Monthly Archives: September 2020

NYIKO
NYIKO’s newest Single Evokes A Nostalgic Sound and Creates a Space for Mental Health in the Conversation of Masculinity

Los Angeles based synth-pop artist NYIKO takes masculinity to new heights with his newest single “Call the Boys.” Featuring bass by Maggie Toth of Vagabon and guitar from longtime collaborator Niles Gregory, “Call the Boys” is expertly constructed and adds a new layer to the concept of masculinity by rejecting its conventionality and making space […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Perto and Banoffee Team Up for “I Miss You,” Recorded Between Melbourne Lockdowns

The pandemic is at once a worldwide and fiercely local phenomenon—Los Angeles has been at varying stages of locked down over the past six months, while Melbourne, Australia had a period where their restrictions were lifted before a second wave of infections began to spread. In that short requiem, Perto and Banoffee were able to […]

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Zoe Elaine |
Rhye
Rhye composes an ode to the bliss of young love on “Helpless”

One of the big (and more positive) themes in the art and music being made in isolated quarantine right now is an appreciation and affirmation of the importance of art in our lives in moments of paralyzing crisis. Rhye‘s new single “Helpless” and its accompanying video captures all the blissfulness of falling in love–the way […]

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Steven Ward |
Aloe Blacc
Aloe Blacc shares gorgeous new anthem to perseverance just when we need it most on “Hold On Tight”

Aloe Blacc has shared another single from his upcoming third album All Love Everything, with his newest single “Hold On Tight,” a shining anthem encourages vulnerability and perseverance with its choir-backed, surging melody. Blacc has a penchant for filling his grandiose soundscapes with big themes and an even bigger poignancy that transform anthems like “Hold […]

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Steven Ward |
shamir house of feelings
House of Feelings Release Moody New Track Featuring Shamir

House of Feelings come full circle with new single “Black and Blue” featuring Shamir. The new track features buttery smooth, yet funky instrumentals and powerful lyrics delivered in a delicate falsetto. The song was written by Shamir as a poem but wasn’t initially put to music. Detailing an electric yet unreliable relationship with a crush, […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Restore Your Faith in Community with Sumeau’s “Circle Circle” Ahead of Forthcoming This Is Not a Dream LP

It’s impossible to track the days anymore, and yet local nine-piece collective Sumeau (say: sumo) has dropped the perfect Sunday morning tune. “Circle Circle” is the lead single from their forthcoming record, This Is Not a Dream, due out November 13th. The easygoing track, a pinnacle of dream-pop, celebrates the people in our lives that […]

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Zoe Elaine |
asy saavedra
Premiere: Asy of Chaos Chaos debuts latest score from indie video game ‘Trover Saves The Universe’

Los Angeles artist, Asy of Chaos Chaos has scored the Soundtrack for Justin Roiland of Rick and Morty’s indie video game, Trover Saves The Universe! Today, Asy debuts the latest single “Track Star” (Demo) from the soundtrack. The new track is an exotic, electro-adventure of sound that joyously traverses through Sci-Fi wormholes of glorious bombast. Like with every […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
flavia
Flavia heats things up with new EP “Out Loud”

Flavia’s new EP is hot to the touch, beginning with an unapologetic “sorry” before a dance-inducing beat. ‘Out Loud’, which dropped August 28 and is already climbing the iTunes charts, is a compilation of tracks that bread-crumb her journey as a queer, poly woman. One of our favorite tracks, ‘Switch’, slides down your back like […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Rudy De Anda Shares New Song “Espume” off forthcoming album ‘Tender Epoch’

Rudy De Anda’s upcoming debut album — Tender Epoch — is a beautiful, glimmering sea-foam green surface, like the sun lighting up the ocean. It’s inviting and deep, and diving in gives you a rush of something familiar while being in a completely new place. With the release of De Anda’s new single, “Espume” the […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Torii Wolf Channels Deep Emotions in New Single

Not giving too much care for details, musician Torii Wolf finds clarity in stripping things down in new single “Charlie.” “Charlie” is a very personal song, that at first feels very sparse. The lyrics are ambiguous, they don’t really paint a vivid picture of anything specific, but there is a rawness and sincerity clearly present. […]

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Patricia Sanchez |