Added by la-underground on February 3, 2009
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - HOME - FREE
SARA LOV 10:30p
HORSE STORIES 9:30p
“In the late '90s, Sara Lov co-founded Devics, an influential duo that blended trip-hop and shoegaze to make melancholy but sensual lullabies. The band's most recent album, Push the Heart, was released in 2006, showcasing the band's ability to create moods and textures that sound fitting for a David Lynch soundtrack. After living and recording in Italy for several years, Sara has returned to Los Angeles to focus on writing songs as a solo artist, setting her rich voice against a more organic, folk-tinged bed of guitars and pianos.” - Identity Theory
Manuok’s second album is his best yet, a musical pastiche that jumps from one corner of Mercado’s id to the next. One minute he’s folksy and focused (“Serves You Right,” “Hold Still”), the next he’s dabbling in electro soundscapes (“Warship”). With its glooming trip-hop beat and nearly whispered vocals, “Almost Home” is downright sexy, as if Mercado couldn’t wait ’til the lady got home for some indie-rock lovin’.