Weekly Roundup: HAIM, The Goldberg Sisters, Glasser

Posted by Billy Gil, September 5, 2013 04:29pm | Post a Comment

HAIM – “The Wire” (Tourist remix)

haimThe singles from L.A. sister trio HAIM’s much-anticipated debut album, Days Are Gone (preorder on CD or LP), are already getting the remix treatment. This pretty/glitchy one comes from UK duo Tourist, which turns the power-pop of the original on its head. Pick up Days Are Gone Sept. 30 from Columbia.


The Goldberg Sisters – “Wandering I” video

It’s fine to carry a healthy skepticism when approaching the musical project of someone better known for their acting than music, but that can be dropped once you hear the music of The Goldberg Sisters, the musical project of actor Adam Goldberg. He produces the kind of sunsaoked, California psych-pop you could listen to all day, of the Beachwood Sparks/Dios Malos/Grandaddy variety. Still, Goldberg’s a Hollywood man, and thus he couldn’t resist directing his own video, which is hypnotic in its own right, consisting of 2,100 still images stitched together. It’s great stuff to get lost in. The Goldberg Sisters’ Stranger’s Morning is due Sept. 17.


Glasser – “Shape”

Fresh off a set at FYF Fest, L.A.’s Glasser has released their new song, “Shape.” Its bizarre electronic textures and Cameron Mesirow’s swooping vocals somewhat resemble a more pop-oriented Bjork, for the uninitiated. “Shape” takes its time to get its hooks into you, but its dense layering of voices and synth sounds makes for great headphone exploration. Interiors is due Oct. 8 on True Panther Sounds. (Preorder Glasser's Interiors on CD or LP.)


wayne kramer live at amoeba hollywoodFriday: Having just played a terrific set at Amoeba Hollywood in support of their charity, Jail Guitar Doors (which provides musical instruments and rehabilitation opportunities for prisoners), Billy Bragg and former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer will play the Ford Amphitheater with Dave Alvin, Jill Sobule and more. ($30+, 8:30 p.m.)

Saturday: Teepee, Roses, Dunes and Red Traces at Ham & Eggs Tavern ($5, 9 p.m.)

Sunday: Factrix, Nervous Gender and Silent Servant for a synthy night at the Echo for Part Time Punks ($10, 10 p.m.)