Chromeo – “Come Alive” (feat. Toro y Moi)

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The new Chromeo song features Toro y Moi. Please clear some space on your floor for dancing. That is all.

SKOGSRÃ… – “Now You See Me”

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Oh man, Sweden again with the win! Skogsra’s debut track is all hot sheets and scuffed dance floor. Sexy to the max. Nearly seven minutes of ups, down, and twirls as he takes you on a beautifully funky ride.

[PREMIERE] Germany Germany – “On Your Own” + “1978”

I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year then with new Germany Germany! The dancey, spacey, synthy, and magical sounds of Vancouver’s Drew Harris have been longtime favorites of mine so it’s an honor to premiere “On Your Own.” This jam opens Germany Germany’s new album Reconnect which comes out tomorrow. “On Your Own” is a gorgeous belnd of elastic throwback synthesizers and grinding guitar licks that whip up a groove perfect for partying, driving, dancing, or just reflecting on that last year. However you spend New Year’s Eve, spend it with some Germany Germany.

BONUS: I just got word I can include the dance party monster “1978” here too. For part of the night after the ball drop when everyone is 3 sheets and ready to get weird! Get weird!

Kid Cadaver – KID CADAVER EP

So it’s Monday and your feet are cold and you are staring at your second cup of coffee wondering if you’ve just become immune. You need some Kid Cadaver in your head! These LA live show-favorites have been on TBE before but I feel strongly that their self-titled EP deserves its own post. 6  tracks of instantly energizing and infectious indie rock jams. EP closer “Stick Around” has been my favorite lately. But I don’t ever skip a track to get there. Enjoy the ride! 

[PREMIERE] Memoryy – NOSTALGIA REMIX EP w/ Brothertiger remix

Thank goodness its Friday. Thank goodness Memoryy no longer go by Kitten Berry Crunch. And thank goodness we have this sweet as hunk of fun to get us through the weekend. If Memoryy’s jam “Nostalgia” is the anchor for this remix EP, then the Brothertiger remix is the sea it floats in. Soft, soothing, and with just the right rhythmic lapping at the hull of my brain. I’ll let you all figure out what other nautical items the other tracks are because I’m already drifting out to sea…

[MP3] Glowbug – “Go Easy”

Now that you have put Memoir on all your Summer playlists and fallen in love with Pr0files debut track, its time to introduce Glowbug. “Go Easy” is a big grinding eletro-indie anthem that is built for a live sing along. SO it couldn’t be more perfect that I get to do that tomorrow at Blind Date. Let’s hope he plays his Huey Lewis cover too.

See you there, Los Angeles.

Venice Music Crawl #2 @ Wurstküche 9/21/2013 – Presented by The Burning Ear & Friends


I am more than pleased to announce that The Burning Ear has teamed up with fellow LA bloggers Blah Blah Blah Science and Free Bike Valet for the hottest stage of music at this weekend’s Venice Music Crawl. VMC is an all day FREE music event along Venice’s Lincoln Blvd and we have some awesome bands lined up to play. TBE alums like Story of The Running Wolf, Gamble & Burke, Walla, Kid Cadaver, & Memoir are on the bill as well as a handful of new favorites. Plus our venue is the famous Wurstküche beer and sausage hall across the street from where I grew up!

Catch up on all the bands in the playlist below and I will see all you LA folks on Saturday for beer, sausages, and music!


[MP3] Mansions on the Moon – “Full Moon”

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New Mansions on The Moon! With a song featuring the word “Moon”! Serious business! Serious spaced out synth magic business… Loving that stutter percussion…

TBE Presents: Zak Waters residency tonight at The Satellite! With guests Grizfolk, Kid Cadaver, Leonard Friend, & Special Guest…


Anybody reading TBE knows I’m a big Zak Waters fan so I’m pretty damn honored and excited to be presenting tonights installment of his residency at The Satellite. Get down with his new jam “Penelope” above and then catch his whole debut album Lip Service which is out now exclusively on Spotify.

Make sure you come out early tonight. The line-up is all star. TBE favorites (and Blind Date alums) stack the bill from Leonard Friend to Grizfolk to Kid Cadaver. Plus a special guest you don’t want to miss…

See you tonight, Los Angeles!

Wildlife – ON THE HEART (w/ “Bad Dream”)

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TBE faves Wildlife released a sophomore album a few months back and it got lost in the shuffle. Don’t suffer from my mistakes! Get on these jams ASAP. These guys somehow craft the best straight up indie rock n roll songs and never get enough love! “Bad Dream” is a great start. The whole album is a better finish.

Fallulah – “Out of It” [VIDEO Premiere]

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It’s hard to decide which I like more, the indie-pop jam of a song or the fantastical dinner party video. Fallulah is a well put together package but thats no surprise considering she is Danish. They don’t fuck around over there. Only problem is, they are over there. Here’s hoping Fallulah come out here to tour soon!

Shakey Graves – “Roll the Bones”

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Running The Burning Ear for over 4 and a half years I’m usually the one dragging friends to go see bands they don’t know. Thankfully my girlfriend is also a pretty badass music lover/sharer and this past Sunday she dragged me to see Shakey Graves. Just because I had never heard if him until a day before doesn’t mean that he didn’t pack The Bootleg Theater to the seams. Everyone on the room was locked into his one man shred-folk performance and I was no exception. Listen to the album below if you like. Download it for pay-whatever if you want. But make sure you watch the video below it to get a feel for the higher energy magic of his live show. He is on tour through Halloween so make no excuse and get tickets now. One man, his guitar, and a drum kit made from an old suitcase never sounds so good.

Enrique Iglesias – “Turn The Night Up”


Enrique Iglesias has found a special place in our hearts ever since he shook things up with the frank and fun “Tonight I’m F**king You” (and dont forget the DWNTWN remix of “I Like How It Feels”!) Mr. Kournikova is back with a monster new party jam on sale today that is all about living for the night. The only thing this jam lacks is a reference to turning it all the way to 11, Spinal Tap style. Otherwise 10 will work. As long as you can feel the bass in your loins.

Saturday, Monday – “Headshake” ft. Julia Spada

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Saturday, Monday is the weird and only semi-annoying moniker of Sweden’s latest buzzy producer. “Headshake” features frequent collaborator Julia Spada and is the right kind of simple and soulful groove for a Sunday afternoon. Or Saturday. Or Monday, really.

Eli “Paperboy” Reed – “WooHoo” + Lyric Video Premiere

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Remember Eli “Paperboy” Reed and his body moving brand of soul/punk swing? Its been a hot minute (3+ years!) since he landed on my radar but he is back with his best stuff yet! “WooHoo” is a fiery rock n roll ode to love and dancing that  I can’t stop playing. That horns & kazoo combo! Alternate between the Soundcloud and the rad lyric video below (all written in microphone cord!). Then repeat/buy on iTunes.