Review: Queen Caveat – Manufactured Happiness EP

Lauren Little, Ben Epand, Will Weissman and Jesse Magnuson = Queen Caveat


Queen Caveat, one of LA’s favorite indie rock band, recently released their new EP, Manufactured Happiness and I have been in musical heaven ever since.

When I first listened to Manufactured Happiness the song that hit me the hardest was Brave Boy. Lauren Little’s voice is absolutely perfect and the emotional range she exudes both pain and strength and when she sings…”I’m not afraid of being called crazy anymore…” I swear I lose my mind…..but in a good way. 

 

But after listening to this EP several times, I simply cannot choose my favorite song because each song is genuinely great. Almost as if this was a small glimpse into Queen Caveat’s soul as a band. From the moment the first track, Marion which jump starts a heart thumping ride from beginning to end.

Manufactured Happiness leaves me with the same feeling I have when I see Queen Caveat live – excited, exhilarated & fucking happy. If you’re headed to South by Southwest this year make sure to schedule some time to see Queen Caveat!

GET MANUFACTURED HAPPINESS NOW ON ITUNES!!! 

Track Listing:
1) Marion
2) Breathe
3) Mr. California (Album Remix)
4) Spine
5) Brave Boy
6) Everyone We Know

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Song of the Day: The Filthy Souls – Cold Hearts

Artist: The Filthy Souls  (Members: Dave Green – Guitar / Vocals, Danny Wagstaff – Guitar, Mike Meza II – Bass, Topher Gale – Drums)

Song: Cold Hearts

In honor of The Filthy Souls kicking off their month long residency at the Hemingway Lounge, I chose one of my favorite songs from their latest EP.  Something about this song gets to me….there’s this raw rock sound combined with Dave Green’s voice creates something amazing that gets under your skin. I’m not ashamed to admit that Filthy have captured my musical heart and I don’t ever want to cleansed!

Come out to The Hemingway Lounge to see this amazing band live along  with Nightmare & The Cat and other special guests. Now this is how you kick off a residency!

The Filthy Souls November Residency!

New Queen Caveat music….?

With all the bands I enjoy its hard to post about EACH one but the band Queen Caveat has been on my radar since a friend of mine took me to a show last year. So to my delight they posted a snippet of a new song and I HAD to post about it.

Enjoy!

I love strong female lead singer and Lauren Little fits the bill! Good god her voice is amazing!….seriously….need to watch that video again.

Video: Wires in the Walls “In the Rain”

Leap, Timber, Leap

Leap, Timber, Leap

Wires In the Walls released their new video ‘In the Rain’. The cool part is the guys filmed, edited and added special effects all on their own. The pooled their talents together and created this cool video. 

Enjoy.

Video: The Filthy Souls – Destroy You

Today I’m like a girl in a candy store…..The Filthy Souls have released a video for their song ‘Destroy You’, which has been in rotation on KROQ’s Locals Only show for over a month!! So excited for this band!!

One thing I love about the video is the fact its in Black & White. Most would think it would be easy to film this way but I honestly think its more challenging and it has a certain artistic flair.

The Filthy Souls destroying the competition……

On Tuesday evening I finally had a chance to see The Filthy Souls at the KROQ: Locals Only show at The Roxy. I was delighted to find they were even better than they expected. I usually find new music at live shows, so I’m leery of finding music when I find someone online. I wonder will they be good live? Can they keep me engaged? Or are they assholes who’d make me leave in the middle of the set. The Filthy Souls were AMAZING! And yes they’re on my list of bands I need to see again, and again!

Sadly there was no merchandise but they did say an EP was in the works and yes I will have a copy as soon as its released. Until then lets help Filthy keep their #1 reign on the KROQ: Locals Only Show…..so go VOTE!! 😉 Until then enjoy the video (sorry its a little shaky :/)

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Nico Vega – Lead to Light (Bronson Island)

Since I saw Nico Vega open for Imagine Dragons I’ve been slightly obsessed with them. At the moment Nico Vega is on tour with Crash Kings and they took a moment to stop by Bronson Island to perform an accoustic-ish version of their song ‘Lead to Light’ from their EP ‘Fury oh Fury’.

Never fails lead singer, Aja, gives me chills whenever she sings!

Also, Nico Vega currently has a pledge campaign in progress to raise money for their full length album. If you like what you see check out their campaign! PLEDGE NOW!