Monday, January 26th
Holychild Monday Night Residency @ The Echo!
HOLYCHILD is made up of Liz Nistico and Louie Diller. In 2010 the two found themselves in a modern dance class together, while Liz danced and Louie accompanied on drums and piano. They began collaborating immediately after meeting and now make pop music to make us think. The LA-based duo found early success in 2013 through their song, “Happy with Me,” which received over 100,000 plays in one week and got to #1 on Hype Machine’s Popular Charts. The band continues to receive local and national support, with Nylon Magazine describing the track as “mind-glowingly addictive,” Billboard grouping them in their annual “14 Artists to Watch in 2014” and LA weekly naming HOLYCHILD as “one of the ten LA bands who are going to blow up in 2014.” Their debut EP, MINDSPEAK, was released in March 2014 and questions society’s view of the woman from often times a sarcastic/absurdist perspective. HOLYCHILD is committed to making their own form of music they affectionately call ‘brat pop,’ and sharing their art with the world.
Tuesday, January 27th
New Releases Are A Shoulder You Can Always Cry On! RCLA!
Yoooo, Tuesday releases have been hot fire lately and there doesn't seem to be any sign of it stopping. This week we've got a couple of slick GBV reissues, new Amason and The Decemberists! And under that layer of awesome lies even more gems, but to see those you'll have to check the blog tomorrow morning.
Once you've got that new release haul, you best be bringing your faves down to RCLA at El Prado to give it a public spin! The best place to hear what your local buds are digging, RCLA gives YOU the opportunity to spin your records and even snag a free drink in the process! The fun gets started at 9PM, so dig out those LPs and get ready for a night of great music!
Wednesday, January 28th
Paul Bergmann @ The Echo!
This week is pretty heavy on the Echo shows, but damn there's some good ones. First up is OV fave and alum Paul Bergmann tonight at the Echo! Paul Bergmann is a Los Angeles folk craftsman whose commanding compositions emerged from his own initial sense of musical isolation. Nestled in the rolling uplands of Western Massachusetts, Bergmann grew up in small-town seclusion, his sonic roots descending from his parent’s canon of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Gordon Lightfoot. With clean, true purpose and burnished artistic vision, Bergmann channels himself now into partnership with Fairfax Recordings. In his current creative efforts, he’ll tell you that he strives for honesty but not overexposure, vulnerability but not weakness, straightforwardness but not simplicity.
Thursday, January 29th
Body/Head @ The Echo!
Kim Gordon is here. To rule you. Bow down to Kim Gordon. Give in to Body/Head.
Friday, January 30th
Start The Weekend Right With Some Pre-Orders!
So 2015 is here and we really don't want you to get behind on your listening. We know that feel and we hate it too. Best way to combat it? Pre-order your LPs now and forget about 'em until the release date! Plus lots of extra goodies will help you remember what you're listening to. We're just here to help hombre.
Modest Mouse - Strangers To Ourselves
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
D'Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah 2xLP
Colleen Green - I Want To Grow Up (Ltd. Clear w/ Blue/Pink Swirl + Zine)
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear (Ltd. Deluxe Tri-Color Vinyl)
John Carpenter - Lost Themes (Limited Edition Black and White Swirl Vinyl)
Moon Duo - Shadow of the Sun (Ltd. Red Vinyl) + 7”
Will Butler - Policy (w/ Signed Poster)
Saturday, January 31st
Title Fight "Hyperview" Album Premiere Party!
If you have been waiting in heavy anticipation for Title Fight's new album, Hyperview, set to release on February 3rd by ANTI- Records, boy do we have a treat for you. These Pennsylvania natives will be dropping us a little sneak peek of Hyperview this Saturday BEFORE it hits stores!.
But what should you expect? Hyperview is said to be a massive leap forward compared to Title Fight's other albums. The vocals are a little more muted, and the lyrics are defiantly opaque. This is an album that cannot just be listened to, but instead experienced as an glorious event within itself. Which is exactly what our album premiere will be, a massive leap forward and a glorious event unto itself!
That's it for this week friends, hope y'all stay dry!