Fool’s Gold Releases ‘Flying Lessons’
May31

Fool’s Gold Releases ‘Flying Lessons’

Fool’s Gold Releases ‘Flying Lessons’  By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi Do you ever wonder why words like ‘ebullient’ or ‘mellifluous’ were coined? I’m certain they were created for the purpose of describing music like Fool’s Gold (no, Google, NOT the romantic comedy starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey).  A truly unique world-pop outfit from LA that spins sonic brilliance from...

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Axel Flóvent: Caring about Good Lyrics
May30

Axel Flóvent: Caring about Good Lyrics

Axel Flóvent By Harriet Kaplan First there was Bjork, then Of Men And Monsters and now Axel Flóvent. The indie/acoustic folk artist also hails Iceland but is from the northern fishing village of Húsavík. Adding elements of pop and electronic music to his sparse and unadorned sound, Flovent’s music has been described as gentle and otherworldly with songs filled with longing and hope that show a poetic lyrical flair. In 2014, he...

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Twins Peaks
May29

Twins Peaks

Twins Peaks By Harriet Kaplan Known for their 60s psychedelic rock and punk sound, Chicago-based Twins Peaks will rip through their raucous material and some power pop tunes reminiscent of the Beatles, from their two studio albums, Sunken and Wild Onion on Saturday, May 30th at the HiFi Deli at 605 E 4th Street in Los Angeles, CA 90013 at 8 pm. The band has also been described as a cross between Lou Reed and The Rolling Stones. With a...

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Speedy Ortiz delivers sophomore effort, “Foil Deer”
May29

Speedy Ortiz delivers sophomore effort, “Foil Deer”

Speedy Ortiz delivers sophomore effort, “Foil Deer” By Nic Sanderson On their second record, “Foil Deer”, Massachusetts-based indie band Speedy Ortiz demonstrate and employ an ever-expanding palette of songwriting abilities, with an even stronger and more focused work ethic than their widely and deservedly acclaimed 2013 LP, “Major Arcana”. Singer/guitarist Sadie Dupuis crafts shells of chord progressions outlined by spidery,...

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Album review- Zola Jesus
May26

Album review- Zola Jesus

Album review- Zola Jesus  By Kaitlan Maissen It’s tricky to attempt to label the sound of Zola Jesus. Automatically one might presume she swims in the vein of industrial, or at least post-industrial. This is true in some regards, but when you listen to and analyze her music, and as you progress through her discography, you come to realize she’s a little more complex than that. As you make your way through her catalog, and include...

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