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Saloon Rocker Rachel Oto Ponies Up With Blazing New Single “Angel”

Yeehaw! Rachel Oto just turned this quarantine into a corral with her new song and music video “Angel”, off her upcoming EP. The gallant track channels the lively spirit of the Wild West into an epic narrative about frustration, pain, and betrayal, as Oto curses a friend’s deceit and trickery.  “Angel” parades galloping drums and rollicking […]

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Ian Sweet imagines her body as both a weapon and means of defense on new single “Sword”

Ian Sweet—the cathartic creation of Jillian Medford—has unveiled her latest single: “Sword,” a dreamy, pop manifesto of self-sustaining strength. Imagining her body as both a source of power and defense, Sweet wades into the anxiousness that comes out of feeling like you’re constantly being rendered helpless. Elusive and deceptively catchy, “Sword” molds Sweet’s fears and […]

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DeathbyRomy Serves Us Sultry Corpse Bride in Her New Single / Video “Kiss Me Goodbye”

Meet the goth girlfriend of your dreams (or better yet, nightmares): Los Angeles singer/songwriter DeathbyRomy. Her new single “Kiss Me Goodbye” released via Capitol Records is an eerie and hypnotic ballad underscored by strings and cyber-electronic beats. DeathbyRomy’s vocals capture a plurality of emotions, featuring raw lyrics that read like painstaking confessions from a diary. […]

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The Naked and Famous return with life-affirming lyric video for new single “Death”

Los Angeles indie-darlings The Naked and Famous have shared a somber, affecting new song titled “Death,” off their forthcoming new record Recover. The new track is a slow-burning, synth-structured ballad that sees duo Alisa Xayalith and Thom Powers swapping their heart-wrenching croons against a backdrop of cascading electronics. Squeezed between all the big questions of […]

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Egg Drop Soup Serve Up A Salty New Music Video for their song “Subdivision”

Released earlier this year, the single ‘Subdivision” by local L.A. band Egg Drop Soup, is another side spinning single from the punk band breathing new life into genre of punk and grunge music. Of course the band doesn’t just leave it there. In addition to laying down some sick licks, they do so in the […]

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Alaina Castillo Premieres Beautiful New EP Sung in Spanish

With a debut Spanish language EP, Mexican-American artist Alaina Castillo sets in motion a beautiful solo performance, capturing the fragility and earnestness of a young woman looking into the past so that she can better clarify her future. Pain, doubts, love, loss, hope and new beginnings are all wrapped up in this EP, the counterpart […]

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Madeline Kenney Becomes the “Sucker” on Lead Single from Forthcoming LP

Madeline Kenney is gearing up to put out her third album, Sucker’s Lunch, this summer—or maybe it’s all just one long con. The title track comes about a year-and-a-half after Perfect Shapes, the Oakland musician’s pastel sophomore record, which was carried by expansive, verdant melodies. Her new sounds haven’t strayed much in hue, though her […]

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Best New Songs of May, 2020

Another month of coronavirus quarantine, another month of some excellent new music. In May we have seen stellar music releases from Alison Mosshart, Geographer, Marlana, Arlo Parks, The Growlers, Wargirl, San Cha, Little Simz, Becca Mancari, Loyal Lobos, Big Black Delta, NVDES, Henry Jamison, Alaina Castillo, Elohim and over 100 more bands and artists. So […]

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Geneva White Ties the Binds for Connection and Love in New Single “Angel”

Singer-songwriter, Geneva White, with her new single, “Angel” so subtly captures the vulnerability and openness found in the acts of reaching out and receiving, capturing the sentiment of these diametric actions with a heartfelt overture, bridging the soul between two individuals. “‘Angel’ is about a friend who I knew I’d never see again,” says White. […]

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Girl Friday find nostalgia and distress in the oddities of reality T.V. in new video “Amber’s Knees: A Matter of Concern”

Girl Friday have shared the music video from their new single “Amber’s Knees: A Matter of Concern” from their upcoming album Androgynous Mary. Directed by the band themselves—which comprised of guitarist Vera Ellen, bassist Libby Hsieh, drummer Virginia Pettis, and guitarist Sierra Scott—the video is a coy homage to “Rock of Love” starring none other […]

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