Coming and Going, mp3s and videos Galore…The Soft Pack, The Wooden Birds, As Tall As Lions, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Tape Deck Mountain…

by Landry on October 13, 2009

The Soft Pack

The Soft Pack. Photo by Shay Peretz

Fences [mp3]Phoenix, The Soft Pack Remix this is exactly why The Soft Pack should have a small country named after them. I hope you get to see them live on Saturday (17th) at the Echoplex (with WAVVES) before they head overseas. Dig their languid, repetitive bass groove and gritty, unhurried punkness. Go all the way down for Phoenix’s original version.

Monday’s a good night for music in LA. Tonight The Wooden Birds (Andrew Kenny) and The Great Lake Swimmers pleased a chill crowd at El Rey. We’re nuts for both these bands.

Seven Seventeen [mp3] (live@Luxury Wafers)The Wooden Birds

Check out The Wooden Birds’ Luxury Wafers Session with 5 more downloadable exclusive live tracks HERE.

The Wooden Birds – Sugar – Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.


Savy Young Punks [mp3]Correatown

Who Loves You Now [mp3] (live@Luxury Wafers)Obi Best

Other haps in the city tonight: Correatown at The Echo (Angie, with her endearing, vivacious and down-to-earth personality and pretty voice, visited, sang and played recently with buddy Tom Brosseau…can’t wait for those tracks!) and Obi Best at Spaceland. Obi Best’s Alex Lilly pulls off whimsically serious and intellectually playful with clever pop compositions that sustain interest and pique curiosity, causing ears itchy for more. Click HERE for Obi Best’s Luxury Wafers Session, with 3 more exclusive, live downloadable tracks to get lost in.

Obi Best – Tropical Fish – Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.


Lost MyMind [mp3] (live@Luxury Wafers)As Tall As Lions

As Tall As Lions recently returned to LA, this time at the Nokia. For a slew of videos and 3 exclusive live tracks from their Luxury Wafers Session, click HERE. These guys are a blast, so fun to catch live. Relive the magic:

As Tall As Lions – We’s Been Waiting – Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.


Bob Dylan does 2 nights at the Hollywood Palladium Tuesday (13th) and Wednesday (14th). He hasn’t visited us (yet), but I’m posting his live video anyway. Oh how I wish I’d been there myself. Like a Rolling Stone, just under 9 minutes, 1966. Um, yeah….

Coming up:

All Hail [mp3]The Devil Makes Three This oldtyme Cruz trio woos rustily on upright bass, banjo, guitar, fiddle, even saw – it’s poker and parlour music injected with social commentary. See them free at Amoeba Tuesday (fun venue, questionable sound) and again at The Echoplex Thursday.

Fences [mp3]Phoenix, The Soft Pack Remix

For comparison and extra appreciation, here’s Phoenix’s Fences:

And for good measure, a recent Phoenix video from Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show.


Invisible Forces [mp3]The Fresh & Onlys…ghouly spaghetti surf rock;

Dude’s Got A Tender Heart [mp3]The Fresh & Onlys …echoey, Doors-y, Cali-psych-beach sound

From their new album, Grey-Eyed Girls (9/15/09, Woodsist). We met The Fresh & Onlys founder and bassist, Shayde Sartin and outrageous guitarist, Wymond Miles when they came into the studio with James Jackson Toth last year. Awesome, warm guys and killer musicians, catch them live, playing true to their name in LA 10/22 @ the Echo.

Ghost Colony [mp3]Tape Deck Mountain – spacey beach bingo with a nice teen-spirited, Kurt Cobain burst at the end. I’m extra partial to San Diegan Travis Trevisan’s ‘slacker-fuzzed lullabies.’ We’re excited for Tape Deck Mountain’s upcoming Luxury Wafers Session, their LA show 11/19 at Silverlake Lounge and the release of the record, Ghost (11/17/09, Lefse).

AshesAnd in case you missed it, HERE‘s a hunk of hearty listening – a free, fat, fall compilation from Lefse, including tasty tracks like this one:

Open Water [mp3]A Grave With No Name

Also, not coming to LA anytime soon that I know of, check out these luscious tracks from A Sunny Day In Glasgow‘s newest release, Ashes Grammar (9/15/09, Carrot Top). Click HERE for November tour dates.

Failure [mp3]- A Sunny Day In Glasgow …upbeat ambient with thumping, writhing rhythm. The voices beckon so sweetly, “Fall forward, feel failure,” it seems like the most natural option to jump.

Ashes Grammar, Ashes Maths [mp3]A Sunny Day In Glasgow …plush.

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