Thursday, April 30, 2009

Passion Pit - Manners

Yea, its as good as they say.

Little Secrets

Moth's Wings

Eyes As Candles

The Reeling

LA Concert Calendar: Week of April 30th


Thursday 4/30:
The Blood Arm, Sweaters @ Bordello
Wye Oak @ Silverlake Lounge
Los Lobos @ The Coach House
Mary Mary @ HOB Anaheim
Xu Xu Fang, Downtown/Union, The Voyeurs, Voices Voices @ Echo
Silversun Pickups, Eulogies, Love Fuzz @ Echoplex
Rain @ The Grove of Anaheim
Boz Scaggs @ Canyon Club
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros @ The Regent Theatre
Ben Lee, Low Vs Diamond @ Troubadour
Sweet @ HOB Sunset

Friday 5/1:
Wolfmother, The Ruby Suns @ Natural History Museum
The Black Lips @ El Rey
B-Side Players @ HOB Anaheim
Unwritten Law @ Roxy Theatre
Eek-A-Mouse @ Brixton South Bay
Death Pilot @ Viper Room
Starsailor @ Troubadour
Comedy Central Live @ Wiltern

Saturday 5/2:
Celtic Woman @ Greek Theatre
Black Label Society & Sevendust @ Wiltern
Chris Cornell @ HOB Anaheim
Mike Doughty @ The Coach House
Eek-A-Mouse @ Roxy Theatre
Yann Tiersen @ El Rey Theatre
Robin Thicke / Jennifer Hudson @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
Black Lips @ Glass House
Third Day @ Club Nokia
Curtis Peoples @ Knitting Factory
Kreator @ HOB Sunset

Sunday 5/3:
Napalm Death @ The Key Club
Maria Taylor @ Troubadour
Black Lips @ Detroit Bar
Katie Melua @ Amoeba Music
Panteon Rococo @ HOB Sunset
Mike Doughty @ Brixton South Bay
Manic Hispanic @ El Rey Theatre
Chris Cornell @ Wiltern

Monday 5/4:
Juliette Commagere @ The Echo
Static-X @ HOB Sunset
Steel Panther @ Key Club
Black Lips @ El Rey Theatre

Tuesday 5/5:
Manic Hispanic @ HOB Anaheim
B-Side Players & Akwid @ HOB Sunset
Iglu & Hartly @ Roxy Theatre

Wednesday 5/6:
Seal @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
Ryan Bingham @ Troubadour
J Holiday / Day 26 @ The Grove of Anaheim
Hard Truth Soldiers Tour @ El Rey Theatre
Mika Miko @ Amoeba Music
Bobby V @ HOB Sunset

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Great Northern-Remind Me Where The Light Is


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Bombay Bicycle Club- I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose

Bombay Bicycle Club sounds suspiciously like Tokyo Police Club. Coincidence?

Always Like This

Cancel On Me


Monday, April 27, 2009

Bat For Lashes- Two Suns

Bat For Lashes- Daniel

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Bat For Lashes- Glass

Bat For Lashes- Siren Song

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Hotness #82

Lonely Dear- Airport Surroundings

Metric- Help I'm Alive (The Twelves Remix)

Discovery- Orange Shirt

Major Notes- Jungle Book

Chiddy Bang

Drexel University (whattup Philly!) freshmen Chiddy Bang have flooded the interwebs over the past few weeks with Cool Kids-style tracks with indie rock samples. The result is your next big thing in hip hop. I present to you Proto, Xaphoon Jones, Fresh Kid Z and Tennis Brown.....Chiddy Bang.

Chiddy Bang- Kids (feat MGMT)

Kid Cudi- Day and Night (Chiddy Bang Remix)

Chiddy Bang- Because (feat Radiohead)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New The Field!

New track from Axel Willner aka The Field. This is the first I've heard since his excellent 2007 debut From Here We Go Sublime.

