Stuff by: Steven Ward

Songery
Extend spooky season with The Songery’s new EP “spooky vibes”

The Songery has unveiled an experimental new project just in time for all those reluctant to let go of Halloween season with the release of their spooky vibes EP. Inspired and created while streaming on Twitch, the six-track EP is a collection of eerie loops and improvised songs that Alexandria Leon, the creative mind behind […]

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Milquetoast & Co.
Milquetoast & Co. mark their return with the sublime instrumentation and radiant Americana of “Shiny (little) Mind”

A declaration is made at the start of Denver-based sextet Milquetoast & Co.’s new album Shiny (little) Mind — one that hones in on the band’s own tumultuous road that led them where they are today. Originally formed in Boston where they self-released three EPs that pinned down their love of jittery Americana that blended […]

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Ellise
Ellise taps fairy tales on her dark-pop ballad “Sandman”

Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer Ellise is no stranger to using her hyper dark-pop to explore the rougher edges life has to offer, and her song “Sandman” dives right into it. A sonorous ballad that combines Ellise’s ethereal vocals with a haunting soundscape of concussive beats, the “Sandman” presents a visceral peek into the […]

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Alex E.T.
Sonorous and bright, Alex E.T. makes her debut on “The Ashes”

There is an intoxicating world compelled into existence on The Ashes, the debut album from L.A.-based songwriter/guitarist Alexandra Elaine Tapié (aka Alex E.T.). Laid to rest within the haunting mis-en-scène of her folk-rock emulsions is a tender lyricism that broils with feelings of isolation, especially as the result of change. Created out of the culmination […]

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Violitt
Violitt’s release “Don’t Let Them In” as part of domestic violence awareness month

Los Angeles-based post hardcore band Violitt have unveiled a new single/video in the form of “Don’t Let Them In,” a sonic rager released in honor of domestic violence awareness month and in partnership with iGotOut. Driven by lead vocalist and founding member Summer Cooke’s piercing howls, with Greg Karas on guitar and co-writer/producer Justus Dixon […]

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Boy Harsher
Boy Harsher tease new album and film with lead-single “Tower”

Synth-duo Boy Harsher has returned with a bold new project, announcing the release of a film and soundtrack titled The Runner with lead-single “Tower” — An ominous slow-burn delivered via vocalist/lyricist Jae Matthews and producer Augustus Muller’s steady simmer of oscillating synths, crescendoing into a billowing shriek of noise and pain. It’s no surprise that […]

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Bed Scene
Bed Scene share jittery new anthem on single/video “It Feels Better”

Miami-based Bed Scene has shared a new single/video for the vibrant and breezy anthem “It Feels Better.” Powered by the four-piece’s kinetically effervescent and euphoric pop-rock sonics, the song is a rollicking about the anxieties that come with adulthood and moving to the big city. Led by Nick Aponte (guitar and lead vocalist) and his […]

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Jarina de Marco
Jarina de Marco and Esty join forces on pop-banger “Pare De Sufrir”

Dominican and Brazilian artist Jarina de Marco has joined forces with Dominican-American singer Esty to release their highly anticipated collaboration on “Pare De Sufrir,” a vibrant pop anthem powered by the duo’s envigorating vocal work. Written by Jarina after a break-up with a toxic partner and the sense of freedom that came in its aftermath, […]

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Spelles face down the sea on their spectacularly haunting new single “Ghost Ship”

Spelles (aka Kathryn Baar and Luc Laurent) have shared another stunning video for one of their songs, this time for their spellbinding and colossal new song “Ghost Ship.” A soaring, hauntingly sonorous medley of thunderous percussion and Baar’s own affecting wails, “Ghost Ship” is a powerful affirmation of what the singer identifies as a necessitation […]

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Phoebe Bridgers at the Greek Theater by Steven Ward
Phoebe Bridgers illuminates night one of her sold-out Greek Theater shows with “Punisher”

Less than an hour away (depending on traffic) from the Pasadena Farmers Market where she used to busk, Phoebe Bridgers stepped onto the Greek Theatre for the first of two sold-out nights like the returning hometown hero she was. Dressed in what’s become their official-unofficial uniform, the skeletal bodies of Bridgers and her band were […]

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