Lucky Diaz – Made In L.A.

Made In L.A. is Lucky Diaz’s funky, fresh love letter to the City of Angels. It will be released on July 21st. We are proud to offer you a first glimpse at the gorgeous Made In L.A. artwork, created by the one and only Micah Player.

Listen to the infectious ‘Paletero Man’ – an ode to the Mexican ice cream man. Good luck getting the chorus out of your head:

Oye, my friend
Can you hear the sounds of the weekend
Oye, my friend
Don’t miss your chance

Ven aca Paletero man

Lucky will be playing Lollapalooza this summer in addition to plenty of other shows across the US. If he’s in your town, make plans to support great independent music. 

‘Paletero Man’ is also featured on this killer summer road trip playlist featuring Lisa Loeb, Justin Roberts, Red Yarn and more!

Waxploitation Releases Narrated Stories for Record Store Day

While the full Record Store Day list hasn’t been released yet, news on RSD releases continue to trickle out.

Waxploitation Records founder Jeff Antebi asked artists from music & art to collaborate on original children’s stories for a benefit project. The book includes stories from Nick Cave, Frank Black, Justin Vernon, Laura Marling, Devendra Banhart, Alison Mosshart as well as paintings/illustrations from Anthony Lister, Dan Baldwin, Swoon, Will Barras, James Jean, Ronzo, Kai & Sunny, and others.

Not to be content with just creating the book – On April 22nd, it will be available on 12” colored vinyl. There will only be 2,000 made available. (so, arrive early to your favorite record store)

Nick Offerman reading a Justin Vernon story? Danny Devito reading Frank Black? Count me in. 

Track List
Side A
1. The Next Big Thing by Gibby Haynes (Excerpt Narrated by Zach
2. Doug the Bug by Frank Black (Narrated by Danny Devito)
3. The Old Oak Tree by Laura Marling (Narrated by Lauren Lapkus)
4. Fishing with Music by Amadou Bagayoko (Narrated by D.R.A.M.)
5. Right on Rosie by Spencer Krug (Narrated by Spencer Krug)
6. Me and Matt’s Golden Husks by Justin Vernon (Narrated by Nick

Side B
1. The Chickadees of Highway 3 by Jason Lytle (Narrated by Jason Lytle)
2. Penelope and the Succulent by John Vanderslice (Narrated by Lauren
3. La Bañerita by Devendra Banhart (Narrated by Lizzo)
4. A Boy Named Tim by Elliphant (Narrated by Kumail Nanjiani)
5. How to Escape from a Wasp by Micachu (Narrated by King Krule)
6. The Lonely Giant by Nick Cave (Narrated by Andre Royo)
7. The Very Tall Tree by Gary Numan (Narrated by Gary Numan)
8. Marglytta (Jellyfish) by Örvar Smárason (Narrated by Örvar Smárason)
9. Little Hollywood by Satomi Matsuzaki (Narrated by Satomi Matsuzaki)
10. Wishing Well Fountain by Alison Mosshart (Narrated by Alison Mosshart)
11. Oslo and Plum by Jim James (Narrated by Phil LaMarr)

Here’s a teaser for you:

Remembering David Bowie: Let All The Children Boogie

On the one year anniversary of David Bowie’s passing, he would have been 70 today, we look back at one of the best tribute albums released in 2016 – Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute To David Bowie. The tribute is an eclectic group of artists featuring some of the best in kindie music, plus Ted Leo and Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller.

Proceeds from the record will benefit the It Gets Better Project and its mission to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it does in fact, get better.

Between Walter Martin’s buoyant reworking of ‘Breaking Glass’ or Sonia de los Santos putting a Latin spin on ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ or Rachel Loshak with the New Standards doing a hauntingly beautiful version of ‘Starman’ – there is something for everyone to enjoy on this record.

Listen to a lovely version of ‘Space Oddity’ from Gustafer Yellowgold and the Pop Ups

Check out Rhett Miller’s take on Ziggy Stardust

In short, on the anniversary of his passing, please consider doing something good and help out the It Gets Better Project and get some great music for your good deed.

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Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute To David Bowie Track listing: 

  1. The Honeydogs and Chastity Brown – Oh! You Pretty Things
  2. Walter Martin – Breaking Glass
  3. Sonia de los Santos and Elena Moon Park – The Man Who Sold the World
  4. Rachel Loshak with the New Standards – Starman
  5. Lloyd H. Miller and Dean Jones – V-2 Schneider
  6. Sally Timms and Jon Langford – The Prettiest Star
  7. Molly Ledford – Sound and Vision
  8. Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players – Kooks
  9. Antibalas – Let’s Dance
  10. Gustafer Yellowgold and the Pop Ups – Space Oddity
  11. Ted Leo – Heroes
  12. Wunmi – Fashion
  13. Storey Littleton with Marco Benevento – Life on Mars?
  14. Gina Chavez – Modern Love
  15. Red Yarn – Magic Dance
  16. Nakia and the Barton Hills Choir – Golden Years
  17. Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower featuring Simi Stone – Changes
  18. Uncle Rock and Tracy Bonham – Lady Stardust
  19. Colin Brooks – I’ll Follow You
  20. Rhett Miller – Ziggy Stardust