Pr0files Postcards

Pr0files: The VINYL MOON Interview

When you have been running a blog as long I’ve been doing The Burning Ear you see a lot of bands come and go. Grab your ear and then give it right back as they drift along the various paths life sets up. If you are lucky, you get to catch these bands as they reform into new projects down the line. Tacking on the extra years of life experience and refined vision to create something even greater than before. And so it was with great joy when I first heard about a project that featured Danny from one of TBE’s favorite bands, Baby Monster. The new project was in major infancy but there was something very magical there. Well, you already know what I mean if you have heard Pr0files’ debut jam “Call Yourself A Lover”. And here we are. Years later and with a handful of fog-filled dance parties under my belt I’m proud to present a Pr0files jam on the first edition of Vinyl Moon. It was a long time certainty on my end. I’m just glad they said yes.

Vinyl Moon: Volume 1
Artist: Pr0files
Track: “Forgive”  Read more

LBC postcards

Lostboycrow: The VINYL MOON Interview

Lostboycrow only had 2 tracks released when I first heard of him. But just a few listens to “HiyHiy” and I knew I wanted to feature it on Vinyl Moon. That was in January. What a treat its been to watch Lostboycrow evolve from then to the impending powerhouse he is today. Half a dozen songs later and each one reveals a new layer to this deeply layered artist. And then there is the live show…. just go. But first stick around for our Twitterview with the man himself below.

Vinyl Moon: Volume 1
Artist: Lostboycrow
Track: “HiyHiy”  Read more

Rose Quartz: The VINYL MOON Interview

The first time I ever even heard of Rose Quartz was when I saw them open for Generationals in the middle of the SoCal desert. I was so stoked by what I saw and heard that I invited them to be on Vinyl Moon on the spot. They are a powerhouse of songwriting, live charisma, and good vibes. I am honored to be releasing a very special instrumental version of their mega jam “Leaving Now” on VINYL MOON Volume 1. To celebrate I got to catch the band for a bit as they head out on tour.

Vinyl Moon: Volume 1
Artist: Rose Quartz
Track: “Leaving Now” (Instrumental version)

Catch Rose Quartz ON TOUR NOW!

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Robyn Sherwell Postcards

Robyn Sherwell: The VINYL MOON Interview

My favorite Robyn Sherwell track is also the title track to her debut EP Islander. As Vinyl Moon members know, “Islander” is a fierce foot stomper of an anthem that takes stands up and demands attention. However, dive into the rest of Robyn’s catalog and you will uncover a much tenderer side. Songs like “Love Somebody” and “Tightropes” are gentle and soulful, drifting closer to indie-folk than rock anthem. But thats just what I love about Robyn. She has a lot to express and isn’t afraid to let it out in different ways. So whatever your gateway Robyn Sherwell song is, make sure you stick around for the full ride. Its a beautiful one.

Catch Robyn on tour and pick up her debut EP Islander which is out now. And read on for our Twitterview with her.

Vinyl Moon: Volume 1
Artist: Robyn Sherwell
Track: “Islander”

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Amanda Ringstad

[PREMIERE] Mexico City Blondes – “First Cut” + S/T EP

Mexico City Blondes has sure made us wait for it but today they finally release their debut EP. Anyone who has heard the blissed out “Fade” or more funked out guitar groover “Colors” will be as excited as I am. And even more exciting, TBE gets to premiere new single “First Cut”. Pairing Greg Doscher’s spaced out guitar work with Allie Thompson’s silky vocals, “First Cut” is a perfect reintroduction to the band and a killer song to open the EP. Crank it loud today and let it turn your mundane tasks into epic film sequences with hotter actors and better lighting.

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The Griswolds press

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] The Griswolds & Urban Cone @ The Toubadour 6/30

If you have ever seen The Griswolds live then you know that the EP above doesn’t do them justice. These Australians bring a damn rocking party. And they are bringing it to Los Angeles tomorrow night with Urban Cone. The show is sold out but we have a pair of tickets to giveaway!


