Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 teacher since 2004 blogger since 2012 podcaster since 2020

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

Dads (FOX)

  Reviewed for Under The Radar: Dads Watch a preview of the show.

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Primal Scream: More Light (First International)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Primal Scream More Light (First International) Take a listen to “It’s Alright, It’s OK” from More Light via Primal Scream’s Soundcloud page.

June 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Empire Of The Sun: Ice On The Dune (Astralwerks)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Empire Of The Sun Ice On The Dune (Astralwerks) Listen to the “Alive” remix EP including reworkings from David Guetta, Zedd, M4Sonic, and Mat Zo on Soundcloud.

June 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

AM & Shawn Lee: La Musique Numerique (Park The Van)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: AM & Shawn Lee la Musique Numerique (Park The Van) On AM & Shawn Lee‘s second album, the former’s ’70s psychedelic funk slots ever more comfortably … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Tricky: False Idols (False Idols)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine: Tricky False Idols (False Idols) Watch the official video for “Does It.”

May 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dirtyphonics: Irreverence (Dim Mak)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine: Dirtyphonics Irreverence (Dim Mak) Watch Episode One of Dirtyphonics’ Irreverence Tour on Dirty TV.

April 29, 2013 · 5 Comments

Black Angels: Indigo Meadow (Blue Horizon)

The Black Angels Indigo Meadow (Blue Horizon) It’s a well-documented fact that The Black Angels are ‘60s psychedelic rock revivalist, and that is further solidified on the group’s latest, Indigo Meadow. On … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Strfkr: Miracle Mile (Polyvinyl)

  Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Strfkr Miracle Mile (Polyvinyl) The poster children for the hipster city of Portland, Oregon, STRFKR, return with Miracle Mile, the follow-up to the ear-catching Reptilians. … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Veep: The Complete First Season Blu-ray/DVD (HBO)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine Digital Edition: Veep: The Complete First Season Blu-ray/DVD (HBO) This comedy about about the second-most important position in American government revolves around profanity and absolutely … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life) (ABC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life) Watch a preview of “Boy Who Likes Me.”

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tosca: Odeon (K7)

  Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine Tosca Odeon (K7) Cool sophistication has no age and time where Tosca is concerned. The musical offspring of Vienna, Austria’s Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lianne La Havas: March 20, 2013 In Los Angeles

Lianne La Havas live in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theatre on March 20, 2013, reviewed for Boxx Magazine: Lianne La Havas: March 20, 2013 In Los Angeles  Watch Lianne … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Peter Hook: Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division (Harper Collins)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine Digital Edition Peter Hook Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division (Harper Collins) There may be a concern that when the most outspoken member of Joy Division, … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Johnny Marr: The Messenger (Sire/ADA)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine: Johnny Marr The Messenger (Sire/ADA) Watch an interview with Johnny on the BBC Breakfast with Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid.

March 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

Gold Fields: Black Sun (Astralwerks)

  Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Gold Fields Black Sun (Astralwerks) This Aussie power indie-pop quintet recorded three times ad the rehashed sound is tight and does a decent job of … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Foxygen: We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine: Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar) Watch Foxygen perform the title track at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California.

February 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Super Hi-Fi: Dub To The Bone (Electric Cowbell)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine: Super Hi-Fi Dub To The Bone (Electric Cowbell) Listen to the album sampler on Soundcloud.  

February 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Trixie Whitley: Fourth Corner (Strong Blood)

Reviewed for Boxx Music Magazine: Trixie Whitley Fourth Corner (Strong Blood) Listen to some samples from the album.

January 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Roots Manuva: Banana Skank EP (Big Dada)

  Reviewed for Vibe: Roots Manuva Banana Skank EP (Big Dada) Listen to “Natural” featuring Kope on Soundcloud.

