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Properly Introduced: Ordinary Noise

Properly Introduced: Ordinary Noise

Ordinary Noise are aiming right for the slow burn in the musical consciousness. Their well-deserved accolades are drawing the attention of musicians, critics, and listeners alike in their native UK, and it won’t be long before American audiences gravitate to their mix of folk introspection and earnest musicianship. Stereo Subversion was able to speak with […]

FYF Fest 2015: Morrisey, Kanye anchor loaded line-up

FYF Fest 2015: Morrisey, Kanye anchor loaded line-up

DAY ONE FYF Fest is set in the sprawling Exposition Park section of Los Angeles, in the shadow of the Coliseum (a place where professional football once thrived in L.A.) and attendees likely wore much tread off their Chucks after traveling between the widely separated five stages. It was physically demanding, but well worth it. […]

First Gig: Nyles Lannon

First Gig: Nyles Lannon

First Gig is our series at Stereo Subversion that asks various musicians to look back at their first-ever live show. This time, we’ve asked Nyles Lannon to tell us firsthand about a very embarrassing feedback-laden concert at Princeton. When Nyles is not playing guitar for Film School, he’s creating beautifully textured electronic pop under the name n. Lannon, […]

Properly Introduced: Los Manglers

Properly Introduced: Los Manglers

There’s no door that Los Manglers don’t kick in on their debut recording, Between Worlds. Leading with their girl group background as Dandy and the Walkers, they’ve eschewed enough musical innocence to also take on a cool older sibling persona. Its bedraggled riffs and bubblegum pop, and we love it front to back. To make sure you’re Properly […]

FYF Fest ’15 Preview

FYF Fest ’15 Preview

For some alternative rock diehards, all you have to say is the name Morrissey and they’re present — festival or no festival. However, the 2015 FYF Fest, scheduled to take place August 22 and 23 at L.A. Memorial Sports Arena & Exposition Park, is Morrissey and so much more. Granted, Morrissey is the biggest name […]

Premiere: Album Stream – Youth Worship, “LP1”

Premiere: Album Stream – Youth Worship, “LP1”

James Hanna, formerly of NYC dream pop band Asobi Seksu, has stripped all the elements of his early Aughts band down to their most base elements for the first Youth Worship album. Accurately titled “LP1” and inspired by the punk ethos of bands like Black Flag, the noise minimalism of guitar rock, and every cheap fuzz pedal […]

First Gig: Summer Fiction

First Gig: Summer Fiction

First Gig is our series at Stereo Subversion that asks various musicians to look back at their first-ever live show. This week, we’ve got an odd fit at a swanky party featuring Bill Ricchini, a.k.a. Summer Fiction, that’s equal parts sad and hilarious. These days, the meaningful music of Summer Fiction is ideal for any occasion, which means you should have […]

Video Premiere: Zuli, “Better All The Time” Live

Video Premiere: Zuli, “Better All The Time” Live

Is it just me or is it a good time to be a fan of psychedelia? As a kid, I could never put such a fine point on it but the warbling chords of songs like “Crimson and Clover,” bands like The Zombies, Jefferson Airplane, and, later, the meanderings of Pink Floyd, all burrowed inside my brain […]

Video Premiere: Doug Burr, “When The Arrow Meets The Sparrow”

Video Premiere: Doug Burr, “When The Arrow Meets The Sparrow”

If you’re familiar with the work of Doug Burr, then you know the categories that hold his music also hold a weight to them. His music is certainly classifiable yet there’s a substantive approach rarely seen with most artists, a concern with weightier matters than the typical song cycles about love and loss. It’s not […]