  1. Post about the show on Facebook and/or Instagram (double your chances!)
  2. In the post, name which Griswolds song you most want to hear live.
  3. Make sure to tag @thegriswolds and @theburningear.

The winner will be chosen and notified Tuesday June 30th at 12pm.

Pierre Schmidt

[PREMIERE] LANY – “4EVER!” (Shoffy Remix)

If the original “4EVER!” was a memory of a young love fading into memories, then Shoffy’s throbbing sunset rework is waking up from a late afternoon nap and trying to cling to a dream of that love. As you prepare for a night out, you can’t shake the feeling from the dream. You know the images are fading fast so you try and savor every flash that echoes in your mind.

Download the remix for free.

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Stevie Listens to his Playlist

A Playlist for Stevie’s Postcard Project

So my little buddy Stevie is embarking a pretty big journey tomorrow and I’m trying to help him calm his nerves. He started this Kickstarter project to build some friends to send postcards to. If thats confusing you can check out his project because he explains it better than me. However, I did make him a playlist for his travels and figured I would share it with you guys!

When I played him the playlist he had a few comments I’ll include here. Enjoy and please do check out his project!

1. Coldplay – Postcards From Far Away

Yeah, thats me sending postcards from far away!

2. Paula & Karol – Goodnight Warsaw

Well not “Goodnight” because I haven’t met Warsaw yet so I’m gonna sing “Hello Warsaw!”

3. Rogue Wave – Postage Stamp World

Yea I think thats my new world…

4. Joywave – London

Its dark and weird but I like it. Did I just describe my future feelings on London?

5. Fake Blood – London

Even darker! Woah!

6. RDGLDGRN – Lootin In London

I’ll certainly try not to… and I’ll give stern looks to any looters I see!

7. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard

A love song about Postcards! My favorite kind of love song!

8. Friendly Fires – Paris
9. Magic Man – Paris
10. Explosions In The Sky – Postcard From 1952
11. Little Dragon – Paris
12. Kate Nash – Paris

Wow its Paris overload time! I was just dancing!

13. Jens Lekman – A Postcard to Nina

Yeah you gotta explain to Nina’s dad whats going on. Sounds confusing!

14. Is Tropical – Berlin
15. The Young Professionals – Fuck Off Berlin

Strong feelings about Berlin! I wonder if my feelings will be that strong…

16. Peter Bjorn And John – School Of Kraut

Its like German surf music! But I don’t think I will be surfing in Berlin…

17. Beirut – Postcards From Italy

I’m not going to Italy but I appreciate the mention of postcards.

18. Bayside – Phone Call From Poland

They should have called this song “A Postcard from Poland” but maybe that never happened to them. I could fix that!

19. Maximo Park – Postcard Of A Painting

I prefer postcards with pictures of rivers or trees or buildings. Just my personal preference.

20. Europe – The Final Countdown

GAH! The countdown is real and I only have hours to pack! Gotta go! 


Remix Roundup 75 – [5.31.2014] – Grizfolk, RAC, Panama Wedding, Sylvan Esso, The Soundmen and MORE!

Hey guys. Its the weekend. Phew… We deserve these. Dive in.

Grizfolk – The Struggle (Dawn Golden Remix)

mmmm…. sunshine on a Saturday….

Digitalism – Wolves (ft. Youngblood Hawke) (RAC Mix)

mmmm… RAC on a Saturday…

Panama Wedding – “All Of The People” (Cheap Talk Cassette Mix)

Laid back and smoooooothed out.

Max Frost – White Lies (The Soundmen Remix)

Time to get all weird and sexy!

Sylvan Esso – Hey Mami (Big Wild Remix)

“Hey Mami” goes to the circus!

Zak Waters Vs. Breakbot – Over You (Baby, I’m Yours Redux)

Ohh yeah, now this is a sexy combo!

Bombay Bicycle Club – Feel (UNKLE Reconstruction)

ooooh, love this combo