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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

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......

Pacifique Studios

There is an inconspicuous brick building, one with no identifying markers that looks abandoned, with twin doors, the right hand one with an ancient bell. Push that bell and no sound comes out—at least not one that’s audible over the bustle of a major street in North Hollywood. The building’s deserted air might have to do with the fact that those who frequent the place use the discreet doors......

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun reigns across the city of Los Angeles. The group’s various studios do, anyway, stretching from downtown to Santa Monica. Each of the group’s central figures, Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore, plus its core creators, Peter Mayes and Jonathan (sometimes known as Donnie) Sloan, has his individual setup. Each member sketches in Ableton Live and records to Pro Tools, but all of them......

Saint Motel: Expert Reintroductions

When he was living on one of the city’s busiest downtown intersections, A/J Jackson managed to capture all the noise of the area onto Saint Motel’s major-label debut, saintmotelevision, which adds to the bright, modern rock character of the album. ......

Sam Roberts Band on a Tone Quest

“They’re so good, it would be a tragedy not to track them all at the same time,” says H*ly F*ck’s Graham Walsh, speaking of his fellow Canadian musicians Sam Roberts Band. Walsh co-produced the group’s sixth album, TerraForm, with songwriter/frontman Roberts. The lead singer had written the songs in his rudimentary basement home studio and then recorded at The Bathouse, The Tragically Hip’s......

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