TBJ’s Favorite Records of 2012: Father John Misty

It’s only when I have a cold that I notice how dirty and dusty New York is. I’ve been told this by the people who have lived here and by the many more who just saw a picture of the city. Somehow when I’m well I can see the condition but not feel it. I […]

Rejected Concept for Mature Themes Music Video by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

FADE IN: INT. ARIEL PINK’S APARTMENT – NIGHT Ariel Pink sits at a round, wooden kitchen table, beneath a colored stained glass chandelier. He wears big, pink-tinted sunglasses and a shirt that has large, random sections replaced with black lace. He looks too much like Kurt Cobain. He’s playing Battle Ship against a typical thin, […]

Song Premiere from Emperor X + Euro Tour News

We at THE BOMBER JACKET are happy to premiere a new song from Emperor X today for our tenth issue. Stream here: Emperor X is the moniker for Los Angeles musician C.R. Matheny. In the last ten years of his career in music, Matheny has released six studio albums, the latest of which is Western Teleport–a […]

Exploring the Electronic Arts with Daedelus

I’ve always found Daedelus to be one of the most interesting artists in the laptop/boom bip movement. Maybe it just speaks to my electronic sensibilities, because I prefer something that pairs well with smoking a bowl than spazzing out on the dance floor. I’ve never found Daedelus to be anywhere near as jarring as contemporaries […]

Los Angeles’ Little Red Lung

Years ago, in a cold, dark cavern beneath Los Angeles, an ancient coven of witches met in secret to bring to this world something it had never seen before. Born from the sacred fires of magic and witchcraft, summoned from the greatest depths, Little Red Lung came to be. Actually, it didn’t happen like that at […]

Emperor X: Musical Scientist and Multidimensional Explorer

Some records have lyrics so ambiguously specific that one can’t help but notice hints of a storyline or something that ties all the mysterious pieces together. Such albums inspire listeners to spin the record endlessly, trying to decode the messages into some kind of concrete interpretation or narrative. Emperor X‘s latest album Western Teleport (Bar/None) […]