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Listen to Wondrous Bughouse HERE (courtesy of NPR First Listen) Trevor Power’s bedroom pop debut Year of Hibernation harnessed a character that was equal parts timidity and ambition.  A delicate conversation between simple piano hooks and distorted guitar, it’s scratchy lo-fi mix was as reserved as it’s narrator’s vocals, with Powers’ shy voice often beginning with a […]

Atoms For Peace : ‘Amok’

Posted: February 20, 2013 by Matthew Bailey in Loud Music
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Listen to ‘Amok’ HERE While brain storming expectations for the much anticipated debut album from Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace, there are a few tangibles to work with.  For one, we know the members – Yorke, Flea, Nigel Goodrich (Radiohead Producer), Joey Waronker (Beck) & Mauro Refosco (dope-ass name).  Additionally, we’ve had a few tracks […]

I sat down with the Bristol conglomerate the afternoon before their performance at The Echoplex on Tuesday, February 12.  I stop short of calling them a “supergroup” because I’m almost positive they’d scoff at the title.  I met them poolside at The Roosevelt on Hollywood Blvd., a destination drummer Geoff Barrow said they booked on […]

The way they took the stage, you’d almost wonder if Beak> was trying to sneak up on us. Matt Williams sat cross-legged underneath his keys, 4 cans of Fat Tire lined up directly beside him.  A ball of nervous energy since I met him earlier that afternoon, you could tell he was teetering on the […]

  Troubadour Presents : Dead Meadow Thu. 02/14 | 8:00PM 2013 has a serious case of the 1967’s. The unabashed revival of psychedelic rock has been the indie weapon of choice this year, and to wide acclaim.  Foxygen and Unknown Mortal Orchestra dusted off vintage productions in 2013 and will be offering up their dose […]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra : II

Posted: February 6, 2013 by Matthew Bailey in Loud Music

Fuck me, I did it again. Every year – usually the first week in January – I’ll run a Google search for the years’ upcoming albums.  And every year – usually the first week in January – I’ll ritualistically adorn one as my most anticipated.  I’ve learned to try and make especially safe bets, because […]

Few electronic artists come with a pedigree on par with William Bevan’s.  In an era where genres – particularly ones led by the word “dub” – are regurgitated into the eager mouths of spunions across the globe, Bevan has blazed a path both mesmerizing and inimitable.  The man known as “Burial” emerged in 2006, promptly […]