Long Beach’s Magic Lantern have finally gone and released a new sonic document after what seemed like an eternity of waiting. Eagerly anticipated by those who have been biding their time waiting for the band to get on with their uber limited cassette only and CD-R releases (their Self-Titled CD-R was limited to 30), “High Beams”, the band’s latest opus [...]
This shit is like The Fountain, but set in the desert, and if you are like me and couldn’t follow that film or this video, the crib sheet is below.
Part 1: “Desert Song” is about singer Alex Ebert’s reckoning with the middle name his father secretly wrote on his birth certificate – a Native American name which means ‘Devil’ or ‘Demon.’Â The opening footage is of his father chanting in Monument Valley – shot by his mother.
Eleven more of these bad boys are on the way, all part of a feature-length movie musical that is being leaked out in the lead up to the release of debut album from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Up From Below, that will be available on July 14th.
I caught Band Of Skulls last night at a packed 3 of Clubs for Future Sounds “Rumble” night (Pete from Mad Men was there!). The band had played earlier in the evening at the Viper Room, but you wouldn’t have noticed, as they delivered a finely tuned set that sounded as good as they do on their debut, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey.
Also I just learned that they will be playing Hotel Cafe tomorrow night and opening for Metric on Monday at the Wiltern, so if you are interested, you still have a couple of opportunities to catch Band Of Skulls before they head back across the pond.
More on both Band Of Skulls and Apteka later, but know this, both bands new albums are a great listen and both are playing tonight for free at the 3 of Clubs (1123 Vine St.), which is where you will find me tonight, hopefully celebrating a Lakers win.