[PREMIERE] DYAN – “Of Love” Video (+ School Night L.A. show)

Regular readers know that DYAN absolutely stole my heart last year with their stunning and immensely repeatable debut album Looking For Knives. Now, after great press from NPRBillboard, Kick Kick Snare, & Indie Shuffle, (plus over a million Spotify plays of the album’s title track) it seems the rest of the world is taking proper notice! Today DYAN returns with their first video from new single “Of Love”, the tender and stripped back sleeper favorite from Looking For Knives. The video is a fantastic pairing to the music as it takes us on a visual adventure high above the frozen earth below. As if watching the world we live in through a lens of either hazy memories or wistful longing. It’s never quite clear with DYAN. That why it’s so perfect.

The video was directed by the amazing visual artist Sinziana Velicescu who shot DYAN’s album and single artwork as well as did photography for Vinyl Moon Volume 012.

Los Angeles, come see DYAN at School Night this Monday! Details below. RSVP for free entrance here.

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Esbie Fonte – “Pools” + Video Premiere // Cam Floyd

Move too fast and you might miss it. Like a stunning sunset reflected in a rain puddle, you may miss the beauty in Esbie Fonte’s “Pools” if you aren’t paying attention. If you aren’t keeping your eyes and heart open to the tender voice singing to you from the other side of the water. So slow down this Friday. Breathe deep and soak this in. The weekend will come soon enough. For right now there is “Pools”.

Of the song, Esbie says:

Written in Cornwall, England on a rainy night, “Pools,” confronts the very genuine love of someone residing many miles away in America. The “someone” in the song is a childhood love who lingers painfully into the present.

“Pools” was recorded in Fonte’s home city, San Francisco, California – vocals in Fonte’s apartment closet vocal booth, and piano on a Steinway at Hyde Street Studios. A field recording of children splashing around in water is layered with various analog sounding synths reminiscent of a vintage record. Esbie elaborates:

The video is shot around Los Angeles and Laguna Beach capturing a down-tempo and cinematic atmosphere filled with symbolism of universally relatable feelings – feeling trapped and hopeless, but eventually breaking free, letting go, and as the video showcases, literally emerging from the “Pools” of one’s own confines.

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THE BRINKS give us a TEMPORARY respite from the hollows of LOVE

Beautiful and haunting. Much like love itself.

Catch The Brinks this Saturday at historic Union Station with TBE Harriet and DYAN. Its gonna be a killer night and you can’t ask for a better setting!

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PENTHOUSE PENTHOUSE can repeat their name 69′ times as long as this jam is blasting in a CAMARO driven by BOBBY SAINT

“I think I need to pull over…”

… and watch this video safely!

Pre-order the Upload EP.

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Savoir Adore – “Giants”

Savoir Adore are coming to a city near you! Lock up your children! (just so they are safe when you go out the concert…) And I can’t think of a better jam to get amped for a show with than “Giants”. This massive stomping sing along is sure to lay waste to any sedentary vibes you are feeling today.

Los Angeles, catch Savoir Adore and Paperwhite tonight at School Night! The rest of the tour dates are below.

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[LIVE] TBE Presents POMPEYA @ The Hi-Hat March 7th

Both long and short time readers of The Burning Ear know I love me some Pompeya. These Russians make the best beach music this side of the arctic circle. And they are bringing their warm vibes here to chilly (kinda) Los Angeles for 5 FREE shows in March. I’m proud to present the 1st of those shows next week at Highland Parks awesome new venue The Hi-Hat.

They will kick off their March LA residency next week for the following dates/venues:
  • Mon, March 7 @ Hi Hat (FREE!)
  • Mon, March 14 @ Resident
  • Fri, March 18 @ Origami Vinyl (acoustic set)
  • Wed, March 23 @ Sofar Sounds
  • Mon, March 28 @ Satellite

Russian pop/funk outfit Pompeya released their latest album Real last year and have been touring since with critical support from NPRStereogumSPINPasteInterview Mag, etc.  Read more

Disco Shrine – SOFT FUR EP [+ Release Party Friday 2/19]

The dichotomy of Disco Shrine is inherent in their name. Half party, half spiritual devotional to said party, they are damn serious about having a damn good time. And that’s what their debut EP Soft Fur is all about. Falling in love? Dance it up. Broken heart? Dance it out. Bored? Dance it through. Lazy? Just go home then.