January 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Jason Collett: Reckon/Essential Cuts (Arts and Crafts)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Jason Collett Reckon/Essential Cuts (Arts and Crafts) Canadian Jason Collett exemplifies Mountie country music, which is its own brand of alt.country. On his latest, Reckon, … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Citizens Band: Grab A Root And Growl (Press Hear)

December 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Lulu Gainsbourg: From Gainsbourg To Lulu (MBM)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Lulu Gainsbourg From Gainsbourg To Lulu (MBM) Serge Gainsbourg’s son Lulu’s debut album, From Gainsbourg To Lulu, takes the easy way out by handpicking selections from … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Earlimart: System Preferences (The Ship)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Earlimart System Preferences (The Ship) Earlimart goes almost undetected among the plethora of musicians that come out of Los Angeles. The longstanding group has paired down … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Skye: Back To Now (PIAS America)

Reviewed for Planet: Skye Back To Now ([PIAS] America) Listen/download for free the Dave Davis Remix of “Nowhere.”

December 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Beth Orton: Sugaring Season (ANTI-)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Beth Orton Sugaring Season (ANTI-) Beth Orton never goes out of style. Six years since her last full-length release, Orton’s return with Sugaring Season instantly closes … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Turbo Fruits: Butter (Serpents and Snakes)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Turbo Fruits Butter (Serpents and Snakes) Turbo Fruits’ third album, Butter, sounds like it was recorded on an analog tape machine in their garage. This wild … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

California Wives: Art History (Vagrant)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: California Wives Art History (Vagrant) This Chicago-based quintet is obviously California dreaming and not just because of its name. California Wives’ debut, Art History, is full … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Azure Ray: As Above So Below EP (Saddle Creek)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Azure Ray As Above So Below EP (Saddle Creek) On-again, off-again dream pop duo Azure Ray return with a six-song EP, As Above So Below. Championed … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Daphni: Jiaolong (Merge)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician: Daphni Jiaolong (Merge) Listen to the whole album on Daphni’s Soundcloud page.

November 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Goldenboy: The New Familiar (Eenie Meenie)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician: Goldenboy The New Familiar (Eeenie Meenie) Download “Starlight Town” via BuzzBands.LA.  

November 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

DJ Fresh: Louder EP (Columbia)

Reviewed for Elektrodaily: DJ Fresh Louder EP (Columbia) A giant, hands-in-the-air party is compacted onto DJ Fresh’s EP, Louder. A precursor to his album set for domestic release in 2013, the four-track … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

Mungolian Jetset: Mungodelics (Smalltown Supersound)

Reviewed for Elektrodaily: Mungolian Jetset Mungodelics (Smalltown Supersound) Read an interview and listen to the Mungolians’ mix for Gawker.

October 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Booka Shade: Honeyslave EP and Remixes (Dim Mak)

Reviewed for Vibe: Booka Shade Honeyslave EP and Remixes (Dim Mak) Listen to teasers from the EP on Soundcloud.

October 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Toddla T: Watch Me Dance–Agitated (Ninja Tune)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine: Toddla T Watch Me Dance–Agitated (Ninja Tune) Check out Toddla’s radio show T Time on the BBC.

October 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Souljazz Orchestra: Solidarity (Strut)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine: Souljazz Orchestra Solidarity (Strut) Download “Cartao Postal” for free.

October 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Revolution (NBC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Revolution Read our writer, Austin Trunick’s review for an alternate opinion of Revolution.

September 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

The New Normal (NBC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: The New Normal If you can’t wait until this evening, watch the entire pilot here.

September 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Diplo: Express Yourself EP (Mad Decent)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Diplo Express Yourself EP (Mad Decent) Watch the ode to stripper poles, “Set It Off” from the EP, featuring Lazerdisk Party Sex.

September 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Shawn Lee: Synthesizers In Space (ESL)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine: Shawn Lee Synthesizers In Space (ESL) Check out the album on Shawn’s Soundcloud page.

August 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Michael Kiwanuka: Home Again (Interscope)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine: Michael Kiwanuka Home Again (Interscope) Watch Michael perform the title track from the album at Hackney Round Chapel.

August 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Foals: Tapes (!K7)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Foals Tapes (!K7) The Tapes series is a chance for indie band types to impress you with the wildly diverse and unexpected music they listen to. … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

White Arrows: Dry Land Is Not A Myth (Votiv Music)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: White Arrows Dry Land Is Not A Myth (Votiv Music) Listen to the Teen Daze remix of “Roll Forever” from the album, the original is better.

