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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

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......

Jamie Lidell Builds a Beginning

In the two decades Jamie Lidell has been releasing music, he has swung from abstract electronics to authentic soul. No matter the style, it has always been Lidell’s wonderfully warm voice that has been not just the connecting thread but the standout characteristic. ......

Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Hearts

Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart’s latest album, Everything Is No Thing, started out as unedited, one-take jams. Wobble, one of the most revered bass players of his time, brought in another noted bassist, Martin “Youth” Glover (Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd), to mix the album. Hugely influenced by Wobble since his teenage years, Youth went beyond the call of duty to push Wobble in the......

Cool Spin: H U N G E R, ‘For Love’

For Love, the debut album from Austrian trio H U N G E R, fits easily into the synth pop–based modern rock bracket. All the elements of that hybrid style are covered. Lucas Fendrich’s bright vocals have just a hint of keening to them that is so distinctive of Hot Topic shopping music. References to ’80s new wave-y hooks abound, as do splashes of synthetic EDM-y breakdowns, exemplified by the......

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