I don’t want the week to go by without mentioning these two LPs, both by Los Angeles based artists. First off is the Radar Bros. latest Auditorium – which will be released January 29th via the Merge label. Chief Radar Bro Jim Putnam will be stopping by my Little Radio show next Wednesday from 2-4pm, PST, so tune in for some acoustic tracks and assorted jibber jabber. An excellent edition to the already expansive Radar Bros. catalog, the album is being heralded by many as their finest work. Also, if you are here with us in L.A., the Radar Bros. continue their month-long Monday night residency at the Echo.
Next we have AD favorite, Dengue Fever, who, for the past few years, have been mining, and expanding on, their self-described mix of Khmer Rock, Bollywood Soundtracks, Ethiopian Jazz, American R&B. It’s heady. I’ve described their music as a Wes Anderson soundtrack waiting to happen. Oh, and they happen to share a band member with Radar Bros (Senon Williams). For those keeping tabs, this is the bands third LP since their self-titled 2003 debut. The new album is entitled Venus On Earth and was released this week via the folks at M80. Go see this band LIVE.