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Video: Sloppy Jane + Loko Ono – “Darling Nikki”

by on Apr 26, 2016
Video: Sloppy Jane + Loko Ono – “Darling Nikki”

Sloppy Jane interviews themselves about the band’s recent NSFW tribute video to Prince, filmed over the course of three days. If you thought the video was NSFW, wait ’til you read the backstory. Who connects most to Prince? It is 100% a confirmed fact that Prince‚Äôs last act was to purchase the entire Sloppy Jane ...

Death Records Announces Deathstock II

by on Apr 18, 2016
Death Records Announces Deathstock II

Much ink has been spilled lately bemoaning the homogeneity and corporatization of the modern music festival, so what better time than in-between two Coachella weekends to announce a music festival that is the complete opposite of whatever the hell they’re doing out there in Indio. Beyond stoked to announce the details for Deathstock II, an ...

Album Premiere: Bokonon – Prism Cinema

by on Apr 12, 2016
Album Premiere: Bokonon – Prism Cinema

Meet Bokonon, an LA 4-piece who’ve been exploring the more experimental side of dream pop since their formation about a year ago. The band’s first official release, Prism Cinema, drops this Friday but we’re stoked to premiere it for you here ahead of time. A series of slowly unfolding soundscapes that are as expansive in ...

Video Premiere: Children – Give Me the Gun

by on Apr 8, 2016
Video Premiere: Children – Give Me the Gun

Children // GIVE ME THE GUN from Kate Tsang on Vimeo. A lot of LA bands make music videos, but very few of the videos are worth watching unless you happen to really love watching musicians mope around Echo Park. We don’t, which is why we’re delighted to premiere Children’s whimsical and lovely video for ...

Review: Wild Wing – The Glory Forever

by on Apr 7, 2016

Wild Wing // The Glory Forever No Label Recommended Track(s): Hee Haw Wild Wing is a great local LA band for many boring reasons (technical ability, songwriting skills, stage presence, blarbity blar) and one very good one: they give absolutely zero fucks about what anyone else thinks, does, sounds like or thinks they should sound ...

Weekend Mix: Blood, Love, Aliens, and Wieners

by on Mar 25, 2016
Weekend Mix: Blood, Love, Aliens, and Wieners

Today’s weekend mix is curated by Daiana “Fever” Feuer, the lady behind the raddest music festival you’ve never heard of (but you will!) AND this Saturday’s Lo-Pie/Fever/LA Record show at The BlindSpot Project in DTLA. Daiana’s band Bloody Death Skull will be performing alongside The Abigails and Scott Yoder with Lo-Pie DJ’s spinning between sets. ...

Video Premiere: Black Beach – Nervous All The Time

by on Feb 29, 2016
Video Premiere: Black Beach – Nervous All The Time

Photo By: Madison McConkey Black Beach is a Boston three-piece rock and roll band (Ben Semeta on bass, Steven Instasi on guitar/vox and Ryan Nicholson on the drums) who are releasing their new LP Shallow Creatures this week and premiering a music video for the song “Nervous All The Time” today, right here, on Lo-Pie. ...

Sick Sad Scene: YSL x Burger

by on Feb 17, 2016
Sick Sad Scene: YSL x Burger

There are very few music events I’ve attended in my nearly five years of covering Southern California’s underground scene that have made me both physically and mentally sick, but the Saint Laurent after party at the Palladium last Wednesday night managed to do both with an extra descriptor added for bad measure: heartsickness. For a ...

Premiere: Babewatch – Brian

by on Feb 16, 2016
Premiere: Babewatch – Brian

Today we’re stoked to premiere a new tune from Oakland-based band Babewatch, taken off their upcoming self-titled LP. Along with the tune, the band were kind enough to answer a few questions about their history, the inspiration behind the song and what we can expect the upcoming record. They’ve also provided probably the greatest definition ...

Interview: Bored to Death

by on Jan 13, 2016
Interview: Bored to Death

If there actually still exists a true musical underground in Los Angeles, a subculture of a subculture ruled by outcasts and bound to the principles of punk, local art collective Bored to Death is its number one fan and certainly its most ardent champion. Started by Jesse Boredom in 2011 as a way to document ...