Stuff by: Steven Ward

Maryanne Bold
Premiere: L.A. indie-pop duo Maryanne Bold tackle mental health positivity on new single “Therapy Felt So New”

Maryanne Bold, the Los Angeles indie-pop duo of Dylan Grossman and the vocals of Henry MacLean, have shared the uplifting new music video for their song “Therapy Felt So New.” An anthem about coming to terms with yourself and your mental health, the song courses with a surreal pensiveness that the video capitalizes on in […]

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Mini Mansions
Mini Mansions share new video for “Hey Lover” featuring rock goddess Alison Mosshart

Los Angeles rock band Mini Mansions—an outfit pieced together by members of Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, and The Last Shadow Puppets—has shared the video for just recently released single “Hey Lover.” Cut together and played-out as a phone call between heart-aching lovers Zach Dawes ( Puppets) and rock ‘n’ roll goddess Alison […]

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Open Mike Eagle
Open Mike Eagle wrestles with existentialism in new video for “Every Single Thing”

Open Mike Eagle has shared a new video for his song “Every Single Thing” off his EP What Happens When I Try To Relax directed by Spencer Garland. The video follows the existential crisis of main protagonist Michel (Tracy Kernell) as he tries to reconcile the arbitrary value of the things around him with any […]

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The Songery
Hot Artist Alert: Avant-garde and genre-hopping, The Songery is a breath of fresh air for singer/songwriters

Crafting the kind of swift, uplifting pop that seeks to “peel back the mask that humanity can so easily wear,” The Songery—a.k.a. singer/songwriter Alexandria Leon—boasts an avant-garde touch to her music. Her latest single “The Dark” is a budding, melodically enthused anthem to new beginnings—of which Leon herself appears to be on the cusp of. […]

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Snowball ii
Snowball ii premieres new song “Lost in Juarez” off upcoming record Eaton Super 10

Los Angeles-based rock band Snowball ii have premiered a new song in the form of “Lost in Juarez,” a heady piece of noisy-shoegaze that meanders on the edge of Jackson Wargo’s droning. The song is off the band’s upcoming record Eaton Super 10 and writhes with a kind of unmitigated angst and lucidness—interluded heavily with […]

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Pinky Pinky
L.A. trio Pinky Pinky prove once more why they need to stay on your radar with jangly new tune “Do Me Dirty (Charlie)”

A light, jangly tune with just the right amount of fuzz, “Do Me Dirty (Charlie)” is the latest single from Los Angeles trio Pinky Pinky. Produced by Hanni El Khatib and Jonny Bell, “Do Me Dirty (Charlie)”is the first offering of new music from the Pinky Pinky since the 2018 release of their Hot Tears EP. Comprised of […]

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Wild Belle
Wild Belle return with funky-saxophones and sizzling-rock bombast on “Everybody One Of A Kind”

Wild Belle, the funk-rock concoction of sibling duo Natalie and Elliot Bergman, have built their rising musical career on an ever-changing foundation of influences, sounds, and enigmatic worlds—and the engulfing textures of their third studio album Everybody One Of A Kind is no different. A drifting, passionate mixture of sizzling rock bombast and elusively funky […]

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Naomi Wild
Hot Artist Alert: Naomi Wild and her new single “Run That” is the midnight stereo-burner for any late-night drive

Naomi Wild, best known for writing and singing for Odesza on the song “Higher Ground,” has begun to take her first steps as her own artist with her new single “Run That.” An electronic beat-masher filled with Wild’s simmering vocal work—engulfed as it is in a blaring of distant horns and feral percussion. Unafraid to […]

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Noname at the Observatory
Noname brings the spoken-word raps of “Room 25” to the Observatory North Park

Noname—the stage name of Chicago rapper and poet Fatimah Nyeema Warner—ended the American-leg of her Room 25 tour Friday night at the Observatory North Park with a soul-warming set. With the kind of kinetic, groovy raps—a constant, enlivening call-back to her slam poetry days—Noname is an elusive genre-weaver that refuses to allow herself to be […]

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lux prima karen o danger mouse
Karen O and Danger Mouse collide in a sonically-cataclysmic fashion on “Lux Prima”

Lux Prima, the collaborative album from singer/songwriter and hurricane voiced Karen O and beat-master/producer Danger Mouse, is a sonically cataclysmic collision of the most darkly-lush kind. To be fair, there’s probably not a soul alive that might’ve—or even should’ve—expected anything less. Karen O, with all her vocal acrobatics and the ability of that howl of […]

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