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The legend of Lovely Bad Things began in an eerily boring town called La Mirada which is nestled between Los Angeles and Orange County, a fitting place for a band to find solace in music. Brothers Camron (guitar, vocals) and Brayden Ward (drums, vocals) met Lauren Curtius (guitar, vocals), Tim Hatch (guitar) and Wesley Baxter (bass) during their formative years, and joined forces to create a perfect blend of the most infectiously resonant aspects of their alternative and punk predecessors. 

To date, Lovely Bad Things have played countless house shows and local venues, embarked on several cross-country solo tours, as well as with Best Coast and Diarrhea Planet, and have performed festivals including FYF, SXSW and Primavera Sound. Their sound falls within the realm of Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., Weezer and the like.

Naturally, Lovely Bad Things meticulously craft and distribute their music with a respectable DIY ethos. All album artwork and merch are made from scratch by Brayden, and each member of the band contributes in songwriting and multi-instrumentation. Their hard work puts a giant emphasis on the Grown Ups end, while their hilarious and charmingly chaotic energy screams teenage. Whether you’re in your own young confusion searching for music to make you feel like you’re not alone, a music snob who has a pessimistic outlook on anything post ’90s, or simply a lover of music, Lovely Bad Things should be in heavy rotation. 

The band recently released their Homebodied EP via Burger Records and today they share the delightful video for “Hiding To Nothing” with Ghettoblaster. Enjoy it below:

(Catch Lovely Bad Things live here:

April 25th At the Continental Room In Fullerton W/ Los Blenders and the Red Pears

May 28th At the Hi Hat In Los Angeles W/ Joos, The Side Eyes, And Wild Wing.

Visit them online here:

Bandcamp: https://lovelybadthings.bandcamp.com

Tumblr: http://lovelybadthings.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lovelybadthings

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lovelybadtweets

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovelybadthings/)

 

Since the year 2000, Ghettoblaster has been putting out a quarterly print magazine.  For Ghettoblast from the Past, we look back at the bands and artists that were showcased within these pages.

From Issue 26, Burger Records Jaill.  Words by John Wenzel.

Also From Issue 26, Ninja Tune Records Andreya Triana.  Words by Alaina L. Lewis.

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Cosmonauts don’t exactly fit neatly into the fabric of their scene: too psychedelic to be punk, too punk to be psychedelic. A-OK! will be released August 19 via Burger Records.

Cosmonauts came into being in 2009 in outer space or Orange County, depending on the way you like to look at things. The band was originally formed by Derek Cowart and Alexander Ahmadi after he heard Cowart play a Spaceman3 song solo at a show in their home town of Fullerton, CA. The two were students at different high schools but as it turned out, of the same musical school of thought: two lovers of lo­fi, adorers of the atmospheric, kindred pop­loving spirits. The two bonded over the Velvet Underground and Brian Jonestown Massacre, and quickly turned their mutual appreciation club into a band. Cosmonauts have been making music ever since, picking up bassist James Sanderson and a host of different drummers along the way (the spot is currently filled by Mark Morones). Now residing in Los Angeles, they’ve put out a number of releases through Burger Records and various other labels.

They’ve toured extensively through the U.S. and Europe, and played alongside Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Pixies, Slowdive, Black Lips, Belle & Sebastian, and more, though Cosmonauts don’t exactly fit neatly into the fabric of their scene: too psychedelic to be punk, too punk to be psychedelic, and too absorbed in making their own brand of music to care.

Coromandelles ’ debut album Late Bloomers’ Bloomers reminds us there is no line to tow. Dan Michicoff of the Tijuana Panthers started writing and recording songs in his Los Angeles apartment. The project grew to include Matt Maust of Cold War Kids on bass and visuals, and also the voices of Robyn Roth and Naomi Greene. Michicoff and Maust then made their way up to Seattle for tracking at Joe Plummer’s studio La Puebla. Plummer of Cold War Kids and The Shins donned two caps as drummer and engineer of the sessions. Finally, they handed the mixed bag of home and studio recordings off to Yukki Matthews of The Shins for mixing. The resulting bouquet is the parti-colored Late Bloomers’ Bloomers.

Does there have to be a trade-off between staying on track and getting comfortable with feeling lost? After all, “life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” Instead of over-achieving, Coromandelles opted for nights out, cheap wine, French lessons, and figure drawing classes… Late Bloomers’ Bloomers is about finding the enjoyment in being derailed. The album rolls through moments of anxiety, doubt, and hope before finally closing with a two-song suite that evokes a flowering transition. “End of Mad Men” is the bloom and “Seaudeaux” is a hazy memento mori of wilted flowers, empty wine glasses, and oyster shells – a definite highlight.

If Father Time is constantly confronting us with ever-changing expectations, then Coromandelles are here to remind us we have options. It’s never too late in life to feel clouded or lost. Yet, it’s never too late to feel an optimistic itch like “New Ordain.” Coromandelles are willing to come out and say it. Make a change. Go with it. You’ll be surprised.

