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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

Boxed In Debut

Oli Bayston works well amongst clutter. For his latest one-man project, Boxed In, clutter helped streamline his entire recording process, and his sound. Bayston is one-time member of the defunct Northern England group Keith, and later, assistant to producer Dan Carey (Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Kate Tempest), who produced Keith’s second album and the self-titled debut from Boxed In. This......

Avid Dancer, ‘1st Bath’

For Jacob Summers, the solo artist behind the entity Avid Dancer, it always comes back to drums. Picking up the drums as a high school elective after a neighbor left his drum sticks at Summers’ house, he went on to win two national championships playing the snare drum in the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, then joined the Marine Drum & Bugle Corps for four years as a platoon guide. It’s only......

Cool Spin: Turbo Fruits, ‘No Control’

Turbo Fruits’ fourth album, No Control (Melvin Records/Thirty Tigers), starts in a psychedelic haze with the sweet-smelling ’60s West Coast throwback, “Show Me Something Real.” This is a false start for the Nashville-based foursome, as the rest of No Control sounds nothing like that track. Instead, it sticks close to Turbo Fruits’ patented garage rock. ......

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, ‘The Third’

For their latest album, The Third, Durham siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis moved their home studio from the two tiny back rooms of their mother’s house to a derelict Indian restaurant. Gaining space, the British trio added more classic gear to their wholly analog setup. Among these pieces are a 16-track tape recorder (a step up from the 8-track used on the first two albums), a new homemade mixing......

Cool Spin: Noel Gallagher, ‘Chasing Yesterday’

On his second solo album, Chasing Yesterday (Sour Mash Records), one time Oasis main man Noel Gallagher has progressed more than he did over the course of seven albums with his previous group. Helming production for the first time, Gallagher is not compromising, and he is not taking direction. This is a good thing. ......

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