Daily Discovery-Ickybaby-Wake Up And Smile

Ickybaby are a Los Angeles-based power pop group that specializes in catchy, serrated guitar anthems, brought to life by the unforgettable, indescribable voice of frontwoman Toni Tee. To contradict the most recent thing I said, I'd describe Tee's delivery as cigarettey, eccentric, and incredibly high-pitched. It sounds like she's about to go completely off the … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Ickybaby-Wake Up And Smile

Does a Straw Have One or Two Holes? A Q + A With the Experimental Collagists of Paradot

Photo courtesy of the artists' Facebook page A few weeks ago, Bored In Pittsburgh featured the song "Rocksalt" off the recently released Vain Zanni Cave (Black Mountain Airport) by the NY-via-LA electronic duo Paradot. The album is a truly strange listening experience, featuring a series of off-kilter beats and sonic sketches that sound like they're … Continue reading Does a Straw Have One or Two Holes? A Q + A With the Experimental Collagists of Paradot

Daily Discovery-Sister Mantos-La Gente Contra Los Blancos

Today's find is an ecstatic rave-up of a track by Los Angeles "Psychedelic Improvisational Funk Pop Latin Dance Booty Shaking Performance Art" collective Sister Mantos. The song, whose name (according to Google) translates to "The People Against The Whites," plays as the soundtrack to a subversive, revolutionary block party. Project mastermind Oscar Miguel Santos and … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Sister Mantos-La Gente Contra Los Blancos

Daily Discovery–Shana Cleveland-Face of the Sun

"Face of the Sun" is a track I came across this morning off the newly-released album Night of the Worm Moon (Hardly Art) by Shana Cleveland, also known as the frontwoman of the LA surf-rock band La Luz. The song's gently jangling, hazy atmosphere, complete with weeping slide guitar flourishes, conjures neo-noir images of junkies … Continue reading Daily Discovery–Shana Cleveland-Face of the Sun