Lily Moayeri

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

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

Disclosure: Caracal (UMG)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Disclosure Caracal (Universal Music Group) Listen to a mini-mix of Caracal via Disclosure’s YouTube channel.

September 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Francesca Belmonte: Anima (False Idols)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine August 2015 Issue: Francesca Belmonte Anima (False Idols) Featured on a few Tricky albums, Francesca Belmonte’s voice is a familiar one. For Anima, Belmonte’s solo debut on Tricky’s … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Painted Palms: Horizons (Polyvinyl)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Painted Palms Horizons (Polyvinyl) Listen to “Tracers” via Stereogum.

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diane Coffee: Everybody’s A Good Dog (Western Vinyl)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Diane Coffee Everybody’s A Good Dog (Western Vinyl) Watch the first video, for “Everyday” via NPR First Listen.

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Foals: What Went Down (Warner Music)

Reviewed for Mix Magazine August 2015 Issue: Foals What Went Down (Warner Music) Watch a live performance at Maida Vale of “What Went Down” on Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1.

August 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Duff McKagan: How To Be A Man

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Duff McKagan How To Be A Man Read a great interview with Duff about his book by Lina Lecaro in the LA Weekly.

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maribou State: Portraits (Counter)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Maribou State Portraits (Counter) Listen to Maribou State’s Radio One Residency Mix.

July 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ducktails: St. Catherine (Domino)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Ducktails St. Catherine (Domino) Watch the video for “Headbanging In The Mirror.”

July 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Live In Paris (Vagrant)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Live In Paris (Vagrant) Watch the trailer for Live In Paris.

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Major Lazer: Peace Is The Mission (Mad Decent)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Major Lazer Peace Is The Mission (Mad Decent) Listen to the whole album via Major Lazer’s SoundCloud.

July 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Martin Gore: MG (Mute)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine July 2015 Issue: Martin Gore MG (Mute) Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore continues the minimalist electronics of his VCMG project with former bandmate Vince Clarke on MG, an ambitious 16-track … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Chemical Brothers: Born In The Echoes (Astralwerks)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: The Chemical Brothers Born In The Echoes (Astralwerks) Watch the official video for “Go” featuring Q-Tip.

July 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

MS MR: How Does It Feel (Columbia)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: MS MR How Does It Feel (Columbia) Watch an acoustic performance of “Wrong Victory.”

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Penguin Prison: Lost In New York (Downtown)

Reviewed for Mix Magazine July 2015 Issue: Penguin Prison Lost In New York (Downtown Records) Listen to the whole album via Penguin Prison’s SoundCloud.

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Roisin Murphy: Hairless Toys (PIAS)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Roisin Murphy Hairless Toys (PIAS) Watch the official video for “Evil Eyes.”

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Vaccines: English Graffiti (Columbia)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: The Vaccines English Graffiti (Columbia Records) Watch the official video for “Dream Lover.”

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Charlatans: Modern Nature (BMG/Chrysalis)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: The Charlatans Modern Nature (BMG/Chrysalis) Watch the video for “So Oh.”

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ghostpoet: Shedding Skin (Play It Again Sam)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine: Ghostpoet Shedding Skin (Play It Again Sam) Ghostpoet comes across as Tricky’s comprehensible musical cousin. On Shedding Skin, live instruments back his raspy rhymes, a first for … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hot Chip: Why Make Sense (Domino)

Reviewed for Mix Magazine: Hot Chip: Why Make Sense (Domino Records) Watch the video for “Need You Now” via Under The Radar.

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jose Gonzalez: Vestiges And Claws (Mute)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine March 2015 Issue: Jose Gonzalez Vestiges And Claws (Mute) José González turns inwards once again with his third solo album, Vestiges and Claws. Wholly self-produced, González’s instantly recognizable resonant … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Very Best: Makes A King (Moshi Moshi)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: The Very Best Makes A King (Moshi Moshi) Watch a live performance from The Very Best in Malawi via Fact Magazine.

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Turbo Fruits: No Control (Melvin/Thirty Tigers)

Reviewed for Mix Magzazine: Turbo Fruits No Control (Melvin Records/Thirty Tigers) Watch the video for “Don’t Let Me Break Your Heart Again.”

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Boxed In: Boxed In (Nettwerk)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Boxed In Boxed In (Nettwerk) Listen to the whole album via Boxed In’s SoundCloud.

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Carl Barat and the Jackals: Let It Reign (Grand Jury)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Carl Barât and the Jackals Let It Reign (Grand Jury) Stream the entire album via Consequence Of Sound.

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Noel Gallagher: Chasing Yesterday (Sour Mash)

Reviewed for Mix Magazine: Noel Gallagher Chasing Yesterday (Sour Mash Records) Watch the official video for the excellent “Ballad Of The Mighty I” featuring Johnny Marr on guitar.

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cut Copy: Oceans Apart (Cutters)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician: Cut Copy Oceans Apart (Cutters) Watch the short documentary Cut Copy made to go with this compilation.

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Catfish And The Bottlemen In Los Angeles On February 9, 2015

  Catfish and the Bottlemen live in Los Angeles at the Troubadour on February 9, 2015, reviewed for Under The Radar: Catfish and the Bottlemen February 9, 2015 in Los … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Place To Bury Stangers: Transfixiation (Dead Oceans)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: A Place To Bury Strangers Transfixiation (Dead Oceans) Watch a teaser for the album here.

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daft Punk: Alive 2007 Reissue (Rhino)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Daft Punk Alive 2007 Reissue (Rhino) Watch Daft Punk perform “Harder Better Faster Stronger” live.  

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gaz Coombes: Matador (Hot Fruit)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Gaz Coombes Matador (Hot Fruit) Watch a video on the making of Matador via Gaz’s Vevo channel.

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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