Weekly Roundup: La Sera, Matt Kivel, James Supercave, Kneebody and Daedelus, Tulips, Painted Palms

Posted by Billy Gil, October 30, 2015 10:07am | Post a Comment

La Sera Music For Listening To Teaser

Power-pop goddess Katy Goodman is coming out with a new one called Music For Listening To, due March from Polyvinyl. The album seems to follow suit with 2014’s excellent, punk-fueled Hour of the Dawn, recorded in just eight days by none other than Ryan Adams (in between his stints at this year’s Coachella), along with guitarist Todd "Totally Tod" Wisenbaker with drummer Nate Lotz. Read more via Rollingstone, and check out an album teaser below.


Matt Kivel – “Janus”

L.A.-based singer/songwriter Matt Kivel has a new album on the way called Janus, out Feb. 5 on Driftless. His third album finds Kivel teaming with Alasdair Roberts on production duties to record in Roberts’ native Glasgow with local musicians. “Janus” is delicately rendered with Kivel’s creaking voice, fingerpicked acoustic guitar, and light piano and string accompaniment, yet its warm shades mask dark lyrics, as Kivel sings at one point, “I feel nothing close to comfort in you.” Listen via Stereogum.


James Supercave – “Better Strange”

“You’re so much better when you make mistakes,” sing L.A.’s James Supercave on their smashing new single. While that might imply a certain devotion to sloppiness, there’s none of that on “Better Strange,”  a slinky psych-pop ode to staying weird that should appear on their long-awaited debut album, due early next year on Fairfax. Listen via Buzzbands.


Kneebody & Daedelus – “Drum Battle”

Avant-jazz group Kneebody are collaborating with L.A. producer Daedelus on a new LP called Kneedelus, due Nov. 27 on Flying Lotus label Brainfeeder. Kneebody’s horns and commanding shuffle duel with Daedelus’ warped synths and breakbeats in friendly (and invigorating) combat. Listen below via Pitchfork.


Tulips – “Perfect Love”

L.A.’s Tulips kick out riot-gaze anthems that are as blistering as they are entertaining. Taleen Kali’s voice cuts through frothy power chords with gleeful abandon on “Perfect Love.” The band’s debut full-length, Doom & Bloom, is due Nov. 13 on Lolipop


Painted Palms“Refractor” video

S.F.’s Painted Palms produce a memorable video with creepy-cool animation for their throbbing electro-pop track “Refractor.” The song comes from Horizons, which is out now on Polyvinyl.


Shows This Weekend

Friday: Tobias Jesso Jr. at the Fonda Theatre ($27.50, tickets on sale at Amoeba Music)

Saturday-Sunday: Future, Method Man, Flying Lotus and more at the Pomona Fairplex for Hard Day of the Dead ($80)

Sunday: Kristin Hersh at the Echo ($20)



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