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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: Hot Chip, ‘Why Make Sense?’

With each passing year, the public’s collective ears are better prepped for sounds like the experimental ones of Hot Chip. In turn, Hot Chip flexes just enough to become more accessible for general consumption. ......

The Vaccines

For their third album, English Graffiti, the Vaccines take on the role of matchmakers as well as musicians. The British foursome brings together longstanding producer Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala) and newly minted Grammy winner Cole Marsden Greif-Neill (for his work on Beck’s Morning Phase) into an unlikely but very successful pairing. The Vaccines are known for their......

The Music of ‘Better Call Saul’

Inside a garage tucked behind a tall hedge just off a main thoroughfare in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, some of the most impactful television music in recent years is created. This is composer Dave Porter’s lair, where he came up with the innovative and evocative score for Breaking Bad. Now he’s doing it again on that show’s spin-off/prequel, Better Call Saul. ......

Let’s Make A Deal!

I’ll take what’s behind Curtain Number 2.” A classic line originating from the longstanding television game show, Let’s Make A Deal. It refers to taking a chance and choosing the unknown in the hopes that the risk will pay off in a big way. The audience-driven program has potential participants dressing up in eye-catching costumes garnering for attention to be chosen to play. This makes for a......

The Very Best, ‘Makes A King’

While many producers might toy with the romantic notion of setting up a portable studio in the African bush, few actually do it. To capture the indigenous sounds of the environment, create something that is genuinely representative of its surroundings, use local musicians and traditional instrumentation—the very idea of it throws up logistical and financial roadblocks. For their third album,......

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