Friday, February 5, 2016

Under the Sun by DIIV [2016]

DIIV is back with their second LP,  Is the Is Are.  Why not start your weekend right with some lovely swooning guitars and a hard driving bassline?  DIIV will be playing three nights at The Echo, Feb. 22-24.  Sadly, all 3 shows are sold out.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Driftwood's Best of 2015 Playlist

[streaming on YouTubeSpotify & Google Music]

Throughout 2015 we've collected our favorite songs into one mega playlist.  We hope you enjoy our favorites.  Here's to more great music in 2016!  Don't forget to add "See more live music" to your New Year's resolutions!

How Good It Was - The Courteeners
Under the Sun - DIIV
Water - Ra Ra Riot Rostam
Sister Of Pearl - Baio
Fool 4 You - Mr Little Jeans
The Emotion - BØRNS
Genghis Khan - Miike Snow
One Thing - Beach House
Bitter Town - INHEAVEN
Fell In the Sun - Big Grams
Equine - Funeral Advantage
Jenny Come Home - Andy Shauf
Open Your Eyes - School Of Seven Bells
Don't Wanna Fight - Alabama Shakes
Downtown - Majical Cloudz
Eldibrandur - Lockerbie
Kill V. Maim - Grimes
Change My Head - Autolux
All I Want From You Is Everything - The School
Sandra’s Smile - Blood Orange
Clearest Blue - CHVRCHES
Mountain At My Gates - Foals
Highway Patrol Stun Gun - Youth Lagoon
Suicide Saturday - Hippo Campus
Wide Open - The Chemical Brothers
That Kind of Girl - All Dogs
It's OK - Big Black Delta
Love Dies - Club 8
Witness - Makthaverskan
Restless - New Order
Lost Worker Bee - Elbow
Sleep - Night Flowers
Style - Ryan Adams
Need You Now - Hot Chip
No Time to Crank the Sun - EL Vy
lmperia - Vaadat Charigim
Bros - Wolf Alice
heartsigh - Purity Ring
Dreams - Beck
Wasting Time - Young Romance
Ever Had A Little Faith? - Belle & Sebastian
Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party - Courtney Barnett
Lisa Sawyer - Leon Bridges
Under a Rock - Waxahatchee
Young Girls - PINS
Dancing at the Blue Lagoon - Cayucas
Swirl - Westkust
Reckless Behaviour - SOAK
Let It Happen - Tame Impala
Brew - Pinact
Heavy Shoulders - Trace
You Know We Can't Go Back - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Wolves Without Teeth - Of Monsters and Men
Scene Sick - Diet Cig
Seventeen - Wildhoney
Water Slides - Mew
Happening - Desperate Journalist
Go - The Chemical Brothers
California Nights - Best Coast
Blowtorch - The Go! Team
Come Alive - Eternal Summers
Come Home Baby - The Charlatans
Valentina - Public Service Broadcasting
Enabler - Evans The Death
S.O.S - Femme
Mirrorball - Blur

Friday, November 20, 2015

T.I.W.Y.G. by SAVAGES [2016]

The bad news is, the Savages sophomore album, Adore Life, doesn't come out until NEXT year.  The good news is that's less than 2 months away (1/22/16).  In the meantime, rock out to the second song from the album, T(his)I(s)W(hat)Y(ou)G(et).  Haven't seen Savages live yet?  GO AS SOON AS THEY COME TO TOWN!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sister of Pearl by BAIO [2015]

More catchy pop tunes from the Vampire Weekend family...this time bassist, Chris Baio's takes the lead on his debut solo album, The Names (released this past September).  Catch Baio as they open for Chvrches at the Fonda Theatre on December 14th.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Mountain at My Gates by FOALS [2015]

Foals return with their 4th album, What Went Down, out Aug. 28th.  Until then check out the innovative video for the spirited second single, Mountain at My Gates.  The music video is the first to be filmed using GoPro's Spherical virtual reality technology.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo) by EL VY [2015]

It's always exciting when 2 artists you like decide to work together so I was very happy to find out that The National's Matt Berninger has a new record coming out with Menomena's Brent Knopf (also of Ramona Falls).  The duo, who became friends as tourmates in the early 2000s, have come together to form EL VY (rhymes with 'swell guy').  Enjoy the fun, poppy title track off the upcoming LP, Return to the Moon, out Oct. 30 and see the guys at the Troubadour on Saturday November 7th (tickets on sale Friday 8/7 // more live dates).

For more from Brent, check out my all time favorite La Blogothèque Take Away video - Wet and Rusting by Menomena (2007)

And why do we love Matt?  Because Matt loves Driftwood.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Laced by DMA'S [2015]

With a sound reminiscent of classic 90's Britpop, you might be surprised to hear that DMA's hails from Sydney, Australia. Their self-titled EP was released earlier this year and has been gathering momentum over the summer. Catch them live (and free) this Thursday at the Santa Monica Pier as part of the summer Twilight Concerts. They share a bill with Cut Copy's Ben Browning on a night celebrating Australia Rocks The Pier!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Keep Me by PESKY [2015]

There are young artists, and then there are YOUNG artists. The seven members of newcomer Pesky from northwest England have not even reached the age of 13(!!!), yet the indie pop (or their more accurately self-described genre - "FUN!") sounds of their debut single "Keep Me" hint at songwriting and melody that bands more than twice their age wish they could achieve. At first I was skeptical and thought this might be a gimmick, but then I heard an actual interview with them on BBC Radio (they've never heard of Coldplay!). Mind blown. "Keep Me" is simple and catchy, and it's summer in your ears. Pesky's debut EP Smells Like Tween Spirit is out tomorrow. Given their newness/youth, I'm guessing we won't be seeing any live Pesky shows anytime soon, let alone here in LA, but if they do we'll be the first to let you know!