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New Music: The 88

The 88 are a four-piece rock band from Los Angeles known for their unexpected and powerful live shows. Their self-titled 6th studio album, out now, signifies a momentous return to their signature hooky and hi-energy sound. Together since high school, the guys seem to have a blast playing together and it definitely comes through both live and on their recordings.

The album is a great listen. Weeks after receiving a copy, I’ve still got it in heavy rotation.  It’s a swaggering, strutting romp mixed with a few slow-slung ballads for good measure.

If you’re in LA, hope to see ya at the record release party! It’s Tuesday, October 12th at the Troubadour.

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WATCH: The 88 perform on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

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New Music: Nosaj Thing

Nosaj Thing

For this year’s Coachella Music Festival – a holiday of sorts for Los-Angelenos in the music industry – I chose to forgo the long lines, blistering heat and nutty ravers to spend a weekend of leisure in the desert area. And of course hit some pool parties along the way.

I think the decision to sit this years’ fest out was a blessing in disguise. I encountered many up-and-comers at these little parties – too small to hit the festival circuit, but absolutely rockin’ nonetheless.

When I returned to LA a couple of DJ friends at KCRW asked if I had managed to see any good acts. Nosaj Thing immediately came to mind. His glitchy, dub-step, sampled electro groove had the Imeem/Indieoasis party rockin’ and I was transfixed.

It was truly amazing to watch someone so young and forward thinking totally kill it. I can’t wait to see what he does next.

The album dropped Tuesday on Alpha Pup Records.

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