Liphemra

Liphemra's Zine Release Party at Non Plus Ultra 6.12.15

Los Angeles' experimental quartet Liphemra is holding a zine release this Friday at the Non Plus Ultra, co-designed and pressed by the independent art print/publisher Obelisk Press.

Presented by Burger Records, Lollipop Records, Pizza Party Music, and Lucky Cat Club, the release will start at 7 PM with a pre-show party upstairs. Liphemra will perform first with suavecore surf revivalists The Buttertones and burning psych/garage rock WALTER to follow. DJ spins from members of the awesome Honey Power Club! - Ryan Mo

   

Liphemra releases b-side, announces Low End Theory Show 5.27

If you missed Liphemra's set at The Echo with Scottish hiphop Young Fathers and indietronica savant MAS YSA, it's okay: Liphemra announced a show at The Airliner's Wednesday night showcase "Low End Theory" on May 27. Low End Theory has hosted some groundbreaking local hiphop crews and DJs, and recently featured THE GASLAMP KILLER as resident act. We can only hope that Liphemra will be headed in this direction, with a debut EP over the horizon that will dutifully recreate the grandeur of their live performances. Mark your calendars, and listen below to Liphemra's recently released "feel nothing," an ominous b-side that's haunting in its sampling and brevity. - Ryan Mo

 

   

Liphemra performing with Young Fathers 4.24 at The Echo

Blood of underground hip hop and jazz courses through her veins as she tightens her traditional grip. Radiohead and Flying Lotus color her psychedelia-coated lips as she paints haunting, hypnotic images laced with electronic beats. She's waded deep into LA's DIY scene, playing with bands like Gothic Tropic and Tapioca & the Flea, even interning for LA's underground hip hop label Stones Throw. Now, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Liphemra steps out front and center to make her own way. Working with vintage drum pieces, pedals, loopers, and synths, the experimental siren has captivated onlookers with dissonant allure and breakbeat rhythms, opening for groundbreaking artists like Connan Mockasin, Blonde Redhead, and DIIV.

Liphemra will perform live at The Echo next Friday, April 24 with Young Fathers. Listen to her newest single "Magazines" below. - Ryan Mo, photo credit: Carl Pocket