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Premiere: Carré deliver mind-bending, cathartic debut EP

There’s nothing “square” about Carré. Despite their band name meaning “square” in French, there is aboslultey nothing “square” about these fierce Los Angeles-based industrial rockers. Originally from France, the trio has shared today a first-listen of their debut EP. Pulsating with ferocious electro-psych flavor and an industrial techno vibe — the two drummers and guitar […]

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Deqn Sue shares lo-fi, crush-tailored jam “Creep”

Deqn Sue—the Alabama singer/songwriter and creator of embellished pop tracks like “Troll”—has shared a new song in the form of “Creep.” A lo-fi piece that trades the vibrant synth-bop of “Troll” for something a little more personal—if just as deliciously catchy. Entangling all the observant details she makes about her crush’s routines and mannerisms into […]

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Jess Cornelius gives a gutting but intimate look at growth and new beginnings on debut album “Distance”

Raw and deliriously poignant, Jess Cornelius’ debut album Distance finds comfort in the symmetry of painful ends and their new beginnings. Created after her move from Melbourne to Los Angeles when she was filled with the hope of starting fresh, Distance digs less into the physical distances Cornelius has traversed, but rather her examination of […]

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Death Valley Girls Announce Under the Spell of Joy LP, Share Enchanting Lead Single “The Universe”

For anyone seeking spiritual clarity, Death Valley Girls has some wisdom to share. The Los Angeles desert rock band has prepared a new record that both enchants and heals; it will be called Under the Spell of Joy. The album is due out just three days shy of the anniversary of the band’s previous album, […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Illuminati Hotties share a 12-track mixtape to pull you through the existential dread of today

Illuminati Hotties have returned with a surprise mixtape featuring twelve new songs from the LA-based poppy-punk band. Led by the kinetic Sarah Tudzin and her decidedly potent rage, FREE I.H: This Is Not The One You’ve Been Waiting For fills the void of the band’s highly anticipated sophomore album—but by all means is a riotously […]

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Steven Ward |
Spencer’S New Single “Maybe” A Telling Coming of Age Story

Writing from a place of honesty and unafraid to capture his youth as well as the moments that age him, young artist Spencer has been releasing genre bending music since he was a teenager. Now stepping up to the precipice of turning 21, Spencer focuses on expressing his inner turmoil with his newest single,”Maybe.” With […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Hot New Band Alert: Punk-rock cheerleaders Pep Squad have some anthems for your revolution

Pep Squad—a new project from Holy Wars’ own Kat Leon—have a single out right now titled “Rebel” that you might find appropriate listening right now. Hell, it might even be therapeutic. A raucous, energized ode to resistance, the new track fulfills all the promises of the band’s creed, which is to “unapologetically [interrupt] your complacency.” […]

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Ayoni Pens a Beautiful Piece on Being a Black Woman with Tender, yet Powerful New Single

Arranging a beautiful harmony of strings and vocals, Barbadian-born, L.A.-based, singer Ayoni captures the tender and often tumultuous experience of being a Black woman with her new single, “Unmoved (A Black Woman Truth).” With her new single, Ayoni professes an inner strength she holds onto and shares with others so they too can find their […]

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Xoller and Suede James Team Up for Unsettling New Single “Dreamgirl”

We are all made up of diverse facets. Los Angeles’ own Xoller compartmentalizes her best qualities, as likely many of us do to be able to hone a talent or safely examine the psyche. Her latest single, produced by herself and Suede James (aka Taylor Lawhon of Mating Ritual), addresses one of the personas that […]

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Hot Artis Alert: Junior Mesa shares two new, woozily catchy songs created in quarantine

Hailing from Bakersfield, CA and just 20-years-old, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Junior Mesa has pieced together his sound watching and listening to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Jimi Hendrix. His two new singles, “Losing My Grip” and “Creep,” slows down the pace at which Mesa wants people to consume music–specifically his music–hoping as he does […]

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