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mp3 premiere: LA Vampires By Octo Octa – “Wherever, Boy”

Freedom 2K

More blissful dance floor gold from the 100% Silk camp, as label head Manda Brown's own LA Vampires project teams up with producer Octo Octa on this luxurious, classic '90s house club anthem, taken from their forthcoming collaborative FREEDOM 2K 12" EP, out May 15...

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mp3: Best Coast – “Gone Again”

GONE AGAIN

Big day for ex-Pocahaunted members here on the blog. We saw the video for Best Coast's contribution to Adult Swim's 2011 Singles Program last week, and now they've posted up the mp3 for free download...

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save yourself

save yourself

Here's the first jam from Pocahaunted's new Make It Real LP, the L.A. outfit's first effort since expanding to a five-piece (via adding new members Sun Araw + Diva Dompe). "Save Yourself (It's Nice)" veers from danceable, frenetic jungle groove to ethereal space-dub jam over the course of its relatively structured 8 minutes, courtesy of Cameron Stallones' signature fuzzed-out organ flourishes and Amanda's unmistakeable banshee wail...

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sun ark

sun ark

"THE SUN ARK IS A SICK ARK. LEAN BACK."

Sun Ark is the new 7" from cosmic explorer Sun Araw, out now on Not Not Fun. "Live Mind" is the dubby, hazed b-side, which the label calls "a cool new boat trip on an evolved vessel...

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photos: nite jewel + pocahaunted | live at gallery 1018 L.A.

photos: nite jewel + pocahaunted | live at gallery 1018 L.A.


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polaroids: Pocahaunted | eagle rock, CA

polaroids: Pocahaunted | eagle rock, CA

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platoon

platoon

Cameron Stallones sent over this swampy, psychedelic scuzz-out from his non-Sun Araw/Pocahaunted project, Magic Lantern. The group's aptly-titled new full-length, PLATOON, should be here in a month or so, with Stallones promising "energetic moon-cone wipeouts" and "thigh-quaking sweatfests...

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sightings

sightings

Here's a Sunday afternoon downer for you, courtesy of L.A. "lurk-jazz triad" Topaz Rags -- Amanda + Britt from Pocahaunted, with Ash Cunningham on piano -- which Not Not Fun describes as being "lost somewhere between Bohren & Der Club Of Gore and some half-destroyed pre-digital Portishead demo...

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best coast 7″

best coast 7"


best coast 7"

Fresh off her excellent sold-out cassette on Blackest Rainbow, Bethany Cosentino, aka Best Coast, has announced a new self-titled 7" (pictured) featuring one of our favorite songs of 2009, "Sun Was High (So Was I)," backed with "So Gone" & "That's the Way Boys Are." L...

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best coast

best coast

Thanks to Porch of the Mystics for the heads up on this new "lazy haze" beach blanket lo-fi pop from Bethany Cosentino (formerly?) of Pocahaunted. Bethany's calling the group Best Coast, and she says we can expect "songs about summer and the sun and the ocean and being a lazy creep," with "drums, beach boys bass lines, and other amazing things" added by her friend Bobb Bruno...

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