In late spring 2015, Michicoff and Maust met with Long Beach label Porch Party Records to discuss a vision for their debut. With such a solid collection of recordings, it was evident that this dynamically balanced album needed to be made into wax. The songwriting strengths of Coromandelles- tangled with their ability to have fun and not take themselves too seriously- perfectly aligned with the music appreciating and house-party-born label. Additionally, the overall spirit of these 10 tracks doesn’t stray too far from the beach. Although nearly half of the lyrics are in French, the songs swim in a coastal Long Beach sound. Coromandelles debut album Late Bloomers’ Bloomers will be available this fall October 23 as a 12-inch vinyl on Porch Party Records. Lastly, Orange County label Burger Records recently confirmed a cassette release, also available October 23.

Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Michicoff to discuss the record and this is what he told us about it.

When did you begin writing the material for Late Bloomers’ Bloomers?

I had a handful of bedroom recordings laying around for the past five years.  No real intention to do anything with them until a year ago when Maust and I had the idea to flesh them out and record them at Joe Plummers up in Seattle. We ended up improvising and writing more tunes.

Was it always meant to be a Coromandelles project with the three of you? Or did it begin more as a Dan solo project?

They were just song ideas floating around.  I think Coromandelles really gave it a life and identity.

Who is singing the female part on “New Ordain?” Obviously, there’s a solid heaping of French-Pop on this release. Are you all fans of the genre?

Naomi Greene is singing on “New Ordain.” I met her in Paris when I was on tour in Europe.  She plays the harp and studied music at Cal arts where she was living.  Which I am certain is ironically how music relationships need to work.  I hang with more LA bands in other cities than I do in LA.

I am definitely a french pop fan.  Not a huge collector but I have my faire share of the classic albums Jacque Dutronc, Françoise Hardy, and Serge Gainsbourg.  Get my juices flowing.

Late Bloomers’ Bloomers is being released on vinyl (Porch Party) and cassette (Burger Records). Is it ever going to be released on CD?

Depends on supply and demand.

Do you guys have plans to play out at all?

Supply and demand.

(Visit Coromandelles here:

Facebook.com/coromandelles

instagram.com/coromandelles

http://www.porchpartyrecords.com/#about)

together PANGEA and Burger Records are thrilled to announce the release of THE PHAGE EP – produced by Tommy Stinson from The Replacementson 12-inch EP, cassette and digital on October 16, 2015. The band premiered the first single “If You’re Scared” over at Consequence of Sound with a homemade video, and it’s also available for streaming HERE.

“‘The Phage’ is essentially cabin fever, whether it be a cabin or a tour van that you’re trapped in for months.” Says singer/songwriter/guitarist William Keegan. “When things become funny for no reason and a little madness sets in, that’s when you start stealing organs with a teleportation ray. Just watch Star Trek Voyager.”

2015 has already been busy for together PANGEA. In April they got to open for The Replacements at the Hollywood Palladium, having just returned from a sweaty & successful European tour. They’ll keep it going by heading out on a Fall 2015 headlining tour in support of THE PHAGE EP, and includes a stop at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Texas. The tour, which mostly features White Reaper as support, begins on October 30th at Legends Records in San Diego and wraps up on December 6th at Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. Full tour dates are below. together PANGEA began with lead singer-songwriter William Keegan recording songs on a 4-track tape machine as a teenager. The band truly began to take shape when bassist Danny Bengston and drummer Erik Jimenez joined. They began performing at CalArts and house parties in the Santa Clarita valley in 2008, soon venturing to house shows and DIY spaces throughout the West Coast. These initial grassroots tours were followed by shows at iconic LA venues such as The Echo, Echoplex, the Troubadour and The Roxy, as well as trips to Austin for SXSW.

Their debut recording was 2010’s cassette onlyJelly Jam, released by Seattle-based label Lost Sound Tapes. Their second album Living Dummy was co-released on LP in the summer of 2011 by Burger Records and The Smell’s label Olfactory. Living Dummy was followed up by the Killer Dreams EP in early 2012. Their third LP BADILLAC was released by Harvest Records in 2014.

Oct. 30: Legend Records- San Diego, CA

Oct 31: The Griffin- Las Vegas, NV

Nov. 1: Rebel Lounge- Phoenix, AZ

Nov. 3: Lowbrow Palace- El Paso, TX

Nov. 7/8: Fun Fun Fun Fest #

Nov. 10: Gasa Gasa- New Orleans, LA #

Nov. 11: The Drunken Unicorn- Atlanta, GA#

Nov. 13: The Stone Fox- Nashville, TN #

Nov. 14: The Cat’s Cradle- Carrboro, NC #

Nov. 15: The Camel- Richmond, VA #

Nov. 17: DC9- Washington, DC #

Nov. 18: philaMOCA- Philadelphia, PA #

Nov. 20: Baby’s All Right- Brooklyn, NY #

Nov. 21: The Middle East Upstairs- Cambridge, MA #

Nov. 24: La Sala Rossa- Montreal, QC #

Nov. 25: Smiling Buddha- Toronto, ON #

Nov. 28: The Beat kitchen- Chicago, IL #

Nov. 29: 7th Street Entry- Minneapolis, MN #

Dec. 1: Hi Dive- Denver, CO #

Dec. 2: Kilby Court- Salt Lake City, UT #

Dec. 4: Echoplex- Los Angeles, CA #

Dec. 5: 924 Gilman St.- Berkeley, CA #

Dec. 6: Crepe Place- Santa Cruz, CA #

# – White Reaper

This week marks the release of Israeli shoegaze trio Vaadat Charigim’s sophomore album Sinking As A Stone on Burger Records / Anova Music. Stream the album in its entirety via KCRW’s Album Preview or on YouTube.

