Posts Tagged ‘Best Coast’

Skating Polly – A Little Late

This week’s Top Tune is the beautiful & poignant album closer on Skating Polly’s latest lp, Fuzz Steilacoom. At the ripe old ages of 14 (Kelli Mayo) and 19 (Peyton Bighorse), indie/punk/sister-duo Skating Polly already have four-plus years of touring and songwriting behind them.

They’ve shared stages with likes of Mike Watt, Deerhoof, and Band of Horses and make their way back out West with a string of dates including stops at Burger RecordsBurger a-Go-Go Festival in Santa Ana CA on August 2nd (w.Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, The Muffs, many more) and one of our favorite venues, Los Globos in Los Angeles on August 4th.

July 30 – Fire Creek Coffee Company – Flagstaff, AZ
July 31 – Trunk Space – Phoenix, AZ
Aug 2 – Burger a-Go-Go – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Aug 4 – Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 6 – Peeve’s Public House – Fresno, CA
Aug 8 – The Birdhouse – Arcadia, CA
Aug 9 – The Church – Portland, OR
Aug 10 – Track House – Olympia, WA
Aug 12 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Aug 13 – The Crux – Boise, ID
Aug 14 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 15 – Dryer Plugs Studios – Denver, CO
Aug 17 – Replay Lounge – Lawrence KS

Three albums deep into its recording career, the Oklahoma-based band “boasts a better musical resume than 90 percent of bands their elder”.Phoenix New Times.

Look for the band to put the finishing touches on a new video for the track soon! Meanwhile please enjoy the killer videos that Kelli and Peyton put together for you for the first two singles; Alabama Movies and Ugly.

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Contact & Licensing:
“A Little Late” was written by Skating Polly. Published by Go Polly Girl Songs (ASCAP) and Melting By 40 Music (ASCAP)/Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. / contact: Sean McGraw / Master controlled by Skating Polly.

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Jon Brion – Knock Yourself Out

Today’s Top Tune is a song most will know from David O. Russell’s “existential comedy” I ♥ Huckabees. Huckabees was, of course, scored by Jon Brion – and he contributed this song to soundtrack of the film, which featured a incredible ensemble cast including Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin, Jude Law, Naomi Watts and Mark Walhberg.

In addition to I ♥ Huckabees, Jon’s film scoring credits include Hard Eight, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Break-Up, Synecdoche, New York, Step Brothers, Glago’s Guest, The Other Guys, The Future, and two films scheduled for release this year: the 3D stop-motion animated comedy thriller adventure ParaNorman, and Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up “sequel” This Is Forty.

On the “pop” side of his career, Jon has worked as a writer and/or producer for the diverse likes of Fiona Apple, Kanye West, Aimee Mann, Katy Perry, Rufus Wainwright, Elliott Smith, Spoon, Best Coast, Of Montreal, Dido, and Keane, to name but a few. His semi-regular gigs at his LA home Largo at the Coronet remain consistent sellouts – his next performance is set for March 30. If you live in or are visiting the LA area, come down and see why these shows have become the stuff of legend.

Be sure to check out the awesome video for “Knock Yourself Out” featuring Jon with two of Huckabees‘ stars, Jason Schwartzman and Mark Wahlberg, by clicking HERE or on the video screen grab, below.

Contact & Licensing info:

Published by You Can’t Take It With You (ASCAP), administered by Some Kind of Music, LLC, A Notable Music company

Master controlled by Notable Music Co., contact: /

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Jon Brion – I Believe She’s Lying

We are thrilled to start the new year by announcing that Jon Brion has joined Notable Music for exclusive publishing administrative agreement in the US. We are so proud to have him join our musical family of great songwriters.

As a producer and/or co-writer, Jon has worked with everyone from Kanye West to Fiona Apple, Spoon to Elliott Smith, Rufus Wainwright to Best Coast, to name but a few. Brion’s numerous film scores – from his Grammy nominated work on such modern classics as Magnolia and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, to current projects such as the forthcoming ParaNorman – have only grown his recognition as one of the most respected contemporary composers.

His semi-regular shows at LA’s famed Largo at the Coronet have literally become the stuff of legend – as the Largo site itself says “you never know who might drop down the chimney for some unannounced fun.” The too-numerous-to-list parade of Jon’s special guests over the years is a virtual who’s who of musicians and singers, from Neil Finn to Nels Cline, Sam Phillips to Brad Mehldau, Robyn Hitchcock to Aimee Mann… you get the idea.

Jon’s lone solo release, Meaningless, remains a critical favorite, and is regularly cited as an influential record for many artists and songwriters. It is from that album that we present “I Believe She’s Lying” – a classic slice of intricate pop from the brain Jon Brion. The tune has already been covered by a varied group, including Rhett Miller of the Old 97′s, genre-bending R&B wunderkind Spree Wilson, and a cappella group Reverse Osmosis.

Check out this clip of Jon performing “I Believe She’s Lying,” live at Largo.

Contact & Licensing info:
Published by You Can’t Take It With You (ASCAP), administered by Some Kind of Music, LLC, A Notable Music company
Master controlled by Notable Music Co., contact: /

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