I've been meaning to do a post about Los Angeles Police Dept since being thoroughly won over on just the first listen of 'The Only One' back in October. But sometimes intentions remain intentions longer than intended. Which is what happened here. And then when Ryan sent me an email about his latest (and also excellent) track 'Enough Is Enough'… I was away in Portugal, feeling slightly guilty about not having even posted about his first track (although, sun tanning on the beach helped ease my feelings of guilt).
Thankfully, LAPD has been getting much deserved love from much better and more popular music blogs than me, like some very hearty recommendations from one of my favourite's, Gold Flake Paint, whose love for LAPD has even found its way on to the pretty big deal Drowned in Sound. So I've been able to take a bit of comfort in knowing that my procrastinating in posting has not had any major effect on the word about LAPD getting out.
That being said, I've spent the last couple days agonizing about which songs to include in my big ‘Favourites of 2013’ 8tracks mix tape (here's last years), and 'The Only One' has landed back in my headphones and sounds just as excellent as ever. I can easily say that it's one of my favourites from this year. And now that's finally in writing (eat it procrastination!).
Swing by Ryan's Soundcloud page and listen / download to his first two offerings, and remember to keep an ear out for him in the new year.