Babes

Babes is a new 5-piece out of L.A. featuring siblings Aaron, Zach and Sarah.

Their impressive first EP came out a few days ago.

Babes

“ATMO”

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten continues to enthrall.

Are We There is the new album (her 4th) from this Brooklyn singer/songwriter.

“Every Time the Sun Comes Up” is the last track.

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Phantogram

Phantogram, the electronic duo we featured in 2011, released the album Voices earlier this year.

“Fall in Love” was the first single. Now “Black Out Days” is now prominent.

Phantogram

“Fall in Love”

“Black Out Days”

Lopsided World of L

This week Jonathan L explores electronic music.

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*Arjen Lucassen “Lost In The New Real” (The Netherlands)
*Tensnake f/ Fiora (Berlin) “No Relief” (Sachen, Anhalt, DE)
*Seabound “Everything” (Saarbrucken, Germany)
*Supersister “Dona Nobis Pacem” (DJ Shadow remix)
*LeonxLeon “Tubular Dance” (Paris, France)
*Foreign Resort “Dead End Roads (Novablast/mx)(Copenhagen)
*Victor Ward “First Kontakt” (Manchester, U.K.)
*Klangschwester “Sisterella” (Karl Gruender mix)(Germany)
*Plastique de Reve “I Feel That Woman” (Swiss/Berlin)
*And One “Zerstörer” (Germany)
*Heimataerde “Leise fliesst der Ebro”(Germany)
*Emika “Filters” (London/Berlin)
*Go Nogo “And The Devil Too” (Heisenborg, Sweden)
*Skatebård “Cosmos” (Norway)
*Ego Likeness “Inferno” (Donna The Dead mix) (Baltimore)
Naapo “Better To Stay” (Melbourne, AU)
*Charles Bordeaux “5 Weeds” (Tronik Youth remix)(L.I., N.Y.)
*Giganta “Can’t Stop Playing” (Athens, Greece)
Tony deKaro “Bright Eyes” (Frankfurt, Germany)
*Sixth Minor “Etif” (Italy)
*enCAPSULAte “Krishna Krazy” (Israel)

Wasi

Wasi is a young southern California trio with one double-sided single to their name.

And this exciting debut bodes well for the future of this band as heard on the song “Adolescents”.

Wasi

Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco recently released his 2nd album Salad Days.

This young Canadian is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist as well as an interesting songwriter.

“Chamber of Reflection” is one of the tracks that I have been enjoying of late.

Mac DeMarco

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L Mondays.

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*Laibach “Americana” (Slovenia)
*Reabo “Whatever May Come”(Stenchman mix) (London)
*Puma Simone “Congratulations” (New Haven, CT)
*The Shy Lips “That’s Where I Belong” (Gothenburg)
*Plague Vendor “Black Sap Scriptures” (Whittier, CA)
*Baby Guru “Baby You’re So Weird” (Greece)
*The Art Of Amputation “Inside Our Glasshouse” (London)
*Aryeon “Transformation” (The Netherlands)
*Calling All Astronauts “Justice” (London)
*Xu Xu Fang “Noir State Beach” (Mar Vista, CA)
*Ballerina Black “Brixton Rain” (Los Angeles)
*Until The Ribbon Breaks “Spark” (Cardiff, Wales)
*Eisbrecher “Verrückt” (Maxwell Smart mix) (Germany)
*Stone Cold Fox “January” (N.Y.C.)
*The Cornelius Crane “Oklahoma And Me” (Manchester)
Midtfyns Efterskole “Try And Try”(replay) (Fyn, Denmark)
*Maximo Park “Brain Cells” (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
*Ben Frost “Venter” (Reykjavik, Iceland)
*Doro “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” (Germany)
*Okapi Sun “Johnny Kiss” (San Diego)
*Chuck E. Weiss “Hey Pendejo” (Los Angeles)
*Penthouse Boyz f/ Tia Yasmine “Floatin'”
*Ki: Theory “Needles” (Unkle remix) (Richmond, VA)
*Pictorial Candi “Benefit Of The Doubt “Drink” (Warsaw)
*Edguy “Love Tyger” (Fulda, Germany)
*Chris P Cauley “So It Goes” (Long Island)
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: “Love Is All Around”
*Colorful Rhythm “Skulls And Flowers” (Chicago)

Tori Amos

The wonderfully beautiful and explorative artist Tori Amos has a new album, Unrepentant Geraldines, inspired by her experiences with visual art.

“Trouble’s Lament” is a single from the album.

Tori Amos

Morrissey

Morrissey, our favorite vegan curmudgeon, has just released his most pointed political critique to date:

“World Peace is None of Your Business”.

