School and the Donnies the Amys support. ► The Satellite continues its week-long free show series with another solid local lineup featuring the Ross Sea Party , Line & Circle and Blonde Summer . ► Cotillon 's residency resumes over at Harvard & Stone. This time they're toting Criminal Hygiene and the Feature Leagues as [...]
Houndmouth’s self-titled EP, Miner’s Hey Love, and Coed Pagent’s four volume set of Seasons EPs top the list of the best shortplayers of 2012. Here’s a list of the ten favorite EPs of 2012. Beast Make Bomb – Sourpuss [EP]...
Blonde Summer – Slow Daze [EP] | CDMP3 Download ““Slow Days Fast Company” (mp3) Download “Robots on Command” (mp3) Slow Daze, the second EP from Blonde Summer, is an eclectic mixture of indie rock. The album opens with electric guitar...
By Seraphina Lotkhamnga There is no doubt that L.A. bands had a fruitful 2012. Not only did Buzz Bands LA taste-test more than 140 local albums [our list is coming Friday], we had more than plenty to choose from when it came to EPs. Normally, I would stick to top albums and top songs for year-end lists, but I found myself playing a surprising amount of EPs (in their entirety) during the last 12 months — which doesn't happen often. EPs [...]
This episode has a simple organizing principle: we looked back through our love-'em list and found some songs we simply hadn't yet posted. May the shame of our neglect be assuaged by our finally taking arms against a sea of troubles kind of thing. Ash - Burn Baby Burn mp3 Blonde Summer - Slow Days Fast Company mp3 A.C. Newman - Encyclopedia Of Classic Takedowns mp3 The Raveonettes - She
Bluesy garage rockers The Dead Ships heat up the chilly Los Angeles air at The Echo.
Now until Oct 20th, hundreds of bands and music fans will take over New York City for the annual CMJ Music Marathon . While CMJ may lack the "big names" you find at Coachella and Lollapalooza , it totally makes up for it with shear volume. There are soooo many bands and artists playing, it's actually a bit nerve wrecking, trying to decide which acts to see. But what really makes CMJ rad, is the music [...]
Thousands of bicyclist and pedestrians took to normally car-clogged streets on Sunday as part of the quarterly CicLAvia event, and those who traversed Broadway to visit CicLAvia's Chinatown hub got a special treat — live music from four L.A. bands and some delicious suds in the craft beer garden. On a picture-perfect afternoon, Sanglorians, Blonde Summer, Warships and Tapioca & the Flea made plenty of fans on the plaza in Chinatown . Here's a mini-gallery from the day.
Show picks for Sunday: ► Coming off their epic club show Saturday night at the Echoplex, Of Montreal headlines the Culture Collide Block Party (on Reservoir between Alvarado and Sunset in Echo Park, free with RSVP ) as the Filter magazine festival comes to a close. The Wombats, School of Seven Bells, Niki and the Dove, late lineup addition Poolside, DIIV, Gold Fields and Royal Teeth also are part of the festival finale, which brings about 30 bands to four stages. Schedule at the end of [...]
The live music at last weekend's Moon Festival was so much fun that Chinatown is doing it again this Sunday. A matinee show in conjunction with CicLAvia will bring four standout L.A. bands to an outdoor stage near Chinatown's Central Plaza (specifically, adjacent to the Grand Star Jazz Club). There will be a craft beer garden and food trucks as well. The show is free and all-ages. The lineup and set times: Noon — Sanglorians 1 p.m. — Blonde Summer 2 [...]
Earlimart's show on Friday night at the Satellite celebrating its new album "System Preferences" felt like a family reunion, even if some prominent siblings and cousins couldn't make it. Four years have passed since the Aaron Espinoza/Ariana Murray creative alliance released "Hymn and Her." In that time, they have gotten married (though not to each other), become involved in other projects (including Admiral Radley with Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch of Grandaddy) and watched the Eastside music scene explode. Who knows how many generations of Silver Lake musicians have come and gone since Earlimart decamped to Silver [...]
CicLAvia , the quarterly community event that ushers pedestrians and bicyclists onto normally traffic-clogged thoroughfares, goes off Sunday on streets in and around downtown L.A. [ See map here .] And for this event, four local bands will perform a free, all-ages matinee show at the CicLAvia hub in the Central Plaza in Chinatown. Rising synth-pop quartet Tapioca & the Flea (pictured) will cap the festivities with a 3 p.m. set, preceded by indie-rockers Warships and Blonde Summer and garage-rockers the Fay Wrays . Photo by Meg [...]
@BlondeSummer Género: Pop rock, surf pop. Slow Daze es el título del segundo EP de Blonde Summer , cuarteto de Los Ángeles que surfea subido a una tabla de pop, y que circula desde el último día de julio del 2012. Slow Days Fast Company es corte con el que arranca el disco. Combate el calor y la depresión post vacacional. ... y son tan espléndidos, que nos lo regalan. [ Youtube ] [...]
Mp3: Blonde Summer - Slow Days Fast Company
Blonde Summer is Chris Pope (vocals / guitar), Matt Reid (guitar), Chris Livingstone (bass) and Stephen Kurshner (drums) from Los Angeles in the USA , who produce lo-fi surf pop to match the band name. Blonde Summer There is a sound that emerges from the speakers that can't be mistaken other than arising from Los Angeles and it is of no surprise to find this is another introduction from Banter Media . Lazy hazy post college days ripple [...]
. Today's song is "Slow Days Fast Company" by Blonde Summer . This single is the opening track off the Los Angeles band's sophomore EP Slow Daze . This song is a indie-popping good time with influences of summer that will last forever. Listen below and for more information check out their official website , Facebook , and Twitter pages. "Slow Days Fast Company"
Since Slow Daze came out a few weeks ago I've found myself religiously listening to all five well crafted Blonde Summer tracks in full on enjoyment of experiencing the precise moment when a band fully comes into their own. You don't have to go any further than the opening track " Slow Days Fast Company " to understand just exactly what I mean. Sure the overall sentiment of personal attachment filled with appeal should be enough to get anyone stoked for this song, what lies underneath [...]
Here is this week's music singles chart for the week ending August 19 - 25. So I had to make this #1 this week. It goes to Dirty Beaches. The single "Elizabeth's Theme" is taking from Vancouver's Kingfisher Bluez single-sided singles club. That won't come out until October. Check out this week's chart! This Week Last Week Total Weeks Artist Songs [...]
Could you love a machine? What if you already do? Blonde Summer 's "Robots on Command" is substantially more bizarre than debut single, "Slow Days Fast Company." The latter was a slamming summer single, the former and more recent, "Robots" is a sort-of love letter to androids wrapped in a pulsing Wolf Parade -style arrangement. The existential questions are largely left out, the sort of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? investigations that lead, seemingly, inexorably to movies like The Terminator and The Matrix . What happens when they [...]