It’s easy to be fascinated by Pyramid Vritra. According to his bio, the young LA musician has had successes via MySpace with the Odd Future crew and works part time driving a forklift in a South Los Angeles home improvement store. He’s a quiet, contemplative dude which is why his drawn out, almost spoken work song “Spool” feels very emblematic of his true self. He positions himself as a bit of a cosmic deity.
Dorian Wood is basically a young Antony Hegarty. They have a similar vocal range and style and both identify as queer musicians. Both artists are incredibly creative and pursue parallel tracks in visual and performance arts. While Hegarty comes from South England, Wood comes from Echo Park: they’re very different artists but share a similar sensibility.
Wood is still very much coming into his own too. He’s not content releasing music and letting it travel where it goes but instead uses his music as a means to ignite further artistic work. His latest album Rattle Rattle was released over a year ago yet there is still juicy media springing out from it. The latest example of this is the video for the album’s closer “O” which is more than a performance document or music video: it’s a collaborative art project.
XPrize and KCRW are joining forces for an event at the YouTube space that will feature booze and food and a screening of Back To The Moon For Good along with a panel discussion.
Scott Reeder may not be a Los Angeles artist (He’s based in Detroit and Raleigh.) but it really does feel like he is. Between his 365 Mission show and his very large presence at Sunset Ranch this year, you’d think the dude was here all the time. He might be! Case in point: last week, Ooga Booga screened his upcoming feature art film Moon Dust coming out later this year. That was a surprise to many because he actually does use his “sets” to make movies and, for the savvy, that meant Googling—and finding Moon World.
There seems to be a lot of LA coping web series out and the latest is Gone Hollywood, about two girls moving to town to seek fame and fortune. Seems like an interesting entry to the mix.