Morrissey

Lopsided World of L

Mondays = Jonathan L.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Postcards From Jeff “A House” (Manchester)
*Frazic “Main Saint” (Stuttgart, Germany)
*The Art Of Amputation “Scary Noises” (London)
*Naapo “Better To Stay” (Melbourne, AU)
*Midtfyns Efterskole “Try And Try” (Fyn, Denmark)
*Ming City Rockers “Twist It” (Immingham, U.K.)
*Land Lovers “Band Apart” (Dublin, Ireland)
*Liars “Mask Maker” (Los Angeles)
*Malachai “Down To Earth” (Bristol, England)
*Laibach “The Whistleblowers” (Slovenia)
*The Vickers “She’s Lost” (Florence, Italy)
*Movits! f/Timbuktu “Som Det Brinner” (Sweden)
*The Talks “Don’t Look Behind You” (Kingston U Hull)
*The Villainy “Miss Golightly” (Gothenburg, SE)
*The Battles Of Winter “I Am A Station” (London)
*Johnossi “Into The Wild” (Sweden)
*B-Movie “Echoes” (Mansfield, Nottingham)
*Cate Evens “Blood For Champagne” (Hamburg)
*Audrey Turner “Fool In Love” (San Francisco)
*Jack Beats “The ill Shit” (London)
*The Inkhearts “Keeping Up” (Liverpool)
*Joe Symes & Loving Kind “Fallen Down” (Liverpool)
*Kiev “Animals In The Garden” (Orange, CA)
*Pins “Mad For You” (Manchester)
*Windings “Spiral Stairs” (Limerick City, IE)
*April Anne “Phoenix” (Phoenix, AZ)
*Brandon Boyd “Where All The Songs Come From” (LA)
*Motobunny “Ghost” (Scottsdale, AZ)
*Battleme “Don’t Worry About Me Tonight” (Portland)
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: “Everybody Needs A Hero”

Joan as Police Woman

Joan Wasser was once a member of The Dambuilders out of Boston.

This violinist/guitarist/songwriter performs solo under the name Joan as Police Woman.

The Classic is her 5th studio album and includes “Holy City”.

Joan as Police Woman

“Holy City”

Lily Allen

I have deep abiding fondness for the acid-tongue pop of Lily Allen.

Her debut in 2006 Alright, Still was filled snappy melodies and in-your-face lyrics.

Her intelligent irony continued with 2009’s It’s Not Me, It’s You.

She took time off to have a family and has now musically resurfaced with a passion with Sheezus.

Lily Allen

The title track “Sheezus”.

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde

Brilliant composer and artist Brian Eno has teamed up with Karl Hyde of the electronic band Underworld and just released the album Someday World.

“Daddy’s Car” is the single and “Who Rings the Bell” is a personal fave.

Brian Eno

“Daddy’s Car”

“Who Rings the Bell”

Elephant

Sky Swimming is the debut album from Elephant.

Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck make up this romantic London duo.

“Assembly” is the first track.

Elephant

Lopsided World of L

This week international cover songs with Jonathan L.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Kid Force “Song 2” (Blur)
The Strypes “Heart Of The City” (Nick Lowe)
Girl In A Coma “Transmission” (Joy Division)
Axel Rudi Pell “Hey Hey My My” (Neil Young)
Tears For Fears “Ready To Start” (Arcade Fire)
Clan Of Xymox “Is Vic There?” (Department S)
*Jane Woodman “Sister Europe” (Psychedelic Furs)
The Whereabouts “Long Tall Sally” (Little Richard)
The Whereabouts “Hippy Hippy Shake” (Chan Romero)
The Whereabouts “Don’t Bring Me Down” (Pretty Things)
Stumbleine f/V. Skies “…Then He Kissed Me” (Crystals)
*Carnival Star “Velveteen” (Rose Of Avalanche)
Pop Noir “Temptation” (New Order)
Jimmy Cliff “Guns Of Brixton” (The Clash)
Nina Hagen “Personal Jesus” (Depeche Mode)
Ugly Kid Joe “Cat’s In The Cradle” (Cat Stevens)
Black Francis “All In My Mind” (Love & Rockets)
L.A. Guns “These Arms Of Mine” (Otis Redding)
*Built To Spill “Jokerman” (Bob Dylan)
She & Him “Oh Boy” (Buddy Holly)
Joan Jett “Destination Unknown” (Missing Persons)
AM & Shawn Lee “Jackie Blue” (Ozark Mt. Daredevils)
Volbeat “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” (Hank Williams)
Her Vanished Grace “Across The Universe” (Beatles)
Kerli “She’s In Parties” (Bauhaus)
Lou Reed “Peggy Sue” (Buddy Holly)
Inouwee “Mother” (Danzig)
Die Toten Hosen “Das Modell” (Kraftwerk)

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