As we move from a rainy LA Friday into the rainy weekend ahead, we invite you to share in our intention for smooth, relaxing days under the toastiest of covers.
Only a few new music Fridays remain within this calendar year. With that time rapidly running out, get ready for less new albums dropping and more holiday spirit. Kadja Bonet’s latest EP, “California Holiday,” is the fresh and clean seasonal offering you didn’t know you needed, as is The Bird and the Bee’s “Christmas Without the Queen.” Plus, scratch that itch for classics with a clever twist as we dive further into the just dropped EP “A Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto - To the Moon and Back.” The brilliance of the legendary Japanese composer shines bright in Electric Youth’s stirring “remodel” of “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.” But if you’ve had your fill of holiday cheer, we can assure you that there are a few more brand new offerings that have nothing to do with trees or presents, i.e. NEIL FRANCES’s latest “High” — featuring a hearty disco-funk assist from PawPaw Rod. Come to think of it, this track’s a present in and of itself.
And you know we’re not sending you off for the weekend empty-handed. We want you to get down with cheeky-French-electro-popster Myd on Saturday, Dec. 10 at El Rey. We have five pairs of tickets to give away, so enter here and good luck!