• Jun 30 2011

    Coldplay Releases New EP and Video ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’

    By Myles Crawley

    On the wave of the release of Coldplay’s new EP, Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, comes the release of a new video for the title track. Produced as an adventure in primary colors and positive reinforcing images that dance cross the backgrounds of each frame, “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” is a musical affirmation of the importance in maintaining an open mind and a heightened sense of optimism. Its stop motion elements and black light paint murals add a wonderful artistic visual flow to the photoplay and the colorful graphics reinforce the upbeat, anthemic qualities of the track. You can purchase Coldplay’s new EP Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall here.

    Jun 20 2011

    Mayer Hawthorne Live From Daryl’s House

    Prologue by Myles Crawley

    Last Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 marked the release of episode #43 of “Live From Daryl’s House”. This particular episode featured Project Rhythm Seed favorite, Mayer Hawthorne, as the special musical guest. I’ve been a fan of Daryl Hall’s ever since I saw him and John Oates live at The Roxy Theater many years ago. He never ceases to amaze me in his effortless approach and his incredible vocal prowess and musicianship. But Daryl Hall paired up with Mayer Hawthorne is nothing short of spectacular. You can see it in the faces of the band members, who include Booker T. Jones on organ. Here is Mayer and Daryl singing Mayer’s song “Strange Arrangement”.

    Jun 13 2011

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Crazy Name, Great Band

    By Myles Crawley
    Photos by Danica Waters

    If someone were to say to you that they were going to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., would you think they were speaking of one of the brightest, most innovative musical acts out there? No? Didn’t think so. But in fact it is indeed the case. It happens to be the brainchild of two guys from Detroit named Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott. Just recently we sat down with both of them before their performance at The Echo in Los Angeles. It was just days before the release of their first full length album on Warner Brothers, titled A Corporate World. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. does seem an unlikely choice for a band name. I told them so myself. I also told them that I thought it was a brilliant way to get people to look passed a name, and instead focus in on the music.

    Jun 7 2011

    She Wants Revenge – Interview On Sunset

    By Myles Crawley
    Photos by Danica Waters

    She Wants Revenge is a great four piece,  rock ‘n’ roll band from the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. On May 23th we met up with them before their sold-out show at the Roxy in Hollywood.  A couple of hours before the show, we took a walk up Sunset Boulevard with the two main members of the band, Justin Warfield and Adam Bravin. Every interview is different, and this one was no exception. As we walked out of the Roxy and hit the street, a huge line of fans stretched down Sunset to our left. To our right was the Rainbow Bar and Grill where the boys from Blink 182 were doing some kind of media/press conference. Let’s just say the street was real busy for a Monday night, even in Tinseltown.

    Jun 6 2011

    The Wombats – Live At The Troubadour

    By Myles Crawley

    The Wombats were first highlighted here under our Rhythm Seed Artist Spotlight series on March 1st of this year. We caught up with them again exactly three months later. Their new album, This Modern Glitch, was released on April 25th. The band is from Liverpool, England. They are a talented powerhouse trio with songs that are so infectious, it’s scary. Actually I watched an audience just the other night at the Troubadour who were eager for, and thoroughly enjoyed every infectious song that this band could fire at them. And fire they did.

    May 31 2011

    Noah & The Whale And Bahamas – Live At The El Rey

    By Myles Crawley

    The popular English group, Noah & the Whale appeared at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May, 25 2011 to a sold out crowd of loyal fans and followers. Project Rhythm Seed was there as a guest of the opening band, Bahamas. We arrived, just as Bahamas were going on stage, to a house that was already three quarters full.

    May 25 2011

    James Blake – Live At The Troubadour

    By Myles Crawley
    Live photos by Danica Waters

    Strip it down. Strip it all down to a basic function, something mathematical and quantifiable. Are there certain sights or sounds that stimulate the brain more than others? Maybe there are beats and rhythms that particularly excite the cranial muscle? How about specific note clusters and melodies that soothe it? What is the effect on forward melody when a counter melody played backwards is introduced? How wide a range of time signatures can the human brain follow and comprehend? And what happens when you introduce light and color to this mix? One can only reason that the overall effect might be of enormous proportion.

    May 23 2011

    Citizen Cope: Live At The Troubadour

    By Myles Crawley

    The Troubadour has been an icon in the Los Angeles music scene for many years now. Its location on Santa Monica Boulevard remains largely unchanged over the years, at least from the outside. From the inside, many upgrades have taken place. The front bar is still there, which was great to see.  I have many good memories from there. The chairs and tables are all gone; at least they were for the show I attended. Like every other club in LA, it is now standing room only. On Thursday night, May 19th, 2011, the place was packed – not a teaspoon of room anywhere. The occasion was opening night of a three night, sold out stand, starring a guy named Clarence Greenwood, better known as Citizen Cope.

    May 9 2011

    Charles Bradley – Live And In Person

    By Myles Crawley
    Photos by Danica Waters

    There’s a music club over on Sunset Boulevard called The Echo. I’ve been meaning to get over there ever since I moved back to Los Angeles in January of this year. Last Wednesday, May 4th, I finally made it. The occasion was to see a musical artist by the name of Charles Bradley. Project Rhythm Seed originally reported on Charles shortly after his appearance at this year’s SXSW music convention in Austin, Texas. You can read that article here. Charles was the standout and played two packed shows while in Austin. It was the start of his new career, no longer as a James Brown impersonator, but as Charles Bradley the original.

    May 4 2011

    The London Souls – Recycled Or The Real Thing?

    By Myles Crawley

    Tash Neal, Kiyoshi, and Chris St. Hilaire, better known as The London Souls, are preparing for the release of their debut self-titled album, set for a July 12th release on Soul On 10 Records / DD172. The London Souls was produced by Ethan Johns at London’s renowned Abbey Road Studios. Ethan is the son of Glyn Johns, who produced and engineered albums for The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and many more, so if anyone knows how to produce a band like The London Souls, it would be Ethan.

    May 3 2011

    Album Review: The Globes “Future Self”

    By Myles Crawley

    Once upon a time, tucked away in the upper left hand corner of America, there was a little company called Barsuk Records. Now Barsuk wasn’t your regular everyday record company. No, they were much different than that. While most other record companies were busy maximizing on every drop of musical content available, Barsuk would nurture and protect. They would create a safe environment for their artists to flourish in and find new waves of creativity to ride. How beautiful and blissful. And yet, believe it or not, it’s not so far from the truth…

    Apr 7 2011

    A Visit With Lauren Pritchard

    By Myles Crawley
    Photos by Danica Waters

    Some people spend their entire lives living in one place. It’s not that they don’t travel. It’s that they never move away. They are able to find success and happiness where they were born and grew up. Then there are other people who keep moving. It’s an innate thing. They refuse to stay in one place. Instead they actively pursue success and happiness, and they’re not about to wait for it to come to them. Let me introduce you to Lauren Pritchard. She belongs to the latter category – a card carrying member of the “wanderlust tribe”. But she’s no wanderer. She knows exactly where she’s going. When you talk to her you get an uncanny sense of that. Let me explain…