Music Minxes

Stream Two Door Cinema Club’s New Album ‘Beacon’

On Thursday, August 30th, 2012
twodoorcinemaclub2012 Two Door Cinema Club’s 2010 debut Tourist History was a big hit for the Irish band, their mix of The Killers-ish glam-pop sounds and Death Cab for Cutie-like melodies resonate with an international audience. Dancified indie-rock has been a growing genre ever since it burst onto the scene in the mid-2000s with acts such as […] ...

Band Spotlight: San Francisco’s Mahgeetah

On Friday, August 24th, 2012
mahgeetah The Bay Area has been a hotbed of great music lately, and on September 18th buzz band Mahgeetah will announce their highly anticipated arrival with the release of their debut album Heavy Baby. Self-described as ‘cohesive’ and citing bands such as The Arcade Fire, Dr. Dog, Dawes, Delta Spirit, and Wilco as inspirations, Mahgeetah’s sound is […] ...

Band of Horses To Release ‘Mirage Rock’

On Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
band of horses Band of Horses is getting back in the saddle and releasing  a new studio album called Mirage Rock on September 18th. For the uninitiated, Band of Horses formed in Seattle, but listening to their music you’d think they grew up in the woods somewhere in the South – jangly folk arrangements, vocalist Ben Bridwell’s croon (which sounds a […] ...

Cat Power Returns With New Album ‘Sun’

On Monday, August 20th, 2012
Cat-Power-001 On September 4th, mercurial singer/songwriter Cat Power will release a new album called Sun. Her first record of all-original material since 2006’s The Greatest, the album will be released via Matador Records. If you recall, the singer (real name Chan Marshall) was a no-show at Coachella this past April, after being included on the official lineup […] ...

Jack White Takes Los Angeles By Storm

On Thursday, August 9th, 2012
article-1335435319283-12897D7E000005DC-134579_636x506 There was a moment in music history when the screeching riffs coming from Jack White’s guitar changed the rock scene. As part of the strictly white-and-red-wearing duo The White Stripes, White managed to wow listeners with his talent and revive the garage rock sound. After the pair split, he went on to become a part […] ...

August Concert Calendar: Our Top Picks

On Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
_34D3025 It’s that time of the month for a concert preview post – August has a bevy of can’t-miss concerts going on in the Los Angeles area. Here’s our list of the cream of the crop, so to speak – don’t sleep on any of these gigs! 8/7 (tonight) at Dim Mak Studios – Penguin Prison […] ...

Listen to Yeasayer’s New LP Three Weeks Early

On Friday, August 3rd, 2012
yeasayer 1 Experimental/psychedelic band Yeasayer will release their new album, Fragrant World, on August 21st – but you can listen to the whole thing now, online. There’s a catch, however. Earlier this week, the band hid the album’s tracks on the Internet, and fans had to search far and wide to find their corresponding links. Obviously, people […] ...

Dream-Pop Duo: Purity Ring Releases ‘Shrines’

On Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Purity-Ring   It’s a good era for two-piece electronic groups. Sleigh Bells’ recent album Reign of Terror established them as big-league players, and Purity Ring’s debut Shrines, which was released last week, throws them into the midst of the conversation as well. Consisting of Megan James on vocals and Corin Roddick on everything else, Purity Ring should […] ...

Passion Pit Pushes Skyward with ‘Gossamer’

On Monday, July 30th, 2012
passion pit Passion Pit’s highly-anticipated new record, Gossamer, was released last week. Featuring 12 songs of the Massachusetts-based electro/dance band’s blend of synth, energetic anthems and engaging vocals, the set kicks off with lead single Take a Walk. It features some echo-y vocals and steady percussive beats that work together to craft a pretty engaging introduction to […] ...

The xx Continue to Captivate

On Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Øyafestivalen If you’ve been sitting at home listening to the xx on repeat and missing the band terribly, don’t worry: the trio has been missing you, too. Despite their last studio album being released back in 2009, the UK band’s fanbase stayed strong over the years and their recent LA shows sold out quickly. Just earlier […] ...