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Weekend Mix: Brendan Eder Ensemble

by on Feb 25, 2016
Weekend Mix: Brendan Eder Ensemble

We are very excited to present to you self-described chamber groove group Brendan Eder Ensemble! The Ensemble, along with Colleen Green and Cat 500, will be playing a Lo-Pie Presents show at Non Plus Ultra Saturday March 5th. We wanted to get to know Brendan a bit more so we asked him to make a ...

Feature: See My Friends Records

by on Feb 19, 2016
Feature: See My Friends Records

The mixture of DIY ethics in the capitalist landscape has spurned many independent labels, some of which have passed on, and some of which have thrived (for better or worse). To combat the growing success and widening reach of the West Coast psych zeitgeist, Mope Grooves guitarist and singer Stevie Pohlman sought to create a ...

Best Photos of 2015

by on Dec 29, 2015
Best Photos of 2015

Lights dim, the crowd yells, music surges from monitors and on-stage amps. For music fanatics, a live show can be the most exciting and comforting experience. For photographers, a live show experience can be something a bit different. Once the eye meets the viewfinder, everything changes. The sound muffles, that kid pushing you into the ...

Feature: Nest Fest 2

by on Dec 16, 2015
Feature: Nest Fest 2

Every great DIY music scene needs its great DIY venue and Philadelphia currently has that in The Nest: a graffiti covered quasi-squat house in a sketch-ass part of the city where Philly kids catch local and touring bands bashing it out for a packed crowd every weekend. Film student Matt Yeandel set out to capture ...

Video Premiere: DTCV – “It’s A Stealer (Surf Version)”

by on Dec 15, 2015

An aimless bus ride through the sickly glow of LA at dusk sets the scene for an evocative new video from DCTV, premiering here on Lo-Pie. “It’s A Stealer (Surf Version)” is a re-recorded version of a tune from the band’s 2015 release Uptime! (Lolipop Records), which our reviewer called “sonic 90’s gravy slathered comfort ...

Preview: Midnight Mass

by on Nov 30, 2015
Preview: Midnight Mass

On Saturday, December 12th, a downtown Long Beach warehouse will play host to the first Midnight Mass music festival: a DIY, all-day even organized by Long Beach label and recording studio Astro Lizard Records, and local promoter Droozie Lane who books under the name Freak Style Booking. Lest you roll your eyes at the prospect ...

Weekend Mix: TÜLIPS “Doom & Bloom” KALIFORNIA TOÜR PLAYLIST

by on Nov 13, 2015
Weekend Mix: TÜLIPS “Doom & Bloom” KALIFORNIA TOÜR PLAYLIST

Happy Friday, Pies! We’re stoked to present an amazing weekend mix from TÜLIPS, an LA band whose awesome new album Doom & Bloom drops today on Lolipop Records. Including songs from labelmates like Winter and Mr. Elevator followed up with jams from Michael Jackson and Magazine, this mix is a wide-angled blend of noise, shoegaze, ...

Photo Feature: Beach Goth IV – Day 2

by on Oct 28, 2015
Photo Feature: Beach Goth IV – Day 2

Photos by Lindsey Mejia Beach Goth IV at the Observatory in Santa Ana, October 24th and 25th 2015 as shot by Lindsey Mejia. If you upload any of these photos to social media, please remember to tag and credit Lo-Pie. Full gallery here. The Growlers Parliament-Funkadelic Die Antwoord FIDLAR Julian Casablancas Del the Funky Homosapien ...

Video Premiere: The Smoking Trees – Victoria’s Garden

by on Oct 22, 2015
Video Premiere: The Smoking Trees – Victoria’s Garden

Listening to LA duo The Smoking Trees, helmed by Sir Psych (Martin Nunez) and rounded out by L.A.AL (Al Rivera), is like rolling around in the greatest record collection on earth. Steeped in the 60s pop-tradition and aided by 21st century studio tech, the band creates sprawling, era-spanning soundscapes that unfold like flowers, each new ...

Video Premiere: Jesus Sons – Randy’s Blues

by on Sep 7, 2015
Video Premiere: Jesus Sons – Randy’s Blues

Happy Labor Day! On this holiday Monday, brought to us by the American Labor movement, we sincerely hope you’re celebrating the achievements of the American worker by chilling the fuck out, eating lots of food, drinking lots of beer and listening to some really good music. Get into spirit with the brand new “Randy’s Blues” ...