A new favorite: Glass Mountain Rodeo’s “Favorite Dudes”

After 2017’s mellow folk rock album Kerguelen, we’re pleased to see that Glass Mountain Rodeo just released “Favorite Dudes,” the first single off forthcoming Pond King. The album is twinged with Neil Young and Roy Orbison influences but with a gentler touch and the occasional pleasing sound effect. Song “Favorite Dudes” — and its accompanying, hilarious video — is a stand-out tune that has more of a Talking Heads meets Elvis Costello feel than the rest of the collection. Stay tuned for the second single, “Autocorrect,” with touches of country and dreamy sad clarinet touches (thanks, Carly Bond). Pond King [...]

Down The 5: The Body cry for help in LA

Portland duo the Body dropped into in Los Angeles to perform another wall-rattling drone-and-gasp performance at the Echo on Tuesday night. Since they released their second full-length LP, All The Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood, in 2010, the Body have consistently acted as extreme music's most willing participants, conspiring to release collaborative efforts with a full roster of artists including Braveyoung, Thou, https://thou.bandcamp.com/, Krieg, Uniform, the Haxan Cloak, and Full of Hell. Despite press rumblings that opener Lingua Ignota's Kristin Hayter might be joining the duo onstage (presumably for supplemental vocals), the Body performed only as themselves — [...]

Down the 5: The best upcoming shows and events in LA (7/4 – 7/17)

Sunday, July 8 Stones Throw @ The Line Hotel Stones Throw is back by the second-floor pool at the Line Hotel in Koreatown, LA every Sunday from 3-7PM. Free with RSVP sthrow.com/rsvp. Thursday, July 12 Big Ups, Potty Mouth, Total Heat @ The Smell Brooklyn-based harsh-your-vibes punks Big Ups return to LA in support of their latest album Two Parts Together. STILL WOOZY, NEIL FRANCES, and KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole @ Summer Nights at the Hammer Museum Oakland's Still Woozy hits the Hammer Museum for a FREE show of bedroom pop electronica. Friday, July 13 The Coathangers, Dommengang @ Resident [...]

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Down The 5: Iceage strut, howl, and stagger in Los Angeles

Dropping into LA in support of their fourth album Beyondless, Denmark’s Iceage brought a swelling musical catalog, stage presence, and ego to The Regent in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Led by the swaggering moans of singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Iceage ran through a 75-minute set pulling primarily from the new Nick Cave-inspired Beyondless. Everything about the band seems to be getting bigger. They used to play 15 minute sets when they stormed onto the scene back in 2011, the shows a slobbering mess of guitar noise, alcohol, and Rønnenfelt’s barely audible moaning. In those days, their carelessness on-stage [...]

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