Purchase the album digitally on iTunes and on CD/LP/Cassette via the Burger Records website.

Vaadat Charigim consists of members Yuval Haring (guitar, vocals), Yuval Guttman (drums) and Dan Fabian Bloch (bass).

ALLMUSIC GUIDE has described their sound as “a holy hybrid of Ride’s wistful dreaminess and Slowdive’s protracted druggy slow-motion guitar haze”.

Catch the band live here:

05-20 Seattle, WA – Barboza

05-22 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right

Tel-Aviv shoegaze/dream pop trio Vaadat Charigim announce their sophomore album Sinking As A Stone, due May 19 on Burger Records / Anova Music. Today the band shares album standout “Hashiamum Shokea.” Stream the track over at The FADER and on SoundCloud.

Since their inception in 2012, the band has been very influential on the Israeli rock scene, due to their widely covered debut LP, and their rapidly growing international following.

The band has won critical acclaim internationally despite their songs being sung entirely in Hebrew – an unprecedented achievement for an Israeli rock band. Their distinctive sound derives from their unique mixture of local Israeli rock from the 80s and 90s with international Indie rock from the same era, as well as in their insistency on the Hebrew language, with all its aesthetic and rhythmic oddities.

Catch them live here:

05-09 Austin, TX – Levitation

05-11 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

05-12 San Diego, CA – Casbah

05-13 Los Angeles, CA – Echo

05-14 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

05-15 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

05-18 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar

05-20 Seattle, WA – Barboza

05-22 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right

Tel-Aviv shoegaze/dream pop trio Vaadat Charigim announce their sophomore album Sinking As A Stone, due May 5 on Burger Records. Today the band shares the first taste of the album with the single “Ein Li Makom.” Stream the track over at Noisey.

Catch them live here:

05-09 Austin, TX – Levitation

05-11 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

05-12 San Diego, CA – Casbah

05-13 Los Angeles, CA – Echo

05-14 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

05-15 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

05-18 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar

05-20 Seattle, WA – Barboza

05-22 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right

Cotillon
Cotillon

Cotillon shared a new song, “Left Bank,” from the forthcoming debut album, Cotillon out Jan. 26 on Burger Records.

Stream: Cotillon – “Left Bank” –  The FADER / SoundCloud

Cotillon previously shared the song “Before” from their forthcoming debut album.

Cotillon is the moniker of Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Jordan Corso. Originally a bedroom recording project intended to illustrate the difficulty of maintaining relationships in LA in the spirit of the french new wave, Cotillon took band form in 2013 playing 50 plus shows supporting a steady stream of songs and EPs that were self-released to bandcamp.

Addicted to writing by that point, Corso took a brief hiatus from performing to record in the winter of 2014 with producer Chet “JR” White formerly of San Francisco’s GIRLS. After spending the Summer and Fall developing demos by sending tracks back and forth via email, JR went to LA to begin tracking the album at historic East West Studio 3 (Pet Sounds Studio) with Corso and the rest of the band. They laid down most of the framework in LA before Corso found himself holed up on JR’s mission district couch.

Recording between his home studio and Hyde Street’s Studio A, JR dipped into his rolodex calling on friends for polishing, including past members of GIRLS and The Modern Lovers, and current drummer for King Tuff, Garrett Goddard.

Cotillon’s self-titled debut album will be released by Burger Records on Jan. 26, 2015.

 

Cotillon has announced that their debut LP will drop on January 26, 2015, on Burger Records.

Stream: Cotillon – “Before” –  SoundCloud / Noisey

Cotillon is the moniker of Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Jordan Corso. Originally a bedroom recording project intended to illustrate the difficulty of maintaining relationships in LA in the spirit of the french new wave, Cotillon took band form in 2013 playing 50 plus shows supporting a steady stream of songs and EPs that were self-released to bandcamp.

Addicted to writing by that point, Corso took a brief hiatus from performing to record in the winter of 2014 with producer Chet “JR” White formerly of San Francisco’s GIRLS. After spending the Summer and Fall developing demos by sending tracks back and forth via email, JR went to LA to begin tracking the album at historic East West Studio 3 (Pet Sounds Studio) with Corso and the rest of the band. They laid down most of the framework in LA before Corso found himself holed up on JR’s mission district couch. Recording between his home studio and Hyde Street’s Studio A, JR dipped into his rolodex calling on friends for polishing, including past members of GIRLS and The Modern Lovers, and current drummer for King Tuff, Garrett Goddard.