Best New Indie

If you've heard of Daft Punk, Justice, or anyone on Ed Banger Records, then you have Busy P to thank. While I'm always hoping for more releases from P, this one stands out as one of my favorite electro tracks of all time. Featuring Murs, To Protect and Entertain catalogues the daily life of many of us in LA.
Experience the eerie amalgamation of contemporary dance, projected animation and electronic music that is WIFE. "The Grey Ones" is the enigmatic LA trio's latest work, a spellbinding six minute fusion of sight and sound.
The Guard's Blog On Music presents it's Weekly Best Of Indie with tracks from Islands, Moonface, Sharon Van Etten, Field Music, The Ross Sea Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more.
The Guard recently introduced you to Georgian rapper, Lady: the most x-rated (and indeed, SEO unfriendly) female to frequent the hip hop world. Ever since Howard Stern spun her scandalous jam, "Pussy," we've been unashamedly addicted.
Last night in London, a mysterious memo was making the rounds (we may be an LA Music Blog but, oh yeh, we have our international intelligence...). On it was a map, which pointed to Shoreditch High Street. Above the map hung the words "WATCH THE THRONE. 5PM." The Brit blogosphere proceeded to go into meltdown -- were Yeezy and Jeezy planning an impromptu free gig for commuters?!
We're not gonna lie, we have a MAJOR crush on Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, who we have taken to labelling "an indie Enya meets woodland alternative pop pixie." In our review of Visions, we stamped "Circumambient" an album highlight, and we are serving up a stream of that track today.
La Music Blog, The Guard, brings a filtered and hand selected "best of the week." Check out the edgy, dangerous, creddy and smelly good pop music right here and start the party.
Penned by Swedish two-hit-wonders, Yello, "Oh Yeah" failed to chart upon its initial release in 1985, only becoming a smash after John Hughes hand picked the vocoded track for the legendary Ferris Bueller soundtrack.
LA production duo, Dust Brothers, wrote Fight Club a ground breaking EDM score quite unlike anything cinema had heard before. Today's Candy, "This Is Your Life," ended up on the movie's cutting room floor, but The Guard have managed to rescue the track from 90s obscurity and deliver it to you below.
In 2004, NY electro trio, Le Tigre, dropped the zippy "Viz." Taken from 2004's This Island, this lesbianism anthem, penned by indie feminist/facial hair icon, JD Samson, is all about breaking free from prejudice and werkin' sexual preferences with pride.
Best of Indie Week 4, comin' at ya, like a tiger, with a bad attitude and an empty belly. Seven exquisite indie tracks, hand picked from only the best corners of the blogosphere by your favorite LA Music Blog, The Guard. Includes selections from Sleigh Bells, Santigold, Crim3s, Andrew Bird, SBTRKT, and more.
I'm fully aware that the trying to defend Mac Miller is probably the worst possible way I can introduce myself to the The Guard community. Just a few months ago his debut album was vehemently dismissed here, and in every other corner of the 'tastemaker' universe. And really it should have been....
In 1997, British big beat duo, Propellerheads, dropped the wicked "Spybreak!" and thus provided a whole generation of pro-ninjas/undercover agents/virtual reality compute