August 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

Public Image Limited: This is PiL (PiL Official)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Public Image Limited This Is PiL (PiL Official) Watch a video of a short John Lydon interviewed followed by a live performance of “Deeper Water” at … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Cribs: In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull (Wichita)

  Reviewed for Under The Radar: The Cribs In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull (Wichita) Listen to “Come On, Be A No One” on Stereogum.

August 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Animal Practice (NBC)

  Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Animal Practice Take a “first look” at the show.

August 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

Go On (NBC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine Digital Edition: Go On Matthew Perry talks about the show.

August 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Lianne La Havas: Is Your Love Big Enough? (Nonesuch)

Reviewed for Planet: Lianne La Havas Is Your Love Big Enough? (Nonesuch) Listen to some selections from the album here.

August 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Cinematic Orchestra: In Motion #1 (Ninja Tune)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine‘s website: The Cinematic Orchestra In Motion #1 (Ninja Tune) Preview In Motion #1 here.

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Richard Sen Presents: This Ain’t Chicago (Strut)

Reviewed for Elektrodaily: Richard Sen Presents This Ain’t Chicago: The Underground Sound Of UK House & Acid 1987 – 1991 (Strut) Hear Colm III “Take Me High (Mansion Mix)” from This Ain’t … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

Smokey Robinson At The Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles July 20, 2012

Smokey Robinson with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on July 20, 2012 reviewed for Los Anjealous: Smokey Robinson At The Hollywood Bowl Watch Smokey’s 10-minute Temptations Medley … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Very Best: MTMTMK (Moshi Moshi/Cooperative)

Reviewed for Elektrodaily: The Very Best MTMTMK (Moshi Moshi/Cooperative Music) Hear the entire album on NPR’s First Listen.

July 18, 2012 · 4 Comments

Dub Pistols: Worshipping The Dollar (Sunday Best)

Reviewed for Elektrodaily: Dub Pistols Worshipping The Dollar (Sunday Best) Watch the video for “Mucky Weekend” featuring Rodney P.

July 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Emeli Sande: My Version Of Events (Capitol)

Reviewed for Planet: Emeli Sande My Version Of Events (Capitol) Watch the video for “My Kind Of Love.”

June 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rock Of Ages (New Line Cinema)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Rock Of Ages Watch the choreographer from the film “sing” the praises of Tom Cruise.

June 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

All Good Funk Alliance: Jack Of All Trades (Fort Knox Recordings)

Reviewed for Magnetic: All Good Funk Alliance  Jack Of All Trades (Fort Knox Recordings) Check out the whole album, as well as some other goodies from AGFA for free.

June 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Soulsavers: The Light The Dead See (Mute)

Reviewed for Planet: Soulsavers The Light The Dead See (Mute) Stream the entire album from the Soulsavers website.

May 30, 2012 · 3 Comments

Soso: That Time I Dug So Deep I Ended Up In China (Nonesuch)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician: Soso That Time I Dug So Keep I Ended Up In China (Nonesuch) Get the entire Soso album for free here.

May 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Violens: True (SLR)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician: Violens True (SLR) Watch the video for “Der Microarc,” love this track, love the whole album.

May 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

Black Seeds: Dust and Dirt (Easy Star)

Reviewed for Planet: Black Seeds Dust and Dirt (Easy Star) Watch Episode 1 of the making of Dust and Dirt.

May 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Underworld: A Collection (Cooking Vinyl)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine‘s website: Underworld A Collection (Cooking Vinyl) Enjoy a nice long version of  “Born Slippy (Nuxx),” the Trainspotting version.

March 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Underworld: 1992 – 2012 Anthology (Cooking Vinyl)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine‘s website: Underworld 1992 – 2012 Anthology (Cooking Vinyl) Watch Underworld performing “Moaner (Everything Everything) at the Fuji Rock Festival.

March 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

VCMG: Ssss (Mute)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: VCMG Ssss (Mute) Watch Martin L. Gore, the MG of VCMG DJing with the track “Spock” from this album.

March 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jonquil: Point Of Go (Dovecote)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine Digital Edition: Jonquil Point Of Go (Dovecote) Music from Oxford, England is unpredictable. There is Radiohead, Supergrass, Ride, or Jonquil. Not mope-y, dope-y, or slope-y, respectively, … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Lindstrom: Six Cups Of Rebel (Smalltown Supersound)

Reviewed for Planet: Lindstrom Six Cups Of Rebel (Smalltown Supersound) Listen to “De Javu” from Lindstrom’s Six Cups Of Rebel while watching a Hollywood slideshow.

