Until next year’s return … a look back at The Killers @ the Staples Center on 02-02-18

Okay, now that I've secured a pair of tix for the Killers' Los Angeles show next August, I feel I'm finally ready to do this long-lingering post. Of course, I hold full responsibility for any and all delays. It's just taken me awhile to find the proper motivation. I'd like to say that's three years …

One Sentence. Supervisor’s “Onomatopoeia”

Hell, I can't believe it's been two weeks since my last post. These are the perils of finding that work-from-home/personal life balance. I think it was easier, when I actually had to go into an office. At least, then, I knew where the lines of separation existed. Oh well, these are the times we find …

Midnight Face’s “Blue Haze”

After yesterday's exploration of SoCal reverb entrepreneur Deserta, a.k.a. Matt Doty, I opted to check out one of his non-shoegaze efforts, the quite different post-punk/new wave flourished Midnight Faces.I honestly didn't get much farther than the single "Blue Haze," before I knew with certainty that this was the track that'd make this post. It's an …

Atlas Sound’s “Quick Canal,” featuring Lætitia Sadier

I was poking around earlier today, and stumbled upon a bootleg live recording of Atlas Sound's beautifully etheric "Quick Canal," taken from their performance at Desert Daze last fall. Because the influential avant-pop pioneers Stereolab were also performing the same day, frontwoman Lætitia Sadier was on hand to lend vocals to their live rendition, just …