Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 | educator since 2004 | podcaster since 2020 | Iranian American since birth

New Order: NOMC15 (PledgeMusic)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: New Order NOMC15 (PledgeMusic) Take a look at the PledgeMusic page for this release.

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joe Goddard: Electric Lines (Domino/Greco-Roman)

Reviewed for Mix Magazine May 2017 Issue: Joe Goddard Electric Lines (Domino/Greco-Roman) Go inside the psychedelic video for Joe Goddard’s song, “Home.”

May 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blondie: Pollinator (BMG)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Blondie Pollinator (BMG)  Watch the official video for “Fun” via Under The Radar.

May 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Depeche Mode: Spirit (Columbia)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Depeche Mode Spirit (Columbia) Watch the video for “Where’s The Revolution?”

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kate Tempest: Let Them Eat Chaos (Lex Records)

Reviewed for Mix Magazine December 2016 Issue: Kate Tempest Let Them Eat Chaos (Lex Records) Watch the album trailer for Let Them Eat Chaos.

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bonobo: Migration (Ninja Tune)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine February 2017 Issue Bonobo Migration (Ninja Tune) The astronomical success of 2013’s The North Borders brings too much anticipation to Bonobo’s new album, Migration. He returns with … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ulrich Schnauss: No Further Ahead Than Today (Scripted Realities/PIAS)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine January 2017 issue: Ulrich Schnauss No Further Ahead Than Today (Scripted Realities/PIAS) Schnauss’ synthesizer manipulations give a pad-y twist to the noodly experimentations that define early IDM … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Peter Doherty: Hamburg Demonstrations (BMG/Clouds Hill)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Peter Doherty Hamburg Demonstrations (BMG/Clouds Hill) Watch the official video for “I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone).”

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Track of the Day: Cyantific Tackles Throwback Vibe on Ripping D&B Number “Back Off”

Write up on Track of the Day for Insomniac: Track of the Day: Cyantific Tackles Throwback Vibe on Ripping D&B Number “Back Off” Listen to “Back Off” via Insomniac Events’ SoundCloud.

December 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

From The Crate: The Chemical Brothers “Block Rockin’ Beats”

Write up on The Chemical Brothers “Block Rockin’ Beats” for Insomniac: From The Crate: The Chemical Brothers “Block Rockin’ Beats” Watch a live performance of “Block Rockin’ Beats” at Trafalgar Square in 2007.

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

STRFKR: Being No One, Going Nowhere (Polyvinyl)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: STRFKR Being No One, Going Nowhere (Polyvinyl) Listen to “Tape Machine” via Billboard.

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

inc. no world: As Light As Light (No World)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: inc. no world As Light As Light (No World Recordings) Listen to “Waters of You” via The Fader.

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kaiser Chiefs: Stay Together (Caroline)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Kaiser Chiefs Stay Together (Caroline) Watch the official video for “Hole In My Soul.”

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Moby & the Void Pacific Choir: The Systems are Failing (Mute)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine December 2016 issue: Moby & the Void Pacific Choir These Systems are Failing (Mute) Moby’s musical output is unpredictable. His latest album, These Systems Are Failing … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Track of the Day: Flaco Melts Bachelors of Science’s “Don’t Hold Back” Into Liquid Fire

Write up on Track of the Day for Insomniac: Track of the Day: Flaco Melts Bachelors of Science’s “Don’t Hold Back” Into Liquid Fire Listen to the remix via Insomniac Events … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jamie Lidell: Building A Beginning (Jajulin Records)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Jamie Lidell Building A Beginning (Jajulin Records) Watch Jamie performing “How Did I Live Before Your Love” on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

October 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Track of the Day: Crissy Criss Amps Up FooR’s “Trouble”

  Write up on Track of the Day for Insomniac: Crissy Criss Amps Up FooR’s “Trouble” Listen to the remix via Insomniac Events SoundCloud.

October 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hunger: For Love (1st Production)

Reviewed for Mix Magazine October 2016 Issue: H U N G E R For Love (1st Production) Watch the video for “Gravity.”

October 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Boxed In: Melt (Nettwerk)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine October 2016 Issue: Boxed In Melt (Nettwerk) Oli Bayston’s debut offered a tidy blend of cerebral dance pop and experimental electronic rock, defined further on this follow-up. Starting … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Glass Animals Live At The Village Los Angeles August 31, 2016

photo: Pooneh Ghana Glass Animals performing live at Tumblr IRL event at The Village recording studios Auditorium in Los Angeles on August 31, 2016 reviewed for Under The Radar: Glass Animals Live At The … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

M.I.A. AIM (Interscope)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: M.I.A. AIM (Interscope Records) Watch the official video for “Borders.”

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Divine Comedy: Foreverland (Divine Comedy Records)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine September 2016 Issue: Divine Comedy Foreverland (Divine Comedy Records) Listen to the album via Spotify.

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Avalanches: Wildflower (Astralwerks)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine September 2016 Issue: Avalanches Wildflower (Astralwerks) The follow-up to Since I Left You stays true to that album’s crackly, lo-fi, cut-and-paste ethos. Who would think to put a calliope … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jarvis Cocker: Likely Stories EP (Rough Trade)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Jarvis Cocker Likely Stories EP (Rough Trade) Watch the trailer for the television series Likely Stories.

