Best Songs from Los Angeles-Based Artists and Bands in 2021

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Los Angeles, we love you! While we love supporting each and every LA-based music artist and band that graces our pages, some songs and tracks stick a little more than others. Whether it be their rhythm and sound, lyrics, or just straight up time and place — the songs below left us with lasting impressions. And since Grimy Goods is an LA-based music lifestyle blog, every year we like to give our hometown acts their own shine with their own feature exclusively for Los Angeles area acts.

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Stream below our favorite songs of 2021 from Los Angeles-based bands and music artists!

Artist / BandTrack Title
XollerThe Darkest Hour
frogiphantom limb
Twin TempleTwin Temple Summon the Sacred Whore… Babalon
La Santa CeciliaElla Me Enamoró
GeographerHollow (Do You?)
illuminati hottiesPool Hopping
Magdalena BayHysterical Us
Death Valley GirlsIt’s All Really Kind of Amazing
Fana HuesHues
Claire GeorgeNorthern Lights
Mating RitualI’m Not Crazy
The MaríasHush
Wallice, marinelliHey Michael
Jensen McRaeStarting To Get To You
MerebaRider
Casey MaloneWaves
Ai BendrCoffee
Saint MotelThe Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Joel JeromeWhen You Land
O FutureAnd You’re Mine
Holy Wars1% MILK
SPELLESGhost Ship
Velvet StarlingsTechnicolour Shakedown
Lazy DazePitted
Chicano BatmanDark Star b/w Pastel Sunrise
Rudy De Anda, BARDOCouldn’t Seal The Deal
The Linda LindasOh!
Junior MesaCirque Du Freak
Natalie Bergman, BeckYou’ve Got a Woman
Will JayPlease Don’t Get Any Older
Broken BabyGet the Piss Up
Steady HolidayLove Me 2
Ryan LeVineSigns
Young WinonaKiller Daisies
ApplebyWhile You Were Sleeping
BETWEEN FRIENDSi like when you shine!
TOKiMONSTA, Channel TresNaked
Kills BirdsRabbit
spill tab, Tommy GenesisIndecisive (feat. Tommy Genesis)
Loyal LobosHate My Face
Kesha ShantrellPhase
Remi WolfLiz
AyoniThe Patriots
Benjamin CarterTime Again
CucoForevermore
Current JoysVoyager
Elohim, Big FreediaStrut
Kate CloverLove You to Death
Night BeatsOutlaw R&B
Imaad WasifSo Long Mr. Fear
Reyna TropicalLuna
BB Mike, Rozie BakerGoner
Hana VuKeeper
BIIANCOpins and needles
Angélica GarciaMalagueña
Alex E.T.Hollow Man
The Red PearsHouse of Mirrors
Breana MarinPersonal
Jesse Jo Starkcry on me
Jarina De Marco, EstyPare De Sufrir
VIOLITTDon’t Let Them In
Tropa MagicaMascarita
Lauren Ruth WardPain
Not a FriendWARCR1ME
MediocreMattress Bitch
carpetgardenIDC
Eva GardnerLondon Nights
Fiji BlueGoodbye
EstyHome
AMMOA Cold War City
LivingmoreNever a Rockstar
GabrielsBloodline
ill peachDANDELION
Amindinice
Egg Drop SoupOr Durves
KALICIRCLES
Jagged Baptist ClubTemptation Death House
AgenderNo Nostalgia
boylifeamphetamine
AndrekzaSangre Poderosa
Nick PaganThere Is A Fool For You
TolliverDeath Back to Birth
Vinyl WilliamsExopalace
Band AparteAutumn/Winter EP No. 2 2021
talkerSad Chick
PLEXXAGLASS, Mike ShinodaWHERE IS YOUR GOD, KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW NOW?
Abby SageSmoke Break
Kan Wakan, Jessica ChildressPhantasmagoria Vol. 2
CARRI’m Just Bored
Irene DiazPush
ToByL’esprit
NiiaIf I Should Die
Cassie MarinTanto
St. PantherProblems
Oliver Rodley, Akil the MCThe Top
MarlanaDreams
Gavin Turek, bLAck pARtyMADAME GOLD
BELMuscle Memory
NorrieA Cloud
DAGR, UffieDAGR
Charm La’DonnaLa’Donna
Fawns of LoveInnocence of Protection
CARRÉTurn Down The Choir
UPSAHLLady Jesus
MUNA, Phoebe BridgersSilk Chiffon (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
Katzù OsoAmor Extraño
Night TalksOvercome
Dark Heart, NjomzaOver & Over
Perry Farrell, Starcrawler, Taylor Hawkins, Etty Lau FarrellTurn Over the World
DresageTerror Nights / Terror Days
Torii WolfTen Billion Years
Cassandra VioletMaybe It’s Not Too Late
BRICK!The Start
Tashaki MiyakiCastaway
Sunny WarAge of a Man
MaryLeigh RoohanThe High Wire
Low HumNonfiction
ConditionerConditioner
WILDGoin’ Back
Mara ConnorDecades
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