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Vector Xing
Song Premiere: Vector Xing Mourns Innocent Black Lives Lost on New Single, “Funeral”

The first the world heard from the duo Vector Xing was a subdued lounge pop EP released in 2015 called 440Hz. It was comprised of synth-based tracks sporting simple, bold blocks of color for cover art and featured a haunting voice belonging to Stevan Cablayan. He has grown significantly in the past two years, both […]

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Geographer let the heartache flourish on “Read My Mind” off upcoming Alone Time EP

Geographer, the grandiose synth-pop project with cello-allure helmed by Mike Deni have unveiled their newest ambitions in the form of the Alone Time EP of which their single “Read My Mind” is a first glimpse of. As lush as any Geographer track, “Read My Mind” perches its surging soundscape on the aches and yearnings of Deni’s […]

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NONA
Song Premiere: LA-born indie project NONA shares newest song “Fathers Day”

After years of touring with a variety of other bands (Goldroom, The Moth and the Flame), LA-native Michael Goldman’s newest project NONA was inspired by the need to create something uncompromisingly true to himself. Employing a lush indie-rock tone complete with jangly surf guitars, Goldman’s rugged crooning bounces around melodically on his first single for […]

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Happy Hollows howl and stomp their way through the heartache with new song “Silent Partner”

LA art-punk outfit Happy Hollows have revealed a new cut off their upcoming third album Concordia in the form of “Silent Partner,” a rock-stomping catalyst of danceable hooks possessed fundamentally by the spirit of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Blondie. With its magnetizing guitar and percussion rushes and Negahdari’s arresting howls, the song traces and cuts through […]

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L.A. Witch debut first single “Baby in Blue Jeans” from eponymous debut album

A local cult favorite that combines the grimy rock of Los Angeles’ DIY scene and it’s trippy surf-rock sentiments, L.A. Witch cast their alluringly eerie bewitchments with a duality of enticing guitar work and otherworldly, straight-out-the-void vocals. Soaked to the bone in gloomy reverb and a lethargic haze, the trio of femmes fatales turn the […]

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Kelela offers-up first single “LMK” from her debut album Take Me Apart

Tackling heteronormative notions on femininity head-on in her new single “LMK,” alt-R&B virtuoso Kelela imbues a restless sensuality into the first taste of her debut album Take Me Apart. An anthem of empowerment that uses the singer’s love of immersively voluptuous and dance-floor ready beats as her kinetic momentum, Kelela strips the track down to the barest […]

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Io Echo let their haunting neon haze fester in video for new song “Harm”

Relishing in existential discomfort Io Echo has returned with a video for their new song “Harm,” layering their volatile rock progressions with images of unnerving precision. At its core a collaboration between Ioanna Gika and Leopold Ross, Io Echo finds itself on a hypnotic, self-eviscerating nose dive towards emotional clarity on the new track–taking their […]

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Street Joy
Street Joy Call For Police Accountability on New Single, “Ricochet”

You may remember earlier this summer when Grimy Goods premiered a funky new single from Street Joy, marking a change in the direction of the band’s overall sound. The elements of “Do A Thing” were thoughtful, intriguing even, with lyrics and instrumentation intertwined on several levels. Well, the band released a new song last Friday […]

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Shannon Lay’s new LP Living Water to be first release on Mare Records, listen to new single “The Moons Detriment”

Shannon Lay has been making rounds around LA for the past two years, playing to sparsely crowded bars the cathartic songs from her debut album All This Life Goes Down, stopping hearts with her crystal clear vocals and soul-tugging strums. Incidentally, it was a similar experience that Kevin Morby had when he first saw Lay live […]

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Chelsea Wolfe mingles beauty and brutality on new track “Vex”

LA’s doom-drenched rock songstress Chelsea Wolfe’s newest album Hiss Spun is out in a month and in its anticipation, she’s shared new song “Vex,” featuring Aaron Turner (SUMAC, Old Man Gloom) on vocals and Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age) on guitar. Taking her already boomingly bleak sonics on a rollicking run through of black […]

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