Alex Feder – “Moments of Silence” (New Leonard Friend)

Sounds like… Leonard Friend’s main man Alex Feder is venturing out with his own name and a renewed desire to make us all dance. But this is no obvious pop. Feder toys with beats and hooks just enough to tease the groove until normal dancing isn’t enough and you need to go full Flashdance on your desk.

Location: Los Angeles

Future: An EP soon. Also, Feder played a show of mine at The Spare Room recently and with two drummer backing his ripping guitar work it was one of the most fun shows I’ve seen in a while. Do not miss him when he plays live.

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!

[MP3] Leonard Friend – “Holograms”

Leonard Freind - Holograms

i want to trend when i die, re-release my greatest hits

Los Angeles’ Leonard Friend topped TBE charts with his party rocker “Middle Of The Night” but now he changes things up with a slower burn groover that wouldn’t have been out of place on Timberlake’s new album. He is just singing it from the heart here and you can taste it. Yes. Get into the rest of his LXLF EP.

[PLAYLIST] The Best Party Songs of 2012


2012 was a fantastic year for party songs. It seems that music is having more fun than ever and I couldn’t be happier to share it with you all. We’ve all had some epic parties set to some epic party playlists and tonight is the night to top them all. (Or not, really. Nothing worse than NYE pressure.) So take a trip down the Read more

[MP3] Leonard Friend – “Middle Of The Night”

i said let’s never wake up apart, and you said let’s never even go to sleep

♫ Leonard Friend – Middle Of The Night

  • Who: Leonard (& Friends?)
  • What: Synth rock, like Passion Pit, Strange Talk, Atlas Genius
  • Where: Los Angeles + Facebook
  • When: Just some single for now.
  • Why: Don’t let the birth-name as band-name confuse you, this is no strummin’ on a guitar singer/songwriter stuff. Leonard kicks out the grooves on this awesome love/dance song. It’s got handclaps, a driving beat, and those squeaked-out squirrel vocals Passion Pit used to do so well. Recipe for awesomeness in my book.