Guest Post: Laura Katz (Cutting Edge Group)

What are you listening to?

My tastes range through all genres, but we’re certainly in the middle of a garage rock renaissance right now, so I’ve definitely been enjoying that.  But I’m starting things off with De La Soul, as I was reminded of all the amazing deeper cuts when they offered their whole catalog for download a a couple months back.  I’m pretty obsessed with “Daddy’s Car” from the new Eno/Hyde LP, but lately I haven’t played anything as much as “Hesitate” by Seattle band Dude York — those horns!  Then we get further into the garage, including recent faves Broncho’s high energy and (a band I manage) LA Font’s slow-burning distortion.

And, of course, a quick interlude of Angel Olsen.  What a powerhouse record.  I slow things out towards the end, with local Los Angeles artists that definitely love the 70s–The World Record and Nik Freitas–before Van Dyke Park’s strings-only rendition of the late Warren Zevon’s super haunting “Keep Me In Your Heart.”

About Laura:

Laura is the music supervisor for Cutting Edge Music Services, North America, working on films such as The Grey, That Awkward Moment, Stuck in Love, and the upcoming Life of Crime.  She’s been at Cutting Edge four years this month.