The Field- The More That I Do

Catch The Field on tour with The Juan MacLean:

05-21 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
05-22 Philadelphia, PA - Pure
05-23 Washington, DC - Black Cat
05-25 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
05-27 Miami, FL - Liv at the Fountainbleu
05-29 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
05-30 Houston, TX - Numbers
05-31 Lubbock, TX - Cactus Courtyard
06-03 San Diego, CA - Casbah
06-04 Pomona, CA - The Glass House
06-05 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon Hollywood
06-06 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
06-07 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
06-08 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge
06-09 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richards on Richards
06-11 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
06-12 Denver, CO - Beta
06-13 Aspen, CO - Belly Up
06-16 Chicago, IL - Double Door
06-17 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
06-18 Toronto, Ontario - Tattoo
06-19 Montreal, Quebec - Les Saints

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Black Moth Super Rainbow- Eating Us

Black Moth Super Rainbow- Twin Of Myself

Black Moth Super Rainbow- Born On A Day The Sun Didn't Rise

Black Moth Super Rainbow- Gold Splatter

The Golden Filter

I saw Golden Filter at the Coachella Good Life party on Sunday at the Viceroy which was actually a really fun event. Free booze and food was passed while the homie Spank Rock killed as people did flips off the stage and into the pool. Doug E Fresh even came out and beatboxed while Naeem and the Ninjasonik dudes freestyled. I got a farmer's tan. Insane day.

Anyway, back to The Golden Filter. They are a three piece electro-pop group with a Little-Boots-y girl singer. I could only dig up their single "Solid Gold" and a Cut Copy remix they did, but be on the lookout for them down the line. I know they have a bunch of songs because they played for over an hour at the party (including a cover of The White Stripes' "The Hardest Button To Button").

The Golden Filter- Solid Gold

Cut Copy- Far Away (The Golden Filter Remix)

Solid Gold Video:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

First Show!

After much wrangling, I am so proud to present the first in what I hope to be many Ultra Stimulation Presents concerts. I invite any and all Los Angeles area music fans can come out and support my quest to bring quality independent music to the Westside. Heck, I'll even buy you a beer if you do.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 8pm
Dakota Lounge (formerly The Temple Bar)
1026 Wilshire Blvd.
Tix $7 at the Door. 21+

Line Up:

A blog favorite, Silverlake's own indie pop heroes. You have heard their single “Wait For Me” on Indie 103.1 (RIP)

Infectious Postal Service-esque electro-pop trio from Irvine in only their 2nd LA show and possibly their last before band member John moves to the East Coast in June.

Girl fronted dance rock band that has been making noise in the local scene as of late, with airplay on KCRW and KPFK. One to watch for sure.

Emotional indie folk group from Fontana,CA

Hope to see you on the dancefloor.

SECRET SHOW: My Bloody Valentine at The El Rey Theatre TONIGHT!

Tix Here.

And please for your own sake bring some fucking earplugs.

LA Concert Calendar: Week of April 16th


Thursday 4/16:
The Budos Band @ The Echo
Aterciopelados @ HOB Anaheim
Crystal Antlers, Har Mar Superstar @ Eagle Rock Arts Center
Los Campesinos! @ Detroit Bar
Britney Spears @ Staples Center
Born Ruffians @ Spaceland
The Black Keys @ Glass House
TV on the Radio @ Ventura Theatre
Mims @ Key Club
Avenged Sevenfold @ Club Nokia
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ L.A. Sports Arena
The Derek Trucks Band @ Wiltern

Friday 4/17:
Britney Spears @ Staples Center
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Live) @ Troubadour
Kylsea @ Echoplex
Kevin Rudolf @ HOB Sunset
John Prine @ Wilshire Theatre
New Kids on the Block @ Santa Barbara Bowl

Saturday 4/18:
Tainted Love @ Key Club
Warner Drive @ Viper Room
Kenny Wayne Shepherd @ HOB Sunset
Abe Vigoda @ Spaceland
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Live) @ Troubadour
New Kids on the Block @ Hollywood Palladium

Sunday 4/19:
Britney Spears @ Honda Center
India.Arie @ The Grove of Anaheim
UB40 @ HOB Anaheim
Cary Brothers @ Roxy Theatre
Tom Morello + Special Guests @ Troubadour

Monday 4/20:
Fool's Gold @ The Echo
Cinema Bizarre @ Knitting Factory
Sashamon @ Viper Room
Hillsong United @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
The Whip, The Henry Clay People @ Spaceland
Saint Motel @ Troubadour
The Presets @ Glass House
Squirrel Nut Zippers @ El Rey Theatre
Britney Spears @ Honda Center
Kottonmouth Kings @ The Grove of Anaheim
Steel Panther @ Key Club

