June 22nd, 2010

Aquarium Drunkard // L’Aventure

Aquarium Drunkard // L’Aventure

Justin Gage, founder of Aquarium Drunkard and Autumn Tone Records, recently released a local music compilation featuring eight Los Angeles artists paying tribute to Television’s sophomore LP, Adventure. The album entitled, L’Aventure, includes tracks from The Henry Clay People, Foreign Born, The Happy Hollows, Local Natives, The Deadly Syndrome, Dirt Dress, Imaad Wasif w/ Lykke Li, and The Growlers.

L’Aventure is available as a free download (FLAC and/or 320kbs mp3), if you have the means, please donate to the Los Angeles based Silverlake Conservatory of Music. 100% of all donations go directly to the conservatory.

The Henry Clay People – Glory



June 21st, 2010

Rollo & Grady Interview :: Kevin Parker of Tame Impala

Rollo & Grady Interview :: Kevin Parker of Tame Impala

After years of the Australian music scene being represented in America by only Jet and Wolfmother, a fresh crop of promising bands has arrived: Angus & Julia Stone, The Middle East, Crayon Fields, Twerps, Oh Mercy, and Tame Impala.

What began as a bedroom project for Kevin Parker, lead singer and guitarist of Tame Impala, has become an international success, including opening slots for The Black Keys, Yeasayer, and current tourmates MGMT. What’s even more impressive is that Parker wrote, recorded, and played every note on Impala’s spectacular debut album, InnerSpeaker, which is currently one of Rollo & Grady’s favorite albums of the year.

Tame Impala’s brand of music can be best described as psychedelic-rock, heavily influenced by Cream, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Shadows, and The Flaming Lips. Though the band’s influences are obvious, its music is surprisingly fresh and not just a carbon copy of the aforementioned bands.

I recently caught up with Kevin by phone, as the band prepared for its gig at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
Rollo & Grady Interview :: Kevin Parker of Tame Impala



June 21st, 2010

Artist To Watch // Nouveaunoise

Artist To Watch // Nouveaunoise

Nouveaunoise (Myspace)
Hometown: Ireland
Album: Paraphrase Accolade (Free)
Label: Unsigned
Nouveaunoise – Cinnte



June 20th, 2010

Clinic // Bubblegum

Clinic // Bubblegum

Domino is proud to announce the arrival of Clinic’s new album Bubblegum, released on Monday the 4th of October 2010.

Bubblegum, Clinic’s sixth album, is a rewiring of Clinic’s trademark hyped up sound. In place of churning riffs and wired vocals is a dream state of harpsichords, dulcimers and strings. Melody and softness combine with the band’s unique internal logic to produce a record of pop beauty.

Bubblegum is Clinic throwing us a curveball. Alternating between lost soundtracks to exploitation films: ‘Lion Tamer’, ‘Un Astronauta En Cielo’, watery pop-psych: ‘Bubblegum’, ‘Linda’, ‘Forever’ and ping-pong symphonies: ‘Milk & Honey’ and ‘Another Way Of Giving’, this is a very different and very singular Clinic.

Produced by John Congleton (Bill Callahan, St Vincent) and recorded at Elevator Studios in Liverpool, Bubblegum is a high water mark in Clinic’s career to date. The album will be preceded by the beautiful new single ‘I’m Aware’ out September the 20th. Listen to a characteristically unique megamix of ‘Bubblegum’ in the Commune. [via]

MP3: Clinic – Bubblegum (Instrumental)

Clinic // Bubblegum

Related Posts:
Rollo & Grady Interview with Ade Blackburn of Clinic (click here)



June 20th, 2010

The Budos Band // Unbroken, Unshaven

The Budos Band // Unbroken, Unshaven

The Budos Band
Album: The Budos Band III (Out – 8/10)
Label: Daptone Records
The Budos Band – Unbroken, Unshaven



June 20th, 2010

Recommended Shows :: June 22nd – June 26th

Recommended Shows :: June 22nd – June 26th
The Brian Jonestown Massacre

We will be giving away tickets to see Frank Black, Will Bernard Trio, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre this week on Twitter.

Tuesday, June 22nd
The Brian Jonestown Massacre @ The Music Box
Stars @ Troubadour
Robert Randolph @ Grammy Museum
Gemma Ray @ Origami Vinyl

Wednesday, June 23rd
Stars @ Troubadour
Josh Ritter @ The Music Box

Thursday, June 24th
Family Of The Year with Steelwells @ Bootleg
Wild Bernard with Robert Walter and Simon Lott @ The Mint
Fitz and The Tantrums @ Spaceland

Friday, June 25th
Ty Segall / Sonny and the Sunsets / Wounded Lion / Moonhearts @ Spaceland
Frank Black (Acoustic Set) – The Mint
Jon Brion @ Largo
Joe Pug @ Echo

Saturday, June 26th
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings @ The Wiltern
A Place To Bury Strangers / Light Pollution / Useless Keys @ Spaceland
Lou Barlow with Sarah Jaffe @ Bootleg
Frank Black (Acoustic Set) – The Mint
Jon Brion @ Largo

Recommended Shows :: June 22nd – June 26th



June 19th, 2010

Artist To Watch // The Sister Ruby Band

sister ruby

The Sister Ruby Band (Myspace)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Album: A Shot In The Dark EP (Buy)
Label: Unsigned
The Sister Ruby Band – Rebecca (Just Take It From Me)



June 19th, 2010

Origami Vinyl // Weekly Top 10 Records

Origami Vinyl // Weekly Top 10 Records

Origami Vinyl :: Top 10 Records (6/12- 6/17)
1. The Like – “Release Me”
2. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Before Today”
3. The Beatles – “Paperback Writer/Rain” 7″
4. Active Child – “Curtis Lane” 10″
5. Best Coast – “Sun Was High” 7″
6. Alex Bleeker – “These Days” 7″
7. Delorean – “Subiza”
8. No Joy – “No Summer” 7″
9. Future Islands – “In Evening Air”
10. Arthur Russell – “Calling Out of Context”

Alex Bleeker – Getting By
Arthur Russell – Make 1, 2

Origami Vinyl Website (Click Here)