Stuff by: Steven Ward

Japanese Breakfast at the Glass House by Steven Ward
Japanese Breakfast is pure catharsis and wonder at their radiant stop at the Glass House

As the penultimate show on her +80 date Jubilee tour, Japanese Breakfast saw fit to end their first romp around the country after a global pandemic as rapturously as possible at the Glass House in Pomona. Fronted by the indomitable Michelle Zauner, whose visceral songwriting fuels the conflagration of ecstatic emotion and hard-earned wisdom that […]

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Moses Sumney
Moses Sumney announces album “Live From Blackalachia” with new single / video “Bystanders (In Space)”

Moses Sumney has revealed plans for his next project which will include not only a new album but a concept film alongside it, the first look at both coming in the form of the single “Bystanders (In Space).” The new release is a rework of a song from Sumney’s sophomore album Græ, where the original […]

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Glassio
Glassio releases shimmering synth-pop banger “If Love Is All It Takes”

Glassio has shared a new single in the form of the shimmering anthem “If Love Is All It Takes,” his latest in a string of singles since the release of his debut album For The Very Last Time. Sam R., the LA-based, Irish-Iranian singer-songwriter, and producer behind the project — created the song as a […]

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Geographer at Spoke Cafe by Steven Ward
Geographer marks a long return to the stage with album release show for “Down and Out in the Garden of Earthly Delights”

Hosting an intimate gathering of fans and friends at Spoke Cafe in Los Angeles, Geographer ended his nearly three-year hiatus from the stage with a release show for his newest album Down and Out in the Garden of Earthly Delights. Michael Deni, the synth-pop wizard behind the project, performed a number of songs off the […]

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Gang of Youths
Gang of Youths announce new album “angel in realtime” with the rapturous foot-stomper “tend the garden”

Gang of Youths have finally announced the upcoming release of their new album angel in realtime with the release of its rapturous third single “tend the garden.” A jubilant ode to frontman Dave Le’aupepe’s late father that sees him eulogize the man’s passion for gardening alongside attempts to comprehend the vast wonder and pain he’d […]

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Beach House
Beach House share their transcendent and cinematic return with “Once Twice Melody” EP — LA date at Greek Theatre

Beach House has offered up the first chapter of their multi-part release for their upcoming double album, unveiling their return with the transcendent Once Twice Melody EP. Duo Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, like two astronauts farming the cosmos for further and loftier tones, remain reliable transmitters of the dreamy blends of electronica and psychedelia […]

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Holy Wars
Holy Wars share video for their volatile new anthem “Get Mine”

Holy Wars has released a new single/video titled “Get Mine,” a dizzying combustion of dark sonics and anxious rock that will appear on their upcoming album Eat it up Spit it out. A song penned about the “haves and have nots,” Holy Wars are at their most ecstatic and frenzied as singer Kat Leon roars […]

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On “Phantasmagoria Vol. II” Kan Wakan expands his introspection and electronic wonderlands outward

Los Angeles-based and Bulgarian-born artist and phenom Kan Wakan has finally unveiled his latest project with the release of Phantasmagoria Vol. II a sprawling twelve-track immersion into the ever budding and imaginative worlds conjured by his music. The new album comes as the inevitable “sequel” to the previously released Phantasmagoria Vol. I, which launched Wakan […]

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Head in the Clouds by Steven Ward
Head in the Clouds day 2 kept the energy high and fans full of joy with The Linda Lindas, Niki, Keshi, Luna Li and more

Day two of Head in the Clouds sought to top the impossible energy of day one with a lineup that included the likes of Los Angeles’ own hometown rockers The Linda Lindas and Indonesian powerhouse Niki. It also highlighted many of the younger artists and bands that have emerged in recent years. On the 88 […]

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Head in the Clouds by Steven Ward
Head in the Clouds ends a festival drought at the Rose Bowl with a celebration of Asian culture, music, and food

For many, the two-day celebration of Asian music, culture, and food that was Head in the Clouds was the first music festival they’d attended since before the pandemic. The event, started by 88 Rising founder ​​Sean Miyashiro, sought to bring only the best in Asian music to the stage, its lineup spanning genres. Between its […]

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