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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

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......

Sampha's 100% Humidity

Sampha Sisay’s collaborations with Kanye West, Drake, Frank Ocean and Solange, to name just a few, have had the 27-year-old soulful singer/songwriter traveling far and wide from his UK home. During the course of these experiences, Sisay, who uses Sampha as a pseudonym, discovered a correlation between the way he felt when he was singing, and the weather. “I was noticing my body was more......

Cool Spin: Kate Tempest, ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’

Poet, rapper, spoken-word artist, playwright, novelist—the award-winning Kate Tempest is all of these things. An amalgam of her skills contribute to her second album, Let Them Eat Chaos, the follow-up to 2014’s Mercury Prize-nominated Everybody Down. Not miles away from that attention-grabbing debut, Let Them Eat Chaos has Tempest teaming up with producer Dan Carey once again. Carey wholly......

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