Stuff by: Steven Ward

The Marías
The Marías share David Lynchian-esque video for new song “Hold It Together”

The Marías have shared a hypnotic new video for their single “Hold It Together,” one that mirrors quite literally all the resplendent and warm funkiness the duo brings to all their songs. Featuring a sublime María looking as ethereal as ever in a black two-piece dress, surrounded as she is by red velvet carpeting and […]

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Empress Of
Empress Of shares mesmerizing video for pulsating new single “Give Me Another Chance”

Empress Of has shared the otherworldly, strobe-lit video for her new single, “Give Me Another Chance,” the first taste of her upcoming album I’m Your Empress Of. The track, writhing with heady beats and synth-spasms, is just as enthralling as its film counterpart: directed by Alexis Gomez, the video features stunning shots of tangled bodies, […]

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Gordi
Gordi remembers in somber and tender textures her grandmother on new song “Sandwiches”

Gordi, the moniker adopted by Australian Sophie Payten, has shared a video for her new song “Sandwiches,” a surging anthem and tribute to her late grandmother. Directed by Justin Ridler, the video for the song is a somber, home-footage style production that warms itself around Gordi’s tender lyrical mementos of her grandmother’s memory in her […]

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Jay Som
Jay Som to share B-sides from “Anak Ko” on new 7″ inch single “A Thousand Words” — LA Show June 7 at Virgin Festival

Jay Som has announced a new 7″ that will have two B-sides from her last album Anak Ko, sharing the first track in the form of the sublime “A Thousand Words.” Musing amidst her love of lush sonics and warbling guitars, singer/songwriter Melina Duterte attempts to trade in her melancholia for something more constructive. The […]

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The Weeknd
The Weeknd shares a sultry journey of need and desire on “After Hours” — Los Angeles Tour Dates at STAPLES Center, Presale Tickets

The Weeknd has shared the title single from his new album After Hours, a sultry, slow-burning journey into the very depths of Abel Tesfaye’s dark romantics. To celebrate the new album, The Weeknd will head out on tour with Los Angeles dates at STAPLES Center, and an Orange County show at the HONDA Center. Grab […]

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Flat Worms
Flat Worms kindle hope and a will to power on new single “Market Forces”

Los Angeles-based Flat Worms have shared the lead single from their upcoming album Antarctica in the form of “Market Forces,” a driving, raucous call-to-action that meets existential dread head-on with fierce hope. The track, which tackles the “over-commodified social media mirror image” and questions whether the paralyzing angst of the 21st century is a hurdle […]

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Mara Connor
Mara Connor waxes romantic on a twisted romance in video for new song “Wildfire”

L.A.-native Mara Connor embraces a twisted romance on the video for her new song “Wildfire,” one of the four tracks off her upcoming NO FUN EP. A surging, folk-tinged ballad that sees Connor wax romance on her love interest (i.e. a very lucky mannequin)–before taking a dark, however humorous, turn for the worst for the […]

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TOPS
TOPS search for feminine power within on woozy new single “Witching Hour”

Montreal indie-rock outfit TOPS has unveiled a second single from their forthcoming album I Feel Alive in the form of “Witching Hour,” a woozy, buoyant piece that finds singer Jane Penny at the center of a soul search for feminine power. Filled with the light effervescence of sublime keys and warm guitar tones, all wrapped-up […]

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Cold War Kids
Cold War Kids return with rambunctious rocker “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now”; announce NEW AGE NORMS 2

L.A. hometown sweethearts Cold War Kids have shared a lyric video for their new single “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now,” the first release from their upcoming new album NEW AGE NORMS 2. The second part of a three-part series of albums that began with NEW AGE NORMS 1, the new album and subsequent new song […]

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Valeree
L.A. singer/songwriter Valeree lies bare on new song “Dive”

Valeree, the chosen moniker for 24-year-old unsigned artist Megan Mortensen, has released her latest in a slew of singles that have made her one of the more affecting up and coming names in music right now. Her newest single, “Dive,” a cutting rock ballad that puts her heart-aching chops center stage, follows previously released “Any […]

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