Our good friend Stevie Be is getting excited for the upcoming premiere of IHC Sundays at Drai’s, so much so that he decided to share this brand new mixtape in celebration. The mixtape features tons of unreleased material from a few of his close friends, including new tracks from NYCPARTYINFO, his project with the lovely Louisahhh!. Come see Stevie Be kick things off this Sunday at our soft opening with additional sets from Digitalism, Harvard Bass, and Franki Chan.
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Earlier this week, we announced our new weekly series IHC Sundays at Drai’s in Hollywood and so far the response has been nothing short of amazing. This Sunday we begin with a soft opening but a big line up including Digitalism, Harvard Bass, Franki Chan and DJ Stevie Be! It’s free before 11PM with RSVP, and you can expect to see all the familiar faces out to support. I mean really, what beats partying on a rooftop bar in Hollywood on hot Summer nights! We were very fortunate to have our good friend Com Truise design possibly the sickest retro flyer ever for our opening night! We look forward to seeing you Sunday for a night of unpretentious partying and dancing so come out and show your support!
IHEARTCOMIX is getting ready for a busy Summer and we need some solid street soldiers to help us spread the word about our upcoming shows. If you like going to shows for free, being outdoors, and supporting your favorite bands and artists this might be the perfect Summer gig. Earn FREE entry to our shows for volunteering a couple of hours a week to hang show posters around L.A.! We have already scouted the area and prepared a list of prime locations in Echo Park, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, etc. so searching for locations won’t be a problem. If you interested in seeing some awesome shows this Summer while supporting a great cause email Steve@iheartcomix.com with your availability and information.
Yesterday, Anamanaguchi released their highly anticipated first full length album Endless Fantasy. The chip tuners have certainly risen to the occasion infusing their famed 8-bit synths with contemporary guitar lines and for the first time ever, vocals! It’s true the 22 track album is a bit lengthy but the occasional interlude provides a cleansing of the listening palate to avoid burning out. In fact, if you have an affinity for for the NES/Nintendo era you’ll find yourself envisioning your own 8-bit adventure!
As a child of the 80′s I respect Anamanaguchi for embracing their retro flow but am happy to see a progression from their earlier work. The new album pays tribute to all the chip tunes of past while elevating their music to incorporate contemporary influences. Each track begins in a new place, or on a new level for all you gamer nerds out there, and takes you somewhere unexpected yet familiar. The addition of vocals is something that has the band and fans excited and for good reason. Listening to Meesh’s synth pop pipes on “Japan Air,” it wouldn’t surprise me to find her in future endeavors with the chip rockers. One of the most exciting prospects to come from the new album is the possibility of new music videos! Anamanaguchi was able to reach their Kickstarter goal with ease and pledges have kept pouring in accumulating almost $160K with plenty of time to spare. Watch the Meow music video below to see why I’m excited to see what’s in store for the future.
This album release could not have come at a better time as Check Yo Ponytail 2 is right around the corner! As you know, seeing a band live is a much more visceral experience than listening through headphones or computer speakers, and seeing Anamanaguchi live will seem surreal debuting this incredible album live. Make sure to snag your tickets to the show below. We’ll see you Tuesday, June 11th for Check Yo Ponytail 2 with Anamanaguchi, Juiceboxxx, Chrome Sparks, and D/A/D at the Echoplex!
Tickets available HERE.
Get ready for the wildest show you’ll see all Summer! Purchase tickets at Amoeba Music and Origami Vinyl for the upcoming Eric Andre Show LIVE at the Fonda and get a free 18×24 poster AND an Official Eric Andre Show rain poncho with purchase while supplies last! Trust us – you’ll want to suit up. Not only will you witness the hilarity of Eric Andre, but in addition you’ll preview the upcoming series on Adult Swim, Hot Package LIVE plus a DJ Set from YACHT. Don’t sleep on this sweet deal, get down to Amoeba Music or Origami Vinyl today!
Watch the sizzle reel from last year’s tour of The Eric Andre Show LIVE to get a small preview of the insanity that’ll take place July 16th at the Fonda Theatre!
Tickets are available HERE.