Tanlines, SISU, Roses (Show Pics)

SISUTanlines, SISU, and Roses recently performed at The Sayers Club for Red Bull Sound Select.

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And photographer Erik Voake was there to shoot the show.

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“Automatic” by The Frail

TheFrail_BrittanyTilleman1 (1)North Beach‘s The Frail originally met through Craigslist ads for an electro act. The duo has since released three EPs but recently went to producer Patrick Brown (The Morning Benders, So Many Wizards) at Different Fur Studios to record their debut full-length LoveDeathLegend (Kobalt) –dropping August 26th. By using layered synths and digi-beats, they drive an undeniable dance-pop vigor as proven on the album’s first leaked track “Automatic”:

The Frail will soon tour with Shiny Toy Guns.

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“Weak Currents” by Buddy

Buddy2 LOWRESBuddy originated as an acoustic project by, well, a man only known as “Buddy.” But after moving from Portland to Silver Lake, he eventually recruited a full band and released a few records. His second full-length, Last Call For The Quiet Life, became a dual creative affair as he primarily worked with his bassist/guitarist Will Golden as a producer and even recruited Michelle Branch, Cary Brothers, and Holly Conlan as guest vocalists. The result is a fresh wave of indie-pop, dream rock that heaves effervescent melodies. And while he may refer to his sound as “wimpycore,” we’ll call it breathtakingly beatific. Here’s the album’s opening track “Weak Currents”:

Buddy‘s record release party is tonight (Thursday, August 21st) at Hotel Cafe.

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“Sinister Sweetheart” Lyric Video by EMPYRE

EMPYRE - Photo1EMPYRE is the Toluca Lake-based collaborative project of vocalist Rachael Dahl and producer JustinDRIP. Currently working an EP, they recently leaked their debut single “Sinister Sweetheart” –a synthpop track with a dark edge until Dahl decides to soar:

“Sinister sweetheart, dripping in gold. I’m either too hot or bone chilling cold.”

And here’s its retro-text lyric video following Dahl throughout Downtown at night:

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Echo Park Rising (Show Pics, Day Three Vol. 2)

Rainbow JacksonEcho Park Rising returned for its fourth year.

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And photog Dave Rosenblum was there to shoot Rainbow Jackson, The Buttertones, Dante Elephante, Darklands, Jackson Tanner, Green Gerry, Cal King, Gateway Drugs, Austin, and JD Bender on the third day.

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Echo Park Rising (Show Pics, Day Three)

Silver HandsEcho Park Rising returned for its fourth year.

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And photog Dave Rosenblum was there to shoot Kiven, Silver Hands, The Far West, Kim & The Created, DEAD DAWN, LA Font, Sara Petite, The Coals, Empty Frames, and The Record Company on the third day.

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“Flowers On Your Grave” by Cobalt Cranes

CobaltCranes_pic2While on tour last year, Echo Park‘s Cobalt Cranes wrote most of their second album, Days in the Sun (Lolipop Records), in tiny motel rooms and greasy spoons. Later recorded by scene vet Joel Jerome (Cherry Glazerr, La Sera), the album continues their signature amalgam of hazy psychedelia and stoner grunge. Here’s its first single “Flowers On Your Grave”:

Cobalt Cranes will next perform on September 11th at Echoplex.

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“Blue” by Welfair

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Outside Lands (Show Pics, Day Three)

The KillersGardens & Villa, The Killers, Lykke Li, and Flume performed the third day of this year’s Outside Lands.

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And photog Robby Durler was there to shoot the show.

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Echo Park Rising (Show Pics, Day Two Vol. 3)

Gothic TropicEcho Park Rising returned for its fourth year.

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And photog Dave Rosenblum was there to shoot The Moth & the FlamePeanut Butter Wolf, Gothic TropicMorgan DeltMyron & EPlague VendorWartime RecitalsFeelsPISCESFairbanks, and Ocha La Rocha on the second day.

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