The Beach Boys are one of the most famous rock bands in the genre’s near century-long history and stand among the pioneers of the genre, but they’ve never truly been able to tell their story in full from the beginning. That changes in 2024, with Genesis Publications releasing an autobiography of the band in book form, and pre-orders for the book opening alongside the book’s announcement.
Singer songwriter Jasmine Crowe is far more than just a pretty face. The winner two years consecutively of the UK Songwriting Contest, as well as being a multi-instrumentalist equally skilled on piano, acoustic guitar, and violin, Crowe has a powerful, radio ready voice, and a knack for intelligent pop storytelling, as well as a gift for putting hooks to work in her independent releases. We’ve been following Jasmine’s career since 2018, and finally we’ve now had the chance to speak with her.
Persian-Swedish musician, Saeid Alizadeh, better known as Saeid AK, has released his incredible single, ‘Ta Akharin Nafas (Until The Last Breath)’. The track, which came out on December 12, is written to show appreciation, and to commemorate the dedication of those who have lost their lives in the current Iranian revolution against the country’s dictatorship.
Joshua Homme’s Desert Sessions collective is proud to unveil the first fruits of its expansion into visual collaboration: Homme’s recent meetings with students at the New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles campus have resulted in unique works by two filmmakers, each of whom was given a production budget to translate the music and lyrics of the Desert Sessions into their own vision.
Late July is the nom de plume of Nicole Simone, a singer songwriter with a lot to offer. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she spent much of her childhood in Del Mar, California, leading her to consider herself bi-coastal, Despite her stage name, Late July’s month of preference is actually October. Late July’s recent single, ‘Calling To The Moon’, was released in Late January, and comes with a music video which was shot in Bronson Canyon, in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, which is probably most famous for being the location of the Bat Cave, in the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series.
As part of her series of interviews with Los Angeles artists, Lisa had a chat with Late July and asked her some questions.