Tuesday 4/21:
Heartless Bastards @ Spaceland
The Whip @ Cinespace
Lenka @ Detroit Bar
James Pants @ The Echo
The Boxer Rebellion, Funeral Party @ Troubadour
The War On Drugs @ The Echo
Jeff Beck @ El Rey Theatre
Blasphemous Rumours @ HOB Sunset
Throbbing Gristle @ Royce Hall

Wednesday 4/22:
Dan Deacon @ Troubadour
Ooklah the Moc @ Roxy Theatre
Jeff Beck @ El Rey Theatre
The Devil Wears Prada @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Queensryche @ HOB Anaheim

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Daniel Merriweather

To say that I am anxious to hear Daniel Merriweather’s new album “Love & War” (due out on April 28th) may be the understatement of the year. With production by Mark Ronson and appearances by Wale, Adele and lord knows who else this could be a sleeper album for sure.

Check out three songs that have leaked below and check back for more once the album drops.

Daniel Merriweather- Chainsaw

Daniel Merriweather- Change feat Wale

Daniel Merriweather- Water And A Flame feat Adele

Pleasure- Pleasure 2

I'm a little late on this disco-pop from Norway, this is their 2007 release
Pleasure 2.

Its fun stuff though in a 80's nostalgia, Chromeo kind of way.

From the looks of the album cover it seems that they had a good six month jump on style icon Kanye West and "his" shutter shade craze.

Pleasure- Alright All Night

Pleasure- Bite The Beat

Pleasure- Out Of Love

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Paper Route- Absence

Really solid album from Nashville's Paper Route. Atmospheric keyboards and fast guitars combine to form something beautiful here. I don't really want to write much more to sway your opinion of these guys but this is playable pretty much start to finish. Go out and pick it up.

Paper Route- Wish

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Paper Route- Carousel

Paper Route- Good Intentions

Monday, April 13, 2009

College- The Secret Diary Mix

The newest mix from our favorite Valerie dude College. Futuristic and 80's at the same time. Timeless.

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01 - College - The Golden Messenger
02 - I.M.S - Dancing Therapy
03 - College feat Anoraak - Fantasy Park (Loose Shus Remix)
04 - Sneaky Sound System - When We Where Young (Breakbot Remix)
05 - Live Element - Something About You
06 - Clio - Eyes
07 - V.U.L.V.A - White BMW (Legowelt Remix)
08 - The Hasbeens - Make The World Go Away
09 - College feat Minitel Rose - The Energy Story (DVAS Remix)
10 - Miami Horror - Make You Mine
11 - Fred Falke - 8:08 pm @ The Beach
12 - Coeur de Pirate - Comme Des Enfants (Le Matos Andy Carmichael Remix)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

LA Concert Calendar: Week of April 9th

Fools Gold

Thursday 4/9:
Travis @ HOB Anaheim
Robert Cray Band @ The Grove of Anaheim
Yonder Mountain String Band @ HOB Sunset
Dar Williams & Melissa Ferrick @ Roxy Theatre
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers @ The Key Club
Spindrift @ Spaceland
Dengue Fever @ Echo
Diz Gibran @ Viper Room
Del Tha Funky Homosapien @ Glass House

Friday 4/10:
El Ten Eleven @ Home
The Disco Biscuits @ HOB Sunset
Monotonix, The Mae Shi, Anavan @ Spaceland
Leonard Cohen @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
Chelsea Girls @ Roxy Theatre
Travis @ Wiltern
Flying Lotus @ Echoplex
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs @ Gibson Amphitheatre
OK Go @ HOB Anaheim
The Fab Four @ The Grove of Anaheim
Dark Star Orchestra @ El Rey Theatre

Saturday 4/11:
Fitz & The Tantrums @ Bardot
Electric Valentine @ Knitting Factory
Blind Pilot @ Spaceland
Devlin & Darko, VHS or Beta @ Shrine Auditorium
The Disco Biscuits @ HOB Sunset
KCRW RadioActive @ Park Plaza Hotel
Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees @ HOB Anaheim
Michael Schenker Group @ Canyon Club
Dark Star Orchestra @ El Rey Theatre
Leonard Cohen @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
Junior Brown @ Canyon Club
Cold @ Whisky A Go Go
An Café @ Avalon

