Monthly Archives: February 2021

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Tim Williams’ Quiet Canyons releases New Solo LP

Soft Swells front man Tim Williams dropped his first full length debut solo release under the band name Quiet Canyons. His album, of the same title, is a soft rumble of an album with a heavy acoustic sound. Like echoes ricocheting through a canyon, Williams captures the intangible element of self-reflection — where thoughts ripple […]

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Tropa Magica Release Spacey New Single “Sonora Distance” With Hardcore Cumbia Beats

When psychedelia meets classic Latinx beats, you get the delightful sounds of Tropa Magica, an East L.A. band whose space laser Cumbia reflects the wonderful mezcla of Chicano culture in Southern California. The band’s newest single “Sonora Distance” blends a driving Cumbia beat with gently distorted guitars and soulful psychedelia. With a fun groove and […]

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Big Freedia’s New Pop Single “Platinum” Will Make Your Ego Gleam

The one and only queen diva of New Orleans bounce is back with a new single sure to burnish your ego until it gleams. “Platinum” is Big Freedia’s first new single of the new year, following a holiday EP she released in late 2020. The style of her latest is strikingly more pop-centric than her […]

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Steady Holiday gives a defense of empathy and human connection on her new album “Take the Corners Gently”

In 2016 Dre Babinski (aka Steady Holiday), coming off her Coachella debut, told Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls that one of the biggest obstacles she’d faced to date was herself; that “allowing [herself] to be vulnerable” had become her “biggest challenge.” Fast-forward four years to the release of her sophomore album Take the Corners Gently and […]

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Mavis Staples Shares New Mix of Powerful Single “One More Change”

Taking from her acclaimed 2019 album, ‘We Get By’, artist Mavis Staples, with the help of London artist ALA.NI, shares an a capella version of her single “One More Change.” Originally written and produced by Ben Harper, the song is a strong depiction of hopeful foresight as one moves forward in a tough world. It’s […]

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Premiere: Taleen Kali’s “Baby Love” gets a heavy dose of galactic fuzz with Astrobrite remix

Just in time for the heart-filled hallmark holiday, Taleen Kali has shared the Astrobrite remix of her unique cover of The Supremes‘ “Baby Love.” Dark and sweet, and full of galactic distortion — the track is an eccentric take on the beloved classic; more so now since the recent passing of Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning […]

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Black Pumas and Lucius Share New Collaboration on Iconic Rock Staple “Strangers” by The Kinks

Although Lucius have been singing a stripped back version of The Kinks’ “Strangers” for some time now, the duo helped breathe new life into the song when asked to sing it with Black Pumas. The collaboration, part of a promotion for the new documentary, ‘Life in A Day,’ hits an emotional twinge, pulling at the […]

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Duo Jacklen Ro Leave Idyllwild Behind on New Single “Hollywood (I’m Good)”—Music Video Out Now

The duo of Caelen Perkins and Jacqueline Giroux will bring sunshine to the dreariest overcast sky. Performing as Jacklen Ro, the SoCal pair are gearing up to release a new EP, til there was you. In the meantime, they have put out a single called “Hollywood (I’m Good)” to whet the appetite; it’s a confident, […]

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Ayoni Shares Powerful New Single Written at the End of a Tumultuous Year

After thousands died due to the Covid-19 virus last year and political unrest over the presidential elections, 21-year-old, California based, musician Ayoni shares a new song that expresses the broken parts of our society and those who might consider themselves a “patriot.” Slow and with a rumbling melody that gets stronger as the song progresses, […]

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Hot Band Alert: Lo Village Blend Their Thoughts on Social Consciousness With Smooth Beats in New EP

Coming out strong last year with several new music productions, Lo Village are back with another head banging, thought provoking EP; this time their music is framed through the lens of a chaotic year plagued by virus and civil unrest. ‘Lost in America’ captures the frustrations and confusions of this past year while also acknowledging […]

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