Stuff by: Steven Ward

Ambar Lucid
Ambar Lucid lets her voice be heard on new single “Story To Tell”

Ambar Lucid, the Dominican/Mexican-American singer making waves in the indie scene, has released her latest single in the form of “Story To Tell.” A bilingual pop piece fueled by Lucid’s stunning vocal work and ear for multi-cultural rhythms, the song follows her other stellar singles like “Fantasmas” and “Questioning My Mind.” It’s not just that […]

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Shopping
Shopping keep post-punk flexible with elastic electronica and grooves of All Or Nothing — LA Show at 1720

Thrumming with a kinetic-anxiousness, Los Angeles / Glasgow-based trio, Shopping has debuted the sleekest version of their queer post-punk sound on their new album All Or Nothing. Comprised of Rachel Aggs (guitar, vocals), Billy Easter (bass, vocals) and Andrew Milk (drums, vocals), the potent threesome has moved further into 80’s pop textures and electronica–which they […]

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Moses Sumney
Moses Sumney promises a mesmerizing soundscape on upcoming album græ, shares new song “Cut Me”

Moses Sumney has announced the release date of the first part of their new album græ with the unveiling of another single off it, “Cut Me.” The new track embodies much of the same, insatiable wonder that gleams off many of their songs, basking in the improvised nature of their gospel-sized ballads; swirling and darting between […]

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Sego
Sego / Big Black Delta share stunning covers of each others songs on new split-single release Quid Pro Quo

Los Angeles-based, indie-pop outfit Sego have joined with Big Black Delta to share Quid Pro Quo, the split-single release of “Into The Night”/”Shame” that features the two bands covering one another’s songs. For “Into The Night,” Sego gives the Big Black Delta track a driving melancholy, meshing the soft ache of Spencer Petersen’s croons with […]

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Tennis
Tennis sit unabashed in raw heartache on new single “How To Forgive”

Tennis have shared the final song before the release of their upcoming album Swimmer with the newly released “How To Forgive.” Written as a “palette cleanser” to get her into a different headspace after completing another song on the new record — lead singer Alaina Moore finds something raw and vulnerable in herself on the […]

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BRÅVES
BRÅVES team-up with Lilli Wilder for new song “Mean Girls”

Anonymous trio BRÅVES have teamed-up with singer/songwriter Lilli Wilder on their new song “Mean Girls,” finding an enigmatic and emotional sweet-spot thanks to the group’s sultry atmospherics and the 21-year-old’s tender vocals. While BRÅVES remain elusive music makers to the public, the trio have written/performed with artists like Walk The Moon, P!NK, Coldplay, and Fitz […]

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Best Coast
Best Coast share video for new single “Everything Has Changed”; announce new album Always Tomorrow

Best Coast has been a household name of Golden State indie-rock since the release of their debut Crazy For You now a decade ago. The duo, comprised of Bethany Cosentino and Bob Bruno, has now stepped back into the limelight after a four-year hiatus to release an album that is a culmination of the last […]

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Banoffee
Banoffee shares #MeToo inspired synth-banger “Count On You”

Los Angeles-based pop songstress Banoffee has shared the second single from her upcoming album Look At Us Now Dad with new single “Count On You,” a bass-thumping, synth-fueled banger.  The sizzling new track is co-produced by Banoffee with SOPHIE and Yves Rothman. Tour dates announced including a Los Angeles gig at Zebulon. The song, which […]

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Soccer Mommy
Soccer Mommy waxes melancholic on her adolescence in new single “circle the drain”

Soccer Mommy has shared the first song from her upcoming album color theory in the form of her new single “circle the drain.” A candid attempt to navigate her strained pubescence, 22-year-old Sophie Allison has made a name for herself narrating in such quaint, melancholic clarity the changes in her life. The music video for […]

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Rachel Goodrich
Rachel Goodrich shares a carefree afternoon in the tropical tune “Matcha Matcha”

To kick off the new year, singer/songwriter Rachel Goodrich has shared a tropical, feel-good new ditty in the form of “Matcha Matcha.” While visiting friends and family in Miami, where Goodrich used to live and where she was dubbed the “Queen of Miami Indie-Rock” — the song was produced and recorded at River 71 Studios […]

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