Finding out about a band called Peace is no easy task; the name isn’t exactly Google-friendly, but whether it be through word-of-mouth, stumbling across a music video, or even hearing about the band on sites like yours truly, they’re well worth the quest. The UK quartet released their full-length, In Love (still not making for an easy […]
The members of Cage the Elephant have danced their way into the speakers and hearts of thousands of fans since the 2008 release of their self-titled debut album. The Kentucky natives are exemplified (still) by the introductory breakdown to that album’s opening track, “In One Ear.” Anticipatory drums, heavy-handed guitar riffs, and slap-strum acoustics come […]
Arctic Monkeys, Red Bull Sounds Space, LA Music Blog, Angelica Corona Photos from Arctic Monkeys’ performance at the Red Bull Sound Space in support of the band’s release of their full-length album, AM. About to play their third sold-out show at the Wiltern, the band talked about Breaking Bad, Ambien, and their new album, AM, […]
After hearing just one song — “Wide Eyes,” the opening track off Local Natives’ debut album,Gorilla Manor — I was convinced that the band was the best thing to happen to the Los Angeles music community in years because they had that invaluable quality that every other act strives to achieve: they were something different. I was […]
Show Review: Band of Skulls – FILTER Magazine Southampton natives Band of Skulls are no more than three on stage, but while they may be small in number, they are huge in sound. The Brit rockers took over the ornate Belasco Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on March 18th.
Interview: SKATERS – LA Music Blog Upon first listen, you might think SKATERS’ debut full length is a pretty good album. It spans multiple genres, narratives, and moods, and all in all, it’s a fun sound. However, those who are wise enough to take a second listen might just start to agree with me that […]
By Bailey Pennick and Angelica Corona; Photos by Bailey Pennick, Natasha Aftandilians – “Last week the desert got me, but not this time!” Pharrell Williams looked out on the enormous crowd that erupted in hoots and cheers as he declared his victory against the fickle Indio weather. “You ready to have fun?” he shouted. […]
I received a Big Black Delta vinyl as a gift, a handpicked recommendation from the Origami Vinyl staff. I’ve found some of my favorite bands relying on their opinions, and Jonathan Bates’ newest project, Big Black Delta, is no exception.
Album Review: Junip – Junip – Angelica Corona There’s something to be said when a group has to slow its momentum because the success of its individual members is too great. There was something instantly recognizable about Junip from the first time I listened to the group’s previous album, Fields — a familiarity that raised […]