Stuff by: Steven Ward

Alvidrez
L.A. based multi-instrumentalist Alvidrez tends her wounds on debut single / video “Red”

Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Alvidrez and founding member of L.A. band Girl Friday, has shared the video for her debut single “Red,” a somber, guitar-blistering dirge that is delivered gorgeously via director Al Kalyk’s surreal vision. Playing to the melancholic scenery of a family home, Alvidrez offers her droning cries through the filter of noisily sharp […]

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Just Like Heaven Fest photos
Just Like Heaven Fest lets fans bask in the afterglow of nostalgia-dripping bands, songs, and moments

Descending upon the Long Beach shoreline for what in retrospect feels like a cruelly brief moment, Just Like Heaven Fest was true to its name in delivering the sublime in blissful fashion into the ears of its attendees. Boasting all the benefits that have made mini-one-day festivals so vogue in recent years—from tight-lineups comprised of […]

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Wyndham
L.A. based singer/songwriter WYNDHAM hefts his heavy soul in the new video for “Bossa Blues”

Wyndham Garnett, the singer/songwriter performing under the moniker of WYNDHAM, has shared the music video for his song “Bossa Blues” off his upcoming third solo album A Fistful of Stars. A meandering folk piece in the vein of Jose Gonzalez and The War on Drugs, Garnett’s deep, grating vocals scratch that unreachable itch that exists […]

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Rachel Oto
Hot Artist Alert: Rachel Oto crafts melancholic “saloon-rock” for the lost soul in us all

Singer/songwriter Rachel Oto has built the beginnings of her career on a very precise “saloon-rock” style—and nowhere in her discography is that raw, drifting melancholy more apparent than on her newest single, “Road Song.” A far cry from the all-girl, pop-rock band she held together in high-school, Oto’s latest is a consuming swell of lamenting […]

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The Beaches
The Beaches smash antiquated notions of romance to the tune of virulent rock

Slashing and smashing antiquated notions of romance to the tune of some seriously groovy guitar riffs, Toronto-based rockers The Beaches cut-loose on the music video for their most recent single “Snake Tongue.” Inspired by the band’s own experiences with unwanted advances from chauvinistic men—from catcalls to unsolicited dick pics—the video sees the four destroying everything […]

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Carlie Hanson
Hot Artist Alert: Pop’s latest teen phenomenon Carlie Hanson has arrived

From serving burgers at the drive-thru of a small town Wisconsin McDonalds to signing to Warner Bros. after the success of her self-released music, 18-year-old Carlie Hanson has all the makings of a star on the rise. With the release of Hanson’s music video for her single “Numb” earlier this year—inspired in part by her […]

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Cate Le Bon
Cate Le Bon delves into the meaning of home on compelling new video / single “Home to You”

Cate Le Bon has shared the second single from her upcoming fifth album Reward in the form of a video for the song—”Home to You”—directed by visual artists and filmmaker Phil Collins and co-produced with Kino Úsmev. Created in collaboration with the residents of Lunik IX neighborhood of Košice in Eastern Slovakia, the film casts […]

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Joy Downer
Premiere: Joy Downer share the straight from the 80s soundtrack to your next escape with new single “Getaway Car”

A moody, midnight-run escape through haunting harmonics and vocals, Los Angeles duo Joy Downer’s new single “Getaway Car” is exactly that—a synth-swirling getaway filled with 80s stylized sonics. The duo, comprised of Joy and Jeff Downer, has a knack for recreating in a sleek manner the kind of lush electronica that feels like it’s burst […]

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eva gardner
Premiere: Eva Gardner shares new single “Dirty Bird” off upcoming debut EP

Los Angeles native Eva Gardner—the touring bassist who’s offered her talents to everyone from Gwen Stefani and P!NK to Cher and Tegan & Sara—has finally taken-up the songwriting mantle in the form of her latest single “Dirty Bird.” A jumpy rock piece held together unsurprisingly by a tough, elastic bass line, the single is a […]

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Laura Jean Anderson shares previously unreleased single “On My Mind” from debut EP

Laura Jean Anderson has shared “On My Mind,” a previously unreleased single from the singer/songwriter’s debut EP Lonesome No More. Written while driving from Arizona to Los Angeles with just her dog for company, Anderson was hit with inspiration after dropping off a new love at the airport in the aftermath of playing a string […]

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