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Lily Moayeri

Los Angeles-based writer/teacher Lily Moayeri has been writing about music since 1992. Over the years her scope has widened to include the occasional article on television, art, fashion and random elements of pop culture. She is a major contributor to The Guerilla Guide To Music, a textbook currently being used at University of Westminster in London, England. You can find Lily’s writings aggregated on her work-in-progress blog, pictures-of-lily.com, named after the Who song. Twitter: @PicsOfLilyBlog Facebook: PicturesOfLilyBlog Instagram: @PicsOfLilyBlog Website: Pictures-Of-Lily.com

Beth Ditto’s ‘Fake Sugar’

When producer Jennifer Decilveo met Beth Ditto, they were instant friends, despite their musical differences. Decilveo had composed for and produced successful female R&B and pop musicians, including Andra Day and Melanie Martinez, which didn’t seem to complement Ditto’s experience as one-time frontperson of garage punk-cum-dance group The Gossip. However, it’s just this combination of talents......

Little Dragon’s ‘Butterflies In The Clouds’

The members of Little Dragon record in the group’s studio in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, and they rarely allow outside involvement in their process. However, the band did allow James Ford in for some co-production and mixing on their latest album, Season High, with the group’s Håkan Wirenstrand also doing some of the mixing, including the standout track “Butterflies.”The group records......

Mix Regional: Chicago

GRAVITY STUDIOSMulti-Platinum rock band Rise Against spent two days recording vocals and guitar on two songs for an upcoming project with producer/engineer Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Rush, Foo Fighters) at Gravity Studios in mid-April. This makes the fourth Rise Against album that has included tracks made at Gravity. The band also recorded there for Appeal to Reason, The Sufferer & The Witness......

Cool Spin: Joe Goddard, 'Electric Lines'

Joe Goddard is possibly the most prolific of Hot Chip’s members. Electric Lines is Goddard’s second solo album, following 2009’s Harvest Festival on his own Greco-Roman label. He’s also worked on numerous other productions with Raf Rundell as Two Bears, as well as on his own, not to men- tion countless popular remixes. Electric Lines gets its fuel from a Eurorack synthesizer, propelling ......

Temples: Contemporization Of Volcano

Since their 2012 single, “Shelter Song,” and its follow-up full-length, Sun Structures, the UK’s Temples have caught ears because of their clever interpretation of ’60s and ’70s psychedelic rock sounds through modern technology. This ethos is carried to their second album, Volcano, but not necessarily replicated.Recorded primarily at vocalist James Bagshaw’s home studio, which since Sun......

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