Stuff by: Steven Ward

Spencer Lugwig shares music video for new song “Got Me Like”

Soulful pop trumpeter Spencer Ludwig has shared the music video for his newest single “Got Me Like,” a track created with the sole purpose of getting people on their feet and dancing to its energetic gusto. With a penchant for producing the most infectious of jazz-pop creations and held together by his horn blowing melodic madness, […]

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King Krule waxes philosophical with the lounge-jazz meanderings of “Czech One”

King Krule, the multi-genre juggling stage name of UK artist Archy Marshall, has shared his first new single since 2013 today with the deeply atmospheric, lounge-jazz piece, “Czech One.” Paired with a noir-esque music video filmed on what feels like 80’s home-video tapes, the song sees Marshall wandering amongst strangers–from dimly lit red-eye flights to sprawling […]

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Julien Baker returns with lush soul-wrenching new song “Appointments” off forthcoming album Turn Out The Lights

Singer/songwriter Julien Baker has unveiled the first single “Appointments” off her upcoming sophomore album Turn Out The Lights, the follow-up to her groundbreaking debut Sprained Ankle. Continuing the thread of viscerally confessional songwriting that she’s become renowned for, “Appointments” trades the nakedness of her acoustic guitar plucks for a glowing guitar melody, one that trickles down in the […]

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Grouplove releases fiery new single “Remember That Night”

Los Angeles indie-pop sweethearts Grouplove have debuted the newest addition to their repertoire of life-affirming anthems with “Remember That Night.” With the release of last year’s Big Mess, the group officially made their departure from the surf-rock tinted sounds that firmly rooted them in the hearts of the Southern Californian beaches they so often sang about […]

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Gang of Youths find meaninglessness but don’t fret in “The Deepest Sighs, the Frankest Shadows”

Gang of Youths, the rapturous rock band from Australia that seems hell bent on tackling the existential and spiritual angst of the human condition all by their lonesome have debuted the music video for their newest anthem, “The Deepest Sighs, the Frankest Shadows.” The song is off the band’s highly anticipated new album Go Farther in […]

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Alt-J at the Shrine Auditorium by Steven Ward
Alt-J bathed fans in light and synths at night one of Shrine Auditorium stop

Beaming their way into the souls of everyone in the Shrine Auditorium with their prismatic light shows as much as their colossal atmospherics, Alt-J has become the arena consuming rock band they’ve always meant to be. With Joe Newman’s iconic high-pitched mumble weaving its way through the trio’s guitar/percussion grooves and spirals, the band’s sound […]

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Susy Sun
Video Premiere: Susy Sun navigates complex infatuations in the desert in music video for new song “I Can’t Wait To Get Your Clothes Off”

Susy Sun might be an unfamiliar name at the moment, but the Los Angeles-based by way of Seattle singer/songwriter/pianist’s delicate croons are about to become an end of summer playlist staple with the music video debut of her song “I Can’t Wait To Get Your Clothes Off.” A lilting hymn about the nubile moments of […]

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Geographer let the heartache flourish on “Read My Mind” off upcoming Alone Time EP

Geographer, the grandiose synth-pop project with cello-allure helmed by Mike Deni have unveiled their newest ambitions in the form of the Alone Time EP of which their single “Read My Mind” is a first glimpse of. As lush as any Geographer track, “Read My Mind” perches its surging soundscape on the aches and yearnings of Deni’s […]

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NONA
Song Premiere: LA-born indie project NONA shares newest song “Fathers Day”

After years of touring with a variety of other bands (Goldroom, The Moth and the Flame), LA-native Michael Goldman’s newest project NONA was inspired by the need to create something uncompromisingly true to himself. Employing a lush indie-rock tone complete with jangly surf guitars, Goldman’s rugged crooning bounces around melodically on his first single for […]

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Happy Hollows howl and stomp their way through the heartache with new song “Silent Partner”

LA art-punk outfit Happy Hollows have revealed a new cut off their upcoming third album Concordia in the form of “Silent Partner,” a rock-stomping catalyst of danceable hooks possessed fundamentally by the spirit of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Blondie. With its magnetizing guitar and percussion rushes and Negahdari’s arresting howls, the song traces and cuts through […]

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L.A. Witch debut first single “Baby in Blue Jeans” from eponymous debut album

LA Witch Announce Record Release Show at Levitt Pavilion A local cult favorite that combines the grimy rock of Los Angeles’ DIY scene and it’s trippy surf-rock sentiments, L.A. Witch cast their alluringly eerie bewitchments with a duality of enticing guitar work and otherworldly, straight-out-the-void vocals. Soaked to the bone in gloomy reverb and a […]

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Nightmare Air
LA indie-shoegaze rockers Nightmare Air debut video for sleek anthem “Who’s Your Lover”

Channeling the driving sonics of bands like Metric, indie-shoegaze pop band Nightmare Air delivers on every kinetically punctuated note with their propulsive new song “Who’s Your Lover.” A four-piece that grounds itself in the sweeping vocals of singer Swaan Miller they’ve already made a name for themselves with the release of their debut High in the […]

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LA-based Nordic songstress Majken premieres new video for “Here and Now” off her upcoming debut album

Unfolding like a soothing fever dream, LA-based artist Majken’s self-directed video for her new song “Here And Now” is a deeply mesmerizing saunter through her overexposed indie-pop sound. Filtered with that 70’s home video feel, the film sees the singer/songwriter and director dancing and flashing sultry looks at the camera surrounded by orange tinted greenery while […]

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