Sunday 4/12:
Silversun Pickups @ Glass House
La Roux @ Roxy

Monday 4/13:
Fools Gold @ Echo
Lykke Li (DJ Set) @ Standard Hollywood
Steel Panther @ Key Club
Jenny Lewis @ Glass House
Friendly Fires, Hockey @ Troubadour
The Henry Clay People @ Spaceland

Tuesday 4/14::
Friendly Fires @ Detroit Bar
Taproot @ Key Club
Mad Professor @ HOB Sunset
Craig David @ The Mint
TV on the Radio @ Glass House
The Toadies @ El Rey Theatre
Kimya Dawson @ Troubadour
Collie Buddz @ Roxy Theatre

Wednesday 4.15:
Black Lips @ Detroit Bar
Dragonforce @ HOB Anaheim
Bloc Party @ Hollywood Palladium
Junior Brown @ Key Club
Freeway @ Knitting Factory
Wavves, Fol Chen @ The Echo
Lemon Sun @ Spaceland
Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band @ Glass House
India.Arie @ Club Nokia
Aterciopelados @ Conga Room
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ L.A. Sports Arena

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Peaches- I Feel Cream

Peaches- Serpentine

Peaches- I Feel Cream

Peaches- Talk To Me

Catch the dirty electro-rock stage show that is a Peaches concert:

5/15 Philadelphia, PA Theater of the Living Arts
5/16 New York, NY Webster Hall
5/17 Boston, MA Paradise Theater
5/18 Montreal, PQ Club Soda
5/20 Toronto, ONT Phoenix
5/21 Detroit, MI Majestic Theater
5/22 Chicago, IL Metro
5/23 Madison, WI Majestic Theater
5/25 Denver, CO Gothic Theater
5/26 Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue
5/27 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
5/29 Edmonton, ALB Starlight
5/30 Calgary, ALB Ballroom
5/31 Vancouver, BC Commodore
6/1 Seattle, WA Showbox
6/2 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
6/4 Reno, NV 211 North
6/5 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
6/6 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda
6/7 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda
6/8 Joshua Tree, CA Pappy's
6/11 Austin, TX Emo's
6/12 Dallas, TX Granada
6/13 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
6/15 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
6/16 Chapel Hill, NC Cat's Cradle
6/17 Washington, DC 9:30

Easy Star All Stars- Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band

After covering Pink Floyd and Radiohead on previous albums, everyone's favorite reggae-dub cover artists are back. This time they play tunes made famous by some band called "The Beatles."

Easy Star All Stars- A Day In The Life (feat Michael Rose and Menny More)

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Easy Star All Stars- With A Little Help From My Friends (feat Luciano)

Easy Star All Stars- Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (feat Frankie Paul)

Clinton Sparks & Chester French- Jacques Jams Vol 1: Endurance

Its a good thing this new Chester French mixtape is halfway decent, because their album Love The Future is a hot mess.

Chester French- Life in LA feat Pharrell Williams & Jermaine Dupri

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Chester French- Campus Kingpin feat Pusha T

Chester French- Starting A Band feat Solange

The whole mix is HERE for download. Get Familiarrrrr!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Super fun 80's-inspired electronic jams from a 19 year old Australian kid.

