Thursday, May 22, 2008

Meho Plaza

After gaining a devoted underground following due to the success of their sold-out, limited-edition EPs, Meho Plaza is set to bring their experimental, herky-jerky, synth-driven pop to Better Looking Records (The Electric Soft Parade, Tristeza, The Jealous Sound, etc). With hypnotic, angular guitar riffs competing against fuzzy, warm casios, their first self-titled full-length album is often simultaneously reminiscent of Brainiac and early Sonic Youth.

Meho Plaza consists of keyboardist, Jennifer Hwang, singer/guitarist Mike Thrasher and drummer James Connelly. Their stripped down live performance has earned them significant critical praise; The Los Angeles Times has called the experience a "rush" and further described their unique sound as an "energetic yet oddly dreamy approach to synthesized minimalism.

The Los Angeles CityBeat aptly called "The Beach," a song initially included on the band's EP, "quirkily specific without being pointlessly obscure," demonstrating the band's off-the-beaten path approach to combining raw edges with smooth lyrics and melodies. Pitchfork included the track on the Infinite Mixtape Series (now known as the Forkast), the popular music site's compilation of "only the very best of [their] favorite new tracks."

Additionally, the new album features highlights "Let's Play Police" and "I Sold My Organs," tracks which LA-Underground promises "will have you reliving your days of Daydream Nation with all their angular psych-pop bliss." Recommended!

Meho Plaza - I Sold My Organs
Meho Plaza - The Beach
Meho Plaza - 106 Beats That (Wire Cover)
Meho Plaza @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular !!!
Cars Can Be Blue - All The Stuff We Do !!!
Rilo Kiley - Live At Fingerprints [EP]
The Stills - Logic Will Break Your Heart
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
VA - Geeks, Freaks And Shrieks
+ The Decemberists, They Might Be Giants, Tiger Lillies, etc.

The Cool Kids - Totally Flossed Out [EP] (2007) !!!
+ Hiromi Uehara, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Metric, Repliforce,
The Eclective Collective, Yesterdays New Quintet, NERD, etc.

Call And Response - Winds Take No Shape !!!
Clinic - Walking With Thee !!!
+ Caribou, CYHSY, Johanna Newsom, Karate, MGMT, Nouvelle Vague,
Say Hi To Your Mom, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Frou Frou, etc.

The Raconteurs - Consolers of The Lonely (2008) !!!
Parts & Labor - Mapmaker !!!
People Press Play - People Press Play !!!
Eliott Smith - New Moon
The Bravery - The Bravery + The Sun And The Moon
OneRepublic - Dreaming Out Loud
The Sounds - Dying To Say This To You
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight
+ The Smashing Pumpkins, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Paramore,
LCD Soundsystem, Goose, Brendan Benson, Daft Punk, Wilco, etc.

Kate Nash - Made Of Bricks
Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree

Barcelona - Absolutes (2007) !!!

Dungen - Tio Bitar
Radiohead - in Rainbows

1:46 PM  
Blogger ashish said...

Hey Ziggy

Thanks a lot for the Dungen - Tio Bitar Link. So that's one strike down the long list


6:15 PM  
Blogger - eduardo g. said...

wow! great post. keep it up!

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow... can't keep up this load of great music...

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Vegas pleaaase Ziggy!!!! Thanx

8:32 PM  

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