Stuff by: Ziv Biton

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Beacon at The Echo: If The Acid Child Should Begin To Believe.

If the acid child should begin to believe, it is because the dose is larger than expected. In fact, it may very well have other chemical properties unbeknownst to the purchaser. It is typical to expect lightness in the surrounding, and brightness in the lightness within your vicinity; but none of that has happened yet. […]

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Featured Interview: Beacon discuss their process and how playing live has affected their sound

Thomas Mullarney and Jacob Gosset are on tour again with Beacon. On the release of their newest EP L1 the duo have been trying new things and designing new live arrangements to take on the road. When I speak to them over the phone on Friday, they are gearing up for their show in Seattle and […]

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Hot Band Alert – New York’s Beacon leaves the bedroom for the dancefloor on L1

Beacon is a Greenpoint, New York based duo that came to blog attention in 2011 with their R&B styled debut No Body. Since then they released their similarly R&B leaning debut The Ways We Separate (2013), decided they weren’t into R&B anymore, and released a handful of remixes in 2014 which included, Tycho’s “See”, Thomas […]

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With their new album “Control”, Milo Greene ditch folk for pop with mixed results

In the future, published work deconstructing the indie years by whatever contemporary author most appropriately embodies Chuck Klosterman (Working title: Festivals, Molly and Polka Dots,) there will be a chapter entitled “What Mumford & Sons Hath Wrought.” That chapter will, among other things, try to pinpoint when Mumford was excitingly relevant (Tiny Desk Concert, Little […]

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Hot Band Alert: King Callis and Black Peace Invite You To Brunch

King Callis is the most notable member of North Carolina’s small Black Peace artist collective. On his lush debut mixtape Brunch (Food For Thought) he establishes the crew as a serious musical force, one with a keen ear for production and a palpable hunger for success. Throughout the tape, Callis’ beats are front and center; […]

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Ariel Pink shows his Pom Pom at the Regent Theater (and then some)

Upon entering the Regent a voice on the PA is chanting, “Only men fall in love. Only men fall in love…” This obscure piece of new wave seemed fitting for a pre-Pink playlist; an esoteric Home Services track off of a 1981 single complete with phallical imagery and a strange, hypnotic, male-centric refrain that skirts […]

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Run The Jewels joined by Travis Barker at Echoplex for Red Bull’s #30DaysInLA

Can we get Adult Swim to make a Run The Jewels cartoon series? If RTJ can crowdfund a Meow The Jewels remix album, then surely the Internet can petition for a mini-series of the duo. We are living in a time where a spacecraft can land on Kim K’s comet and you are telling me the […]

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Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival becomes Odd Future’s incredible mecca at LA Coliseum

The 3rd annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival took over the LA Coliseum Saturday, and I wish it had lasted more than one day. Packed with carnival rides, a skate park, artisanal (and not so artisanal) foods and designed-to-lose carnival games (with real-life swindling carnies!), you couldn’t hit everything if you tried, to say nothing about […]

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Between two show reviewers: Courtney Barnett at Red Bull Sound Select #30DaysinLA

Courtney Barnett played the El Rey for the 4th night of Red Bull’s Sound Select #30DaysInLA series. After getting loads of Red Bull swag, munching on empanadas, and getting strung out on vodka Red Bulls (THERE WAS SO MUCH RED BULL) I bumped into fellow Grimy Goods contributor Mark Ortega. Below we discuss the shows […]

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Australia’s POND takes on Halloween at the Echo and goes for blood.

Pond The line for the Echo on Friday night has nearly crossed over the bridge. Below us a similar line is snaking down Glendale in anticipation for Big KRIT. But, upstairs everyone is stoked to see Aussie psych-rock masters POND. Everyone I speak to cannot think of a better way to spend Halloween night. Even […]

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