Monday Night Residency with HOTT MT

International sensation HOTT MT (Hour Of The Time Majesty Twelve), is an experimental post-pop collective based in Los Angeles, CA. HOTT MT is the result of an ongoing curiosity project between Queen Ashi Dala and Spooky Tavi, which expanded to include multi-instrumentalist Bahd Bad in December of 2011, and guitarist Guitty Dryver and drummer Chairman Towel in early 2012. Thoughts and anxieties about myth, experience, conspiracy theories, and Thailand fuel the groups explorations.

HOTT MT made headlines in 2012 when they drove from LA to Oklahoma City to pay homage to Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips. The trip resulted in a collaboration between Coyne and HOTT MT on the song “Never Hate Again”, as well as music for Ke$ha and Erykah Badu. “Never Hate Again” was released by Origami Vinyl in August 2012 with an accompanying video also featuring Coyne.

HOTT MT have recently returned to LA after showcasing at the SXSW music festival in Austin TX, and are currently working on new music with Artist / Producer Pop Levi. Their debut LP “I Made This” is slated for release May 21 on Manimal Vinyl / Frenchkiss. Other recent highlights include work w/ The Flaming Lips on a Stone Roses cover album (release TBD), live dates with Bat For Lashes, Wavves, Django Django, The Mynabirds, Vinyl Williams, Robert DeLong, Hands, and The Flaming Lips on their Guinness World Record-setting event.

Jeans Wilder

Hugely impressive debut album of kaleidoscopic psych-pop tropes from Socal's Jeans Wilder aka Andrew Caddick, coming after a triumphant split with Best Coast and cassettes for Night People and Bathetic. 'Nice Trash' was recorded between summer 2008-2010 at weedcave one (need to go there) and 1010, effortlessly ghosting a range of classically dreamy R&B, eerie H-Pop and colder, synthier moments, always eluding concrete classifications yet all bathed in a shy and sensitive feel for teenaged pop melancholy. From the warbling electronic loops and Panda Bear-esque vocal harmonies of 'Be My Shade' we're subsumed by breathtaking drone-pop in 'Blanket Mountain', strongly reminding of that awesome Six Six Seconds 7" on Downwards or even Grouper's druggiest shimmers, while 'Don't Wanna Live Forever' moves sideways into jagged, ferric midi-funk with a strange chamber-pop finish and 'International Water' reflects on narcotically screwed and deliciously romantic synthpop. Deeper in, the eerie 50s R&B of 'In My Dreams' instantly reminds of Villa Nah's superlative Au Revoir Simone 7" remix and the psychoacoustic lo-fi mixing trickery of 'Let's Share This Space' confirm that this is a very, very special debut album for fans of all matters H-Pop, from LA Vampires to Ducktails, Blissed Out to Hype Williams. Highly recommended!


" this is really power-pop like it's supposed to be — hooky, raw and cheerfully bitter beneath the cuteness, just like Alex Chilton used to make. A Corso lyric such as "I don't have much, but I have a true heart" may sound like something Jonathan Richman would sing very sincerely, but Cotillon's recent Votive Flower EP is soaked in plenty of sarcasm, too. Corso's got a voice somewhere between Daniel Johnston and The Only Ones' super-sneerer Peter Perrett. In songs like "I Wanna Move to Paris" or "Dream Girl/Infection Suite," he pours a bottle of drain cleaner into the human heart: "You gave me an infection, just like you meant to," goes one opening line. That's not love, but it sounds true nonetheless. Chris Ziegler (LA Weekly) "

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