Shazam- Pool Party 2009

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Shazam- Luckier

Friday, April 3, 2009

Nick Catchdubs, Jubilee & DJ Ayres- Flashing Lights 3 Mix

Flashing Lights 3

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La Roux - Quicksand (AutoKratz Remix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero (MSTRKRFT Remix)
Sneaker Pimps - Post Modern Sleaze (Mongoloids In Weehawken Remix)
Mowgli - Pa Po Pon
Gil & Wil - Funk Train
DJ Mehdi - Tunisia Bambatta
DJ Mehdi - Tunisia Bambatta (Mercury Remix)
Jack Beats - What (Boy 8 Bit Remix)
Blackfinger - UMF(DZ Remix)
Udachi and Jubilee - Paypur
Foamo - Everything Cool
The Bulgarian Ft. Spoek - Crazy Dog Biscuit (Kink Remix)
Roska - In Your Handbag
Chuckie - Drop Low (Hardwell remix)
Rico Tubbs - Gets No Better (Udachi Remix)
DJ Ayres - Aphids Win (demo mix)
Crookers - What Up Yall / Rye Rye - Bang
Diplo & Laidback Luke - Hey
Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat (Fake Blood Remix)
Felix Baumgartner & Juan Kidd ft Lisa Millett - Now You're Gone
Son of Raw - A Black Man In Space
House of House - Rushing To Paradise (Walkin' These Streets)
La Roux - In For the Kill (Skream Remix)

Friday Hotness #81

Sharam feat Kid Cudi- She Came Along

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Fool's Gold- Suprise Hotel

Grafton Primary- Records For The Righteous

CFCF- You Hear Colours


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fever Ray

I wasn't sure I was going to love this since I am such a big fan of The Knife, but a few songs in to the debut I realized it is hard to hate on Karin Dreijer Andersson's hypnotic voice no matter what the incarnation. Really solid album here.

Fever Ray- When I Grow Up

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Fever Ray- Seven

Fever Ray- Triangle Walks

LA Concert Calendar: Week of April 2nd

 Lily Allen

Thursday 4/2:
Lily Allen @ Wiltern
Har Mar Superstar @ Bootleg
Plain White T's @ HOB Sunset
Autolux @ Detroit Bar
Candlebox @ Galaxy Concert Theatre
Warped Tour Kickoff Party @ Key Club
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit @ Spaceland
Kid Sister @ Echoplex
Bonnie "Prince" Billy @ El Rey Theatre
Jeremy Jay, Princeton, Tartans @ The Smell
Robert Francis, The Parson Red Heads @ The Troubadour

Friday 4/3:
Little Big Town @ Club Nokia
Strung Out @ Detroit Bar
Busdriver @ Natural History Museum
KROQ'S Kevin & Beans April Foolishness @ Gibson Amphitheatre
Lamb of God @ Hollywood Palladium
The Atomic Punks @ HOB Sunset
The Get-Up Kids @ Troubadour
John Brown's Body @ Roxy Theatre
Acid Mothers Temple @ The Echo
The Haunted @ Key Club

Saturday 4/4:
Kaskade @ Vanguard
Bamboozle Left @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Mishka & Dirtyheads @ Galaxy Concert Theatre
Stereo Total / Leslie and the Ly's @ El Rey Theatre
Tortured Soul @ Roxy Theatre
Ratatat @ Hollywood Palladium
Gin Blossoms @ Canyon Club
Sonos @ Home
Puscifer @ Club Nokia
Rachel Yamagata @ Troubadour
Great Lake Swimmers @ Spaceland
Berlin @ HOB Sunset
Denis Leary @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live

Sunday 4/5:
Bamboozle Left @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Beth Hart @ Knitting Factory
Cut Chemist @ The Echo
Asher Roth @ Key Club
Puscifer @ Club Nokia
Autolux @ Glass House

Monday 4/6:
Fool's Gold @ Echo
The Script @ Troubadour
Moody Blues @ Fred Kavli Theatre
The Henry Clay People @ Spaceland
Sparks the Rescue @ Viper Room
Steel Panther @ Key Club
The Bird and the Bee, Juliette Commagere @ Echoplex

Tuesday 4/7:
Megadeth, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage @ Club Nokia
Clem Snide @ Spaceland

Wednesday 4/8:
Raekwon @ Key Club
Billy Currington @ HOB Sunset
Living Things @ Spaceland
Local Natives @ Bordello
Alexi Murdoch @ El Rey Theatre
Dark Star Orchestra @ HOB Anaheim

K-Os - Yes!

K-Os- 4-3-2-1

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K-Os- I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman

K-Os- Eye Know Something

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Even though this guy looks like some androgynous Hypercrush reject, he actually makes some pretty catchy electro-pop music.

Voted to BBC's "Sound Of 2009" list, this Brit (real name Vincent Frank) will be releasing his debut album Complete Me in June.

Frankmusik- Better Off As Two

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Frankmusik- Three Little Words

Frankmusik- Done Done