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Weekly Roundup: Flying Lotus, Foxygen, Useless Eaters

Posted by Billy Gil, September 5, 2014 10:01am | Post a Comment

Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me” featuring Kendrick Lamar

A hopped-up Kendrick Lamar has no problem keeping up with Flying Lotus’ jazz-inflected twists and turns in this masterful slab of head-churning beatwork. Particularly when that steady beat comes in about a minute in, this thing is intense. It might be the most propulsive thing we’ve heard from FlyLo yet. It’s definitely got us even more excited for You’re Dead, which is due Oct. 7 (preorder on LP or CD).

 

Foxygen – “Cosmic Vibrations”

California-born psychedelic pop band Foxygen have unveiled another song from the upcoming And Star Power album (due Oct. 17, preorder on LP or CD), and it’s an eerie, slow-burning duet of sorts between frontmen Sam France and Jonathan Rado, who trade spacey observations over a low-key Western backdrop. Great, gloriously wasted stuff. Then that ending …

 

Useless Eaters – “Out in the Night”

We last heard the buzzy “American Cars,” from Useless Eaters’ upcoming Bleeding Moon, out Oct. 7 on Castle Face. Now Seth Sutton has revealed the slightly motoric, Cars on the autobahn vibing “Out in the Night.” For anyone who likes their garage power-pop with a mechanical edge, S.F.’s Useless Eaters are on point. Hear it at Noisey.

 

 

 

 

Shows This Weekend

Friday: Allah-Las at Amoeba Music! 5 p.m. and it's FREE

Saturday: The Ocean Blue, Western Lows, Parlour Suite at the Troubadour ($15)

Sunday: The Rentals, Ozma, We Are Scientists at the Glass House ($20)

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