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Jack Yourself In -- What LAist is Listening To

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Wanna' know what's hot and fresh on our playlists? Look no further. Here's the 411 on what your favorite LA-centric blog is listening to. Whether it's sick and twisted or straight up embarrassing to mention -- it's all here:

Lisa, Music Editor:

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The new Shins - Wincing the Night Away, the new Of Montreal record, Talking Heads - 77, Lily
Allen, Randy Newman good old boys, Velvet Underground Loaded, and a mix my friend made with a songs about robots. I've also been turned on to Gogol Bordello, the Softlights, Girl Talk, and a couple of other things I can't think of... mostly I've been mourning the loss of my fantasy life (where I imagine that I lived in the city during the wild and dangerous days) and I've been listening on repeat to Track 9, "New York, I love You," off of the forthcoming LCD Soundsystem record, Sound of Silver (out this spring). Great album.

Tony, Editor:


The Grates - Gravity Won't Get You High
The Format - Dog Problems
Mere Mortals - EP
Juliette Lewis and the Licks - You're Speaking My Language
Meatloaf - Bat out of Hell III

Zach, Co-Editor:


Ryuichi Sakamoto - Bibo No Aozora (Babel Soundtrack)
Susumu Yakota - Gekkoh (Babel Soundtrack)
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
Fleet Foxes - In The Hot Hot Rays
Nomo - Nu Tones
John Adams (who is featured tonight with the LA Phil)
Blanquito Man
I like Hem's Half Acre after seeing that commercial for Liberty Mutual
KCRW has played so much Nortec Collective, I'm digging it.



David Usher - Strange Birds
KT Tunstall - Eye to the Telescope
Nelly Furtado - Loose
Our Lady Peace - A Decade
Armin van Buuren - State of Trance 2006
Foo Fighters - Skin & Bones
Indiefeed on iTunes (podcast)

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Adam, Sports Editor:


Halifax has a single out called Our Revolution. It's off the chain. I listen to it when I work out. I listen to it when I wake up. I listen to it when I drive too fast. I listen to it when I roll out to the clubs. I listen to it when I'm doing things I shouldn't be doing. I listen to it when I'm being good but want to think I'm being bad. It gets you amped up. It captures the raw energy of rock and roll like no other song out there. I've also been grooving on Lily Allen, Nelly Furtado, and Jack Johnson.

Elina, Film Editor:


Bonnie "Prince" Billy - The Letting Go
Cat Power - The Greatest
The Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control
Joanna Newsom - YS
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
Boris - Pink
Espers - Espers II
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere



French Toast - Ingleside Terrace
The Broken West - I Can't Go On, I'll Go On
Cold War Kids
The Evens - Get Evens
Monsters Are Waiting - Fascination
The Good the Bad and the Queen



Charlotte Gainsbourg - 5:55
Yo La Tengo - I am not afraid of you and I will beat your ass
Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
Primal Scream - Riot City Blues



Republic of Loose - Aaagh!
The Blow - Poor Aim: Love Songs
The Beta Band - Heroes to Zeros
Eagles of Death Metal - Death by Sexy
Slum Village - Trinity
Living Legends - Classic
AceyAlone and RJD2 - Magnificent City



LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Working for a Nuclear Free City - Working for a Nuclear Free City
Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block
Nobody and Mystic Chords of Memory - Tree Colored See
Beach House - Beach House
Giorgio Moroder - From Here to Eternity
Brian Eno - Another Green World
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark



Herbie Mann - Best of the Atlantic Years
(no artist) - "Random" CD, released by Kyouei Ltd. Err, this CD is just a
bunch of tones, and you put your CD player on random to produce a very
calming melody. It's better than it sounds. I promise.
The Handsome Family - Last Days of Wonder
WFMU's 365 Days Project curated by Otis Fodder (podcast blog)



Machine Go Boom - Thank You Captain Obvious
Sahara Hotnights - Jenny Bomb
The Be Good Tanya's - Blue Horse
Talvin Singh - Ha
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
Muse - Blackholes and Revelations
The Bee Gee's - "Stayin Alive" just this one song. Over and over.
Can't get enough of it. It shakes my booty. And my assy. Yow!

Sloane, Lifestyle Editor:


New: Band of Horses, Under the Influence of Giants, As Tall as Lions, David Ford, Peter and the Wolf, Cold War Kids, M. Ward.
Old: I See Hawks in LA, Drive By Truckers, Bill Withers, Charlie Daniels Band, Stevie Wonder, Afro Cuban All Stars, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Spoon, My Morning Jacket, Matisyahu and Guster, Common, Talib Kweli, Blackalicious and Sound Providers.
Little Radio (radiocast)
Pandora (radiocast)
Morning Becomes Eclectic (radiocast)



On Cold Days (basically every day): My Morning Jacket (the live album Okonokos), Arctic Monkeys and Pixies.
When it rains: The Essential Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Ray Lamontagne- Til the Sun Turns Black.
On sunny afternoons: Nelly Furtado - Loose, Justin Timberlake

Lindsay, Food Editor:


Amy Millan - All the Miles
KT Tunstall - Other Side of the World
Orange Peels - Something in You
Lily Allen - Absolutely Nothing
Damien Rice - The Animals Were Gone
Bettie Serveert - The Rope-Alternative Version
Earlimart - Answers and Questions
Aimee Mann - High on Sunday 51
Helio Sequence - Everyone Knows Everyone
Jason Anderson - O, Jac!
Acid House Kings - This Heart is a Stone
Johan - Oceans
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1-Tunnels
The Weepies - Take it From Me
The Warmth - Granville Station
Sing-Sing - Come Sing Me a Song
Doves - Black and White Town

Chris, Technology Editor:


afghan whigs - the basics
arcade fire - funeral
artic monkeys - whatever people say
beastie boys - licence to ill
coldplay - x&y
fall out boy - from under the cork tree
green day - american idiot
interpol - antics
john mayer - continuum
johnny cash - the essential johnny cash - 1 and 2
miles davis - the complete birth of cool
social d - best of
the crystal method - vegas
the killers - hot fuss
zero 7 - simple things