Just Plain Good

Guest Mixtape + Interview / LA Font “Garage Rock To Clean Out The Garage To”

Photo Credit: Noé Arteaga

I recently declared that this blog was going to be all about me.  Well, that’s kind of true here.  Yes, this post features a mixtape from the class clowns of the Los Angeles music scene, LA Font, but I’m going to start by talking about a book that I am reading.

Considering how many times I’ve recommended it, it’s embarrassing that I’m just over halfway through it, but Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad is a must read for any music writer (or fan).  Particularly if you like indie rock. Or punk rock. Or garage rock.  Which brings me to LA Font.
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Have You Been Pitch Slapped Yet? : The Complete List of Songs in Pitch Perfect

“What helps offset the predictable in this very predictable movie is a series of show-stopping numbers, so props to the folks who oversaw music and choreography.” – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic

Full disclosure to anyone reading this, I myself helped out on this film for just under half of the process; my boss is one of those “folks who oversaw music.”

It doesn’t take a member of the music industry, though, to appreciate how much work went into the musical aspects of Pitch Perfect.  Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan were the executive music producers of the film – responsible for working with the director on music selection, overseeing all the a cappella arrangements, music clearance, both pre-recording and vocal sessions during post-production, facilitating the creation of the three recorded mashups in the film, playing vital roles in the creation of the soundtrack and so much more.
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Neat Tracks / Willy Moon “Yeah Yeah”

I have been obsessed with this song for a while now.  I mean, it’s retro-soul that is based on a Wu-Tang Clan sample.  What?!  In case you missed me raving on Facebook, or were not one of the many people I forced to listen to it – here you go.

File Under: Nick Waterhouse, The Heavy, 1950’s, soul, New Zealand, glitch, rockabilly, swagger, Wu Tang sample, a good time

Willy Moon “Yeah Yeah”

The video is trippy and awesome as well. And if you’re into gangly, well-dressed men, with adorably awkward dance moves, this will make you combust.
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Neat Tracks / Matt FX “Breezy (feat. Zoe Penina)”

By Amanda DK

Artist: Matt FX
Origin: New York, NY
Label: None
Latest Release: None

It was only last Friday that I made this announcement via Twitter:

Well, it’s appears that summer came early this year (or is generally always hanging around, if you live in Los Angeles like I do). Moments later I found out that I could, in fact, share this infectious tune with all of you. And the same statement I made then still holds true today.
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