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Track Premiere: Dinoczar – I Lost My Head

by on May 13, 2016

Remember that amazing House of the Rising Fuzz comp out of Boston that we reviewed last year? Of course you do, loyal Pie reader! And like us, you were blown away by how a small scene can be both diverse and cohesive at the same time, a legion of kids united under one beat. Boston ...

Premiere: Ben Katzman DeGreaser

by on Oct 30, 2015

Ben Katzman is the man behind Boston’s Bufu Records, but he also records as Ben Katzman DeGreaser and we’re stoked to premiere his new LP Venus in Pisces here today! For the astrologically-inclined, as Katzman most definitely is, the LP’s title may conjure up images of dreamy sweetness but the songs here are anything but. ...

Track Premiere: Mind Meld – You’re Not Free

by on Oct 27, 2015

Meet Mind Meld, a local quartet of no small pedigree earnestly ploughing their way through the stoney top soil of the 70s AM Gold canon on new single “You’re Not Free”, released today on Mock Records and premiering here on Lo-Pie. Made up of LA musicians Bert Hoover and Erik Lake (Jesus Sons), Jeff Fribourg ...

Track Premiere: NO WIN – Fake Palm

by on Oct 26, 2015

There’s nothing quite like the unabashed sincerity of the large-hearted power-pop song. It’s unapologetically over the top—those big choruses and bigger guitars banging away over booming drums, the almost aggressively hooky melodies worming into your ear whether you like it or not—but that’s also sort of the point. Power-pop works because it wraps complex emotions ...

Track: Veronica Bianqui – If Love’s A Gun, I’m Better Off Dead

by on Sep 8, 2015

You probably know Veronica Bianqui from any number of local bands. Most recently she’s been keeping busy playing guitar in The Blank Tapes and singing back-up in Isaac Rother & The Phantoms, but now the lady’s come out from behind the band with a message of doom set to an upbeat retro pop song called ...

Video: American Culture – I Wanna Be Your Animal

by on May 8, 2015
Video: American Culture – I Wanna Be Your Animal

American Culture are a band from the desert near Four Corners, that both vast and empty part of the western United States where four states meet in perfect right angles and where the 90s never ended, as the new video for atmospheric and lightly noisy tune “I Wanna Be Your Animal”—featuring charmingly bored female vocals ...

Track: Crystales – Lie Awake At Night

by on Mar 12, 2015

L.A. three-piece Crystales call Highland Park home but they were formed in the South Bay, and those warm and breezy beach vibes are palpable in the hazy tones of their perfectly pleasant indie pop. Unlike the band members’ various other projects (The Squids, Cheesecake Factory, Hunx and his Punx), Crystales play low-key, low tide dream ...

Recap: Post Halloween at Timewarp

by on Nov 5, 2014
Recap: Post Halloween at Timewarp

Photos by: Mikayel Nguyen West L.A. got a post-Halloween treat on Saturday November 1st when Lo-Pie and Lost Dog collaborated on a rock and roll show at Timewarp Records, a new-ish record store on Venice Boulevard. The median age of attendees was probably around 17, with many kids showing up on skateboards and in costume, ...

Track: Froth – Distant Ties

by on Sep 23, 2014

Much has changed for Froth since their debut LP Patterns, a study in retro-pop efficiency, was released on Lolipop Records last year. From touring the country and selling out shows at home to drawing the attentions of international carpetbagger Hedi Slimane, the band’s profile has outgrown their slim setlist by leaps and bounds, forcing them ...