Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Fascination: Superhumanoids


To describe Superhumanoids as "music to help kiss the doldrums away" is exactly what I retrieve when sifting through the material that they've been releasing since their self-released EP Urgency (2010.) I consider this rising Los Angeles band to be a classic staple in my library, and I wouldn't be surprised if you decide to do the same once you're finished with this post. Cameron, Sarah, and Max formed Superhumanoids in 2009. After finally getting the chance to see them open for Local Natives at Southside Music Hall (Dallas, Texas) back in March of last year - I knew this wouldn't be the last time I would see them again. In fact, I was fortunate to catch the trio in Ventura earlier this year when they opened for Lord Huron at The Magestic Ventura Theater. 

Last year they released their debut full-length Exhibitionists via LA label Innovative Leisure. I must admit - it's a spectacular album, and sounds even better on wax. (Pick it up on Innovative Leisure's website here, or if iTunes is your things - here it is.) Last year they filmed a session for Yours Truly in LA at their own home, watch below or check it out on YT's website. "So Strange" is one of the prettiest tracks off the full-length, and to hear it in a different way such as this makes the material even more experimental. 


P.S. Next month they're going on tour with Erasure - the dates are below & if they're coming your way, don't miss out! (Grab tickets here.

10.15.14 / EL PASO, TX / LOWBROW PALACE | TICKETS (solo)
10.16.14 / DALLAS, TX / CLUB DADA | TICKETS (solo)

10.17.14 / NEW ORLEANS, LA / HOUSE OF BLUES * 

10.18.14 / AUSTIN, TX / ACL LIVE * 

10.19.14 / AUSTIN, TX / ACL LIVE * 
10.21.14 / PHOENIX, AZ / COMERICA THEATRE * 
10.22.14 / SAN DIEGO, CA / HUMPHREY'S * 
10.24.14 / LOS ANGELES, CA / THE PALLADIUM * 
10.25.14 / LOS ANGELES, CA / THE PALLADIUM * 
10.26.14 / VENTURA, CA / MAJESTIC THEATER * 
10.28.14 / DENVER, CO / OGDEN THEATRE * 
10.29.14 / SALT LAKE CITY, UT / CAPITOL THEATRE * 
11.01.14 / OAKLAND, CA / FOX THEATER * 

* W/ ERASURE


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FRESHVIBESMONDAY #44


LYED has been a wee bit silent lately, but that's because I've been hopping all over the Golden State to catch the infamous Worlds Tour  (Porter Robinson, Giraffage, and Lemaitre.) Hands down this is one of the best live productions I've ever experienced and would see it again in a heartbeat. I can't stress enough how satisfying it is to witness an event such as this tour. (Get the 411 on the tour & tickets here.) I'll be uploading photos soon, or you can get a sneak peek over on LYED's Instagram
Super (duper) excited to let you guys know that LYED will be returning to Sacramento this year for TBD Fest October 3-5! With a lineup like this years, what's not to like about it? Hope to see you there! <3 If you haven't purchased your pass yet, head over here to snag them! 
Which day are you most excited about?



Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Fascination: Olivver

Let me tell you about a friend of mine that likes to go by the name of Olivver. There's nothing I truly love more than getting the word out about someone who works harder than anyone I know. If this name is new to you, then here's your one-way ticket to getting hooked on the fella. It hasn't even been an entire year since he made his debut with "Purge" but already he's dominating the LA radio & blogs from all over the country. "Watch the physical and emotional purge below."

Not only is Olivver succeeding with releasing track after track, but is continuously keeping us on our toes in sight of what's next by establishing an empire of his many talents. Did I mention he has one of the best twitter accounts, ever?  
His most recent release "Not Going Home" is over on Hypem, and there's nothing better than showing love by "hearting it" by clicking here. It's off his upcoming debut EP Freak and I couldn't be more excited about this release.