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taken from the latest full-length album “Physical World” by California-based pop maestro Bart Davenport, available via Lovemonk (digital/vinyl) and Burger Records (cassette). The album was produced by Luke Top (Fool’s Gold).



Bart Davenport – Dust in the Circuits






























Best Coast‘s forthcoming new full length “Crazy For You” is due out on July 27th via Mexican Summer.  Recorded with Lewis Pesacov (Fool’s Gold, Foreign Born). Cover art (featuring Snacks) by David Rager.


Best Coast – When I’m With You

STREAM :: Our Deal



<a target="_blank" href="http://beatradio.bandcamp.com/track/when-im-with-you-best-coast-cover" >when i&#8217;m with you (best coast cover) by beat radio</a>

from singles 2010, track released 27 June 2010
Performed and recorded by Beat Radio (Brian Sendrowitz)

Directed by Adria Petty and shot in a mausoleum at Los Angeles’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Smells of Ethiopian soul …..


Fool’s Gold – Surprise Hotel

Fool’s Gold is a Los Angeles collective that weaves together western pop aesthetics with African rhythms and melodies, and whose members come from American, Israeli, Brazilian, and Argentinean backgrounds.  The group started as a side project of two young LA musicians, vocalist/bassist Luke Top and lead guitarist Lewis Pesacov (Foreign Born), who set out to explore their shared love of various forms of African music (specifically Congolese, Ethiopian, Eritrean and Malian), Krautrock, and 80s dance influenced pop music.  Fool’s Gold’s 2009 self-titled debut full-length has been available on Iamsound Records.

Friends is Luke Top’s first full length album. Luke Top formed The Cave-Ins with fellow SFSU student Matt Popieluch(Foreign Born) in 1998. In July 2001, the band added Jason Quever (who is also in the Papercuts) on organ and harmonies. Luke is also a co-founder of the L.A. based Afro-Hebrew dance band Fool’s Gold.



Luke Top(Fool’s Gold) appears on
・Cave-Ins – Gridfarce by Lamplight (2001)
・Papercuts – Mockinbird (2004)
・Foreign Born – On the Wing Now (2007)
・Cass McCombs – Dropping the Writ (2008)
・Cass McCombs – Catacombs (2009)
・Foreign Born – Person to Person (2009)
Matt Popieluch(Foreign Born/Fool’s Gold) appears on
・Cave-Ins – Gridfarce by Lamplight (2001)
・Papercuts – Mockinbird (2004)
・Cass McCombs – Dropping the Writ (2008)
・Luke Top – Friends (2009)

Lewis Pesacov(Foreign Born/Fool’s Gold) appears on
・We Are Scientists – Brain Thurst Mastery (2008)
・Luke Top – Friends (2009)

Garrett Ray(Foreign Born/Fool’s Gold) appears on
・We Are Scientists – Brain Thurst Mastery (2008)
・Cass McCombs – Dropping the Writ (2008)

Orpheo McCord(Fool’s Gold) appears on
・The Fall – Reformation Post TLC (2007)
・Darker My Love – 2 (2008)
・Cass McCombs – Dropping the Writ (2008)
・Cass McCombs – Catacombs (2009)
・Luke Top – Friends (2009)