News

Nov 09, 2018

Lala Lala is the project of Chicago-based Lillie West. Her new album, The Lamb, came out in September via Hardly Art. Now she has shared a self-directed video for the album's "Copycat" and announced some more tour dates. Watch the video and check out the tour dates below. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Flight of the Conchords, Lala Lala, Little Dragon, and More

Plus BADBADNOTGOOD, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Young Galaxy, Ryley Walker, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 28, 2018

We tend to avoid including cover versions in our Songs of the Week list, as they are not truly new songs, but this week we have included two notable ones in our main list. We also rarely include live songs in our Top 10 songs, but have made a big exception this week. More

Album of the Week: Lala Lala

The Lamb Out Now via Hardly Art

Sep 28, 2018

Lala Lala is the project of Chicago-based Lillie West. Her new album, The Lamb, came out today via Hardly Art and it's our Album of the Week. In his review for Under the Radar, our writer Timothy Michalik declared The Lamb "perhaps one of this year's finest indie rock records to come out of Chicago, if not the country." More

Sep 28, 2018

Lala Lala is the project of Chicago-based Lillie West. Her new album, The Lamb, came out today via Hardly Art. Previously "Water Over Sex" was one of our Songs of the Week and we also shared the more low-key and haunting "Dove" (which was an honorable mention in our Songs of the Week list). Now she has shared a video for "Scary Movie."  More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Kurt Vile, Villagers, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Low, and More

Plus Danielson, Jungle, Django Django, Farao, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 14, 2018

We spent the week wondering if Hurricane Florence was going to hit us here at our headquarters in Southwest Virginia. Lucky for us, it seems to have angled further south, and while we may still get some heavy rains and winds in the coming days and week, it likely won't be as devastating to Virginia as feared. More

Lala Lala Shares New Song “Dove”

The Lamb Due Out September 28 via Hardly Art

Sep 11, 2018

Lala Lala is the project of Chicago-based Lillie West. Her new album, The Lamb, is due out September 28 via Hardly Art. Previously "Water Over Sex" was one of our Songs of the Week. Now West has shared another song from the album, the more low-key and haunting "Dove." More

13 Best Songs of the Week: boygenius, Wild Nothing, Yumi Zouma, Danielson, and More

Plus Lost Under Heaven, Lala Lala, J Mascis, The Goon Sax, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 24, 2018

This week's Songs of the Week is packed. Firstly boygenius, the new supergroup featuring Julien BakerLucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers, released three songs this week and all were worthy of the list. Thus we decided to expand it from a Top 10 to a Top 12, so that 10 separate artists were still included, be even that wasn't enough, so we added one more for an unlucky Top 13.  More


Interviews

Self-Portrait: Lala Lala

Stepping Back From the Claw

Oct 10, 2018

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature we ask a musician to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them. This Self-Portrait is by Lala Lala, which is the project of Chicago-based singer/songwriter Lillie West. More


Reviews

The Lamb

The Lamb

Hardly Art

Sep 28, 2018

Grief, paranoia, and sobriety. These are states of mind in which our faith in humanity dissipates. That's exactly the case for Lillie West's Hardly Art debut, The LambMore