Oh Lolipop Records! Amadeus finds itself constantly drawing from the eclectic Los Angeles label to provide the soundtrack for every mood we find ourselves in with their range of up and coming songsmiths. So it comes as no surprise that Lolipop has helped spawn our latest music obsession: Drinking Flowers’ new EP, Shadow Show.
“Everyone please remain calm and evacuate the premises immediately,” the voice echoed spookily over a loudspeaker, engulfing the Pitchfork Festival attendees at Chicago’s Union Park. What quickly sparked into a scene that could have been a part of the Hunger Games series, people abandoned their posts around the festival’s stages, allowing for all chaos to ensue.
Luke Pelletier and his friends John and Matt (the See Ya Laters of Alligator Kid & The See Ya Laters) just released their debut album "Never Ganna Mellow Out," a "goofy-surfy-indie-pop record about girls, friends, systems of being taken advantage of while simultaneously taking advantage of other people, and being a generally self-destructive person." amadeus consensus: it's awesome.
Artist, friend and amadeus-collaborator, Teresa Flowers, was there to capture the ceaseless day, snapping live sets, friendly faces and the funky fest's locale. Take a look at LOLIPALOOZA 2015 through Teresa Flowers' lens.
You may know the trio as Roz and The Rice Cakes, and we're stoked to announce that they're back at it with a brand new single, "Close Encounter"—another euphonic gem with lite layers of Roz's vocals, Casey's percussions and Justin's surrounding bass. Enjoy the new beat exclusively with us.
Last week The Palms hosted Deserted at the Palms Music Festival, a weekend of music and tenting featuring 15+ bands and no worries for miles. Friend and photographer George Duchannes was on site to capture the marooned mayhem, and here is his collection of moments from The Palms' standout music festival.
Lolipop Records remains a prominent influence among the LA music scene, maintaining a truly original and eccentric persona while continuing to promote the beauty and originality of musical collaboration through a true “labor of love.”
Here's a throwback from our friends in Little Rhodey, Roz, Justin and Casey of Roz and The Rice Cakes. Last summer, the trio filmed this video for their track "Hay Fever," off of their 2014 release 'Need to Feed.'
Julian Porte of Levitation Room talks about the evolution of the Los Angeles music scene and the ever-supportive backing of two of Los Angeles' most hardworking indie labels, Burger Records and Lolipop Records.