February 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think

Reviewed for Magnetic: Chemical Brothers Don’t Think Watch some of director Adam Smith’s other visual projects.

February 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour: Out Of Frequency (BMG)

Reviewed for Planet: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Out Of Frequency (BMG) Watch the video for the first single, “Heart Attack.”

January 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Fox)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: I Hate My Teenage Daughter

November 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Man Up (ABC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Man Up

October 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Last Man Standing (ABC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Last Man Standing

October 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Enlightened (HBO)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Enlightened

October 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Peter Hook And The Light Live At The Fonda Music Box September 14, 2011 and At The El Rey Los Angeles September 16, 2011

Peter Hook and the Light Live in Los Angeles at the Fonda Music Box and the El Rey Theatre reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Peter Hook and the … Continue reading

October 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

Hart Of Dixie (CW)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Hart Of Dixie

September 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Body Of Proof (ABC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Body Of Proof

September 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Gifted Man (CBS)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: A Gifted Man

September 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Charlie’s Angels (ABC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Charlie’s Angels

September 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Revenge (ABC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Revenge

September 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Unforgettable (CBS)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Unforgettable

September 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

2 Broke Girls (CBS)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: 2 Broke Girls

September 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Secret Circle (CW)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: The Secret Circle

September 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Free Agents (NBC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Free Agents

September 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

AM & Shawn Lee: Celestial Electric (ESL Music)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: AM & Shawn Lee Celestial Electric (ESL Music)

September 8, 2011 · 2 Comments

Imelda May: Mayhem (Decca)

Reviewed for Planet: Imelda May Mayhem (Decca)

August 18, 2011 · 1 Comment

Wiley: 100% Publishing (Big Dada)

Reviewed for Planet: Wiley 100% Publishing (Big Dada)

August 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

Fink: Perfect Darkness (Ninja Tune)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Fink Perfect Darkness (Ninja Tune)

August 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Borgias (Showtime)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: The Borgias

April 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Happy Endings (ABC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Happy Endings

April 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Adele: 21 (Columbia)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Adele 21 (Columbia)

March 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx: We’re New Here (XL/Young Turks)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx We’re New Here (XL/Young Turks) 

March 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Starfucker: Reptilians (Polyvinyl)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Starfucker Reptilians (Polyvinyl)

March 24, 2011 · 3 Comments

Ben Ottewell: Shapes and Shadows (ATO)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Ben Ottewell Shapes and Shadows (ATO)

March 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Nicole Atkins: Mondo Amore (Razor & Tie)

Reviewed for Planet: Nicole Atkins Mondo Amore (Razor & Tie) 

March 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Radio Dept. Live at the El Rey Theatre Los Angeles February 16, 2011

It may have been uncharacteristically dull and rainy night in Los Angeles, but it was all rainbows and sparkles inside the El Rey with Radio Dept. The Swedish trio tour … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Radio Dept.: Passive Aggressive: The Singles 2002 – 2010 (Labrador/Caroline)

Reviewed for Planet: The Radio Dept. Passive Aggressive: The Singles 2002 – 2010 (Labrador/Caroline)

February 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

Traffic Light (Fox)

Reviewed for Under The Radar’s Website: Traffic Light

February 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Chicago Code (Fox)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Chicago Code 

February 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Morning After Girls: alone (Xemu)

Morning After Girls alone (Xemu) This group of boys does an exceptional job of interpreting classic shoegazer elements: moody introspective lyrics, swirling psychedelic melodies, and walls of fuzzy guitars. Their hook-laden … Continue reading

January 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Boom Boom Satellies: Over and Over (Sony Independent Network)

Reviewed for Planet: Boom Boom Satellites Over and Over (Sony Independent Network)

January 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Keb Darge and Little Edith: Legendary Rockin’ R&B (BBE)

Reviewed for Planet: Keb Darge and Little Edith Legendary Rockin’ R&B (BBE)

December 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

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    In the 17th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, co-producer, director and editor Laurence Schroeder compiles all the flubs and fumbles of the first 16 episodes into a humorous … Continue reading →
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