The Cool Greenhouse may have accidentally found its way into the monotone, experimental bleakness that I covered briefly when ******** released The Drink. “Cardboard Man” puts emphasis on every hard consonant throughout the warped manifesto—it is more of a parable than a reflection of reality.  Source: SoundCloud / The Cool Greenhouse Continue reading

Alex Lilly Confronts Ambivalence on 2% Milk

Photo Credit: David Black Originally appeared on Irvine Weekly.  Alex Lilly’s new album is called 2% Milk, but she would never touch the stuff. “I’m trying to drink less [of it]…But when I do have milk I definitely have whole milk.” Two percent is just watered down anyway. It reflects a part of society that bothers her; throughout our conversation on a frigid afternoon at … Continue reading Alex Lilly Confronts Ambivalence on 2% Milk

Pander Sera Wants to Rattle Your Sternum

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Sean Draper is a clever experimenter. The first thing you notice about her, especially if her forthcoming record is your introduction to the project, is the wordplay in her album title and moniker. Then you will be hit by the technicolor waves of fuzz and noise. Bothy is Pander Sera’s debut LP due out next week. In honor of the … Continue reading Pander Sera Wants to Rattle Your Sternum

Wiggle Along to Scott Gilmore’s New Two Roomed Motel LP, Release Party March 4 at Zebulon Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Scott Gilmore is a local musician whose style will twist your mind into soft pretzels, complete with mustard smothered over the whole thing. It is a combination of tastes—fun glitches meet cool synthwave—and is some of the freshest sounds in LA’s electronica scene. Read … Continue reading

Catch a glimpse of Maya Spectra’s “Cerulean Eyes” Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Is there a new word for “art pop” yet? Since that Gaga record, it feels wrong to use it to label some of today’s most eccentric artists. Those unfamiliar with Maya Spectra should know immediately that their brand of pop explores some dark alleys of experimental production. Guitars … Continue reading

sawdustandgin: For a video as pastel and quirky as this one, Look Vibrant sure does know how to tackle some heavier subjects. Self-doubt plagues this track’s inner dialogue, and yet its confident art rock sound has me coming back for more. The band will release their new album, The Up Here Place, on 3/15; pre-order. The Up Here Place by Look Vibrant My Favorite Music … Continue reading

Humor balances the disturbing in O Future’s new video Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  O Future are back with a video to accompany their song, ‘Smell You’, which is an excellent representation of their left-field brilliance. Not that they are shy about it. The band formerly known as OOFJ has made and starred in—and earned praised for—many curious clips throughout their … Continue reading

New single from O Future, ‘Smell You’, is a bizarrely intimate request Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  You haven’t really been in love if you have never felt awkward about your advances. Katherine Mills Rymer and Jens Bjornkjaer, the couple that comprises O Future, speak from experience on their new single. “Smell You” comes on the heels of the band’s first … Continue reading

Follow Bill Baird into the cybersphere via ‘Bubo / Runcible’ video

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  The Arthur King Presents series has another release under its belt, this time from prolific experimental artist Bill Baird. Called Owl, the new record is Baird’s third this year alone, having released dozens of others in his nearly two decades as an active musician. The ten new tracks ruminate on—what else?—owls. Sometimes the title is a … Continue reading Follow Bill Baird into the cybersphere via ‘Bubo / Runcible’ video