Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Hectors 4/05/11 - LaBrie's, Glendale, CA.

(Photo: The Hectors Facebook)

Earlier this month, The Hectors shared the bill with The Lonely Wild and Radars To The Sky for the former's Radio Free Silverlake Tuesday night residency this month. We have seen The Hectors before (at last year's "Undercovered" show), but this will be the first time we have made a post about them. Their music has been described as "smart, edgy pop" with "a sense of humor to go along with their pop chops, which is only natural when you consider the L.A. quartet has influences ranging from the syrupy to Fugazi."

Tonight's setlist was mostly new songs, including "Your Favorite Year" (read the story behind the song here)and has been described as "swing[ing] in orbit around more than just a few of the band’s favorite years, spinning as it does from the lovely gauze-pop of late-’80s 4AD to the meticulously ‘gazed Creation Records crunch of the early ’90s to the sprightly indie rock and pop of the last decade–essentially, a three-and-a-half minute love letter to some of dream pop’s best and more ear-pleasing elements." Whew. Fun show, and we are definitely looking forward to their upcoming full-length album.

1.) River MP3
2.) Normal MP3
3.) Tracker MP3
4.) Human MP3
5.) Nature MP3
6.) Sleeper MP3
7.) Your Favorite Year MP3
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(Recorded by Mark P.)

FLAC (lossless) files available by request.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Lonely Wild 4/05/11 - LaBrie's, Glendale, CA.

(Photo: The Lonely Wild Facebook)

Last week, The Lonely Wild kicked off their month-long April "Radio Free Silverlake presents" Tuesday night residency at LaBrie's in Glendale. (you might remember that we previously posted the Radars To The Sky set from the same show a few days ago) This was the first time we've seen The Lonely Wild live, and it was certainly an interesting treat. The Lonely Wild is a relatively new band that has gotten quite a bit of positive press, ranging from having "expansive indie country songs have breathtakingly beautiful male-female harmonies that contrast with instrumentation that recalls desolate Morricone spaghetti western twang, then blooms into lush country soul orchestrations" and "impeccably sung, confusingly catchy, stirring, hypnotic American music."

Nowhere was their type of nouveau folk stylings evident than in tonight's setlist, of course. A few of songs were taken from their recently-released album Dead End. A clever cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark" was prominently featured as well. Great show, and we look forward to seeing them again in the future.

Recorded by Mark P.

1.) MC Intro MP3
2.) Poor Fools MP3
3.) Right Side Of The Road MP3
4.) Over The Hill MP3
5.) Out Of My Mind MP3
6.) Dead End MP3
7.) Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen cover)MP3
8.) Edgeware MP3
9.) Walter MP3
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Radars To The Sky 4/05/11 - LaBrie's, Glendale, CA.

(Photo: Radars to the Sky Facebook)

On Tuesday night, Radars to the Sky helped kick off The Lonely Wild's April "Radio Free Silverlake presents" Tuesday night residency at LaBrie's in Glendale. It's been quite awhile since we have seen Radars to the Sky, so this was an exciting opportunity to see them again. This was a great show, full of fun highlights.

The set started with two songs from their first release, 2007's simply-titled EP. The rest of the set was for the most part (except for the "new song") composed of selections off of their debut LP that was released last year, Supra/Infra (which includes a cover of The Walkmen's "The Rat"). A couple of standouts included "Matt, You Hit Too Close to the Bone" (you can read an interesting back-story behind this song here)and the yet-to-be-titled new song, which was mostly sung by key-player/vocalist Kate Spitser in French.

1.) Basement MP3
2.) Long Walk Home MP3
3.) Mirror MP3
4.) The Apple Never Falls MP3
5.) As The Nurses Scurry MP3
6.) "Untitled New Song" MP3
7.) Matt, You Hit Too Close to the Bone MP3
8.) The Rat (The Walkmen cover)MP3
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FLAC (lossless) files available by request.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Save the date - Recording LA presents Seasons 5/20/11

Apologizes for being very M.I.A. as of late, but we do have some good news for you - we are presenting our very first show next month, the third night of our favorites Season's May residency at Casey's Irish Bar (along with Odd Modern) Check out the flyer below:

We hope you can make it!