Jenny O recently joined the Manimal Vinyl family, releasing her new album Home on the West Coast friendly imprint. We wanted to know what tunes she’s been digging and Ms. O said she spent 2010 listening mostly to 1970s music. So we asked her for a “best of” the most prominent year in her record [...]
December 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments
December 20th, 2010 · No Comments
The holiday season is a good time to make new commitments, like getting married to Corridor’s massive talent. This amazing one-man band covered “Be My Wife” for We Were So Turned On, the David Bowie tribute album, and Manimal Vinyl is giving his jam away for free. Grab it while you can. And if you [...]
July 13th, 2010 · No Comments
There has been a lot of speculation as to what actually would appear on the final tracklist for We Were So Turned On, this year’s Manimal Vinyl tribute album to David Bowie, with proceeds going to War Child. Mysterious, conflicting lineups have toyed with emotions for months, but now deliverance is at eye level. Here [...]
April 7th, 2010 · No Comments
On January 2nd, Manimal Vinyl announced an upcoming 28-song David Bowie tribute album. The tracklist has since been revised, and will be released as a double-disc release of 32 covers. The album, titled Repetition – A Tribute to David Bowie, features Bowie classics covered by Duran Duran, Warpaint, Carla Bruni, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic [...]
November 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment
The world is now a DEVO song, and so Warner has just reissued two vital early DEVO albums barely containing some of the most annihilating reality ever twined into vinyl. And so L.A. RECORD’s Dan Collins reissues this vintage interview with Mark Mothersbaugh from the archives of the defunct Ostrich Ink. DEVO will perform Freedom Of Choice at the Fonda tonight.
August 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment
One of the best parts of the Circus was the success of the side stages, with some of Henry Clay People’s favorite bands playing stripped down acoustic sets between main stage acts. By the end of the night, side stages were appearing out of thin air. I think I saw Eli Monolator (the night’s emcee) start playing songs on a bench in the smoker’s patio, but I was sharing a joint with a blogger and a singer from one of my fave local bands, and blogger weed is a lot stronger than mine, so I may have imagined that.
July 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment
Nino Moschella started out four-tracking funk-soul that sounded like Sly and Shuggie and Stevie in a mountain shack at midnight and exploded into fidelity once he visited the wider world. His newest Boomshadow is out now on Ubiquity. This interview by Daiana Feuer.
June 23rd, 2009 · No Comments
Sunset Rubdown began as a solo project for Wolf Parade‘s Spencer Krug but quickly evolved into a full band . The music veers from carnival-esque grandeur to pin-drop-quiet beauty. They are currently touring in support of their newest album, Dragonslayer. Tom Child interviews multi-instrumentalist Michael Doerksen.
June 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Shellac of North America record when they want and tour when they want and defuse all hecklers with the confidence and acumen of thirty-year bomb squad vets. Guitarist/vocalist (and engineer) Steve Albini speaks now 36 hours after returning to America. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
June 9th, 2009 · No Comments
Fans of Grandaddy probably sensed they would one day hear again from Jason Lytle, the band’s former singer/songrwriter/reluctant leader, for despite its well-documented struggles, Grandaddy proved to be resilient. Now Jason Lytle is back. Though he’s relocated from Modesto, Calif. to Bozeman, the fifth-largest city in Montana, his distinctive sound is unchanged. This interview by Nina Gregory.