With this sudden heat wave we’re having in L.A. it makes a person want to get out and get weird, amirite? Thankfully local good-time goddess Beating Lights has cooked up just the right concoction for our Friday night. Join the party at The Hi-Hat to celebrate Disco Shrine’s release of Soft Fur as well as sets by King Shelter and Tambourines. PLUS DJ sets by yours truly. And if you can still stand upright after all that, there are some extra pop-up goodies. It’s like a mini music festival but without any camping or dehydration. Rally the troops and see you there!

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Magic Bronson – “Run Run” + LIVE SHOW Monday 1/18 @ The Satellite

Two of my favorite mad scientists, Magic Bronson, are emerging from their lair of sounds every Monday in January to make us feel weird/wonderful at The Satellite. This Monday’s love-fest will include their new jam “Run Run” as well as a performance by Nicky Blitz. So abandon your own lair for an evening and come fill your ears with magic. See you Monday.

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[TBE PRESENTS+GIVEAWAY] Hunter Hunted & Friends @ Club Bahia (LA, CA 11/19)

I have the distinct pleasure of presenting long time TBE friends Hunter Hunted at Club Bahia on Thursday night. If you have ever enjoyed a Hunter Hunted jam or video (or  their previous incarnation Lady Danville) then you will want to come out for this one. Its a special show that will feature deeper cuts from Lady Danville as well as guest performances by their extended (and extremely talented) musical family.

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Hunter Hunted has already promised that these shows will be more “intimate” than usual which can only be a plus. Additionally, we’ve got sets from Sympathetic Frequencies, Air Life, Steady Holiday and DJ Justin Cornwall.

We have 2 pairs of tix to giveaway! — > WIN tickets HERE

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White Sea – “Never A Woman”

A night out in the big city can make anyone feel far from a woman. You’ve gotta get suited and booted for the constant battle with yahoos and chumps at every turn. Throw this new White Sea jam in your arsenal and arm yourself with some major grooves. Plus, the ripping guitar solo power-up at 2:10!  Read more

FRENSHIP – “Nowhere”

Its been a long time since we heard from Fresnship and finally getting my ears on new music is sweet justification for all the impatient voices in my head who kept asking about them. Pardon me while me and my cranial companions bliss out to this huge jam. There is sonly so much time before they start asking about what is next…  Read more

RKCB: The VINYL MOON Interview

For a band whose music is tailor made for nighttime activities it made sense that there wasn’t much revealed about them in the early days. No photos, no website, and no live show until pretty recently. For some bands that feels like a gimmick, but now that those things have emerged it is clear that Riley and Casey are simply all about the music. They weren’t going to put energy into anything that detracted from the songs. And it shows. Its been an honor to hear them evolve and reveal over this past year and I’m proud to present this Interview I recently had with them to celebrate the inclusion of “Baptize” on VINYL MOON Volume 1.

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Wrabel – “I Want You”

For those of you not escaping the city’s orbit this weekend, Wrabel has a few nights of heartbreak and sorrow he is willing to share. At least you can blast “I Want You” and dance out the tears together. He seems like a dude who would definitely get down with a hair-dryer-as-microphone session. Whatever it takes to take your minds off the one with your heart in their hands.  Read more

Babe – “Baby You’re Right” (Touch Tone Remix)

As if Babe’s original wasn’t catchy enough, Touch Tone has done the remix equivalent of the hottest person at the club grabbing your hand and dragging you onto the dance floor. Once your head stops spinning you realize your having a damn good time and don’t much care that you left your half full beer at the bar. The glint in this hottie’s eyes says there are bigger things at stake…  Read more