In honor of nothing in particular, this week’s edition of Best of Indie from your pals at LA Music Blog BitCandy features: nothing you have ever heard of before! (Ideally. Unless you spend too much time on the internet like us.)
It’s been hot as balls in LA this week (but secretly I LOVE it) and my musical selections this week definitely reflect that. These will all sound the best being blasted from car speakers, with your convertible top down and a lover in the passenger seat. And maybe another in the backseat too, if you’re into that kind of thing. I won’t judge.
Roll Call for this week includes: Fidlar, French indie rockers Concrete Knives, Ethereal singer Love Echo covering the Cure, classic Smashing Pumpkins, The Dirty Nil, Blouse, and as always, more!
What are you waiting for? Quit putting up with my chit chat and get to listening. This message will self destruct in 5... 4... 3... 2...
Fidlar - “No Waves/No Ass”
Going purely off their sound, these LA-based surf punks are probably Wavves’ best friends.
Concrete Knives - “Greyhound Racing”
These Frenchies are gaining notoriety at home for their high-energy live shows. And they are currently working on their debut album, so expect them to arrive on American shores soon!
The xx - "Angels
The big news of the week was the release of the lead single from the new The xx album...yes please!!
Love Echo - “Lovecats”
This week's cover song... A beautifully slowed down and sexed up rendition of one of my favorite Cure songs.
The Dirty Nil - “Fuckin’ Up Young”
If Rivers Cuomo was a little angrier, he would have fronted this band. These Canadians just released a free 3 song mixtape, and I highly suggest you download it.
How To Dress Well - "Cold Nites"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Cherrub Rock"
Just checking to make sure your paying attention! I'm getting into an 90s Smashing Pumpkins kick of late.
Blouse - "Videotapes"
And one more 80s style jam from Blouse to round out this week’s column!
Well you caught me. I can’t code well enough to make this shit self destruct. Congratulations. Did everyone like everything this week? Good, great, excellent. I don’t want to hear any complaining this time! But seriously... what was your favorite? What sounds do you want more of? Do people even like sounds? Does LA Music Blog BitCandy give you nothing but the best sounds? Only time will tell.