Breton – “S Four”

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Recent TBE faves Breton tone things down a bit with this brooding spazz jammer that intermittently hiccups big things. I can only hope they get the recognition they deserve in 2014. Listen to their whole new LP War Stories below.

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!