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Michael Kiwanuka: Love & Hate (Interscope)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate (Interscope) Watch the video for “Black Man In A White World,” shot in my neighborhood.

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cat’s Eyes: Treasure House (RAF)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine August 2016 Issue: Cat’s Eyes Treasure House (RAF) Cat’s Eyes, the project of The Horrors’ Faris Badwan and Rachel Zeffira, is an exploration in understated sound. Treasure House revolves around … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beth Orton: Kidsticks (Anti)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine July 2016 Issue: Beth Orton Kidsticks (ANTI) Beth Orton takes an electronic turn on Kidsticks. While Orton has become increasingly known for her folk leanings, the singular-sounding hollow-voiced artist … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Air: Twentyears (Rhino)

Reviewed for Mix Magazine July 2016 Issue: Air Twentyears (Rhino) Read more about this release from a previous blog post.

July 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pet Shop Boys: Super (x2)

Reviewed for Mix Magazine June 2016 Issue: Pet Shop Boys Super (x2) Watch the official video for “Twenty-something” via Univision.

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Underworld: Barbara, Barbara we are facing a shining future (Astralwerks)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine June 2016 Issue: Underworld Barbara, Barbara we are facing a shining future (Astralwerks) Underworld’s members are verging on 60 years of age and have spent half their lives … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Holy Ghost! Crime Cutz (DFA)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Holy Ghost! Crime Cutz EP (DFA) Watch the official video for the title track.

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Big Pink: Empire Underground EP (B3SCI)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine May Issue: The Big Pink Empire Underground EP (B3SCI) Nu-gaze standard setter The Big Pink follows up its two smash albums with the Empire Underground EP. A carved out … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

St. Lucia: Matter (Columbia)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine April 2016 Issue: St. Lucia Matter (Columbia) The one-time jingle writer hiding inside St. Lucia’s Jean Philip-Grobler is always trying to get out, and the band’s second album, … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Primal Scream: Chaosmosis (First International)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Primal Scream Chaosmosis (First International) Watch the video for “Where The Light Gets In.”

March 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kula Shaker: K2.0 (Strange Folk)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Kula Shaker K2.0 (Strange Folk) Watch the video for “Infinite Sun.”

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Unloved: Guilty Of Love (Unloved Records)

Reviewed for Mix Magazine March 2016 Issue: Unloved Guilty Of Love (Unloved Records) Watch the official video for “Guilty Of Love.”

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rufus du Sol: Bloom (Sweat It Out!)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine March 2016 Issue: Rüfüs du Sol Bloom (Sweat It Out!) If you loved the sun-kissed vibes of Rüfüs du Sol’s first album, Atlas, then you’ll love its follow-up, … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

John Newman: Revolve (Republic)

Reviewed for Mix Magazine February 2016 issue: John Newman Revolve (Republic) Listen to John’s song “Come And Get It,” which you probably hear on the Ford commercial.

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

James Lavelle Presents UNKLE Sounds: Naples #GU41 (Global Underground)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine January 2016 Issue: James Lavelle Presents UNKLE Sounds Naples #GU41 (Global Underground) The bespoke concept is amplified on James Lavelle of Unkle’s contribution to the re-jumpstarted legendary … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · 3 Comments

Panic! At The Disco: Death Of A Bachelor (Fueled By Ramen)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Panic! At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor (Fueled By Ramen) Listen to a bunch of songs from the album via Panic!’s SoundCloud.

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ride: Nowhere25 (Ride Music)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Ride Nowhere25 (Ride Music) Watch Ride perform “Vapour Trail” live at the Roxy in Los Angeles on 8 April 2015.

December 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Cheatahs: Mythologies (Wichita)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine December 2015 Issue: Cheatahs Mythologies (Wichita Recordings) Cheatahs specialize in hazy, echo-y sounds, most recently fleshed out on Mythologies. The backward-sounding, Poltergeist-like vocals of “Red Lake” set the … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Small Black: Best Blues (Jagjaguwar)

Reviewed for Under The Radar November/December 2015 Issue: Small Black Best Blues (Jagjaguwar)

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jean-Michel Jarre: Electronica 1: The Time Machine (Ultra)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine November/December 2015 Issue: Jean-Michel Jarre Electronica 1: The Time Machine (Ultra) Watch the behind the scenes short film about the album.

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nicolas Godin: Contrepoint (Because)

  Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine November/December 2015 Issue: Nicolas Godin Contrepoint (Because Music) Stream the album in its entirety via The Guardian.

November 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Gardens & Villa: Music For Dogs (Secretly Canadian)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine October 2015 issue: Gardens & Villa Music For Dogs (Secretly Canadian) Gardens & Villa move away from human and toward robot with each album. A protracted adjustment to … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bernard Sumner: Chapter And Verse (Thomas Dunne)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine November/December 2015 Issue: Bernard Sumner: Chapter and Verse (Thomas Dunne Books) Watch and hour-long interview with Bernard at his book launch in the UK last year.

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts (Columbia)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine November/December 2015 Issue: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers Angels & Ghosts (Columbia) Watch the album trailer for Angels & Ghosts.

October 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

AM & Shawn Lee: Outlines (Celestial Electric Music)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine September 2015 Issue: AM & Shawn Lee Outlines (Celestial Electric Music) The transatlantic union of Los Angeles’ AM and London’s Shawn Lee produces a third full-length … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

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