Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Little Red Lung - 1/30/12, The Echo, Los Angeles, CA.

(Photo courtesy of Zoe Ruth-Erwin)

Last week, Little Red Lung helped headliners Seasons close out their January Monday night residency at The Echo. We've been meaning to catch Little Red Lung for quite some time, and have been listening to their music as of late (available to stream or download here), so we were happy to see them share a bill with one of our favorites. Little Red Lung is fronted by photographer and musician Zoe Ruth-Erwin, who has worked with bands we have featured before such as Death to Anders and One Trick Pony.

Little Red Lung has been described as "a seductive witchery of waltzes that would incite even the most devout crossbearer to do the devil dance" (La-Underground), which is high praise indeed. Buzzbands LA has also described them as an "inviting hybrid of chamber-pop and folktronica as well. We would also like to add that we did find their sound in this set quite eternal and melodically bewitching, which should be evident to the listener.

Little Red Lung's debut E.P. will be released in late March. In the meantime, locally they are performing at Home Room February 10th, and for our readers in Northern California, they will be embarking on a mini-tour in the region next month (March 10th in Merced at The Partisan, March 11th in San Francisco at The Hotel Utah Saloon, March 13th in San Francisco at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall, and March 14th in Oakland at The New Parish)

Full show download here.


50 Fingers
Porcupine Sheet
Bad Blood
Into a Landfill
Ink Blot
Little Drop Of Poison (Tom Waits)
Dead Weight
Get on the Boat

FLAC files available by request.

Little Red Lung - Little Drop Of Poison (Tom Waits cover, live 1-30-12) by recordingla

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Seasons 1/30/12 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA.

(Photo: Seasons facebook)

A few days ago, Feed Your Head presented the final night of Seasons's Monday night January residency at The Echo. And what a night it was - joined by guest including a trombone player and string section, it was a fitting cap to that month's succession of performances - previous shows had the band performing each night one of their "season" (see what I did there) titled E.P.s in their entirety. (the fourth in the series, "Autumn," was release January 2nd) We have been supporters of Seasons for quite some time, and it's been far too long since we last saw them.

Taking a festively decorated stage that included microphone stands wrapped in calla lilies, colored lights, a cardboard sun (that ended up in the audience towards the end of the set) and a festooned pumpkin near the foot of, Seasons played a set that was a sampling of their four aforementioned albums. The addition of the guest musicians added an extra layer and texture that was almost hypnotizing - particularly the calypso sounding "Number Of The Beat." For fans old and new, this recording is a must-listen.

Full show download here.
(FLAC files available by request.)

Of Our Discontent
Number Of The Beat
Open Your Eyes
Monday Night
Real Dreams
The Sea
E: ???

Songs 1-6 featured the Josh on trombone, and Morgan, Corinne and Karen as the string section.

Seasons - Open Your Eyes (live, 1-30-12) by recordingla