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I don’t know what it is with music from the UK, but they put out some good stuff! I was just introduced to Band of Skulls at a free KCRW event at Annenberg Space For Photography in conjunction with the really great exhibit “Who Shot Rock and Roll.”

Band of Skulls is BRMC meets The White Stripes meets The Black Keys a.k.a something I really like. I’ve been playing their latest album that came out last winter titled Sweet Sour, and I dig almost every song on the album, which is a rare occurrence. OH YEAH. Girl bass player, too! 🙂

They were really good live, which adds to them being one of my favorite new bands. They’ve been around since 2004, but their debut album didn’t release till 2009, so they are relatively new. Anyway, definitely take a listen to their new album and catch them live if at all possible.

If you like: Blues, Soul, The Black Keys, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Last night at The Foundry on Melrose, I discovered the music of Johnny Moezzi. For the few hours that I sat there I was fixated. (According to Johnny, it is very un-LA of me to stay through all the sets. I laughed and said ‘Why leave when I’m enjoying it?’).
Johnny and his band of the evening, Dale Jennings on electric bass and Jim Goodall on drums, aurally illustrated a story in front of my eyes with each song. Johnny is lyrically and musically talented. From his very pleasing, soulful voice that resonated with these blues stories to the technically sound guitar interjections to the diverse writing style of each song, Johnny Moezzi and his band are sure to capture the ears of all their listeners. Whether they were playing a slower ballad or an uptempo song, the music was easy to groove to, and you could tell by looking at the audience dancing about freely.

Check out his self titled EP on bandcamp and stay tuned for his upcoming record. I think it maybe be called “Don’t You Worry”…unless he was telling the audience “Don’t you worry, we’ll have our new record out soon.”
One of my favorites that they played last night was called “Fat Mama.” There were a lot of great ones that I think will be featured on the new album. Anyway, keep your ears open for that, buy the EP in the meantime, and sign up for his mailing list on his website. If you’re in LA, check out a live show–the next one is on St. Patty’s day downtown. Didn’t catch which venue, but if you’re reading this and you know, be sure to let me know, so that I can post it.

Check out some snippets I recorded from The Foundry

    11 Albums from 2011 that will give you and your mom some common ground:

Beirut “The Rip Tide”
The Black Keys “El Camino”
Coldplay “Mylo Xylotol”
Wye Oak “Civilian”
Bon Iver “Bon Iver”
St. Vincent “Strange Mercy”
Wilco “The Whole Love”
Kate Bush “50 Words For Snow”
James Blake “James Blake”
The Decemberists “Long Live the King”
Daughter “Wild Youth”

Here’s to a happy 2012! May your aural fixations grow to new heights! -Stella

Enjoy this 1910 recording of Auld Lang Syne: