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Leopold and His Fiction
An Interview with Leopold and His Fiction — new album, becoming a Father, Detroit roots

Leopold and His Fiction Gears up to Release New Album “Darling Destroyer” — Tour Dates Announced with LA Date at The Echo   Beloved for their White Stripes-esque vintage rock sound, the Austin-based Leopold and His Fiction are set to release their fourth full-length album, Darling Destroyer on January 27th. For frontman Daniel Leopold, making […]

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Terence Jack
Hot Artist Alert: On His Solo Debut, Terence Jack is Free

Terence Jack is just a chill guy from a Vancouver suburb. He finds comfort in the gentle calm of the ocean and wishes he surfed more. West coast best coast, he once told me. (No, he didn’t, but I imagine he’d silently agree.) After making music for years with other bands, he has chosen to […]

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Ninet Tayeb
An Interview with Ninet Tayeb — Israeli rock-star jumps the Atlantic for U.S. takeover

Ninet Tayeb: Keep an Eye on This Rising Rock Star Interview feature by Steven Ward Ninet Tayeb may be a new name on the Los Angeles music scene, but in her native Israel, she’s an acclaimed singer/songwriter/actress and one of the larger entertainment figures in the country. With four albums under her belt, Tayeb made […]

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Blond Ambition
Hot Artist Alert: Blond Ambition — Ex Cops’ Brian Harding elaborates on new solo project and debut track “Shasta”

Blond Ambition Releases Beachy New Single “Shasta”   Fans of the indie rock groups Ex Cops and Hymns, rejoice! Brian Harding, the man behind these bands will soon be lending his talents to a solo musical project. He has announced a full-length album due out next year under the name Blond Ambition and just released […]

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Adam Torres
Hot Artist Alert: Adam Torres stuns Resident Downtown L.A. with his insanely gorgeous voice

Adam Torres is Seriously the Best Folk Singer We’ve Heard in a While… Those Vocals!   Albuquerque-bred, Austin-based singer/songwriter Adam Torres brought his warm folk-pop to a polite crowd at Resident in downtown Los Angeles, the arts district’s newest music hotspot. His latest record, the Fat Possum-released Pearls To Swine, is one of the year’s […]

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Keoma
Hot Band Alert: Keøma Share 3D Video for “Gone” — a dark and visually soothing beauty

Indie electronic duo, Keøma have shared a gorgeous new 3D video for their song “Gone.” The song taken from their self-titled debut album is a sullen beauty with haunting vocals and emotive harmonies that strike all the feels. Leading lady Kat Frankie’s vocals truly mesmerize all throughout “Gone,” With Keøma’s new 3D video for “Gone,” […]

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Andrew Belle
Song Premiere: Stream Andrew Belle’s infectious new single “You”

Andrew Belle’s new single “You” is irresistible — spellbinding alt R&B with a sexy groove   Bringing forth a set of enticing grooves, Andrew Belle is gearing up to release his third full-length record. A member of Nashville’s acclaimed touring group Ten out of Tenn, Belle has two full-length records under his belt, in which his songs […]

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Little Monarch
Hot Band Alert: Stream the premiere of Little Monarch’s self-titled debut EP

Dive Into Little Monarch’s Sun-Soaked Indie Pop Jams   Los Angeles-based indie pop trio, Little Monarch are dropping their self-titled debut EP tomorrow, but Grimy Goods has it available today for you to stream in full! The four-track EP kicks off with a brilliant track titled “No Matter What.” Setting a sweet, upbeat tone for […]

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Hot Artist Alert: Bloodboy – Surfer-turned-musician hits her indie-pop sweet spot with debut EP Best of Bloodboy

Surfer-turned-musician Lexie Papillion aka Bloodboy is an up-and-coming star in the Los Angeles indie music scene, having made some lasting impressions with outstanding live performances at this year’s Echo Park Rising and KROQ’s “One To Watch” series. Despite her burgeoning breakout she’s got a very humble and real sense about her that reveals itself in her […]

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Goon
Hot Band Alert: LA-based Goon deliver impressive debut EP with Dusk of Punk — so many flavors

Los Angeles-based musician Kenny Becker, known by the moniker of Goon, just released his debut EP Dusk of Punk and it’s sounding all sorts of awesome. The six track EP has a variety of enticing flavors that result in a never-a-dull-moment kind of experience. With Dusk of Punk, Goon reaches for all your senses; and it’s no […]

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Ziemba
On Her Debut LP Ziemba Proves Hope is Both Never and Always

Brooklyn-based René Kladzyk calls herself a child of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). When she was nine, her father’s auto industry job was relocated, moving them from Michigan to El Paso, where he met her stepmother from the neighboring Ciudad Juárez. Her childhood largely informs her music — her abandoned Michigan home was used […]

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Allen Tate of San Fermin
An Interview with Allen Tate of San Fermin: talks of lonely Copenhagen nights that inspired his solo debut Sleepwalker

Allen Tate may be known as the baritone swinging, other-half of San Fermin’s lead-singing duo, but with the upcoming debut of his album ‘Sleepwalker’, this could be the beginning of a beautiful solo career.   As one of the only members of Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s ambitious multi-instrumentalist, baroque-pop collective, Tate is the only member without a […]

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Royal Canoe at The Hi Hat Los Angeles
Royal Canoe outgrow bar shows with their arena-ready sound at Hi Hat debut

About three songs into their set at the Hi Hat in Highland Park this past Friday, it became clear that Royal Canoe had graduated from playing small bars and clubs like the one they were currently in, and were pining for a venue that could hold their grandiose atmospherics. Surging forward on their washed out, […]

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Night Talks
Song Premiere: Stream Night Talks’ Bold New Single “Mr Bloom”

Rumbling through with yet another rousing single, Los Angeles quartet Night Talks have premiered “Mr. Bloom,” the second song reveal off their debut full-length record In Dreams. Led by the vocal prowess of Soraya Sebghati’s bewitching croon, “Mr Bloom” wraps you in an anthemic blanket of sounds. From Sebghati’s classic vocals, heightened by the steady […]

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