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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

In the Mix With the Sound Team for ‘Preacher’

Preacher, AMC’s newest series adapted from a cult comic book, centers around a super-hot preacher man, Jesse Custer, his renegade Dorothy Dandridge-esque soulmate, Tulip, and their wacky vampire buddy, Cassidy. Custer has a gift, the power to make anyone do his bidding using the voice of the entity that is inhabiting his body, aka the voice of God. If bewilderment has already set in, that is......

Glass Animals

Little talked about fact regarding Glass Animals’ frontman and producer, Dave Bayley: He used to be the warm-up DJ at Fabric, one of London, England’s foremost nightclubs. Trying to get a vibe going for a slow-filling dancefloor to gear the crowd up for top international DJs seems to not have a lot to do with Glass Animals’ universally appealing, if unconventional pop-laced concoctions. But......

AM & Joey Waronker Unplug on ‘Precious Life’

Los Angeles-based AM and Joey Waronker’s neighborly friendship has turned out a wonderfully analog album, Precious Life, recorded at Waronker’s curated studio occupying an entire floor of his home. Here, Waronker performs drums while engineering and producing, and AM plays all other instruments as well as sings. The goal was to keep Precious Life as organic as possible. The inclusion of a......

Cool Spin: Air, ‘Twentyears’

Roughly two decades ago, the French duo Air hit a universally agreeable note with its semi-electronic semi-organic, all lush, dreamy, fluttery pop. The two mark this feat with their first anthology, aptly titled Twentyears, which stretches over a double-CD plus 16-page booklet and/or double-gatefold vinyl. ......

Wild Beasts, ‘Boy King’

For its fifth album, Boy King, British group Wild Beasts decamped to Dallas, Texas, to producer and multi-instrumentalist John Congleton’s Elmwood Recording studio. Recording in the States is a first for Wild Beasts, as is working with Congleton, about whom the group’s Hayden Thorpe says, “He needs you to come match-fit, toned, fighting weight, with a working album. The songs were ready, but we......

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