Monday, September 22, 2014

FRESHVIBESMONDAY #45


Mondays aren't always a pain when there's new music to be heard, am iiiiii right? Pretty stoked to include two new songs from local Santa Barbara bands FMLYBND & Mexico City Blondes (who was a recent Friday Fascination.) With every SBTRKT release, I feel that I'm becoming more impatient waiting for the new album (but I have a feeling that it's going to be one of the greatest of 2014.) Thanks to The Wild Honey Pie, I recently fell in love with a duo that go by the name of Leisure Cruise (who released their debut album this year, listen to it here.) All in all, this week's selection is shaping up to be a good one, but if you missed out on FVM#44 - I highly suggest that you check it out!
Don't forget, this playlist gets updated throughout the week so as always, watch this space. 

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?