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Looking for new music to check out? Well look no further. LAist is giving you the 411 on what's moving up and down our playlists.

Lisa, Music Editor:

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The Bees (U.S.) - High Society
Kind Hearts and Coronets - Rampart Castle
Joan As Police Woman - Real Life
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
The 88 - Kind of Light

Tony, Editor:


Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond
Kayne West - Can't Tell Me Nothin Mix Tape
Sea Wolf - Get to the River Before It Runs Low
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Matthew Good - Hospital Music

Zach, Co-Editor


El Chapo de Sinaloa - Para Que Regreses
Antibalis - Pay Back Africa
Beirut - Elephant Gun
Bobby McFerrin & Chick Corea - Song for Amadeus
Paul McCartney - Jenny Wren

Henry D


Incubus - Light Grenades
Outmatch - Buried Alive
David Usher - Strange Birds
Maná - Amar es Combatir
Beastie Boys - The Mix-Up

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Sarah A:


Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Justin Timberlake - Future Sex Love Sounds
Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
Brother Reade - Rap Music

Tim H:


Common - Finding Forever
Talib Kweli - Eardrum
Mark Ronson - Version
Soulive - No Place Like Soul
D'Angelo - Live at the Circus

Elise T


David Bowie - Young Americans
Roy Orbison - Forever
Digital Underground - Sex Packets
Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different
Delta 5 - Singles and Sessions 1979-81

Joshua P


Andrew Douglas Rothbard - Abandoned Meander
Division Day - Beartrap Island
St. Vincent - Marry Me
Hot Chip - DJ Kicks
The Mercury Program - A Data Learn The Language

Deanna A


Blue Scholars - Bayani
Mr. J. Medeiros - Of gods and girls
Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Bahamadia - Good Rap Music

Michele R


Duane Dolieslager - The Opposite of Optimist
Of Montreal - Icons, Abstract Thee
Brandon Schott - Release
Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming
Coconut Records - Nighttiming

Mialka B


Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things
Murs - Murray's Revenge
Akron/Family - Meek Warrior
Gogol Bordello - Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
Lullatone - Plays Pajama Pop Pour Vous

Bobby S


Voxtrot - Voxtrot
Okkervil River - The Stage Names
Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
Minus Story - My Ion Truss
Their Hearts Were Fill of Spring - These Are Our Songs, We Wrote Them For You

Jeremy O


Great Northern - Trading Twilight for Daylight
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Of Montreal - Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse (Song)
Au Revoir Simone - The Bird of Music

Ali M


The Sword - Age of Winters
Elliott Smith - New Moon
P.O.S. - Ipecac Neat
The Hives - Barely Legal
Cut Chemist - The Audience's Listening

Callie M


Stars of Track and Field - Centuries Before Love and War
Bent - Intercept!
Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson in Crime
David Holmes - Ocean's Thirteen Soundtrack
Mable John - Stay Out of the Kitchen



Slayer - Reign in Blood
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
Drive like Jehu - Yank Crime
Girl Talk - Night Ripper
Justice - Cross (the symbol)

Adam, Sports Editor:
Tattoo - Eat Like A Gordo
James Brown - Funky People
Akon - Pretty much everything he's done or featured on
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium (still!)
Snoop Dogg - Crazy

Kemp P


Bilal - Love For Sale
Count BassD - Act Your Waist Size
Madlib the Beat Konducta - Movie Scenes
9th Wonder - Dream Merchant, Volume One
20th Century Masters - Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions

Corey P


Western States Motel - Southwest Planes
Sara Bareilles- Little Voice
Bruce Springsteen- The Seger Sessions
Cold War Kids- Robbers and Cowards
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Stadium Arcadium

Ryan Y


Joss Stone - Introducing Joss Stone
Robin Thicke - Evolution of Robin Thicke
Lloyd - Street Love
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Timbaland - Shock Value

Jacy Y


Blonde Redhead - 23
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot it In People
Feist -- The Reminder
Mike Doughty -- Haughty Melodic
Sea Wolf -- Get to the River before it Runs Too Low



cLOUDDEAD - Jimmy Breeze
The Blow - Hock it
Honeycut - Crowded Avenue
Devin The Dude - Doobie Ashtray
Sole - Tourist Trapeze

Andy S


Yesterday's New Quintet - Yesterday's Universe
Sage Francis - Human the Death Dance
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
Smashing Pumpkins - "United States"
Fog - Ditherer

Sloane B


Great Lake Swimmers - Ongiara
Santo Gold - Creator vs.FreQNasty
Girl Talk - Night Ripper
Kate Walsh - Your Song
Micah Wolf - Micah Wolf

David G


Aretha Franklin - Live at Fillmore West
GZA/Genius - Liquid Swords
Charlie Louvin - Charlie Louvin
Bruce Springsteen and the Sessions Band - Live in Dublin
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...

An T


Gui Boratto - Chromophobia
David Bowie - Lodger
Justice - †
Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
Mogwai - Kicking A Dead Pig

Beth K


Johnette Napolitano - Scarred
Various - A Date with John Waters
Lee Hazlewood - Cake or Death
DMZ - When I Get Off
Mission of Burma - The Obliterati

Joey M


Interpol - Our Love to Admire
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Bright Eyes - Casadaga
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Feist - The Reminder

Darin R


Lali Puna - Scary World Theory
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Lifter Puller (The old "The Hold Steady" band) Fiestas Fiascos
Jet Sound Inc. Stereophonic Space Sounds Unlimited
Dean Martin - This time I'm Swingin'/Pretty baby

Courtney W


Sasha - Involver
Ubiquity Records Categories No. 5
Caural - Mirrors for Eyes
Jeff Buckley all day long
Anita Baker - Songstress

Simone S


Idlewild! - Make Another World
Cold War Kids - Robbers and Cowards
Beirut - Lon Gisland